Sci-Fi & FantasyPAN’S LABYRINTH unfolds through the eyes of Ofelia, a young girl uprooted to a remote military outpost commanded by her new stepfather. Powerless and lonely in a place of great danger, Ofelia lives out her own dark fable as she confronts monsters both otherworldly and human after she discovers a neglected labyrinth behind the family home. There she meets Pan, a fantastical creature who challenges her with three tasks which he claims will reveal her true identity.
ComedyAn irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, Untouchable has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), Untouchable depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humour between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the film was nominated for a total of nine 2012 César Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best Actor for breakout star Omar Sy. The film also won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival. Untouchable has received Audience Awards from U.S. film festivals including th
Action & AdventureNamed "Best Picture of the Year" by over 100 critics nationwide! Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).
DramaRaimund is a Latin teacher and an ancient languages expert. His life is transformed by a young woman on a bridge in the Swiss city of Bern, whom he saves from jumping to her death in the waters below. Raimund is intrigued but the woman disappears, leaving her coat. Inside it is a book by a Portuguese doctor, which contains a train ticket. He uses it, setting off on a journey to Lisbon. While looking for the author, Raimund revisits a dark chapter in the country's history and unveils a tragic love triangle. He is drawn into a high-stakes puzzle. Ultimately his journey transcends time and space, touching on matters of history, philosophy, and medicine, encountering love and evolving into a liberating search for the true meaning of life.
Sci-Fi & FantasyMitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the latest film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai.
DocumentaryDocumentary profiling the ancient architecture, customs and unique people of the city of Istanbul, as seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the cat.
ClassicsHeralded as the greatest film ever made on release, winning an Oscar in 1949 and topping the Sight and Sound film poll in 1952, De Sica's seminal work of Italian neorealism has had an impact on cinema worldwide from release to the present day, with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray and Ken Loach claiming the film as a direct influence on their own films. Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters, for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come, until the bicycle is stolen. Antonio and his son take to the streets in a desperate search to find the bicycle, which will keep them away from poverty and humiliation, but amidst a sea of bicycles and without proof
ThrillerProvocative, thrilling and sensual, Lust, Caution is the daring new film from acclaimed Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.
DramaIn Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they're aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by a blinkered society. Laila, a successful lawyer, craves the love of a good man who she thinks she's found in the apparently open-minded and handsome Ziad. Salma works menial jobs in restaurants and bars hoping her long-held dream of being a DJ becomes a reality. In the meantime she falls for the beautiful trainee doctor Dunia but is forced to keep their lesbian relationship secret from her family. Laila and Salma's hard partying ways initially come as a shock to the more traditional and reserved N
ThrillerRelentless edge-of-your-seat suspense, jaw-dropping, high-octane action and a powerful love story combine in what has been hailed by many critics as "the best film of the year". Tell No One follows one mans frantic race against time when his tragic past is suddenly and unexpectedly unearthed. Dr. Alex Back is left unconscious after his wife and childhood sweetheart, Margot is brutally murdered. 8 years on and still unaware of the truth, Alex receives an anonymous e-mail. Clicking on the link he sees a woman's face in a crowd - Margot's face... But before this can sink in, Alex is thrown headlong into a deadly chase - running from both the police and a team of killers who will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.
ForeignWinfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with pranks - but even worse are his jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany... Enter ashy Toni Erdmann, Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’
ThrillerFollowing a tour of duty, Special Services soldier Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts) takes a job in security for a wealthy Lebanese businessman and his family. During a lavish party at their luxurious ‘Maryland’ villa, Vincent senses that something is amiss. When his employer is then urgently called away on business Vincent is left to ensure the safety of his wife Jessie (Diane Kruger) and their child. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, Vincent battles his own paranoia whilst clinging to the certainty that Jessie and her family are in immediate danger, unleashing a hell-bent determination to protect them at all costs.
From director Alice Winocour, 'Disorder' is a masterful thriller full of suspense that takes audiences on a cinematic and atmospheric ride through the mind of its flawed but heroic main character.
ThrillerWritten and directed by Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria), Personal Shopper stars Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger and Anders Danielsen Lie. An ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.
ForeignA remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Þór and Kristján experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.
ThrillerIt's been fifteen years since Erik was forced to leave the Norrland Police Department. Since then he has become the National Murder Commission's best interrogator. When Erik's boss orders him back to his home town to solve a brutal murder, he hesitantly returns as the thought of going back stirs up unpleasant memories. What at first appears to be a simple murder soon proves to be something much more complicated and disturbing.
DramaInspired by cinematic classics including Mean Streets, Do the Right Thing and The Battle of Algiers, Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE is arguably the most incendiary, provocative and prescient film to emerge from the ‘90s. Starkly shot in black and white to show a Paris not on any tourist map, the film deals with France’s intolerance towards outsiders, following Vinz (Vincent Cassel, Irreversible, Ocean's 12, Mesrine: Killer Instinct), Hubert (the magnificent Hubert Koundé) and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui, Hideous Kinky, Three Kings), three young men trapped in the Parisian economic, ethnic and social underclass. Sensationally premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, LA HAINE saw Kassovitz rewarded with the Best Director prize and subsequently went on to win three Césars (including Best Film). Marked by its unapologe
DramaIn this unconventional love story two introverted people, both workers in a meat-processing plant, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. At first they are puzzled, incredulous and frightened, but as they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their shared subconscious.
