Tsui HarkIn the mode of "Leon, The Professional" and "La Femme Nikita", a former professional assassin has left his past behind and created a new and honest life for himself and his family. When events force him back into the world of crime, he discovers that nothing, even in his carefully designed new life, is quite what it seems.
Jan SvankmajerYoung Jean Berlot's mother has died in the lunatic asylum at Charenton. On his way home from the funeral he spends a night at a roadside inn. There he has a vivid dream: the same dream he always has in times of stress, in which two hospital orderlies in white coats try to force him into a straitjacket. After a violent struggle, Berlot always wakes up to find that the room has been completely demolished. Another guest at the inn, the Marquis, witnesses the nightmare and its results. He pays for the damage and invites Berlot to his castle. On the way he hears Berlot's story when his father died his mother, who was much younger, went mad with grief. Since then Jean, who takes after her, has been haunted by the idea that he too will end up in an asylum: hence the nightmares.
Sang-soo HongTale of Cinema uses the trope of a film within a film to tell two stories, that of a depressive young man (Ki-woo Lee) who forms a suicide pact with a friend (Ji-won Uhm); and the tale of a filmmaker (Kim Sangkyung) who sees a film that he believes was based on his life, and who meets the actress from the film with view to turning their onscreen relationship into reality.
Ferzan OzpetekElena and Antonio are not made for one another. Their personalities and life choices are too different. They see the world differently, they relate differently to others, they think and live differently. They’re polar opposites. What's more they're both very much taken. Yet despite all this they are swept away by a mutual attraction they struggle to fight. This gorgeous Italian drama follows Elena as she balances the demands and rewards of intimacy vs responsibility over thirteen years of passion, friendship, and heartache.
Apichatpong WeerasethakulSoldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including coloured light therapy, to ease the men's troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt's cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers' enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.
Chen KaigeFrom the acclaimed director of Farewell, My Concubine comes The Emperor and the Assassin a visually stunning epic, exploring the devastating price one country pays for peace and one man pays for power. Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao (Gong Li) helps Ying Zheng concoct an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy. When Ying Zheng's peaceful mission explodes into a brutal holocaust, a disillusioned Lady Zhao is forced to question her loyalty and her lover's destiny.
Abbas KiarostamiPalme d'Or winning-filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's acclaimed film documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals - with whom they form an ambivalent relationship - to be archaeologists or telephone engineers, the visitors' behaviour and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman seem strange and their true motives are shrouded in mystery. Haunting and visually stunning, 'The Wind Will Carry Us' is an absorbing, abstract meditation on life and death and the divisions between tradition and modernity that stands among Kiarostami's best works.
Philippe FalardeauAfter the tragic passing of their well-liked teacher a school class is left shaken and fragile. A new primary teacher is appointed, the mysterious and charming Bachir Lazhar who, as each day passes, earns the trust of the class and allows them to grieve. Lazhar's compassion has a huge impact on the most sensitive pupils, but unbeknown to them, he is also fighting his own personal battles that have left him emotionally vulnerable. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-nominated Incendies and directed by veteran filmmaker Philippe Falardeau, Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012.
Tinto BrassPresented for the 1st time in a superb, wide screen, anamorphic version, showcasing Brass’ luscious photography and carefully choreographed set-pieces and showing off the spectacular, titanically proportioned, Serena Grandi, whose completely uninhibited, gleeful naturalness perfectly embodies the Miranda character, and permitted Brass to push explicit eroticism to the doors of hardcore. Based on the Carlo Goldoni play, Serena Grandi is Miranda the landlady of a “taverna” who must choose between the many men who wish to conquer and tame her.. She lustfully juggles her lovers: a rich politician, a local gigolo and an American GI, while taking malicious pleasure in tormenting her own innkeeper … until her search for love is rewarded – and so is the chosen man!
Laurent TirardDiane (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...
Jakob M. ErwaAfter a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that his mother and twin sister aren‘t speaking to one another. Not willing to confront his family during the last days of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend, Kat, eating ice cream and playing dress-up. As the school year begins, a new student arrives – the handsome and mysterious Nicholas. Smitten, Phil watches his crush as he runs around the track after school, and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. However, when first love‘s volatility comes to light, Phil realises he must deal with the problems of his past, in order to deal with the issues of his present.
