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.
ThrillerIn an isolated house in the Austrian countryside, ten-year-old twin boys wait for their mother. When she returns, her head wrapped in bandages after plastic surgery, nothing is as it was before. Stern and distant now, she shuts the family off from the outside world. Starting to doubt that this woman is actually their mother, the boys are determined to find the truth by any means.
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
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.
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.
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
RomanceDespite some back pain after a wild one-night stand, successful architect and womanizer Ange Pagani is having a perfectly normal day. Until a frantic woman named Gabrielle turns up at his office, claiming his son has gotten her teenage daughter pregnant. Problem is, Ange has no son! He does everything to avoid Gabrielle, but for some reason, finds himself irresistibly drawn to this impassioned and proud single mother, wreaking havoc in his life. The situation goes from bad to worse with the involvement of the son it turns out Ange does have, and the rapidly approaching baby. And then she is born, and everything changes. Ange gets a taste of parenthood, while Gabrielle struggles to keep her life and growing attraction for Ange, from spinning out of control. But as everyone involved is forced to face the bonds that unite
ComedyInspiring and uplifting, This feel good comedy delivers laughs and love in equal measures. Sick of the constant bickering between the men in their lives, a group of women in a tight-knit community decide to make a stand. To prevent all out conflict, the women take extreme steps to resolve the situation; whether it be hiring Ukranian strippers or faking a miracle in their own village, there is nothing they won't try. Bringing the village back together was never going to be easy but no-one could have imagined it would be this much fun. Hilarious and heartfelt, Where do we go now? is a vibrant tale of love, family and humanity.
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.
DocumentaryBy 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this broad and analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution - from artificial meat, insects, industrial farming to trendy self-cultivation. Director, best-selling author and Food Fighter Valentin Thurn seeks for solutions worldwide and gives place for innovation and visions for our future.
IndependentClara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company, a confrontation which is both mysterious, frightening and nerve wracking. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
HorrorBelieving the Devil wants his daughter Michele's soul, Arthur hires misanthropic hitman Charles to kill her. Unravelling in flashbacks, the film slowly unveils the reasons from his past that reveal why Arthur wants his own daughter to be killed on her 20th birthday.
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
DramaThe Idiots is about a group of young people who share one interest: idiocy. With a large house as their base, they spend all their spare time together exploring the hidden and less appreciated values of idiocy.
DramaA land surveyor is summoned to a remote village by the local government, housed in ‘the castle’. But when he arrives he is unable to persuade the locals of his legitimacy and finds himself sucked into a bizarre spiral of provincial bureaucracy and petty social rivalries that soon become a surreal, all-encompassing nightmare.
Kids & FamilyIt's the end of the school year. The long-awaited holidays have finally arrived. Petit Nicolas and his family head to the sea and move in to the Beau-Rivage Hotel. At the beach, Nicolas wastes little time making new friends, and they set about causing havoc in the holiday resort. He also attracts an admirer in the form of Isabelle, a little girl who follows him everywhere. For Nicolas, this will be a holiday to remember. Based on Sempé's beloved character, Petit Nicolas.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ThrillerThe cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars, a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates.
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.
ThrillerWagner Moura is Captain Nascimento, commander-in-chief of Rio de Janeiro BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion), later promoted to sub-Secretary of Security for the State. After a disastrous operation on a prison riot, Nascimento gets caught in a bloody political dispute that involves not only government officials, but also deadly paramilitary groups known as the militias. Nascimento quickly emerges as victim of his own success in tackling Rio's drug gangs, he creates a vacuum filled by protection rackets supported by corrupt police. Dismantling the complex web of allegiances is a job made all the more dangerous by Nascimento's realisation that the very people that he should be able to rely on to support his mission could be his deadliest enemies. Adding to this professional challenge are his troubles at home, as N
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.
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.
ClassicsWinner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Cinema Paradiso tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning to his native Sicilian village for the funeral of his old friend Alfredo. He was the projectionist at the local Cinema Paradiso where Salvatore spent the happiest times of his childhood and developed his love of film. To the fatherless young boy Alfredo became a father figure who guided and loved him. His return also brings back poignant memories of his teenage love, Elena, whom he had to leave in order to pursue his dream.
