DramaAcademy Award® winner Gary Oldman gives a “towering performance” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama DARKEST HOUR. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James, DARKEST HOUR is a powerful, inspirational drama.
DocumentaryStudio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism - a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolise an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
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.
ClassicsThe finest cult film known to humanity! Two struggling, unemployed actors decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District – one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty. Based on the real-life experiences of former actor-turned-writer/director Bruce Robinson, Withnail & I has become one of British cinema’s most fondly remembered comedies. A cult film in the truest sense that has also become a classic. Perfectly cast, with career-defining roles for Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown. Crammed with irresistibly quotable dialogue, Withnail & I is a sheer delight, even on the umpteenth viewing.
DramaSet in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
ThrillerWorking his way to the top on Wall Street, Changez (Riz Ahmed) is a promising business analyst who catches the attention of an influential and tough to please mentor Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland). With his career on the up and up, and starting a passionate relationship with the beautiful and talented Erica (Kate Hudson), Changez has a future to look forward to. Then 9/11 occurs at the height of Changez’s success, forcing him to be judged with tainted eyes as a young Pakistani man, resulting in him returning to his homeland. There he is free from alienation and suspicion but a chance meeting with Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, brings the reality of the world’s situation crashing down. From award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Funda
DocumentaryDirector Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all. HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspir
ThrillerThe unbelievable true story of Barry Minkow, the youngest person ever to defraud Wall Street and who by the age of 21 was worth a staggering 100 million dollars. After being sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud, racketeering, money laundering, embezzlement, and tax evasion you would think a lesson was learnt but in the case of Minkow, once a con, always a con. This roller coaster ride of power, sex, greed and money includes an impressive cast of Mark Hamill (The Last Jedi), James Caan (The Godfather), Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation), Armand Assante (American Gangster), Talia Shire (Rocky, The Godfather), Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustle) and introduces Justin Baldoni.
DramaIn 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China’s capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Miller (Christian Bale), an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle and the ensuing occupation takes shelter, joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen courtesans, equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls. Struggling to survive the violence and persecution wrought by the Japanese army, it is an act of heroism which eventually leads the seemingly disparate group to fight back, risking their lives for the sake of everyone. Through treacherous surroundings and facing unimaginable evil, The Flowers of War, inspired by tru
DramaStarring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner Jame
DocumentaryGranted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before - through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush. Executive produced by Michael Moore, The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman, and explores how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death.
DocumentaryBuilt around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight. McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.
ComedyGreg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell and Alan Arkin star in this hilarious comedy about hitting the road...and driving to the edge of insanity! Seven-year-old Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin) wants to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in far-off California, but it’s going to take the combined efforts of her dysfunctional family.
ComedyJenny Taylor (Amanda Bynes) has found her ideal man who she just knows would sweep her off her feet. The only problem? He's Jason Masters (Chris Carmack), the world's biggest rock star. Hoping for a chance to get close to her idol, Jenny takes a job in his favourite Caribbean resort with her best friend Ryan (Jonathan Bennett). When Jason is washed overboard in a storm, Jenny jumps in to save him and the pair find themselves stranded on a seemingly-deserted tropical island. Jenny discovers that they have landed mere miles away from the resort, but instead of telling Jason the truth she lets him believe they are stranded so she can make him fall in love with her. As Jenny's plans fall apart, she begins to realise her personal paradise may have been closer to home all the time...
DocumentaryTIME TRIAL gives us an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film. David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again. A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling. We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows. It's as if it were ourselves struggling through the bumpy roads of France. David bluntly and fearlessly narrates his last season in the saddle, intimate and immediate, along with the intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all.
DramaDavid Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as 1960s celebrity psychiatrist R.D. Laing who revolutionised the treatment of people diagnosed as mad. Mad to Be Normal reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland's greatest ever minds. Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were diagnosed as mentally disturbed. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia, causing outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changed attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world.
