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
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
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).
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’
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.
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
ForeignMatías and Jerónimo have known each other since childhood. During the summer before starting high school, their friendship transforms into something more when they both experience a sexual awakening. But Matías' father breaks up their relationship by taking a job in another town. His family's contempt for Jerónimo's homosexuality makes Matías deny his true feelings for his friend, and about himself. More than ten years later Matías returns to his old town and runs into Jerónimo. With their reunion he realises there is a way of living less conventional than his: while he graduated as a biologist and works in a big company in Brazil, Jerónimo followed his vocation, lives in the place he loves and naturally accepts his homosexuality. Seeing his friend again reawakens his pre-adolescent desire and gives Matías the
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
ThrillerCairo, summer of 2013 - two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?
Action & AdventureAntboy is more popular than ever. His nemesis, Albert Gæmmelkrå, aka The Flea, is defeated and now spends his days in a padded cell at the Dragsborg institute. Just turned 13, Pelle is enjoying life as a superhero. In an ideal world, Pelle's pal Ida would be his girlfriend. But the real world is complicated and now Pelle has an unexpected rival for Ida's affections: a new boy in school who, in his own way, is a more formidable foe than The Flea ever was, a smooth operator who is fully intent on luring Ida away from him. If this isn't trouble enough, Pelle also finds himself being haunted. Antboy and Wilhelm first think a poltergeist is on the loose, but they soon realise the true nature of what they are up against when a brand new super-villain announces her arrival.
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
Action & AdventureAfghanistan, 2014. As the withdrawal of troops approaches, Captain Antàres Bonassieu and his squad have been assigned a surveillance mission in a remote valley of Wakhan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite Antàres and his men's determination, control of the secluded valley will slowly fall out of their hands, especially when, during the course of one dark night, soldiers begin to disappear, calling into question the true nature of this mysterious enemy.
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.
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.
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...?
Action & AdventureThe son of a wealthy merchant in Canton, So Chan was born with a silver spoon in mouth. Smart, ambitious, and one step away from becoming the Emperor’s top Martial Arts Warrior, he was dragged into a conspiracy between two political powers in the imperial court. Losing everything, including his family, he survived thanks to a gang of beggars who saved his life. Seeking revenge with the help of the beggars, he learned that money and status cannot define a person. With integrity and a sense of justice, even a beggar can be a real hero. In order to defeat the person who framed him and caused pain and suffering to the people around him, he worked very hard to improve his martial arts. With the help of the beggar gang chief and his daughter, and a little bit of precious Chinese liquor, he finally grasped the full essence
DramaVictor Perez was a Jewish boxer who became world flyweight champion in 1931 and 1932, but was transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp when Paris fell to the Nazis. He was forced into slave labour and made to participate in violent boxing matches for the amusement of the Nazi guards. "Surviving Auschwitz" tells Victor's astonishing, harrowing, brutal and incredibly moving true story.
ComedyIt's that holiday time of year again. Between Bastille Day on July 14th and the August 15th public holiday, life in France goes on hold. But for the campers at Blue Waves, it seems like it's the rest of the year that they put on hold.
ForeignRuthless executive Christine (Kristen Scott Thomas) takes delight in toying with the innocence of her assistant, Isabelle (Ludivine Sagnier), passing her young protege's ideas on as her own. Confident of her control over Isabelle, Christine leads her into a confusing, perverse game of seduction and domination, but ultimately underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning, leading to an all-out boardroom battle with deadly consequences.
ComedyFatah is a humble farmer in Algeria. His pride and joy is his cow Jacqueline, and he dreams of taking her to the Paris Agricultural Show.One day, to the amazement of everyone in his village, he receives an invitation to the show, and leaves home for the first time, taking a boat across the Mediterranean to Marseille. From there, he sets out to cross France on foot with his beloved cow. Along the way, Fatah and Jacqueline have some surprising encounters in this heartwarming and sometimes uproarious road-trip adventure. An eye-opening and touching journey across the France of today.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
BollywoodRaised in a remote tribal village, Shivudu grows up a carefree young man who relentlessly pursues his heart's desire. This leads him on an adventure to a completely unfamiliar territory. On this journey, he falls in love with Avantika, a Nishada soldier. To win her over, Shivudu takes on the dangerous mission of rescuing Devasena from the tyrant King Bhallaladeva. Shivudu manages to free Devasena and during their escape, uncovers the truth behind his mysterious past. A flashback unfolds here with King Vikramadeva of Mahishmati passing away suddenly, leaving behind an empty throne and an orphaned son, Bahubali. The kind and righteous Sivagami, wife to Bijjaladeva and biological mother to Bhalladeva, goes onto adopt her nephew and raises him as her own. This decision however, bears consequences; having to share his mothe
DocumentaryTrapped in “the world's largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean - they are the surfers of Gaza.