DramaCoco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky delves straight into the style icon's life post-stardom. It is 1913 and the opening night of Igor Stravinsky's anticipated new ballet. All the Parisian glitterati are in attendance, including the ever-chic Coco Chanel. Seven years on, Coco meets Igor and the attraction is electric. She invites him and his family to move into her country villa and while he composes, she sets out to create her signature perfume: No. 5. Led by Chanel model Anna Mouglalis and Danish superstar Mads Mikkelsen this film captures the era perfectly, bringing with it a sense of history, intrigue, mystery, radicalism and passion.
Action & AdventureTransposing the action to sixteenth century Japan, Kurosawa's re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth remains immensely successful. A truly remarkable film, Throne of Blood manages to combine beauty and terror to produce a mood of truly haunting power. Starring the irrepressible Toshiro Mifune as the doomed warlord Washizu and a wonderfully creepy turn by Isuzu Yamada as the Lady Macbeth inspired Asaji, the film shows Kurosawa's familiar mastery of atmosphere and action combined with the savagery of war.
ComedyWhen his twin brother dies, 50-year-old Willy leaves his parents' home for the first time and moves to a neighboring village. "To Caudebec I shall go. An apartment I will have. Buddies I will have. And to hell with you all!" Maladjusted, Willy sets out to find his place in a world that he doesn't know.
ComedyIda (Trine Dyrholm) is in the mood to celebrate after finishing a course of treatment for breast cancer and, with her daughters Italian wedding to look forward to, things are looking up. However, when she arrives home from the hospital to find her husband doing some celebrating of his own with a much younger woman, Ida's world comes tumbling down. Arriving solo in Sorrento for the wedding, Ida is determined to put on a brave face and refuses to let even the initially brusque manner of the grooms father, Philip, (Pierce Brosnan - Mamma Mia, Goldeneye) put her off. But as the wedding celebrations gather pace, all involved including the supposedly happy couple are faced with the realisation that the spirit of Italy is offering them the chance of a new beginning, one that Ida and Philip ultimately grasp with both hands.
DocumentaryMeet 85 year-old Jiro Ono, widely praised as the world's greatest sushi chef. His tiny restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is tucked away in a Tokyo subway station and only seats ten, yet bears 3 Michelin stars and has a month-long reservation waiting list. Jiro runs this culinary gem with a will of iron, deft fingers and his eldest son Yoshikazu. Their fascinating relationship lies at the heart of this wasabi-infused tale, as the apprentice struggles with the sometimes overbearing aura of the master. David Gelb's feature film debut nimbly explores every facet of Jiro's daily life, from his total commitment to the craft to his role as patriarch, making our mouths water along the way.
Drama“Visually sumptuous... with great performances all round”
Nick Roddick, Sight and Sound
Claude Miller’s final film stars Audrey Tautou as the eponymous Thérèse, a cultured and intelligent woman who enters into an arranged marriage in rural 1920s France. Bound and restrained by a traditional society, Thérèse’s avant‐garde ideas clash with local conventions and in order to break free from the fate imposed upon her she will resort to tragically extreme measures...
Anchored by a performance of subtlety and depth from Tautou, ably matched by Gilles Lellouche as her husband, ‘Thérèse Desqueyroux’ is a breath-taking period drama of emotional, suspenseful and lavish cinematic scope.
ComedyRome, in the splendour of summer. Tourists flock to the Janiculum Hill: a Japanese man collapses, felled by such beauty. Jep Gambardella – a handsome man with irresistible charm, despite the first signs of ageing – enjoys the city’s social life to the full. He attends chic dinners and parties, where his sparkling wit and pleasant company are always welcome. A successful journalist and inveterate seducer, in his youth he wrote a novel which earned him a literary award and a reputation as a frustrated writer. He masks his disenchantment behind a cynical attitude, which makes him view the world with bitter lucidity. On the terrace of his Rome apartment which overlooks the Coliseum, he hosts parties where “the human apparatus” – that was the title of his novel – is stripped bare, and where the comedy of nothi
DramaAcademy award nominee for best foreign language film Embrace of the Serpent centres on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred Yakruna plant.
Action & AdventureAn imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to 'Brotherhood of Blades', the only thing he can truly trust is his sword.
DramaJulie (Binoche) loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and, though devastated, she tries to make a new start, away from her country house and a would-be lover. But she is haunted by the music that still surrounds her and by some unpleasant facts that she uncovers about her husband's life. Slowly Julie learns to live again, as music and the gift to create it prove to be a healing force.