ComedyIn the northside of Dublin, Jimmy Rabbitte aspires to manage the world's greatest band, with only one music in mind: soul. By advertising for applicants in a newspaper and asking around to promising acquaintances, Jimmy holds auditions at his parents' home and assembles a band together. Unlike his idols, Jimmy's band is white. With the help of Joey "The Lips" Fagan, a veteran musician who answers the ad and joins the band and who has unlikely stories about meeting and working with famous musicians, Jimmy begins to whip the members into shape - gradually coming together beautifully onstage, only to have the group fall apart in a clash of egos.
RomanceBAFTA Award-Nominee, Miles Teller (Divergent, Whiplash) and Analeigh Tipton (Lucy, Crazy Stupid Love) team up in what is being hailed as the romantic comedy of the digital age. Heartbroken by the collapse of her wedding engagement and egged on by her roommate Faiza (Jessica Szohr, TV’s Gossip Girl) and her boyfriend Cedric (Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi) Megan (Tipton) boldly propositions Alec (Teller), a cute and funny guy she meets online, for her first ever one-night stand. However when a paralyzing blizzard hits the city trapping them in Alec’s cramped Brooklyn apartment she is sheepishly forced to take shelter with an equally mortified Alec. Forced to spend another day and night together, Megan and Alec decide that they have the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience that inevitably leads them to a very
ThrillerIn order to free his family from financial worries, Marc Duval (Gilles Lellouche), a Frenchman expatriated to Gibraltar, becomes a spy for French customs. From petty trafficking to shady cargo, he progressively wins the trust of Claudio Pasco Lanfredi (Riccardo Scamarcio), a powerful cocaine importer tied to the dangerous Columbian cartels. This in-depth immersion in the world of drug trafficking forces Marc to take increasing risks. But, as he rises in the cartel hierarchy, he also discovers easy money, temptation and a luxury lifestyle. Permanently living on a knife edge, only his lies keep him alive. When English customs join the game to arrest Lanfredi, it becomes even more dangerous and Marc's family risks paying the price.
HorrorWhen brothers Justin (Benson) and Aaron (Moorhead), former members of a “crazy UFO death cult”, receive a mysterious videotape in the mail, they find an eerie calling card from their past inviting them back to attend an event called “The Ascension”. Despite Justin’s initial apprehension, the two agree to return for one day. At first, their old cult friends seem warm and welcoming, but things soon begin to turn strange and the two brothers find themselves drawn ever more into a vortex of bizarre rituals, strange messages, unseeable forces and sinister supernatural secrets that threaten to tear apart the very fabric of reality.
HorrorTen friends on a college break, take a road trip into the mountains of New Mexico. Their destination is a secluded resort so far off the beaten track that it takes a full tank of petrol to get there. Upon arrival, they find the resort is completely deserted. With their cars out of fuel and no phone signal, the friends are forced to stay in the hope that help will come. But when members of the group suddenly begin disappearing in the blink of an eye, the realisation that something is very wrong begins to grow, as does the tension within the group.
ComedyTHE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent
Sci-Fi & FantasyWhen an atomic bomb see's the world decimate in to an apocalypse, a group of twenty one must decide who, out of them, stays alive and who must die. The 'chosen ten' must be selected based on their skill set and value to perpetuate the human race. This is the dilemma a class of philosophy students face when their predatory professor challenges them in an end of society experiment. The philosophical exercise quickly becomes deadly as each of the group turn against each other in a desperate fight for survival that blurs the lines between theory and reality.
ComedyAn award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion”. When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age”.
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.
Kids & FamilyHope Gracin is known as "the girl dying of cancer" and has embraced this identity as well as anyone dying of cancer possibly could. After all, it had brought her popularity at school, a boyfriend from Australia, straight A’s from sympathetic teachers, and endless affection. However, when Hope finds out that she is in remission, her whole world is turned upside down. She loses the things that she thought were important seemingly overnight and lashes out at those who actually love her. In time, she must learn to shed the superficiality that cancer had brought her and embrace the beauty of living without an expiration date.
