From a historical drama about Karl Marx’s youngest daughter to a heartfelt movie about friendship

There may be no shortage of good flicks in theatres right now, but for niche, arthouse pieces, you’ll have to visit The Projector for their ongoing Italian Film Festival (through Sep 26). Presented by the Embassy of Italy in Singapore in partnership with Singapore Film Society, The Projector and Golden Village Multiplex, this year’s event will focus on true stories and social themes. Here are the ones to catch.
 

Miss Marx
 

A biographical period drama film about Karl Marx’s youngest daughter Eleanor Marx, Miss Marx portrays the life of a woman who devoted her existence to spreading socialism and women’s rights. It also spotlights her relationship with her lover Edward Aveling, before revealing her fate as a suffering modern woman.
 

The Predators
 

For a more lighthearted option, go with The Predators (I Predatori), a 2020 Italian comedy-drama that sees the lives of two families get thrown apart thanks to one trivial accident. Written by Pietro Castellitto in his directorial debut, this movie also won the Best Screenplay Award at the Horizons section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
 

Thou Shalt Not Hate
 

In Thou Shalt Not Hate, a Jewish surgeon and son of a Holocaust survivor leaves a neo-Nazi to his fate after he is injured in a car crash—only to be overcome with guilt.
 

Tomorrow’s a New Day
 

Prepare to be utterly moved when you catch Tomorrow’s a New Day, a remake of the Spanish-Argentine success Truman. A heartfelt drama about friendship, see two friends reunite over a span of four days, pondering what the future holds as one is diagnosed with a terminal illness.