ComedyAs it does every summer vacation, the Blue Waves campsite welcomes back our old friends, the Pic family, Jacky and Laurette, Gatineau (recently divorced from Sophie), and the ever-dependable Patrick Chirac. And this year, Patrick has decided to test carsharing. Thinking he’s going to cross France with a certain Vanessa, he ends up with three guys: Robert, the charmer, Benji, the good-looking kid, and José, the bigmouth. And of course, after carsharing, Patrick finds himself trying out tentsharing...
ForeignA remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, during the Conquest of the Desert. Captain Gunnar Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen) has come from Denmark with his fifteen-year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When he wakes up the Captain realises what has happened and decides to venture into enemy territory to find them. Jauja is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.
RomanceRaimund 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Action & AdventureBattle Royale is back. It's time to return to the island and kill your friends, because the cult Japanese movie that defines twisted action and sickening violence is ready to shock you all over again. In a world where teenagers have no respect and adults are losing control there can be only one solution: Battle Royale! Now, see what happens when you let a high school class loose on an island, arm them and then give them a simple choice... Kill your friends or have them kill you; with poison, cross-bows, machetes and dynamite. "Beat" Takeshi Kitano (Violent Cop, Zatoichi) is a teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges. Kidnapped and gassed, his class wake up with exploding metal rings around their necks. If they rebel, they could lose their heads. Now they have three days and only one is permitted to survive this
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...
ForeignAlexandre Taillard De Worms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he stalks the world stage, from the floor of the United Nations in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. There, he calls on the powerful and invokes the mighty to bring peace, to calm the trigger-happy, and to cement his aura of Nobel Peace Prize winner-in-waiting. Alexandre Taillard De Worms is a force to be reckoned with, waging his own war backed up by the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficacy. He takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and money-grabbing Chinese. Enter the young Arthur Vlaminck, graduate of the elite National School of Administratio
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.
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.
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 & 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).
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.
DocumentaryInvestment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.
HorrorLiving amongst the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, Shideh is left to protect her young daughter, Dorsa. When a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbour that the cursed missile might have brought in djinns - malevolent spirits that travel on the wind.
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
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.
ForeignLove, the first film in the 'Paradise' trilogy takes place on the beaches of Kenya. Known there as 'sugar mama's', European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman travels to the vacation utopia. Paradise: Love tells of older women and younger men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.
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.
DramaGeorges (Daniel Auteuil) is outstanding as a Parisian who cannot face his demons. The well-known host of a literary TV talk show, Georges finds himself the target of an anonymous stalker who sends video tapes of his house as seen from across the street, in stationary shots that run as long as two hours. There's no commentary, but the message is clear - You're being watched. Accompanying the videos are child's drawings full of obscure, crude, bloody images. Georges' wife, Anne (Juliette Binoche), who works in the publishing business, is understandably rattled. At first, Georges has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time and Georges too comes to believe that he knows the perpetrator. Curiously and tellingly he
DramaIn a small German town after World War I, Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz, killed in battle in France. One day a young Frenchman, Adrien, also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions.
Action & AdventureA mysterious young man left for dead with a gunshot wound to the head jolts awake after months in a coma. Realizing that the man has lost his memory and identity, young nurse Ailin renames him Ishmael. Their peace is short-lived when Ailin is violently taken by ruthless criminals. Determined to save the woman who rescued him, Ishmael has no choice but to accept the dark truth that a lethal personality awakening within him is the key to revealing his true identity.
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.
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.
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.
Action & AdventureA quiet and honest physician, Wong Kei-Ying avoids conflict and focuses on saving lives. His medical ethics are of utmost importance - above any conflict in value, politics or power. Pretending to fight a local opium gang, the new governor of Canton, the ruthless and treacherous Wei, fools Wong into helping him. In reality, Wei just wants to control the business to keep all the profit for himself. When Wong finally fings out the truth, it is almost too late. Wei captured and tortured Wong's mentor and teacher, forcing him to become addicted to opium. Desperate to save his teacher, Wong agrees to help Wei to purify the opium to make even more profit. Secretly, he tries to find an antidote to the addiction but inadvertently gets himself addicted. Before his dies, the teacher passes on the illustrations of the legendary S
ComedyNorth of France, Sainte-Gudule, 1977. Suzanne is the submissive, housebound wife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol, who oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and ‘trophy housewife’. When the workers go on strike and take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone’s surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when Robert returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated...