DramaWhen his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn't know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband's (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations. A SEPARATION is the first ever Iranian film to be awarded the Golden Bear.
Action & Adventure12-year-old Pelle is bitten by an ant and develops superpowers. Aided by comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as superhero Antboy. When a super villain The Flea enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge.
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.
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
Kids & FamilyCaesar offers the Gauls a deal: if they can perform twelve special tasks successfully, he will hand over the Roman empire to them. If the Gauls fail, they will have to surrender to the Roman Empire. Asterix (fortified by Magic Potion) is ready to take on the challenge.
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.
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’
RomanceIn Isabelle's (Diane Kruger) family, every first marriage has ended in divorce. To circumvent the family's curse Isabelle devises a plan; marry and divorce a complete stranger before wedding her faultless fiancé Pierre. After her initial plan backfires she targets Jean-Yves, an adventurous yet quirky travel writer who she tries to manipulate with powers of seduction. A series of misadventures beset them as they take on Africa and then Moscow on a whirlwind succession, breaking Isabelle out of her comfortable routine existence. Despite her efforts to make him fall for her things don't go to plan and Isabelle experiences the rush of life on the edge. Will she discover that love doesn't always come in the perfect package?
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.
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
DramaWould you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of Nobody Knows, Still Walking and I Wish, returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born. Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not their son - the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between nature and nurture. Seeing Midori's devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet
RomanceKiss Me is a stunningly rendered and honest love story about what happens when you follow your heart. When Mia and Frida's eyes meet for the first time at a party the attraction is instant. However, Mia is engaged to be married to a man she believes she loves, so acting on anything seems out of the question. When subsequent circumstances throw the two women together, openly gay Frida finds it impossible to resist seducing Mia, and Mia finds it impossible to resist. Soon, Mia must choose between following her heart or fulfilling everyone else's expectations of her. A candid and beautiful film, Kiss Me is a classic lesbian movie in the making.
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 & AdventureFrom a tender age, Sook-Hee has been ruthlessly raised in China as a deadly assassin in-waiting, primed to kill upon command. After the death of her mentor, she arrives in South Korea to contract as a government agent, with a promise of freedom after 10 years of loyal service. However, two men from her past make an unexpected appearance in her life, bringing out dark secrets from her past.
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.
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
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
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.
ThrillerBased on true events, Female Agents is a powerful, action packed World War II epic starring Sophie Marceau and Julie Depardieu. Set in spring 1944, a five-women commando unit parachutes into occupied France on a daring and dangerous mission to protect the secret of the D-Day landings and eliminate Colonel Heindrich, Head of German counter-intelligence. Their dangerous mission to change the war becomes a desperate fight for survival.
ForeignThelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja - feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.
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.
DramaCaye is a middle-class prostitute whose family are unaware of her profession. While many of Caye's days are spent hanging out with her fellow prostitutes cursing the rapid proliferation of cheaper immigrant prostitutes on the city streets, a chance encounter with Zule, who hails from the Dominican Republic, soon prompts Caye to re-evaluate her condemnation. A dedicated mother who sells her body in order to send money back home, Zule is taken to the hospital by Caye after being badly beaten and left for dead. Now, as a warm bond bgins to develop between the two women whose dreams of financial stability ad kind companionship help to ease the pain of familial separation, the resulting discovery of self-determination leads Caye and Zule in a journey of self-discovery that will leave both women changed forever.
DocumentaryFour Finnish cave divers face their worst nightmare when two of their friends drown deep inside an underwater cave in Norway. When the official recovery operation is called off by the Norwegian and British authorities after being deemed too risky, the friends set out on a secret mission to retrieve the bodies themselves. Diving Into the Unknown isn't just the dramatic story of a life-threatening mission. It is also a story about unconditional friendship that truly runs deep. While each member of the team has years of experience exploring dangerous deep-sea caves, together they are about to face the biggest challenge of their lives.
