Top 5 films to watch this week: May 21-27

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 May, 2015, 10:53pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 September, 2015, 6:03pm


Melissa McCarthy is the unlikely heroine in this uproarious espionage comedy by Paul Feig, which sees the funny woman take her grossed-out star turn as a CIA operative forced into action. (Opens May 21)

 


Arguably the best yet in George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise, this film combines exhilarating action with a breathtakingly bleak story. It could be the most exciting release of the summer. (Now showing)

 


Tentatively a biopic of the poet Sayat-Nova, Armenian director Sergei Parajanov's incredibly beautiful film from 1969 offers an unparalleled cinematic experience. (May 25, part of Cine Fan programme)

 


A frustrated Japanese housewife discovers a world of possibilities through bank fraud in this quietly engaging drama, set during the mid-1990s recession. (Opens May 21)

 


Ann Hui's feature film career began with this 1979 thriller, which kick-started the Hong Kong New Wave movement. (May 24, part of 100 Must See Hong Kong Movies programme)