Foreign'The King’s Choice' is based on the true story of the three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the invading German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting them, the Royal Family is forced to flee from the capital. They decide to go their separate ways, without knowing if they’ll ever see each other again. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision - one that may cost the lives of him, his family and all of Norway.
Action & AdventureThe behind-the-scenes story of the founding of a martial arts school in North China in 1932, and of the conflict between one man's personal ethics and the rules of the martial arts world. To open his own kung fu school in Tianjin, a man must train his own disciple - to defeat the other schools - and then betray him.
ComedyVulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality. A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
DramaAcclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) returns to his homeland for this moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 2014 Artificial Eye.
DramaParis, 1957. Yves Saint Laurent, aged merely 21, had been unexpectedly called upon to oversee the great fashion house established by the recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presents his first haute couture collection for Dior. During the highly successful and ground-breaking show, Yves Saint Laurent met Pierre Bergé future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, they created the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which became one of the most famous brands in fashion and luxury. Despite his own doubts and demons, Yves Saint Laurent, fostered by Pierre Bergé, managed to turn the sleepy world of fashion upside down.
ThrillerEveryone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless, and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge. An unforgettable feature debut by French writer director Julia Ducournau. Winner of Best Director in the BFI London Film Festival and Fantastic Fest's "Next Wave" competition. The film's noteworthy awards also includes winner of the Fipresci International Critics Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Critics and audiences are thrilled. "Raw is an extremely confident film that will satisfy both gore hounds and purveyors of smar
DramaThe third and final part of Kieślowski's trilogy has been acclaimed as his masterpiece. Immaculately played by an extraordinary cast, 'Red' masterfully plays on Kieślowski's interpretation of brotherhood and destiny. Irene Jacob is stunning as a young model who meets a retired judge by chance when she rescues his dog from a car accident. Jean-Louis Trintignant is utterly compelling as the embittered judge who spends his days eavesdropping on his neighbours' phone conversations. Their initially fiery relationship mellows into a close friendship which ultimately liberates them both. A final twist of fate reveals the destinies of the characters from all three parts of the trilogy.
DramaKarol, a Polish hairdresser, is divorced by his beautiful French wife Dominique and thrown onto the streets of Paris, penniless and with no passport. All seems lost until he meets a fellow Pole who ingeniously smuggles Karol back to Warsaw in a suitcase. Once there, Karol is determined to take revenge against his ex-wife. He deals successfully on the black market, until he has enough money to put his plan into action, but he hasn't counted on love getting in the way of its perfect execution.
ForeignAfter a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that his mother and twin sister aren‘t speaking to one another. Not willing to confront his family during the last days of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend, Kat, eating ice cream and playing dress-up. As the school year begins, a new student arrives – the handsome and mysterious Nicholas. Smitten, Phil watches his crush as he runs around the track after school, and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. However, when first love‘s volatility comes to light, Phil realises he must deal with the problems of his past, in order to deal with the issues of his present.
DramaA Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down.
DramaThe new film from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the visionary director of The Return and The Banishment, tells the tragic tale of Kolya, who employs a lawyer friend to help fight his case for ownership of the land on which he and his family live when the nefarious town mayor attempts to seize it. But standing up against such men begins a whirlwind of dire consequences, infusing every area of Kolya's life and all he holds dear.
A visually arresting epic which takes an unflinchingly direct look at modern day Russia and the corruption that seethes in even its quietest corners, Leviathan will not only open your eyes but also stay in your mind for years to come.
ForeignStarring Gael García Bernal (Amores Perros, Y Tu Mamá También), this is the inspiring, Oscar-nominated true story of the advertising executives who fought a dictator with an advertising campaign. Chile, 1988. International pressure forces dictator General Pinochet to call for a referendum on his presidency. Brash young advertising executive René Saavedra (Bernal) spearheads the opposition campaign, but after years of ‘disappearances’ and threats to himself and his colleagues, can they really win the election using happiness? NO is the concluding part of highly acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s Pinochet trilogy following on from Tony Manero and Post Mortem.
Action & AdventureDonnie Yen stars as infamous real-life drug kingpin Crippled Ho, who came to Hong Kong an illegal immigrant in 1963 and ruthlessly carved an empire from the chaotic underworld of drug dealers and corrupt police that ruled the city under notorious detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau).
DramaThe Hunt unfolds in a small provincial town in the days leading up to Christmas. Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a forty year old divorcee, is finally getting his life under control. He's got himself a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of re-building his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things soon start to unravel. Nothing significant, just a slight comment here, a random lie there. As the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity. The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie can quickly become truth, a modern tale of a witch-hunt, injustice, guilt and ultimately, forgivenes
HorrorIn this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous. Over six years in the making, director Na Hong-jin’s meticulously crafted follow-up to the globally acclaimed THE YELLOW SEA and THE CHASER (his third to premiere at the Festival de Cannes) smashed box office records upon its debut in South Korea, where fans are already making return viewings to catch new clues and debate what’s sure to be the
ComedyVictoria Spick, a criminal defense attorney on the verge of an emotional breakdown, goes to a wedding where she runs into her old friend Vincent and Sam, a former dealer she had successfully represented. The next day, Vincent's girlfriend accuses him of attempted murder. The only witness is the victim's dog. Victoria reluctantly agrees to defend him, and at the same time hires Sam as an au pair. Her life is about to take a disastrous turn.