RomanceA young couple decide to embark on the most harrowing and exhilarating experience of their lives - having a baby! Filled with the thrills and laughs of pregnancy and parenthood, A Happy Event is the perfect film for everyone who's had a baby... or who might ever want to!
DramaFollowing a four-year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie's request, in order to finalise their divorce procedure. During his stay, Ahmad quickly discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter, Lucie. But Ahmad's attempts to build bridges between the two soon begins to encroach on Marie’s new partner, Samir, and as tensions begin to mount it soon becomes clear that the past is only close behind. Directed by Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) and featuring an unforgettable central performance by Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) that earned her the Best Actress award at Cannes 2013, The Past is a tight-knit family drama as gripping as any thriller.
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.
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?
ForeignAt the peak of his creative powers the 29 year old Bernardo Bertolucci, eschewed the influence of mentor, Jean-Luc Godard and partnered up with Vittorio Storaro and developed his own style for one of the most visually dazzling, politically and psychologically intriguing and possibly greatest of all Italian films. Told in a non-linear structure that would go on to influence The Godfather Part II, the story begins in Rome, 1938. Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a young fascist who takes on the job of assassinating his former professor who has fled to Paris. With his girlfriend (Stefania Sandrelli) in tow he meets the professor and his young wife (Dominique Sanda). A thriller as well as study of Italian politics and psychological character, Bertolucci's Oscar nominated adaptation of Alberto Moravia's novel (an adaptat
ComedyNestled in the mountains somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East, the women of one village are on strike. Fed up of trekking miles every single day to the nearest well, newly wed Leila leads a campaign to force the men to share the duty of bringing water to the village. Overcoming the wrath of the village elders and an unexpected visit from an old flame, Leila brings the colourful local traditions face-to-face with the modern world. Fun, lively and unforgettable, this is an entertaining journey through the African mountains to the heart of one vibrant community.
DramaClass, cultural and sexual differences are explored in this romantic gay drama set in scorching, picturesque Tunisia. Tall, quiet Malik (Antonin Stahly), a 30-year-old Parisian architect, returns to his homeland after the death of his father. He's greeted warmly by his over-bearing, petulant mother (Italian icon Claudia Cardinale) and is immediately confronted with her expectation that he stay and get married. This now strange world of his youth, his mothers pressure and his barely hidden homosexuality set off anxiety attacks in Malik, who finally finds relief when he meets the darkly handsome handyman, Balil (Salim Kechiouche, Full Speed.) They begin a tentative relationship, but Islamic mores, a still class conscience society, and the ever-presence of his mother threaten their burgeoning love. A forbidden love story
DramaFrom the acclaimed director of The Beat My Heart Skipped, Jacques Audiard brings us the winner of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix, France’s official selection for the 2010 Academy awards and winner of the London Film Festival 2009 Award for Best Film. Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read nor write. Arriving in prison at the age of 19 he is much younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process. But Malik is brave and a fast learner, daring to secretly develop his own plans…
DramaHitler's Aryan policies and increasing racial discrimination against the Jews, led the USA to threaten a boycott of the 1936 Olympic Games. The Americans insisted that Nazi Germany must allow Jews onto their team and specifically demanded the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth - The Reader, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), who was the leading high jumper of her time. The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team but to ensure that she doesn't win gold they also include a mysterious German rival, the unknown Marie Ketteler (Sebastian Urzendowsky). Like Gretel, Marie is also an outsider within the German team and both athletes soon form a strong bond of friendship and mutual support. But Marie hides a dark secret known only by the Nazi elite, a secret so dangerous it cou
ForeignA taxi driver is driving through the vibrant streets of Tehran. Diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is none other than the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his car, transforms the car into a mobile film studio, and captures the spirit and contradictions of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive. Banned from travelling and making films in 2010, Jafar Panahi has managed to astonish us with his beautiful trilogy composed of This Is Not a Film (2011), Closed Curtain (2013) and now Taxi Tehran, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.
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.