Jan SvankmajerFrom Jan Svankmajer, award-winning director of Faust, comes a dark, surreal fable about parental responsibility. Bozena and Karel long to have a baby and when one day he uproots a tree stump that looks like a child, her runaway maternal desires bring it to life. It proves, however, to have an insatiable appetite as it devours both the cat and the postman. In desperation they lock it in the cellar to starve it but their next door neighbour feeds it secretly and is eventually forced to offer Karel and Bozena when leftovers aren't enough.
Didier Le PêcheurWhen Jocelyne, a seamstress in the northern French town of Arras, finds out she’s won €18 million on the lottery and that she can now have anything she wants, she only has one fear: losing her modest way of life made up of simple pleasures that she cherishes more than anything. But fate can be obstinate, and by renouncing this fortune for too long, she triggers a hurricane that changes everything. Everything except her.
Grímur HákonarsonIn a secluded valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their prized ancestral line of sheep. But a long-term grudge means that they haven’t spoken to each other for four decades, passing messages via the sheep dog.
When a lethal ovine disease suddenly appears in the valley, the authorities move in to cull all of the livestock. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up easily and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle, and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the sheep - and themselves - from extinction.
Hannes HolmBased on the international bestseller by Fredrik Backman, Hannes Holm’s 'A Man Called Ove' has received widespread international acclaim since premiering on the festival circuit, picking up multiple accolades, including a European Film Award for Best European Comedy and two Oscar® nominations. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. Having entirely given up on life, his days are spent in a constant monotony of enforcing housing association rules and visiting his wife Sonja’s grave. But when a boisterous young family moves in next door, immediately incurring his wrath, things take an unexpected turn. Pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her lively children are the complete antithesis of what ill-tempered Ove thinks he needs – and yet, from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship blooms and Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks come to light. A wistful, heart-warming tale of unreliable
Jafar PanahiA taxi driver is driving through the vibrant streets of Tehran. Diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is none other than the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his car, transforms the car into a mobile film studio, and captures the spirit and contradictions of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive. Banned from travelling and making films in 2010, Jafar Panahi has managed to astonish us with his beautiful trilogy composed of This Is Not a Film (2011), Closed Curtain (2013) and now Taxi Tehran, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.
Papu CurottoMatías 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 chance to choose his real feelings over his family mandates. 'Esteros' tells, in parallel, these two moments of the love story between Matías and Jerónimo.
Safy NebbouWhen Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet, his ghostwriter, are at the summit of their collaboration, Auguste decides to pass himself off as Alexandre in order to seduce Charlotte, a fervent admirer of the great man.
Mikel RuedaIbra, a 14-year-old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city, alone and disoriented. He has just been informed that he will be deported in two days, so he has packed up and run away. He is alone with no place to go. Rafa, a Spanish boy the same age as Ibra, runs into a club toilet like a bundle of nerves. Outside, there is a girl, Marta, waiting for him. A girl that expects from him far more than he can give. These two boys' paths are about to cross.
Bertrand TavernierAlexandre 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 Administration, who is hired as head of "language" at the foreign ministry. In other words, he is to write the minister's speeches. But he also has to learn to deal with the sensibili
Christian DuguayAt the beginning of the 1980s, abandoning a promising career as a lawyer, Pierre Durand devotes himself, body and soul, to his passion: show jumping. Supported by his father, he invests everything in a young horse called Jappeloup, even though no one else thinks Pierre has made the right choice. Too small, too temperamental, and too unpredictable, the horse has many flaws but also has remarkable poise and abilities. From competition to competition, horse and rider progress and impress the horse-riding world. But the Olympic Games in Los Angeles are a terrible failure and Pierre becomes aware of his weaknesses. With help from Nadia, his wife, and Raphaëlle, Jappeloup's groom, Pierre wins the horse's trust and builds a relationship which will lead them both to the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988.
Guðmundur Arnar GuðmundssonA remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Þór and Kristján experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.
