The Best Movies to Watch with Candle "529", as told by the Redoux Team

Candle "529" is about setting a mood--day or night. We curated a list of movies that we believe capture the different moods that "529" can evoke. Pair it with the movie of your choice based on whatever mood you're in. 

When you’re feeling in need of slow burn chaos: Midsommar

Synopsis - A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. Watch on Amazon Prime

When you’re feeling the pull of summer love: Phantom Thread

Synopsis - Set in 1950s London, it stars Day-Lewis as an haute couture dressmaker who takes a young waitress, played by Krieps, as his muse. It seems like a classic love story at first, but unfolds with multiple toxic twists. Rent on Amazon

When you’re looking to feel inspired and purposeful: Black Art: In the Absence of Light

Synopsis - The film begins and then returns to focus on the landmark exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Artcurated by David Driskell at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California and then goes on to follow various Black American artists and their contributions to the art world and before and since the watershed survey. Watch on HBO Max

When you desire an escape: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 

Synopsis - Anthony Bourdain travels the world uncovering lesser-known places and exploring their cultures and cuisine. Bourdain explores the world to, he says, "eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice ... they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get." (warming, eat before watching) Watch on HBO Max

When you’ve exhausted your all-other options: My Octopus Teacher

Synopsis - A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. Watch on Netflix

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