ThrillerVincent, a brilliant young man, has not taken the royal path that his studies laid out for him. Instead, he works as a baggage handler at an airport. When checking a diplomatic pouch, his colleague Gérard is killed by the explosion of a perfume bottle. Vincent surprises the bag's owner, a Syrian, picking up his luggage. The French counterintelligence agency, the DST, obliges Vincent to accept a deal: in exchange for his collaboration with the French and British secret services in catching the men implicated in the explosion, he won't be taken to court for the robberies he's committed while baggage handling. The investigation leads Vincent to London, where he must get near a British businessman, Peter Burton, who is linked to the Syrian agents. The DST and MI5 suggest that Vincent should seduce Burton's wife, Claire, a
Sci-Fi & FantasyA signal from the other side of the universe is received by a hive-like society. Two scientists, Cane and Eva, are chosen to leave home and journey many light years to find and colonise the distant world that sent this transmission. As their telepathic connection to home weakens, they begin to question the morality of the mission and the very meaning of their own existence in the isolation of deep space.
ThrillerSet in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Writer/director J.C. Chandor's enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future.
DramaViggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Ring trilogy) stars in Captain Fantastic, the funny and heartfelt journey of a father raising his six children off-the-grid.
In the American wilderness, Ben (Mortensen) teaches his kids survival skills and home-schools them with a challenging curriculum and a healthy dose of anarchy. But when tragedy strikes and the family is forced to leave their self-created paradise, Ben begins to question the choices he has made for his family.
Adventurous and immensely enjoyable, Captain Fantastic is a refreshing take on the challenges of parenthood.
DocumentaryThis year’s must-see music doc. The incredible story of a tiny Alabama recording studio that produced some of the greatest hits of all time. Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Alicia Keys and more bear witness to its magic.
DocumentaryLauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously photographic journey, memoir, and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.
DramaFollowing the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father.
DramaAlice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
DramaJohnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny's life forever. Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted Bri
DocumentaryA unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, Mountain is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
Music DocumentariesMillions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new Oscar winning film 20 Feet from Stardom, director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung talents who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonising with others. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, 20 Feet from Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Spri
ComedyWhen she becomes unexpectedly pregnant by a guy pal, a 16-year-old girl in small-town Minnesota decides to give her baby to the "perfect" couple she locates from the classified ads, only to discover that the impending adoption is pushing them towards divorce and causing her to fall in love with the biological father of the child.
Drama'Katie Says Goodbye' is the heart-wrenching story of an optimistic and kind-hearted young woman named Katie whose life takes a dramatic turn when a new romance blossoms. Living in a struggling desert town in Arizona composed of little more than a trailer park and a small diner, Katie (Olivia Cooke) dreams of a new life in San Francisco. In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As Katie draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life requires, she encounters a young ex-convict named Bruno (Christopher Abbott). Katie quickly falls in love, much to the dismay of Bruno’s co-workers at the local auto body shop. As a relationship with Bruno begins to form, the delicate harmony o
DramaAcademy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) stars in this inspirational true story from the director of Dallas Buyers Club and based on the best-selling novel. After years of reckless behaviour, Cheryl sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, all on her own—an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and redemption.
DramaPart one of Ayn Rand's classic novel. Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling - Orange is the New Black) runs the largest remaining railroad company in America, Taggart Transcontinental, with intelligence, courage and integrity despite the systematic disappearance of her best and most competent workers. She is drawn to industrialist Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler), one of the few men whose genius and commitment to his own ideas match her own. Rearden's super-strength metal alloy, Rearden Metal, holds the promise that innovation can overcome the slide into anarchy. Using the untested Rearden Metal, they rebuild the critical Taggart rail line in Colorado and pave the way for oil titan Ellis Wyatt (Graham Beckel) to feed the flame of a new American Renaissance. Hope rises again, when Dagny and Rearden discover the design of a revolu
ComedyJanet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet - the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy features a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall.
DocumentaryIt's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. The complex, interdependent relationship between Leon and Kubrick was founded on devotion, sacrifice and the grueling, joyful reality of the creative process. By entering their unique world, we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless cinema is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.