UnknownAn idyllic remote Irish fishing village - replete with twinkly-eyed eccentric Waking Ned Devine characters - is invaded by enormous tentacled creatures from the sea who are picking off the villagers one at a time. The inhabitants learn that the one thing the creatures don't like is alcohol, it makes people taste horrible, so they realize that in order to stay alive, they're going to have to get as drunk as possible.
Haifaa Al MansourWadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale that she wants desperately so she can race her friend, Abdullah. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself. At first, Wadjda’s mother is too preoccupied with convincing her husband not to take a second wife to realise what’s going on. Soon enough Wadjda’s plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school. Just as she is losing hope of raising enough money, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school. She devotes herself to the memorization and recitation of Koranic verses, and her teachers begin to see Wadjda as
Maren AdeWinfried 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’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become, and in all the madness, Ine
Nicolas BaryThere’s something odd about the Malaussène tribe; something fishy, some might even say abnormal. But if you take a closer look, happiness reigns in this cheerfully chaotic family, where the mother is always on an amorous quest to spread out the paternity of her various children. For Benjamin Malaussène, the oldest son in charge of this horde and a professional “scapegoat” in a Paris department store, life is never dull. But when strange things start to happen wherever he goes, attracting the suspicion of both the police and his co-workers, it soon becomes vital for him to know why, how, and above all who could be after him. Benjamin leads his own investigation alongside an intrepid journalist known as Aunt Julia to find out answers.
Dany BoonIn this tiny border town between France and Belgium, life is all about customs. So when headlines announce the opening of the E.C. borders in the early 90's, a loud cry of panic goes up – "Noooooooooooooo!" Ruben is a Belgian customs officer with an abiding hatred of all things French. Mathias is the French customs officer who’s secretly in love with Ruben's sister, the girl from the chocolate shop, Louise. The couple’s love will be tested by a series of hilarious misunderstandings involving a drug smuggling ring, a frog-hating Belgian father, and Ruben’s desire to see his sister get married… to a Belgian colleague, that is. It’s waffles vs. camembert, in a fight to the finish.
Erik Poppe'The King’s Choice' is based on the true story of the three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the invading German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting them, the Royal Family is forced to flee from the capital. They decide to go their separate ways, without knowing if they’ll ever see each other again. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision - one that may cost the lives of him, his family and all of Norway.
Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la PatelliéreVincent (Patrick Bruel), a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited to dinner at the charming apartment of his sister, Elisabeth (Valérie Benguigui), and brother-in-law, Pierre (Charles Berling), where he catches up with his childhood friend, Claude (Guillaume de Tonquédec). Whilst waiting for Anna (Judith El Zein), his younger spouse who is always running late, his fellow guests happily bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood... But when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.
Godfrey ReggioMiramax Home Entertainment and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Best Director, Traffic, 2000) present Naqoyqatsi ("Life As War"), from filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, in collaboration with composer Philip Glass, whose original score features renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In this cinematic concert - the concluding film of the Qatsi Trilogy preceded by critically acclaimed Koyaanisqatsi ("Life Out Of Balance"), and Powaqqatsi ("Life In Transformation") - mesmerizing images reanimated from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques, chronicle the shift from a world organized by the principlesof nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the virtual. Extremes of intimacy and spectacle, tragedy and hope fuse in a tidal wave of visuals and music, giving rise to a unique artistic experience that reflects Reggio's vision of a brave new globalized world.
UnknownPierre 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.
Antonio HensRomantic and super sexy, this drama concerns an intense love affair between two hitherto heterosexual young men in the slums of Havana. Reinier and Yosvani are best friends and soccer mates. Handsome Reinier, in order to support his mother, wife and baby, prostitutes himself to older male foreigners while the shy Yosvani is reluctantly engaged to a girl and lives with her bombastic loan shark father. After a furtive kiss at a nightclub, the two young men, barely containing their pent-up desire, follow-up with a lusty roof top encounter, where they quickly fall hard for one another. And as their love intensifies, the challenge is not with them but with the unforgiving outside world…a world they so desperately want to escape from. The two leads, Reinier Diaz and Milton García, deliver charismatic and captivating performances as the sexually-charged lovers in this unforgettable drama by director Antonio Hens (Clandestinos).
Dany BoonPhilippe 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.
Sylvain WhiteParis. 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.
