Nexo Plus, the releases of January 2023

In January 2023, the Nexo Plus platform offers the special for Holocaust Remembrance Day – with the exclusive preview of the documentary “I am Here” on the life of Ella Blumenthal – the retrospective on Rohmer, the playlist in homage to Lewis Carroll and to the world of fantasy, the docu on Messi, the one on Janis Joplin 80 years after her birth and the one on Rolling Stone magazine, World Hug Day, The Queen of Spain with Penelope Cruz… and much more. For hire they come Brad by Kim Rossi Stuart, Drought by Paolo Virzi, Amma’s Way – A hug to the World by Anna Agnelli e For nothing in the world by Ciro D’Emilio.

From 11 January

Éric Rohmer collection
A few days after the anniversary of his death (which took place on 11 January 2010) a retrospective on the Master of the Nouvelle Vague through an investigation into the ethics of feelings: with the weapons of dialectic, spirituality, impressionism. Among the proposed titles: Meetings in Paris, Pauline at the beach, The green ray, The Marquise d’O’…

From 12 January

The Queen of Spain
Directed by Fernando Trueba. With Penelope Cruz, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, JA Bayona, Javier Cámara, Clive Revill.
Departing from Hollywood, where she enjoys worldwide fame, the Spanish diva Macarena Granada (played by Pelelope Cruz) returns to Spain in the mid-1950s to take on the role of Queen Isabella of Castilla in an expensive blockbuster, a Spanish-American co-production. Her opportunity takes her on the trail of old friends, old and new loves, and a revolutionary heroism she never imagined capable of against Franco’s regime.

From 13 January
125 years after the death of Lewis Carroll

Through the mirror
He was the one who invented a new way of understanding the fantastic. Precursor of Tolkien, passionate about photography, intellectual capable of taking the game very seriously and overturning all the rules of Victorian society. 125 years after the death of Lewis Carroll, Nexo Plus offers a playlist on the fantastic and oniric in the footsteps of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the Stragatto. Among the titles: The Magic Flute, The Little Prince and the Pilot, Frida Kahlo – Art in the Blue House, Swan Lake, Melancholia, The Fabulous World of Amélie, Magic Tourism, Heart of a Dog, Bosch. The garden of dreams, Rodari 2.0…

From 16 January

Remedies for Blue Monday
A selection of comedies and inspirational films to face the saddest day of the year, with a breath of good humor. Among the titles: Be Kind Rewind, Hysteria, Yaya and Lennie, Novo, There’s Something About Rose, Charlie Chaplin – The Birth of Charlot, Gaya, Gio’s Version…

From 17 January

All I want
Directed by Ben Lewin. With Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, Marla Gibbs.
Wendy is an autistic girl busy writing a Star Trek script for a contest. When she realizes that she won’t have time to deliver it by mail, she will secretly leave for Los Angeles. The older sister and the guardian will thus set out on her trail…

From 19 January
On the 80th anniversary of his birth

Rock Legends – Janis Joplin
Directed by Cal Seville.
Janis Joplin is a symbol of hippie culture. A superfine talent, capable of moving like the best soul singers, but with a splendid voice in her imperfection. Self Piece of My Heart is Janis’ signature song, I God Dem ‘Ol Kozmic Blues Again, Mama! is the album that marks the pinnacle of his meteoric and extraordinary career.

From 20 January
30 years after the death of Audrey Hepburn

In the Vault of Heaven – Movie Stars

“If I could find a place in this world that felt like Tiffany’s,
I’d buy the furniture and give the cat a name!” — Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Cover Story on the divas of cinema: from Audrey Hepburn, on the 30th anniversary of her death, to Brigitte Bardot, from Isabella Rossellini to Ingrid Bergman… The actresses who have become icons and have rewritten the history of an entire art. Among the proposed titles: I am Ingrid, Isabella Rossellini – My Wild Life, Brigitte Bardot – A French Icon, Liv & Ingmar, Audrey Hepburn – Hollywood Stories, Bombshell – The Hedy Lamar Story…

From 21 January
On the occasion of world hug day

If I hug you don’t be afraid
Directed by Niccolo Maria Pagani. With Franco Antonello, Andrea Antonello.
The story of the bond between a father and son in a road movie about autism. But above all of the courage of those who choose to never give up. Franco Antonello has an autistic son, Andrea. When Andrea turned 17, father and son decided to embark on a motorcycle trip across the United States. From that adventure was born the book “If I hug you, don’t be afraid”, written by Fulvio Ervas and which became an international best seller. In 2018, while Gabriele Salvatores began shooting the film inspired by their book, Franco and Andrea decided to get back on the saddle of their BMW to cross Europe and reach Morocco at the foot of the Sahara desert, following the Marrakech route Express.