ComedyRichard, Gilles and Philippe have been friends for nearly 50 years. For the duration of one summer, they set sail with their partners on a magnificent sailing boat, heading for the Mediterranean island of Corsica. But things do not always go smoothly on board, especially since each couple has their own problems, and the weather has some surprises in store for them. Between the laughter and the confessions, old grievances and jealousies gradually come to the surface. The trio find themselves taking stock of their lives and their relationships to the others. Will their friendship weather the storm?
DramaFrench sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice with Nono, Lysiane's husband: if you win, you are allowed to make love with Lysiane, if you lose, you have to make love with Nono... Querelle loses on purpose...
DramaRomain Duris (Arsene Lupin, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) plays Pierre, a professional dancer who’s suddenly diagnosed with a serious heart disease that could cost him his life. While waiting to receive the news as to whether or not he is able to receive a heart transplant, Pierre can do nothing but pass the time sitting on the balcony of his apartment and watch the world go by without him. But the more he observes the more he realises the subtle and sublime beauty hidden beneath the depths of everyday occurrences as the real Paris slowly begins to reveal itself and the complex tapestry of its inhabitants. Also staring the radiant Julliette Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient, Three Colours: Blue) as his concerned sister, Paris is director Cédric Klapisch’s (When The Cat’s Away, Russian Dolls) tribute to hi
Action & AdventureDuring the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu (martial arts legend Sammo Hung) enlists the help of a sharp young general (Vincent Zhao), they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who will rule the land in this sweeping historical epic from veteran action director Gordon Chan.
RomanceThree different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers – and the enduring strength – of forbidden love.
HorrorAfter viewing a legendary cursed videotape, Natsumi discovers she has only two days before she will be killed by the demonic entity known as Sadako. The only way to break the curse: pitting the demon Sadako against Kayako, an accursed spirit possessing a haunted house where everyone who enters disappears.
Sadako vs. Kayako brings the characters from Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge back to the big screen in a wildly fun, tongue-in-cheek thrill ride that finally answers the question: whose curse is stronger?
DocumentaryIn 2015 filmmaker Themistocles Lambridis set off on an adventure to shed light on a side of Greece that few are aware of. With his camera in hand and snowboard under foot, he shredded a vast playground of snow, explored fresh tracks and revealed a backcountry unlike any other. From the island of Crete to Mount Olympus, “The Thing About Greece” is an epic documentary that will forever alter your perception of this coastal country.
ComedySet against the wildly atmospheric backdrop of the French Riviera, Jean (Gad Elmaleh), a shy young bartender is mistaken for a millionaire by beautiful scheming opportunist Irene (Audrey Tautou). Abandoned when she discovers his true identity, a love-struck Jean has no intention of letting someone this gorgeous get away! Jean's comical attempts to gain Irene's affection gradually evolve to him setting himself up as a gigolo at the luxury hotel she is staying at…and then the fun really begins. A sexy and thoroughly charming romantic comedy, if you love Breakfast at Tiffany's, you’ll love this.
ClassicsFellini is unanimously named by film critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors of all time and his 8 1/2 is considered a masterpiece and one of the most important films ever made. It won two Oscars including Best Foreign Film. A film director (a magnificent Marcello Mastroianni) is struggling to find the creativity required to deliver his next movie and consequently is being harassed by his producers, colleagues as well as his wife (Anouk Aimée) and his mistress (Sandra Milo). In order to escape his tormentors, the director retreats in dreamy recollections of his life and lovers, until fantasy and reality merge in the director's mind - and on the screen - in a dazzling spectacle ending in a triumph of optimism.
DramaForced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighbouring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the centre of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s lives.
DramaAcclaimed adaptation of the Marcel Pagnol novel, and Best Film BAFTA winner. City-dweller Jean moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920s to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud, cocky neighbouring rival Le Papet schemes with his simple-minded nephew to acquire some nearby land ensuring the novice owner never discovers an all-important natural spring on the property. A wholly captivating, emotionally powerful and beautifully photographed classic epic of innocence, greed, envy and revenge.
