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Ghost Town Anthology | guest: Denis Côté

Ghost Town Anthology | guest: Denis Côté

The backwater village of Irénée-les-Neiges somewhere in Quebec is shaken by the death of 21-year-old Simon. The pragmatic mayor objects to the arrival of a psychologist – she believes the reclusive community with its modest population of 215 can cope on its own. But the opposite is true: the frigid days drag on forever, the old order has become unsustainable, and mysterious figures are slowly emerging from the fog. Things that seem strange and incomprehensible, though, can sometimes be based in things more familiar than we might wish. This melancholic and witty, poetic and political film by Québécois director Denis Côté takes advantage of the traditional iconography of ghost films to tell a metaphorical tale of our fear of what is “different”.

L'Année dernière à Marienbad / Last Year at Marienbad

L'Année dernière à Marienbad / Last Year at Marienbad

This experimental New Wave film features stunning imagery, while deliberately avoiding conventional plot and character development. At an elegant European resort, a man encounters a woman and claims they met at a spa the previous year. But the woman, who is accompanied by another man, responds with apparent bewilderment.

Blanche Comme Neige / White as Snow

Blanche Comme Neige / White as Snow

Claire, a beautiful young woman works at her late father's hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to get rid of Claire who finds shelter in a farm where she's allowed to break free from her strict upbringing through encounters with seven "princes".

Rebelles / Rebels

Rebelles / Rebels

Roubaix, une lumière / Oh Mercy!

Roubaix, une lumière / Oh Mercy!

Christmas night in Roubaix. Police chief Daoud roams the city. Burn out cars, violent altercations... In the face of poverty, deception and distress, Daoud knows who is lying and who is telling the truth. Fresh out of the police academy, Louis has recently joined Daoud's crew. Young, awkward and easily misled, he constantly misunderstands those he encounters. Daoud and Louis are confronted with the murder of an old woman. The old woman's neighbors -- two young women, Claude and Marie -- are arrested. They are addicts, alcoholic, lovers... they terrify Louis. But Daoud never judges them. He speaks, he listens to them. With words, rising beyond the horror of their crime Daoud will find a way to give two murderers back their humanity.

Orpheline / Orphan

Orpheline / Orphan

A young woman moves to Paris with a disastrous past. When she becomes a woman and thinks she's finally free from her past's shadows, some characters show up and she gets the chance to become a unique heroine.

Solo

Solo

Martín is a young Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer, who since his breakdown four years ago is a patient of El Borda, the largest psychiatric hospital in Latin America. While working on a new composition, the former child prodigy and most promising talent of his generation, Martín is now trying to to overcome his mental illness (schizophrenia) and return to life outside the walls of the asylum and back on the concert stages. SOLO tells unique, yet universal story about the obsession with perfection and creation, narrating the evolution of a human being who draws his strength from his own fragility.

Yao

Yao

From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his fugue and brave 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while driving towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots.

Une fille facile / An Easy Girl

Une fille facile / An Easy Girl

Naïma has just turned 16. This summer, she will have to decide what she wants from life if she doesn't want to miss out. Then her cousin Sofia arrives - 22, with an amazing body and a dangerously seductive lifestyle. Naïma desires only to follow her own path, so long as it leads upwards... Despite the warnings of her best friend Dodo, she and Sofia will live through unforgettable encounters during a long summer that will mark them forever. A long summer on the sun-drenched French Riviera provides the setting for Rebecca Zlotowski's playful, intimate and intense coming of age story.

La fille inconnue / The Unknown Girl

La fille inconnue / The Unknown Girl

The new film from acclaimed directors the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) is a searing saga of guilt and redemption. One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It's only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. Shot through with low-key suspense and the heart-stopping realism that has become the directors' trademark, The Unknown Girl is both a gripping mystery and a profoundly human moral tale.

Solo

Solo

Martín is a young Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer, who since his breakdown four years ago is a patient of El Borda, the largest psychiatric hospital in Latin America. While working on a new composition, the former child prodigy and most promising talent of his generation, Martín is now trying to to overcome his mental illness (schizophrenia) and return to life outside the walls of the asylum and back on the concert stages. SOLO tells unique, yet universal story about the obsession with perfection and creation, narrating the evolution of a human being who draws his strength from his own fragility.

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

The film follows the journey of The Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the country-side, from village to village, farmhouse to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German.