Sci-Fi & FantasyFifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – and the high-water mark – with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Described by its director as “
SportsSteel City Media and Creative Concept bring you the much anticipated new feature film 'GAMBLE', bringing some of Downhill Mountain Bike racing's most talented and charismatic riders together and releasing them from the confines of the tape. Narrated by the infamous Alan Ford from ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock’, the top dogs of downhill have been united round the table and they ain’t here to mess about. Filmed all across the World in locations such as Argentina, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa and featuring a powerhouse lineup including Greg Minnaar, Josh Bryceland, Steve Peat and Loic Bruni and more, this mob of reprobates are not afraid to get loose. With the chips well and truly on the table, get ready to go all in with raw speed, a heavy hitting soundtrack and virgin locations. GAMBLE is tailored fo
DramaAshton Kutcher is Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple innovator and groundbreaking entrepreneur. This inspiring and entertaining film chronicles Jobs’ early days as a college dropout, to his rise as the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and forced departure from the company. More than a decade later, Jobs returns and single-handedly sets a course that will turn the once-tiny startup into one of the world’s most valuable companies. His epic journey blazes a trail that changes technology, and the world, forever. Jobs is a riveting story of a true American visionary, a man who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. Co-starring Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
ComedyThe misadventures begin when Miles (Paul Giamatti), an un-recovered divorcé and would-be novelist with a wine fixation, decides to gift old college buddy and washed-up actor Jack (Thomas Haden Church) with a celebratory trip to the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley the week before Jack's wedding. The two couldn't be an odder couple. Jack is an over-sexed charmer; Miles is a sad-sack worrier. Jack is looking for his "last taste of freedom"; Miles just wants to taste perfection in a bottle. Jack is fine with cheap Merlot; Miles pines for the elusive, perfect Pinot. Indeed, the only thing they seem to share in common is the same heady mix of failed ambitions and fading youth. And yet, as they make their way up the coast, Miles and Jack soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Both men careen dangerously and comi
DocumentaryWhat if most modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change – embracing fat as our main fuel – is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet. Since the beginning of time mankind has depended on a diet consisting largely of plant based foods, fats and proteins with little to no carbohydrates, The relatively recent shift in traditional eating habits has caused a major decline in health globally. The Magic Pill investigates the stories of several patients, many of them sufferers of chronic and severe medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and cancer, detailing their incr
DramaFrom award-winning playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) comes this delightfully witty comedy of eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They're aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, "The History Boys" is an engaging, thought-provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life.
DramaThe global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis, found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the world. But the motor is dead, there is no one left to decipher its secret, and someone is watching. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the world is stopped for good.
HorrorA brilliant, brooding and flat-out frightening supernatural chiller from the producers of modern horror classics The Witch and The Void, featuring The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden.
After her father dies, teenager Leah is forced, by her unstable mother, to leave her friends behind and move to a house in the woods. Feeling isolated and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to invoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Terrified by strange occurrences, and stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell, but soon realizes she has awoken something in the woods... and nothing can prepare her for the terror that has been unleashed.
DocumentaryA five year journey. Thousands of miles biked. Unlikely champions born. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, team members Mathew Hayman, Esteban Chaves, Simon Gerrans, Matthew Keenan, Phil Liggett, and Robbie McEwen show the true meaning of "All for One. " Follow the most tremendous Aussies on their long road to success becoming Australia's first ProTour cycling team.
Action & AdventureManji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine...
SportsThis biographical drama chronicles the life of one of the world's greatest footballers. Under the guidance of his coach, Vicente Feola (Vincent D'Onofrio), the young Pelé (Kevin de Paula Rosa) rises from the slums of São Paulo and utilises his street soccer skills to lead Brazil to a 1958 World Cup victory at the age of just 17.
HorrorAn infirmary patient awakens from a coma to an empty room...in a vacant hospital...in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come...
RomanceSenna (Sharon Stone – 'Casino'), a struggling clothing designer who hasn’t quite found herself and has given up on finding her soulmate. Despite attempts by her best friend (Famke Janssen – 'X-Men') and overbearing mother (Ellen Bursytn – 'The Exorcist') to get her to settle down and pursue her passion of fashion design, Senna continues down a path of irresponsible behaviour, lost jobs and casual hook-ups with younger men. All seems to be spiralling out of control for Senna until her 46th birthday party, where she meets her match with a handsome lawyer, Adam (Tony Goldwyn – 'Belko Experiment'). Expecting never to meet again, the two serendipitously reunite at her 47th birthday party where Senna’s life begins to flourish into something beautiful.