ForeignRomantic and super sexy, this drama concerns an intense love affair between two hitherto heterosexual young men in the slums of Havana. Reinier and Yosvani are best friends and soccer mates. Handsome Reinier, in order to support his mother, wife and baby, prostitutes himself to older male foreigners while the shy Yosvani is reluctantly engaged to a girl and lives with her bombastic loan shark father. After a furtive kiss at a nightclub, the two young men, barely containing their pent-up desire, follow-up with a lusty roof top encounter, where they quickly fall hard for one another. And as their love intensifies, the challenge is not with them but with the unforgiving outside world…a world they so desperately want to escape from. The two leads, Reinier Diaz and Milton García, deliver charismatic and captivating perfo
DramaYorgos Lanthimos's eagerly anticipated follow-up to the Oscar nominated, cult smash Dogtooth is another weird and wonderful exploration of human psychology. Revolving around a group calling themselves the Alps - a service providing stand-ins in for the recently deceased, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues to aid the grieving process – the film bounds from one bizarre set-piece to the next in a dazzling mix of black humour, unsettling drama and delicious ambiguity. Winner of three international film awards, including a Fipresci prize and the Golden Osella award for best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival 2011, Alps confirms Lanthimos as one of the most exciting emerging directors in world cinema.
BollywoodKapoor and Son’s since 1921 is a dramedy that sure knows how to put the fun in “dysfunction”. Rahul and Arjun, two estranged brothers are forced to return to their childhood home when their 90 year old Grandpa gets a heart attack. While living under one roof, family secrets unravel and misunderstandings are on the verge of turning into tragedy. What follows is what families are made of ... chaos, humor, heartache and redemption. Can the Kapoors get past the lies and betrayal? Can they forgive and forget? Can these imperfect people come together, to make the perfect family?
Action & AdventureJack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture in this breakneck action-comedy that reunites Chan with acclaimed director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop).
DramaOn the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson (Sofie Gråbøl) are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is believed by seemingly eager social workers, their family is thrust into crisis. Could Henrik have done it? And when Stine prepares to return home, the ugly side of family life is exposed. Echoing themes seen in the recent Danish hit The Hunt, Accused will appeal to all fans of Nordic Noir and Scandinavian cinema alike - starring Sofie Gråbøl and Søren Malling from The Killing.
Action & AdventureOur Man Flint takes the tongue-in-cheek wit of the James Bond series and shifts it into high gear. Flint is an ultra-sophisticated operative of international intelligence agency Z.O.W.I.E. He's a master of martial arts, electronic gadgetry (his cigarette lighter can perform 83 special functions), languages both human and animal (he can communicate with dolphins in a pinch), and even gives ballet lessons to the dancers of the Bolshoi. So when his fellow agents begin dropping like flies, Z.O.W.I.E assigns Flint the task of finding out who the killers happen to be. Eventually, Flint discovers that the killings are all part of the wicked machinations of G.A.L.A.X.Y., a cadre of world-wide villainy that plans to take over the world through weather control.
Documentary2018 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE. Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country.
ComedyThere's nothing to keep Yvan in Paris any longer. His wife has left him to live in Thailand. His teenage daughters have chosen to live with his sister Ariane, who is as anxious as she is admirable. Yvan is ready to leave... When beautiful Emmanuelle enters his life. She makes babies as easily as she falls in love, and she's accompanied by Léo, the little boy who Yvan's wife had with another man. Yvan is going to have to change his plans.
DramaSixty year-old Conrad Lang has Alzheimer's. Though he’s losing his short-term memory, memories from his past keep on coming to him. These memories bring him back in time to when he was a young boy. This involuntary investigation in the depths of his mind threatens to let out a dark family secret, of which Conrad was the first victim.
Kids & FamilyAfter his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought to life through memorably bold character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, joy, and above all, stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
HorrorDario Argento nails the Giallo blueprint in The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, a brutal thriller that packs a gory brace of terrifying murders alongside its genre defining mix of red herrings, leather gloved slashers and stylish decor. When Sam, an American writer in Rome witnesses an attempted slaying in an art gallery, he unwittingly sets the killers sights on himself and his beautiful model girlfriend. But soon, things start to unravel as it becomes clear that the identity of the unknown slayer is very much open to question. Somebody’s killing everyone; who is the evil fiend? Could it be Sam himself? Argento’s groundbreaking shocker combines eye-popping visuals with a seamy vein of sadomasochism and a lust for violence to create a genre defining movie classic.
HorrorA dark fairy tale following an isolated family wrestling with old traditions in modern Albania. They’ve all heard rumours of a witch lurking in the mountains with her mysterious clan but none dared to believe it. The family must come together and unite when the witch declares a blood feud against them. Bloodlands is Albania’s first horror film and was warmly embraced on the film festival circuit garnering multiple awards including Best Foreign Language Film @ A Night of Horror FF and Best Actress @ Nashville FF. From the writer/director of the Australian revenge-thriller, THE HORSEMAN (2009).
BollywoodThis is a one-night story - it's New Year eve and two strangers living in two different cities [New York/Chicago] are tossed into each other's company by the hand of fate in a comedy of errors that's as funny as it is enchanting. And just as the world is celebrating New Years, the two stranger's realize their own romances are falling apart... Making a desperate bid to sustain their own relationships they inadvertently fall in love over one magical New Year's eve.