From 23 January

Rolling Stone – Stories from the Edge
Directed by Blair Foster, Alex Gibney.
This is the story of a magazine, but also a chronicle of the times filled with never-before-seen photos, revealing interviews and avant-garde writing, that shaped the pivotal moments of American history through the icons who defined rock’n’roll for entire generations: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain, the Clash, the Sex Pistols… And then the essential writers in building the myth of Rolling (Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe ) the historical collaborators of the magazine (Ben Fong Torres, Cameron Crowe, Jon Landau, Charles M. Young), the greatest photographers of the last fifty years (Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Mark Seliger.) From Woodstock to the war in Iraq, from the Watergate scandal to the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, from the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to Obama: a journey through the history of American music and the evolution of the political and cultural landscape of the last fifty years.

From 24 January

The Statement. The sentence
Directed by Norman Jewison. With Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam.
Pierre Brossard is on the run from the French police, a hit squad and a history of war crimes. He was a Nazi torturer and only now has the possibility of tracing him become concrete. An investigation conducted by an ambitious judge and an army colonel aims to shed light on the long-buried mysteries surrounding him.

From 27 January
On the occasion of Remembrance Day

I Am Here
Directed by Jordy Sank.
Ella is much more than a grandmother who survived the Holocaust. She is exuberant, lively and with a bubbly personality, which makes her a perfect storyteller and an easy character to follow. She is never afraid to speak her mind, to make jokes and to speak spontaneously about extremely dark moments in her life. She grabs attention, lights up the screen and manages to connect with viewers from all over the world. She is there joie de vivre the zest for life, like no other, an unexpected feature, considering his experience. During her 98th birthday celebrations, Ella Blumenthal opens up to friends and family and tells her story of survival during the Holocaust as she never has before. Her memories, represented through dynamic animation, span three concentration camps. Ella’s vision is a universal message that we need today more than ever. An appointment in collaboration with DNC Entertainment Factory.
On the occasion of Remembrance Day, Nexo Plus also offers a playlist of titles to know and not to forget.

From 31 January

Messi. Story of a champion
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia. With Lionel Messi, Johan Crujiff, Andrés Iniesta, Diego Armando Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo.
A few weeks after the end of the World Cup in which he starred, the film arrives on Nexo Plus, presented at the 71st Venice Film Festival, which tells the story of Leo Messi, through the testimonies of Menotti, Maradona, Valdano and Crujiff, and people who have accompanied him on his life journey, all through archive images, interviews and unpublished clips.


Drought | from 28 December
Directed by Paolo Virzi. With Silvio Orlando, Valerio Mastandrea, Elena Lietti, Tommaso Ragno, Claudia Pandolfi, Vinicio Marchioni, Monica Bellucci, Diego Ribon, Max Tortora, Emanuela Fanelli, Gabriel Montesi, Sara Serraiocco.
It hasn’t rained in Rome for three years and the lack of water upsets rules and habits. In the city dying of thirst and prohibitions moves a chorus of characters, young and old, marginalized and successful, victims and profiteers. Their lives are linked in a single design, as each seek their own redemption.

For nothing in the world | from 4 January
Directed by Ciro D’Emilio. With Boris Isakovic, Irene Casagrande, Antonio Zavatteri, Diego Ribon.
Bernardo is a charming, successful man, full of friends, always frantically searching for his freedom. For a nasty twist of fate, one day everything changes, putting him in front of a choice: accept what happened or become someone else, to take back what life has taken from him. A decision from which he will not be able to go back, for the world.

Brad | from 18 January
Directed by Kim Rossi Stuart. With Saul Nanni, Kim Rossi Stuart, Viola Sofia Betti, Federica Pocaterra, Alma Noce, Paola Lavini, Barbora Bobulova.
A son who wanted nothing more to do with his father is forced to help him run the family ranch after he breaks some bones. The two get together to train a recalcitrant horse and take it to win a cross-country competition, but at the same time they try to dissolve that clot of anger, hostility, rancor, which for so long has prevented them from being close.

Amma’s Way – A hug to the World
Directed by Anna Agnelli.
They call her Mahatma, like Gandhi, but Mata Amritanandamayi Devi prefers to be called simply Amma, “Mother”. She has garnered supporters and volunteers around the world and is a global humanitarian and spiritual leader who, through her example, has inspired millions to get involved in helping those in need and building a more tolerant world. Endowed with tireless dedication and love for one’s neighbor, she Amma is known for the unprecedented way in which she expresses compassion: her famous hug.

Nexo Plus, the releases of January 2023