ComedyAfter winning over the staff and students of Milford High School, chemistry teacher Richard Martinez aka Bianca Del Rio (Roy Haylock) sent her nemesis Vice Principal Deborah “Debbie" Ward (Rachel Dratch) to jail in a flawlessly executed plan. When Debbie is released from jail, she conjures up a scheme to do away with Bianca Del Rio once and for all, by luring her on a dangerous journey to Russia to accept a teaching award and cash prize. Filled with laughs, celebrity cameos and America’s drag superstars, HURRICANE BIANCA: FROM RUSSIA WITH HATE is packed with surprises and unlikely partnerships that spark friendship and acceptance.
DocumentarySet inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. "The Work" offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.
DocumentaryIn the bodybuilding world, Ronnie Coleman is known as The King. He achieved the impossible - putting on nearly 300 lbs of muscle while still maintaining a shredded and symmetrical physique. He shares the world record for most Mr. Olympia titles, the Super Bowl of bodybuilding, at eight victories. But greatness on that scale comes with a price. Nearly 20 years later, Ronnie Coleman has had multiple spine and hip surgeries. He can barely walk and is in constant pain. Now facing yet another spinal surgery, Ronnie reflects on his legendary bodybuilding career and looks ahead at what his future will hold. A man with nonstop conviction, dedication to family, and remarkable willpower - witness the ultimate exploration of bodybuilding’s biggest legend yet.
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.
DocumentaryFrom acclaimed directors Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of a superstar, an “American Princess,” the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn't free to be herself and died from a drug overdose. She was only 48 years old. Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive recordings, Whitney 'Can I Be Me' tells Whitney Houston's incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.
Sci-Fi & FantasyIn the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith - East of Eden) - a jumble of disparate, fading memories - has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm - Mad Men) that looks exactly like her deceased husband Walter. This is a Prime, a holographic simulation programmed by Marjorie's daughter (Geena Davis - Thelma & Louise) and her husband Jon (Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption) to feed the story of her life back to her. But as their interactions develop it becomes clear that each of them has a very complex relationship with their shared histories, with each other, and with this new technology they've invited into their home. Based on Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer-nominated play, Marjorie Prime is an exquisite exploration of memory and identity featuring stellar performances from its a
DocumentaryThe last few years have been decisive for the Turkish state. Once fiercely democratic and secular, Turkey under Erdogan has seen an erosion of liberties and the consolidation of power in one man's hands.
ComedySix unemployed men, inspired by a touring group of male strippers, decide they can make a small fortune by putting on a striptease show of their own - with one small difference. They intend to go the "full monty" and strip completely naked! In this hilarious, heartfelt comedy, these six friends discover the inner strength to bare it all in front of the world. Featuring the music of Donna Summer, Gary Glitter, Sister Sledge and Tom Jones.
HorrorSix years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.
DocumentarySince igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.
DocumentaryMindfulness: the art of simply being present. From Oprah to Phil Jackson to Anderson Cooper, it’s an art practiced by some of the world’s most successful people. Brought to the west by Zen Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who was once nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mindfulness has recently gained enormous mainstream popularity in both the media and in mental health treatment. Featuring testimonies from Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Stone, Oliver Stone, Cesar Milan, and many more, this documentary shows you how to embrace mindfulness in your own life.
ForeignParis. A choir master is found mysteriously murdered in a church, his eardrums blown out. Investigating is homicide Police Commander LIONEL KASDAN, just-retired but desperate to come back to action. Kasdan teams with Interpol Captain FRANK SALEK, a short-tempered younger cop. Together, they try to uncover the secrets of an international organization and crack this unusual case, leading to the captain’s childhood and a dark secret from his past.
Action & AdventureBAFTA nominated ‘Kajaki: The True Story’ follows a small unit of British soldiers positioned on a ridge overlooking the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province in 2006.
Acclaimed across the board and declared as the ‘British Hurt Locker’ (Charles Gant, 'Heat'), never before has the brutality of war been so beautifully shot in this tense and powerful story of a three-man patrol unit who sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock.