ForeignWhen Jocelyne, a seamstress in the northern French town of Arras, finds out she’s won €18 million on the lottery and that she can now have anything she wants, she only has one fear: losing her modest way of life made up of simple pleasures that she cherishes more than anything. But fate can be obstinate, and by renouncing this fortune for too long, she triggers a hurricane that changes everything. Everything except her.
AnimeShoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?
ComedyA delightful family comedy based on the best-selling books chronicling the adventures of Nicolas, a mischievous French schoolboy. When Nicolas overhears his parents talking about a new arrival, he knows it can only mean one thing - a baby! Convinced they are making plans to abandon him in the forest to make room for his sibling he enlists the help of his fellow classmates to make sure he will survive. Offering a wonderful child's eye view of the world, this Gallic-style Diary of a Wimpy Kid is bound to enchant children and parents alike.
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.
Action & AdventureExperience the incomparable martial arts of Shaolin in this blockbuster motion picture event from legendary producer, Jackie Chan. China's last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau, House of the Flying Daggers) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of his people. Faced with a brutal betrayal, he runs for his life, seeking redemption in the fabled Shaolin Temple. When his enemies discover his location, he must stand with his new brothers and fight his life's greatest battle. With breathtaking action from the martial arts director of The Transporter 1 and 2 and an all-star cast of Kung Fu superstars, Shaolin sets a new benchmark for Asian Action Cinema!
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.
DramaWinner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, The Kid with a Bike is a film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, directors of ‘The Child’ and ‘The Silence of Lorna’. Cyril (Thomas Doret), almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father (Jérémie Renier) who left him temporarily in a children’s home. By chance he meets Samantha (Cécile de France), who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn’t recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage.
DramaAngel Deverell, a youthful, imaginative writer whose only flaw is her fascination with fantasy and romance. After she meets her publisher she has a stratospheric rise to fame. But with celebrity comes heartache and it’s not long before cracks begin to appear in Angel’s fantasy world... Angel learns you can fill your world with romance, but you can’t buy true love...
DramaStockholm, late 70’s. The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. Call Girl tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.
DocumentaryThe Cineflex-camera, developed by US secret services, brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this is a unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites and traces the history and geography of the Alps.
DramaThe timeless story continues in the award-winning sequel to Jean De Florette. Jean's daughter Manon has grown up in to a beautiful and free-spirited young shepherdess on her father's Provence farm.But when she learns the tragic truth about her father's demise, Manon plots her revenge on the dim-witted Ugolin and the scheming Le Papet. A visual feast containing masterly performances leading to a heart-stopping and totally unexpected conclusion, Manon des Sources is regarded as one of the best French Films ever made.
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.
DramaDuring the year 1961, the influential German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt reported for the New Yorker magazine on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Her articles introducing her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil" triggered off an unprecedented controversy. Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, Margarethe von Trotta turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive dramatic cinema.
ForeignPhilippe Abrams is the director of the Salon-de-Provence post office. He's married to Julie, whose depressed state makes life impossible. To make her happy, Philippe plots to get transferred to the Côte d’Azur. But it backfires, and he is transferred to Bergues, a small town in northern France, instead.
DramaIn the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy, Theeb, experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks, uninvited but eager for adventure, on a perilous desert journey with his elder brother Hussein to guide a British officer Edward and his guide Marji to their secret destination. Immersed in a way of life that has endured for centuries, the brothers are unaware of the tremendous upheavals taking place at the fringes of their world: the First World War is raging in Europe, the Ottoman Empire is coming undone, the Great Arab Revolt is brewing, and the British officer T.E. Lawrence is plotting with the Arab Prince Faisal to establish an Arab kingdom. The ensuing journey, filled with danger and hardship, will result in Theeb's greatly hastened maturation. If Theeb is to survive he must
DramaThe Yokoyama family come together to celebrate the memory of their youngest son Junpei, who died fifteen years ago while rescuing a boy from drowning. Over the course of one summer day we follow the family, bound together by love as well as resentments and secrets, as new relatives become acquainted, old stories are retold, food prepared and an elegant graveside ritual takes place. It is with warmth and gentle humour that we follow the complex dynamics between the equally annoying, lovely and precious characters of the Yokoyama family, all masterfully drawn by Kore-Eda.