ForeignAs he treks through the north of Portugal in search of rare birds, Fernando is swept away by the river rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he tries to find his way back home through the eerie, dark forests, where uncanny encounters put him to the test. He soon becomes a different man, inspired, perhaps even enlightened...
Action & AdventureThe Shanghai of the 1920s is an exciting but ruthless place to be, as the Japanese enforce their expansionist ideals on the beleaguered country by any means necessary, while the rest of the superpowers watch on. One man decides to make a stand against injustice by becoming a masked avenger and using all of his exceptional martial arts skills to dismantle the evil that is besetting his beloved country.
DocumentaryMigrant workers, factory bosses and nightclub dancers try to carve out a slice of the pie in the city the dollar store built. But China is changing. Selling cheap junk isn't what it used to be.
DocumentaryA few months ago the director learned that his cousin Moshen had left Iran illegally. Swindled by the smuggler, alone in Athens, he found shelter in the home of another Iranian, a man called Amir who left the country four years ago with the aim to reach Switzerland. Unfortunately for him, he was arrested in Athens. In order not to be sent back, he applied for political asylum in Greece. To make ends meet, Amir has converted a two-room basement apartment into a sort of ‘hostel’ for illegal Iranians, passing through in the hope of settling in Europe. Amir rents them space, feeds them, and above all guides and advises them, keeping a watchful, protective eye out for them. He constantly reminds them: "Don't let yourselves go, don't get bogged down, or else you'll end up staying here, like me! And there's nothing for yo
DramaExamining the close bond shared by an elderly couple when one of them begins to suffer from an illness, AMOUR tells a heart-rending story of sacrifice, devotion and the limits that love can drive us to. Featuring breath-taking, award-winning performances from its two leads, AMOUR is one of the most honest, intimate and deeply affecting portraits of love ever committed to film.
The second film to win Michael Haneke (director of Hidden and The White Ribbon) the coveted Palme d’Or award and hailed as his finest work to date, AMOUR has secured its place as a modern classic and amongst the greatest films ever made.
Action & AdventureDonnie Yen ignites the screen in a return to his iconic role of Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed, choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL), play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be classic of the genre.
ThrillerBased on the award-winning novel 'Mercy', the first of the best-selling Department Q crime-fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, 'The Keeper of Lost Causes' is a powerful and gripping thriller from the screenwriter of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sonja Richter and Fares Fares. Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded during a routine operation. Reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, he is allocated a new assistant, Assad (Fares), a smart young Muslim cop. Always one to go against orders, Mørck throws them both headlong into the mystery of a politician’s disappearance (Richter) five years earlier. Believing the case to be unsolved, they embark on a dangerous journey that will uncover a shockin
ClassicsFellini is one of the most original and creative minds of the 20th Century, unanimously ranked one of the greatest directors of all time, his iconic masterpiece, La Dolce Vita is always at the very top of polls. It's a spectacular and acutely relevant soul-searching portrait of celebrity-obsessed culture in which Mastroianni plays a tabloid journalist who yearns to write seriously, but gets his sensationalist gossip stories by non-stop partying and sleeping with socialites; this apparent sweet-life - "la dolce vita" - both excites and repels him.. One of the most influential movies of all time, it finally gets the release it deserves in this new restored HD version filled with iconic images of the 1960s such as the mesmerizing sequence of Anita Ekberg's frolicking in the Trevi Fountain. Not only did "Dolce Vita" and "F
DramaThe surprise hit of the Cannes Film Festival, 'Holy Motors' received rave reviews from the UK critics - including five star write-ups from The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw and the Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin. Boasting a superb central performance from Denis Lavant playing eleven different characters who are all the same person - and a stellar supporting cast including Edith Scob, Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue. From dawn until dusk, Monsieur Oscar travels in a limousine from one life to the next: A captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a monster, a family man... 'Holy Motors' tears up the rule book of conventional narrative cinema.
ThrillerSex and shooting assault the senses in Baise-moi [literally Kiss Me], a bloody buddy movie that's like Thelma and Louise on acid. Banned on release in France, the film has provoked as much horror as it has debate. Manu, a part time porn star, and Nadine, a hooker, set out to leave their town for Paris after witnessing and being subject to rape and violence. They rage against societal expectations in a fury of robbery, orgiastic lust and murder. One of the most controversial movies of the last 20 years, Baise-moi was described as the most sexually explicit film to ever reach British screens by the UK press, the film offers the complacent viewer a cinematic slap in the face.
ForeignBased on the international bestseller by Fredrik Backman, Hannes Holm’s 'A Man Called Ove' has received widespread international acclaim since premiering on the festival circuit, picking up multiple accolades, including a European Film Award for Best European Comedy and two Oscar® nominations. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. Having entirely given up on life, his days are spent in a constant monotony of enforcing housing association rules and visiting his wife Sonja’s grave. But when a boisterous young family moves in next door, immediately incurring his wrath, things take an unexpected turn. Pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her lively children are the complete antithesis of what ill-tempered Ove thinks he needs – a
DramaPower, money and blood: these are the “values” that the residents of the province of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They have practically no choice, and are forced to obey the rules of the “System”, the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a “normal” life. Five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel and ostensibly invented world, but one that is deeply rooted in reality.