Faced with unimaginable terrain and miles from home, this band of brothers end up in a dried out river bed where one of their unit detonates a land mine, resulting in life changing injuries. Confronted with adversity, the rest of the unit does what they do best; they do not give in. Setting in motion a desperate and determined rescue mission, where time is against them if they are going to sur
IndependentIn 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. Starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Bronson follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson.
Action & AdventureFBI agent Gretchen Blair (Denise Richards - 'The World Is Not Enough') is on a flight to Washington D.C. when the man seated beside her makes an unusual offer. He explains that the plane they're on is about to be hijacked, and promises to pay her fifty million dollars if she can get him safely back on the ground. When a gang of professional thieves takes control of the plane, she realises he isn't joking. Soon Gretchen finds herself caught in the middle of an elaborate mid-air heist, fighting to save the passengers while the thieves tear the plane apart, searching for the stolen loot hidden somewhere on board.
RomanceThe "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding to convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life. She impresses the family with her genuine, if unstable charm. Along the way they fall into an improbable love.
Sci-Fi & FantasyTwo years ago, a deep space mining vessel went dark and has been drifting through space since. Though the suspicion is that the crew killed each other, what truly happened is a mystery and why they would kill each other even less clear. Now a rescue team is tasked with investigating the ship and finding some answers.
DramaAfter powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Ci
ComedyCommitted to pranks and a love of syrup, the Super Troopers have turned arrest into an art form and become specialists at screwing with motorist's minds while screwing up on the job. For these highway patrolmen, the only thing better than a good prank is one-upping arch rivals - the Spurbury Local Police. But the town isn't big enough for both police forces. Budget cuts mean one force will have to go, and odds are that means the highway "super" troopers will be the first to go. Aware of the fact that their heads are on the chopping block, the super troopers try to play by the rules until a dead body, a stash of pot and an obscene little monkey enter the scene. They immediately spring into action, but, the local police are also quickly on the case. A race to catch the bad guys ensues as both forces hysterically try t
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
Action & AdventureWhen the daughter of veteran 911 call centre operator, Pamela (Mischa Barton) and her estranged husband, Jeremy (Luke Goss), a senior police officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left in a state of desperation. With no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules, Pamela must send messages through dispatch, to scatter all police and fire units to remote locations throughout the city. Chaos ensues. Not knowing who the kidnapper is, or why this has happened, the one thing they do know is that if they fail to discreetly collaborate with one another, they won't only be risking their daughter's safety, they will also be responsible for facilitating the biggest crime in the city's history. Now, they must race against the clock to make the hardest choice of their lives: save the city or their daughter...
ComedyBased on the best selling book, Surprise Me, this heart-warming and hilarious romantic comedy follows Genie, a surprise party planner with a phobia of commitment who, when she meets the practically perfect Jeff, begins to realise her true feelings about her friend Danny. As Genie's relationships progress and her confusion heightens, she is hired by a Hollywood producer to throw a surprise wedding. But who is the bride and will Genie ever discover that with life and love sometimes what's real in life is a surprise?
DramaZama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
DocumentaryA mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow
ThrillerA Belfast Story explores life after terrorism. Set in a city which has weathered hundreds of years of hatred, thirty years of bombs, and a war without winners, just victims, a new era brings new risks. There is peace, but that too can also be deadly, as Colm Meaney stars as a man weary of doing right. Times are changing, car bombs are less common and terrorists find themselves out of work, but old habits die hard. While most go quietly into the night, he must find the few who won’t comply. Haunted by his own past failures, he knows that he will only get one last chance not to repeat the same mistake, and this time, the blood could be on his hands. When a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. A greying assassin has stopped walking his son to school, purely precautionary, and his old comrades
DocumentaryAshley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story is a heartwarming and hopeful film that exposes the plight of Asian elephants and the people who work tirelessly to save them.
Drama'Northern Soul' is the story of a youth culture in the 1970's, which changed a generation. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production line, two young boys dream of going to America to discover rare records which will help them become the best DJ's on the scene. This journey forces them to confront rivalry, violence and drug abuse and their friendship is tested to the limit. This is Northern Soul.