DramaIn Rome, at dawn, when everyone is sleeping, one man is awake. That man is Giulio Andreotti. He's awake because he has to work, write books, move in fashionable circles and, last but not least, pray. Calm, crafty and inscrutable, Andreotti is a synonym of power in Italy for over four decades. At the beginning of the Nineties, this impassive yet insinuating, ambiguous yet reassuring figure appears set to assume his seventh mandate as Prime Minister without arrogance and without humility. Approaching seventy, Andreotti is a gerontocrat who, with all the attributes of God, is afraid of no one and does not know the meaning of awe, since he is accustomed to seeing it stamped on the faces of all his interlocutors. His satisfaction is muted, impalpable. For him, satisfaction is power, with which he has a symbiotic relationshi
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.
ForeignIsabelle (Valérie Lemercier), head of HR for Costa Cruises, has made the cardinal error of having an affair with her boss (Lionnel Astier). But before the inaugural cruise of the company’s flagship vessel, he decides to throw her out of his life and out of her job! Some women seek vengeance with poison, others with firearms or scandal. Isabelle opts for Rémy (Frank Dubosc), a flamboyant loser who has screwed up everything on land, and who thinks that maybe he’ll do better at sea. She signs him up as on-board entertainer. At first, he proves to be the worst nightmare for the Chairman and Cruise Director (Gérard Darmon). But gradually, Rémy finds his way on this floating palace, and with it, love and success. He changes his own destiny and that of all those who sail with him.
DramaOn a deserted Russian Arctic island, two men work diligently at a small meteorological station. Their task is to take regular readings from their partly radioactive surroundings and relay this crucial data on to headquarters via radio - their only bridge to the outside world. For a seasoned pro like Sergei, a gruff man in his fifties, this job has become routine. During the years he has spent in extreme isolation, he has learned to take this task very seriously. His new work partner is the fresh-faced Pavel, a bright-eyed college graduate assigned to spend the summer at the station. The two men have little in common, with Pavel sticking to the company of his MP3 and video games to avoid the bullish, vaguely threatening presence of Sergei. The balance tips one day when Sergei leaves his post to go fishing for trout in a
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.
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.
ForeignState Affairs is a suspenseful, action-packed French political thriller in which three main characters cross paths a corrupt politician, his henchman, and a hard-boiled female cop. A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora believes there's a connection between them, much to her superiors chagrin. As Nora investigates, getting dangerously close to the powers that be, the murders and betrayals accumulate, and signs point to a state affair at the heart of it all.
Action & AdventureIn a South American prison, life is cheap but sex is cheaper... Filmed in South America, where life is cheap, Bare Behind Bars is a chicks-in-chains grindhouse explosion guaranteed to induce cinematic whiplash. See sex-crazed inmates come up against twisted lesbian prison guards in this camp expose of the steamy, seamy life behind the grim walls of an all women penitentiary. Beware the blonde bombshell doctor, whose only desire is to sate her mad lust by inflicting her affections on the vulnerable inmates, and don't cross the insane warden of the institution, who is feathering her bed with the profits of a convict prostitution ring. Any prisoner who dares to cross her must face the worst kinds of sadistic tortures. How long can the caged women of this hell hole endure such cruel and unusual punishment before they cut l
ForeignDiane (Virginie Efira) is a brilliant, beautiful, witty and formidable lawyer. She’s just put an end to a toxic, unhappy marriage and is finally considering the idea of meeting someone new. A series of fateful events lead Diane to receive a phone call from the mysterious Alexandre (Jean Dujardin), who has found her lost mobile phone. Courteous, funny and effortlessly charming, he soon wins Diane over and before she knows it, she’s agreed to a date. But their first meeting is not quite what either of them expected...