AnimeIt’s a whole new deal! For the first time, Yugi, Jaden & Yusei are together in an all-new adventure! With his world crumbling into chaos, a masked menace known as Paradox travels into the past to eliminate the source for his world’s destruction - the Duel Monsters card game! Standing in his way are three legendary duelists who will do whatever it takes to save what’s on the line - their friends, their family and the game they love. For the first time ever, Yugi, Jaden and Yusei will team together and battle with all their hearts in a duel that will decide the past, present and future!
Action & AdventureShot entirely on location in the wild Amazonian jungle near Machu Picchu, Aguirre, Wrath of God stars the legendarily volatile Klaus Kinski as Don Lope de Aguirre, a power-crazed sixteenth-century explorer who leads a troupe of conquistadors on a doomed expedition in search of El Dorado, the fabled 'City of Gold'. A visceral, ambitious exploration of megalomania and savage beauty, Aguirre remains one of Herzog's most brilliant achievements and one of German cinema's totemic masterpieces.
HorrorArriving at their remote lakeside holiday home, a middle class family are alarmed by the unexpected arrival of two young men who soon begin to subject them to a twisted and horrifying ordeal of terror. With characteristic mastery, Haneke turns the conventions of the thriller genre upside down and directly challenges the expectations of his audience, forcing viewers to question the complacency with which they receive images of casual violence in contemporary cinema.
ClassicsRoberto Rossellini's portrait of life under Nazi occupation remains remarkable for its sheer immediacy, tension and power. The film follows Manfredi (Marcello Pagliero), a partisan leader, as he attempts to evade the Gestapo by enlisting the help of Pina (Anna Magnani), fiancée of a fellow member of the resistance, and Don Pietro (Aldo Fabrizi), the priest due to oversee her marriage. Shot on the ravaged streets of the city and in the studio, Rome, Open City remains extraordinarily powerful to this day.
ForeignIn New Zealand, wealthy French businessman Charles Doumeng sees his world fall apart when he finds out he has an incurable disease. In his sixties, with no family or heirs and only a few weeks to live, he’s hit by a sudden resurgence of affection and decides to track down his sister in the west of France who he hasn’t seen for 50 years. In Mauprivez, a little village near Nantes, 35-year-old Corinne, a solicitor’s clerk with money problems, stumbles on the ad Charles has placed to find his sister with the promise of a vast reward. She sets out to seek the missing woman, but when her efforts are unsuccessful, she decides to create a bogus family with the help of those around her. The ruse works brilliantly. On the other side of the world, Charles is delighted to have found his rightful heirs. But life can be full
ComedyArcachon (Southwestern France). August. Jean-Pierre Savelli, an employee of the Clermont Ferrand Insurance Co., has just learned that his fiancée, Valérie, wants to take a break. Hoping to get back on his feet and to find a little bit of calm and serenity, he decides to try a different vacation destination... He soon arrives at the Blue Waters Camping grounds where he runs into Patrick Chirac and his gang of inveterate campers. Break out a cold one and let the vacation begin!
DramaHelmer, a farmer, takes care of his elderly father in the remote Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. As he attempts to find happiness within himself, a series of encounters with adolescent farmhand Henk awakens desires he has tried hard to repress. Based on Gerbrand Bakker's international bestseller ‘The Twin’, ‘It’s All So Quiet’ is characterized by an ambient beauty: a reflection on solitude and sexuality.
RomanceThe 1990s. Eighteen-year-old Lina arrives in Paris to study. She has come to find what she has never found in her homeland of Lebanon: a certain kind of freedom. With her survival instinct as her only luggage, she floats around Paris to the rhythm of her love affairs. Because, when you are eighteen years old, you dream of embracing the whole world and not just a single boy...
BollywoodA chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he's the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying?
ComedyStefie, an unremarkable teenage loner, is recruited by Jean-Sé, Martin and Lea to record their daily capers with his cellphone. The four pranksters decide to set up a stunt that goes beyond anything they’ve done so far… But this time, who will be the victim? Prank is a funny, cruel and transgressive coming-of-age tale about first loves, friendship and the loss of innocence.
Kids & FamilyTroublesome twins Zip & Zap are punished and sent to summer school at Hope, a strict re-education centre run by Falconetti, who forbids all forms of fun. They form the Marble Gang, the children’s resistance, in order to defy the evil headmaster. Guided by intelligence, bravery and unbreakable faith in friendship, they uncover a mysterious secret hidden deep within the school and end up having the most exciting adventure of their lives.