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.
Music DocumentariesA feature-length documentary on Beyoncé's life followed by her spectacular concert performance in Atlantic City. Offering a rare glimpse into the realities of Beyoncé's life, the documentary sheds light on the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, business-woman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother.
Action & AdventureA dysfunctional team of young assassins set out to make a name for themselves by killing the most notorious hitman of all time, Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Hiring a documentary crew at gunpoint to record their every step, including the undeniable proof of the execution itself, they attempt to discover Gunther's true identity and whereabouts. But before the team can even cock their guns, things go from bad to the most horrible ever; Gunther is onto them, and gleefully plots some deadly punishment of his own. The infamous killer torments the team, turning them against each other, as he remains seven moves ahead. It doesn't take long for the hunters to become the hunted in this non-stop, cat-and-mouse dark comedy.
DocumentaryThe Reagan Show is an all-archival footage documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan's rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Tracing the Communicator-in-Chief’s impeccable discourse, it is made evident how he uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical White House press corps, and the looming threat of World War III. Chock full of wit and political irony, and told solely through 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, this story from CNN Films explores Reagan’s made-for-TV approach to politics as he faced down the United States’ greatest rival. The Reagan Show also
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.
HorrorA group of young people head to Ibiza for the holiday of a lifetime: all the sun, sea and debauchery they can handle. Leaving the girls behind, the lads get in to an exclusive club where the performers are the undead. But one of the lads’ drunken antics lead to the zombies escaping their restraints! Soon all hell breaks loose and no one on the party island is safe. Starring Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Matt King (Peep Show), and Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey).
DramaA former hotshot lawyer, now in recovery from alcoholism and estranged from her family, must take on the case of a young woman wrongfully convicted of murder in order to regain the trust of her peers and above all else, custody of her daughter. The case will challenge everything she vowed to uphold, as she is thrown into a world of lies, violence and deception, where fighting for what’s right may mean fighting for her life. Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld, Total Recall) stars in this intelligent and tense thriller with powerful supporting performances from Nick Nolte (Gangster Squad, Warrior) James Cromwell (The Green Mile, The Artist, Spider-Man 3) and Anna Anissimova (The Whistleblower).
IndependentWhen Tom Proctor's dad dies his world falls apart; his brother joins the army, his mum is threatened with eviction and Tom gets into trouble with the police. Tom's life is turned around however when he's paired up with park ranger Al Thorpe in this enchanting coming-of-age story set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
DramaFrom the directors of "Basic Instinct" comes a daring new film that breaks all barriers. Leave your inhibitions at the door and experience the sensation of Showgirls Las Vegas, the pleasure capital of the world, where stardom can be found...at a price. Fuelled by naked ambition, Nomi Malone (Elisabeth Berkeley -"First Wives Club") is willing to pay that price, working as a "stripper" and "lap-dancer" in the seedy back room of the Cheetah Club. She is soon discovered by Cristal (Gina Gershon - "Bound"), the seductive star of the biggest, sexiest show in Vegas, who, together with her lover Zack (Hyle MacLachlan - "Twin Peaks") gives her a chance to fulfil her wildest dreams. Behind the glamour lies a sordid side of the nightlife, full of traps set with lust and jealousy. Enter the world of Showgirls, it's hot, it's wild,
ThrillerAt a remote site during a Canadian winter, a group of archaeologists have made a startling discovery: The tip of a mysterious, ancient structure, which bears some archaic engravings. The crew, led by Jensen, attempt to decipher it but some mysteries are better left buried. As they delve further into the structure's origins, things at their camp turn strange. Communications fail, local workers suddenly disappear and the men are stricken with a terrible illness. It's not long before they begin to feel the effects of solitude and then things get really bad...
Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres & Claire McCarthy
DramaThe very best of Australian screen talent combine to recreate the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. Seventeen directors from diverse artistic backgrounds each direct a chapter from the novel, with a star-studded cast that includes Cate Blanchett.
Linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever.
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.
DramaEvery year, the Xhosa tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognises the nature of Xolani's relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.