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
ComedyEveryone in the village of Bouzolles knows the Tuche family. Jeff, Cathy and their three children get by on the fringes of society. In keeping with the Tuche philosophy “Man is not made to work”, the whole family strives to be happy despite the lack of money. They know exactly what the future holds: they will be forever poor, but content. Then their hand-to-mouth existence is turned on its head. The Tuches get rich, and rich beyond their wildest dreams! They win 100 million euros in the Euro-lottery that will change their lives forever. If you’re going to change your lifestyle, you may as well change location. And what better for the Tuche family than moving to Monaco, where Cathy has always dreamed of living? They need to fit in and be accepted in their swanky new homeland, which means changing their habits whi
ForeignXavier Dolan’s astounding debut received an 8-minute standing ovation when it premiered in Cannes 2009, it has also won various awards including Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and C.I.C.A.E. award.
Teenager Hubert is torn between his affection and contempt for his single mum and her ways. Amidst the shadow of his love/hate feelings for his parents and their ways, he is also discovering the mysteries of adolescence and his own sexuality. The strong passion between the mother and son unfolds as a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection.
Stars Dolan and future collaborators Suzanne Clement ('Laurence Anyways') and Niels Schneider ('Heartbeats').
Action & AdventureMarie (Marion Cotillard), an obstinate, adventuresome, young pilot, sets out to track down her lover, who has vanished in the Sahara during a record flight attempt from London to Cape Town. Her unexpected arrival turns life upside down for a remote French Camel Corps troop that is already preoccupied with the stirrings of a Tuareg uprising. Antoine (Guillaume Canet), a captain in conflict with his superior officers, decides to help Marie with her desperate quest across a grandiose and hostile sea of sand. In the oppressive heat, their desire to survive slowly binds them in a disturbing and unexpected love story.
ThrillerJW (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop, The Killing), the promising business student who became an organised coke smuggler in Easy Money, is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's made peace with an old enemy. This all proves to be an illusion. On leave from prison, and back in contact with his former gang, JW learns that once you've walked in the shoes of a criminal there just may be no going back.
Kids & FamilyMysterious events at Moulinsart! Exploding chandeliers, shattered glass, the mirror cracks... but Professsor Calculus is deep in nuclear physics and later in deep trouble! Kidnapped! Will Tintin and Haddock outwit the secret agents and find him? What is it all about? And where will it all end?
ForeignInspired by real events, and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards®, 'Land of Mine' follows the little-known story of the young German prisoners of war who were handed over to Danish authorities in the days following Germany’s surrender in May 1945. Tough veteran Sergeant Carl Rasmussen is assigned by Lieutenant Ebbe Jensen to diffuse and remove two million mines on the Danish West Coast to keep the beaches safe. He takes advantage of the teenage POW’s, ordering them to dig up the mines from the sand with their bare hands. Rasmussen promises their freedom and release back to Germany when the task is completed; and after initial hostility he slowly begins to sympathise with their plight. However, Jensen remains resentful of their former occupiers - and steadfast in his belief the young
ForeignPierre has been married for 15 years and has two kids. He still loves his wife and is fulfilled in his role as father. Overall, he’s a contented man. Until one evening, he meets Elsa. They chat, laugh, and joke around in a way that doesn’t happen every day. Two weeks later, they run into each other again by chance. The same easy mutual attraction they felt for one another is just as strong, and they tell each other as much. As line has been crossed. But Elsa has a golden rule never to get involved with married men, and Pierre wants to remain faithful. They go their separate ways without swapping phone numbers, preferring to let life take its own course. As the line blurs between how they imagine their relationship and what has actually happened, their fantasies start to mingle with reality.
DramaSilver Bear Best Actress winner Paulina García stars in Gloria, one of the best foreign language films of 2013. Gloria is a young at heart 50-something. Moving from one party to another on the look for love, her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández). Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives everything, leaves her dancing between hope and despair.
Gloria is an individual story that takes place over the backdrop of a city thrown into upheaval. The leading character’s quest to be loved and valued is set over the clamours of a Chilean society that wants its rights to be recognised. This sensitive and sharply humorous fourth feature from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio is exclusively and radically told from a single viewpoint. While playing a supporting role in the lives of all t