ThrillerHye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’être. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother, and sometimes behaves in ways that are stupid or simply dangerous. He is a constant source of anxiety for everyone. One day a young girl is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder. An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force that closes Do-joon's case too quickly inspire his mother to act on her own—to act as Mother in its purest form. Summoning all her maternal instincts and trusting no one, she sets out to find a killer and prove her son's innocence.
IndependentIt’s a sweltering summer before the final year of school and Billie and Laura share every secret except for Billie’s biggest secret - she’s crazy in love and sleeping with Laura’s boyfriend Danny. When Billie’s social worker mum takes Isaac into her care the delicate balance of the three friends’ lives is disrupted. Laura drifts away from Danny as she is drawn to Isaac, while Isaac is compelled by Laura’s joy. Billie resents Isaac and is consumed by feelings of envy and betrayal. As the summer heat continues, the life of the four friends is now changed forever - their secrets are revealed and they are left to confront the consequences.
HorrorDulce is a mother who encountered apparitions in her old house, where a terrible prophecy was unleashed leading to her husband and two children being murdered. Thirty years later, now an old woman and released under house arrest, she returns home to unravel the mystery and tragedy that has lived with her.
ForeignLasting is an emotional love story about Michał and Karina, a pair of Polish students who meet and fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare brutally breaks into their carefree time in the heavenly landscape and throws their lives into chaos.
Action & AdventureSkilful swordsman, Lei Li is wrongfully suspected of a treasury house theft. Lung Er Zi, another swordsman and gang boss, further incriminates Lei Li by giving false evidence. Lei Li challenges Lung Er Zi to a duel, saying that if he loses, he will cut off his right arm and retire from sword-fighting, Lung Er Zi, fighting with a special stick, overpowers Lei Li, who true to his word, cuts off his arm.
ForeignThe Weekend Sailor is a new feature documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first crewed sailing race around the world in 1974. The most demanding sailing quest in history.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 & 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
DramaParis, 1957. 21 year old Yves Saint Laurent was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. During Saint Laurent’s ground-breaking show, he met with another fate when introduced to Pierre Bergé. Three years later, the two founded the YSL Company. In spite of his obsessions and his private demons, Yves Saint Laurent was about to revolutionize the world of fashion with his modern and iconoclastic approach.
RomanceA forbidden love between two police cadets, Marc and Kay, is at the centre of this brave and uncompromising film. Against the backdrop of intense physical training, the men grow close and instantly Marc is drawn to the handsome and charismatic Kay. Marc begins to realise desires he never knew he had, as feelings begin to intensify between them. Being a married man and a father to be, Marc is torn between his family and his love for Kay. Leading a double life, he finds himself in free fall and realises that try as he may, he will never be able to make everyone happy. Branded the German Brokeback Mountain, 'Free Fall' is an honest and beautiful tale of courage, love and acceptance.
DramaIn what is already being heralded as one of her greatest performances, Marion Cotillard plays Sandra, whose employment is threatened when, behind her back, upper management offer the workforce a significant bonus if they vote for Sandra to lose her job.
With only a single weekend to spare she must confront each of her co-workers and persuade them to change their decision so she can maintain her livelihood.
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?
DramaA monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay... come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.
DramaMay 1945: Stranded with her younger siblings after their Nazi parents are imprisoned during the dying days of WWII, the young Lore (a stunning breakthrough performance by Saskia Rosendahl) leads the remains of her family across war-torn Germany. Among the chaos of a defeated nation, Lore encounters Thomas, a young Jewish refugee who begins to follow and help them. Lore finds her fragile reality shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire for Thomas, and as the consequences of her parent’s actions and beliefs slowly become apparent, she must begin to face the darkness within herself…
Shot in bold, striking style by Cate Shortland’s (Somersault) keen, eloquent, cinematic eye, LORE is a mesmerizing, meticulously realized vision of a harrowing yet moving story.
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.
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.
ComedyOscar winning Director Pedro Almodovar returns to his hilariously outrageous roots with the highly-charged comedy 'I'm So Excited!'. The action takes place above the clouds as the pilots of a stricken airliner battle to make it to Mexico City. In face of danger the crew decide to forget their own personal problems and await their fate with a smile. They devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two words: sex and death
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.
Action & AdventureDuring the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country general CAO CAO (Jiang Wen), enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land GUAN YUN CHANG (Donnie Yen). However, Guan Yun Chang is a loyal friend of CAO CAO’s enemy LIU BEI. To persuade the peerless warrior to fight, Cao Cao takes his beloved QI LAN (Sun Li) hostage.