Time to roll off the sofa. If you want big screen previews of the best TV series for free, that is. Ten trailers to whet your appetite for the Are You Series? festival.
The Same Sky
Politics and romance in a family epic set in the divided Germany of the 70s. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Der Untergang). Festival opens with an evening of the first two episodes.
David Simon wrote TV history with The Wire. His latest series for HBO paints a lurid picture of the New York porn industry in the 70s. Starring top actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco. Belgian premier of the first two episodes.
The Kingdom (Riget)
A Danish hospital bustling with dodgy doctors, secret societies, dead children and eerie ambulances in the uncompromising cult series by bad boy, Lars Von Trier. See the full first season at BOZAR.
Freefall (Lâcher prise)
Sophie Cadieux shines as the superwoman who is the perfect mother and career woman… until it all falls apart. First two episodes of Canada’s funniest ever nervous breakdown.
How do you stick together as a couple when political activism turns to radical militancy? Written by John Ridley (12 years a slave) and starring Frieda Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Idris Elba. First two episodes.
The Simple Heist (Enkelstöten)
The first two episodes of this bittersweet Swedish comedy series about two women in their 60s who plan a bank heist.
The Bridge 4 (Bron/Broen IIII)
The past comes to haunt Hendrik and Saga in season 4 of this brilliant crime series. So is Martin coming back? See the first two episodes.
Salamander 2 – Blood Diamond
The first Flemish TV series to make Netflix returns for a long awaited second season. Filip Peeters is back as police inspector Paul Gerardi.
5 women walk, run, cry and laugh their way through life in Paris. Conceived by Maiwenn, directed by Zabou Breitman and scored by Benjamin Biolay. See the first three episodes.
The Handmaid’s Tale
We close the festival with the first two episodes of Margaret Atwood’s brilliantly produced dystopian masterpiece. Awash with 5 Emmys, including one for an astounding performance by Elisabeth Moss.