Break out of your rom-com rut by taking a chance on these films coming out over the next month.
The Skin I Live In – out 26 August
From director Pedro Almodovar (Volver, All About My Mother) comes this intriguing film starring Antonio Banderas as a plastic surgeon trying to perfect artificial skin that doesn’t damage. Bet they don’t show this on Harley Street.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – out 16 September
If you enjoyed the espionage of the just-finished Beeb programme The Hour, try this adaptation of John le Carre. The cast couldn’t get much better than this: Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Ralph Fiennes and Toby Jones.
Melancholia – out 30 September
Who wouldn’t be looking forward to a sci-fi film about two sisters, one with a mood disorder? Lars von Trier’s film divided critics at Cannes but judging from the crazy trailer, this is one we have to see for ourselves.