DramaOne night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself.
DramaEveryone harbours a dark secret. But it's obvious that Titta Di Girolamo has more than one. Why else would a fifty-year-old man from southern Italy choose to live for eight years in an anonymous hotel room in an anonymous town in Switzerland? Eight years of not working, eight years of silence and cigarettes, sitting in the lobby or the hotel bar, elegantly dressed but never allowing himself any luxuries. A nullifying routine, he's constantly waiting for something daring to happen, but what will happen?
BollywoodDil Dhadakne Do revolves around an imbalanced Punjabi family on a cruise trip where the film is based on. Ranveer Singh is seen in a character as Kabir, who is a wealthy person by birth. Being a son of a business man, he was raised up to take up the business. But the story reverses, as he is interested in plans and aspires to became a Pilot. Due to this difference he faces a lot many problems until he meets Farah (Anushka Sharma). She is a girl, who escaped from her home to make her dream over dance come true. She comes across Kabir, which turns his miserable life into bed of roses. Priyanka Chopra is seen as Ranvir sister. She plays an ambitious entrepreneur married to Rahul Bose when she goes on the cruise, but Farhan acts as the third angle to Priyanka-Rahul's dysfunctional relationship.
DramaThe third film from multi-award winning 23 year old French-Candian director Xavier Dolan ("I Killed My Mother", "Heartbeats"), "Laurence Anyways" recently won both the Queer Palm and Best Actress (Suzanne Clément) at Cannes Film Festival. In the 90s, Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) tells his girlfriend Fred (Suzanne Clément) that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds, in spite of each other, they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the phobias of the society they offend. For 10 years, they try to live through this transition, and embark on an epic journey which, unbeknownst to them, may cost Fred and Laurence themselves and each other. Featuring music from Duran Duran, Visage, The Cure and Depeche Mode.
DramaOn December 8, 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor in chief of fashion magazine French Elle suffered a massive stroke, leaving him prisoner inside his own body, only able to communicate with the blinking of his left eye. Inside the Diving Bell, as he referred to his body, his memory and imagination, the Butterfly, remained untouched by the tragedy. Using a special alphabet, Bauby went on to defy the odds and fulfill his dream of writing a book, showing the amazing resilience of the human spirit.
DramaThree teenagers jump ‘The Beast’ – the infamous train that illegal immigrants board to take them from Guatemala, through Mexico, to the American border. The journey to a better life is fraught with danger. Facing exploitation at every turn, the only people they can trust on this perilous journey are each other.
Winning critical and audience praise world over, this multiple award-winning debut feature establishes Diego Quemada-Diez as a new and powerful voice in contemporary cinema.
Drama13-year-old Ava is on a seaside vacation when she learns that she will lose her sight earlier than expected. Her mother decides to act as though nothing has changed so that they can spend the loveliest summer of their lives. Ava deals with the problem in her own way. She steals a large black dog from a young man on the run.
Action & AdventureThe year is 1812. On the eve of the Battle Of Borodino, one of Napoleon’s secret agents manages to steal a Russian battle plan. The Russian General discovers the deception and gathers his troops and, together with the deadly Russian Lancers, heads into one of the biggest battles of their lives. The battle involved over 250,000 troops and would end up costing 70,000 lives, making Borodino the single deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars leading to the fall of Moscow. "Napoleon’s War: 1812" is an epic historical adventure about one of the bloodiest battles in history.
ComedyItalian Business is an italian comedy, divided into three episodes. A stellar cast for a spontaneous story about crisis and
redemption. A dream for the three protagonists, swept by the crisis, involved in a scam. The lifeguard Walter, the dancer
Monica and the innkeeper Rino, will have to deal with the dark texts of commercialist Randazzi. Beatles, gags, and shots,
intertwine with the malaffing and difficulty of the world of work, to the epilogue that’s all to enjoy.
DramaIn the provocative new drama from the director of The Visitor, sexual and moral boundaries are put to the test when a handsome stranger begins to infiltrate the lives of two artists. While searching for a condo in Berlin for his father, Nick meets Phillip, a young talented photographer, and a gorgeous actress named Lilli. There is instant chemistry and both are easily seduced by Nick's charms. Lilli and Philip begin to explore their relationship with the sexy visitor, succumbing to their passionate affections for him, which intensifies their volatile emotional and physical bonds. But what Philip and Lilli don't realize is that they are being lured into Nick's manipulative, and deadly, love game.
DramaStarring Asian superstar DONNIE YEN (IP Man, Seven Swords, The Green Hornet). Before Dr Sun Yat-Sen can become the Father of Modern China by instigating the revolution of 1911 that overthrows the Qing Dynasty he must survive the fateful date of October 15, 1905. Yat-Sen arrives in Hong Kong for a secret meeting to establish a united anti-Qing revolutionary front and over the distance of just thirteen blocks the one man who holds a nations fate must survive relentless attempts on his life with only five bodyguards. These are no ordinary bodyguards, instead these are a motley group of ordinary men and women who posses extraordinary fight skills. October 15, 1905 will be the day that ultimately shapes the life of these five unsung heroes and the history of China forever.