蘇有朋Based on Keigo Higashino’s award-winning novel, The Devotion of Suspect X follows a professor (Wang Kai) assisting in a murder investigation, only to find that a longtime rival and friend (Zhang Luyi) from his early university days may be involved.
Alice RohrwacherOn her family’s farm in the quiet and beautiful Italian countryside, twelve-year-old Gelsomina divides her time between watching out for her sisters and helping her father with his bee-keeping. One day their peaceful existence is interrupted when television competition Countryside Wonders and its glamorous host (Monica Belluci) arrive, offering tantalising rewards for the most traditional Italian produce. Gelsomina is eager to enter the family and their pure golden honey, but faces resistance from her father who is more concerned with the bureaucracy threatening to derail their family business. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix.
Oskar RoehlerBerlin, 1939. Ferdinand Marian is an actor, one of the best of his generation. Marian is married to a beautiful Jewish woman whom he deeply loves. One day, he’s offered the starring role in the new Nazi party’s anti-Semitic production, a film based on the novel Jud Süss. The part would make him a star. Marian turns it down but finally gives in to Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’ unrelenting pressure and even worse, his charm. The actor unwittingly plays into the Nazis’ plans and his attempt to give the film’s Jewish protagonist a human touch makes the film the most successful propaganda film ever made...
Zeresenay Berhane MehariA bright 14-year-old girl kills a man after being kidnapped for forced marriage. She is arrested for murder, and the elders of her Ethiopian village want her executed.
A tenacious young lawyer arrives from the city to represent her, arguing that it was self-defense. She boldly embarks on a collision course between the civil justice system and customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal-aid practice to save the girl’s life.
Based on a real-life story, and Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie.
Philippe LelloucheJuly 1976, the year of the heat wave. Claude, an Algerian Jew who came to France 15 years earlier, takes his young wife Isabelle, his two sons Simon (12) and Bibou (8) and his mother-in-law Mamie to Brittany. It was Isabelle who, after having caught Claude in the throes of adultery, chose for this vacation to return to Le Rocher Abraham, the village where she was born. The day after their arrival they are joined by two other couples. The holidaymakers are viewed with distrust by the locals. Algerian Jews from Paris and provincial Catholics don't mix comfortably. But gradually, the suspicion wanes, giving way to friendship, laughter and holiday romance. Over this long hot summer, Claude and Isabelle get their marriage back on track, while Bibou and Simon, spend a memorable summer discovering the world of grown-ups.
Raúl RuizA portrait of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolise the Art Nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century. Director Raúl Ruiz transports us back to the year 1918 where Gustav Klimt (John Malkovich) lies on his deathbed. We follow Klimt's feverish visions back to the Austrian pavilion at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, where he is awarded the gold medal for his work entitled "Philosophy". At the pavilion he encounters the film magician, Méliès, with the mysterious French dancer, Lea de Castro alongside the “Secretary", an oppressive fatherly figure who accompanies Klimt through the film like a shadow. Gustav Klimt's paintings have a fascinating expressiveness, passion, sensuality, and like his own life, are dedicated to women. Way ahead of his time, he was celebrated in Paris but condemned in his home town of Vienna for being provocative.
Laïla MarrakchiSummer in Tangiers. A family comes together for three days in their home following the death of the father to share their memories and to grieve his loss, according to Muslim tradition. They have left the beach behind and swapped swimsuits for djellabas as everyone gathers in a show of mourning. The emotions are further heightened since this man left behind him an entirely female immediate family. Sparks start to fly when Sofia jets in from New York after several years away. The youngest daughter, she made a new life for herself as an actress in America, but she only ever gets roles as the terrorist in US series. Her return provides the opportunity to settle some scores with her sisters, as the order once maintained by the patriarch breaks down. Between laughter and tears, a collective hysteria leads each of the women to face up to some home truths.
Michaël R. RoskamDirected by Michaël R. Roskam ('Bullhead', 'The Drop'), 'Racer and the Jailbird' is a fast-paced, high octane thriller set against the backdrop of a brutal crime gang in Brussels. When Gino (Matthias Schoenaerts, 'Far From the Madding Crowd') meets Bénédicte (Adèle Exarchopoulos, 'Blue is the Warmest Colour'), it’s love at first sight, passionate, unconditional, fiery. She is working in the family business, and she also drives cars on circuits. Gino is that kind of normal guy, cool, handsome... but he hides a secret. The kind of secret that can endanger your life and the lives of those around you. Gino and Bénédicte will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love.
Eric LavaineIsabelle (Valérie Lemercier), head of HR for Costa Cruises, has made the cardinal error of having an affair with her boss (Lionnel Astier). But before the inaugural cruise of the company’s flagship vessel, he decides to throw her out of his life and out of her job! Some women seek vengeance with poison, others with firearms or scandal. Isabelle opts for Rémy (Frank Dubosc), a flamboyant loser who has screwed up everything on land, and who thinks that maybe he’ll do better at sea. She signs him up as on-board entertainer. At first, he proves to be the worst nightmare for the Chairman and Cruise Director (Gérard Darmon). But gradually, Rémy finds his way on this floating palace, and with it, love and success. He changes his own destiny and that of all those who sail with him.
Joachim TrierThelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja - feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.
Georges LautnerSerrano, a virtuoso at the art of blackmail, is dead. Plenty of people with skeletons in their closets are happy about it and Xavier Maréchal wouldn't exactly be upset either if it weren't for his friend Philippe admitting that he committed the murder. Indeed, Serrano's death was not an accident.
Yann GonzalezAround midnight, a stylish young couple and their exuberant transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen. Each comes with their own dark and impassioned secrets, unravelled in sequences and flashbacks, in a night that will stay with you long after. Writer-director Yann Gonzalez’ sensual and erotic debut feature played during Critics’ Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and stars former international footballer, Éric Cantona and cult legend, Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) in this kitsch ode to love and lust. With electrifying music by M83, helmed by Anthony Gonzalez, You and the Night is sexy and stylish evoking the style and substance of Almodovar, Ozon and Lynch.
Xavier DolanXavier Dolan’s astounding debut received an 8-minute standing ovation when it premiered in Cannes 2009, it has also won various awards including Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and C.I.C.A.E. award.
Teenager Hubert is torn between his affection and contempt for his single mum and her ways. Amidst the shadow of his love/hate feelings for his parents and their ways, he is also discovering the mysteries of adolescence and his own sexuality. The strong passion between the mother and son unfolds as a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection.
Stars Dolan and future collaborators Suzanne Clement ('Laurence Anyways') and Niels Schneider ('Heartbeats').
François OzonFrom Acclaimed director Francois Ozon (8 Women) comes the seductively sinister Swimming Pool. Sarah (Charlotte Rampling) is a best selling murder-mystery writer, tired of London life. Looking for fresh inspiration for her next novel, she accepts an invitation from her publisher John (Charles Dance) to stay in his rural French holiday home for some much needed peace and quiet.... But before long the silence is shattered as John's teenage daughter, Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), arrives without warning, and the battle begins between her easy-living and wild one-night stand and Sarah's old fashioned values. Part siren, part seductress Julie systematically unleashes her charms on the men of the village and seems destined for real disaster. Unsettling truths and disturbing events are unearthed as life at the house and in the village takes one bizarre turn after another.
Martin ZandvlietInspired 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 men should be treated with contempt - bringing him head to head with Rasmussen in a final showdown. Directed by Martin Zandvliet and starring Roland Møller and Mikkel F
Eric ValetteState Affairs is a suspenseful, action-packed French political thriller in which three main characters cross paths a corrupt politician, his henchman, and a hard-boiled female cop. A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora believes there's a connection between them, much to her superiors chagrin. As Nora investigates, getting dangerously close to the powers that be, the murders and betrayals accumulate, and signs point to a state affair at the heart of it all.
Alain CorneauRuthless 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.
Gilles BourdosThe Côte d'Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden - and in the face of his father's fierce opposition - he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit... and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.
Hirokazu Kore-EdaThe 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or-winning film from visionary director Kore-eda Hirokazu ('Nobody Knows', 'After the Storm') is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan. After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Lily Franky, 'Like Father, Like Son') and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu's wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together - until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets... With universal themes of family and belonging, 'Shoplifters' is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.