DramaWang is a miserable noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. Feeling neglected, Wang's wife secretly goes out with Li, one of his employees. Li reluctantly keeps a gun his lover bought for killing her husband and together they plot his demise. However, not a single move they make escapes the boss's notice, and he decides to bribe patrol officer Zhang to kill the illicit couple. It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end...or so he thinks. The equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own that will lead to even more violence and bloodshed.
ComedyCowboy and Indian’s plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they accidentally destroy his house. To their dismay, no sooner have they built a new home when it is stolen from beneath their noses by a stealthy and cunning midnight assailant. Strange adventures ensue as the trio travel to the centre of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché world, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?
DramaChinese Roulette, set in an isolated house during a weekend break, is like Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None without the murders - a tense psychodrama in which infidelities are revealed and families breakdown. At its centre is nouvelle vague icon Anna Karina, a rare outsider alongside the familiar Fassbinder faces.
Action & AdventureIn mid-19th Century Japan the era of the samurai is beginning to fade as the feudal nation begins to enjoy a rare period of peace. But the fragile calm is soon threatened by the bloody rise of Lord Naritsugu, the Shogun's sadistic, psychopathic younger brother, whose position places him above the law and free to rape, mutilate and murder on a whim. Concerned that Naritsugu's actions will eventually destroy the Shogunate, top Shogun official Sir Doi covertly calls on esteemed and noble samurai warrior Shinzaemon Shimada to assassinate the evil Lord before it is too late. Shinzaemon willingly agrees and immediately gathers together an elite group of samurai to assist him in the task, knowing that what they are about to embark upon may well prove to be a suicide mission.
DramaIn this outstanding Oscar winning, psychological and political thriller, we get a fascinating insight into the lengths and depths that the East European government went to in order to keep tabs on the lives of its population in the 80s. When cold and brutal official Wesler is given the task of spying on acclaimed playwright Dreyman and his actress girlfriend, he relishes the task, knowing that if he uncovers subversive behaviour he will gain favour with his boss. But the longer he listens in on the couple, their friendships, passions and ideas, the more he realises that his own life and the harsh political regime are lacking in colour and joy in many respects. Slowly he begins to doubt the morality of his job and politics. As the lines between orders and compassion become blurred, Wesler becomes more involved with his
DramaWhen Babette, a beautiful and mysterious French refugee, arrives in a remote Danish town the tight-knit, puritanical community begrudgingly let her in, providing her with shelter and work. But after the town patriarch passes away and Babette insists on preparing a feast in his honour, a magical world of sensory revelations is thrown open to the villagers, changing their lives forever…
Evoking the work of other great Scandinavian directors such as Bergman and Dreyer, but with a uniquely joyous, exuberant touch, this tale of everyday passion - of the human capacity to create and to love - is a mouthwatering ode to the glory of life from one of cinema’s true originals.
DramaSet in 1943 when the Nazis lost 350,000 soldiers while the Russians lost three-quarters of a million defending their city, this film follows a platoon of likeable German soldiers as they fight every inch of the way, losing their humanity along the way. The film alternates between big battle scenes and deft characterisation as it constructs a damning indictment of war.
DramaSummertime. A cruising spot for gay men seeking nameless sexual encounters, is tucked away on the shores of a picturesque secluded lake in rural France. Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a striking, extremely potent but lethally dangerous man. Franck has witnessed this first hand, but his desire for Michel knows no bounds, this is a relationship he must have – at any cost. STRANGER BY THE LAKE is a tense thriller set against the secluded back drop of, what becomes inevitably, the most dangerous lake in France.
DramaCaramel is a deliciously indulgent and intimate account of five women working together in their local beauty parlour. Beautiful Layal is oblivious to the gaze of a local admirer and instead fixates on a married man. Nisrine is soon to be married, but is afraid her fiancé will discover he isn’t her first lover. Rima has designs on one of her stunning, dark-haired customers. Jamale is a struggling aspiring actress doing anything she can to retain her youth. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister and is overwhelmed when she discovers love for the first time. As the women from different generations share in each others' experiences and emotions, the beauty parlour becomes a colourful hub of friendship and wisdom. Caramel weaves a delicious tale, one with a soft emotional centre, that will leave
Action & AdventureOne of the greatest films of all time, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai has influenced the work of directors from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, and spawned remakes, such as John Sturges' acclaimed The Magnificent Seven. With their village raided every year by vicious bandits, a group of peasants hire seven warriors to protect them. Initially met with suspicion, the warriors eventually gain the trust of the peasants and they join forces to face the bandits. Endlessly copied but never surpassed, Seven Samurai is a truly timeless classic.