Suchý/Šlitr: Recital ’64

Suchý/Šlitr: Recital ’64

It was the composer Franz Liszt who was supposed to have coined the term ‘recital’ for a solo performance. In the introduction to this film, the lyricist Jiří Suchý stresses that, although the programme is dedicated to two artists, only one will perform, for the most part – he himself. He performs songs whose usic was written by his colleague Jiří Šlitr (1924–1969). Viewers therefore have a chance to remember the huge talent of this Czech composer, instrumentalist, singer, and actor who died at the age of 45. Šlitr had a profound influence on Czech popular music, and together with Jiří Suchý formed a creative duo whose music and plays helped shape the music and theatrical scenes of the 1960s. And don’t worry – Jiří Šlitr also appears in the film. Living legend Jiří Suchý will re-create ‘Recital ’64’ in a special recital at Rudolfinum at this year’s Strings of Autumn, 55 years after the original was filmed.

The Art of Solo: Bobby McFerrin live in Prague 2010 + Jiří Bárta: My Attempt at a Masterpiece

The Art of Solo: Bobby McFerrin live in Prague 2010 + Jiří Bárta: My Attempt at a Masterpiece

A live film of Bobby McFerrin’s performance at a gala evening for Strings of Autumn at Municipal House in Prague. In 2010, Strings of Autumn held its first fundraising gala evening at the magnificent Municipal House in Prague. Bobby McFerrin took centre stage at a special concert that saw him perform solo, with choir, and in improvised duets with Czech guests Dan Bárta and Iva Bittová. One man’s relationship with Bach’s masterwork for solo cello. Jiří Bárta broke onto the the music scene at the turn of the ’90s, and soon joined the international elite of leading cellists. Very early in his career, he brough Bach’s 6 solo cello suites – an undisputed milestone in the history of cello pieces – into his repertoire. Jakub Sommer’s documentary follows Bárta’s struggle with the suites, as he searches for the ideal interpretation of this masterpiece. Jiří Bárta performs Bach’s cello suites at this year’s Strings of Autumn, 23 years after his first appearance at the festival.

Bobby McFerrin: ČT Live | Music on Czech TV: A Journey Through the Archives

Bobby McFerrin: ČT Live | Music on Czech TV: A Journey Through the Archives

A live film of Bobby McFerrin’s performance at a gala evening for Strings of Autumn at Municipal House in Prague. In 2010, Strings of Autumn held its first fundraising gala evening at the magnificent Municipal House in Prague. Bobby McFerrin took centre stage at a special concert that saw him perform solo, with choir, and in improvised duets with Czech guests Dan Bárta and Iva Bittová.

Music: Zdeněk Liška: A Documentary

Music: Zdeněk Liška: A Documentary

A documentary by Pavel Klusák about the important Czech composer of film music.

Suchý/Šlitr: Recital ’64

Suchý/Šlitr: Recital ’64

The best-known songs from the Semafor theatre.

Jazz Legends in Prague

Jazz Legends in Prague

Remarkable footage found in the archives of Czech Television that documents the performances in Prague of some of the greatest names in the history of jazz. As well as being a musical treasure-trove, these films also beautifully evoke the Prague of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap

After a fight between Columbus and Wichita creates a deep rift in the make-shift family that causes Little Rock to leave with a strange man, the group must band together to find Little Rock and mend the family ties. Facing new kinds of zombies along the way, the group are forced to adjust their strategies until they find an incredible new zombie hunter known only as Nevada.

Solo

Solo

Martín is a young Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer, who since his breakdown four years ago is a patient of El Borda, the largest psychiatric hospital in Latin America. While working on a new composition, the former child prodigy and most promising talent of his generation, Martín is now trying to to overcome his mental illness (schizophrenia) and return to life outside the walls of the asylum and back on the concert stages. SOLO tells unique, yet universal story about the obsession with perfection and creation, narrating the evolution of a human being who draws his strength from his own fragility.

David Lang: Youth

David Lang: Youth

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a movie director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important movie, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant voice in today's world.

Zdeněk Liška: Markéta Lazarová  | guest: Magdaléna Vášáryová

Zdeněk Liška: Markéta Lazarová | guest: Magdaléna Vášáryová

A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval Czechoslovakia - as a young virgin promised to God is kidnapped and raped by a marauder who her religious father seeks to kill in return.

Gemini man

Gemini man

Henry Brogan, an aging government assassin seeking to exit his career, finds himself going up against a younger clone of himself named Junior, who's able to predict his every move. With no other choice, Henry must uncover the truth behind Junior's creation and save him from going down the same dark path he did, all while fighting against a corrupt system determined to "retire" him at all costs.

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”), the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour. Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.

The Golden Glove

The Golden Glove

The life’s work of Fritz, a revolting and deformed drunk from Hamburg's San Pauli neighborhood, is the murder of local prostitutes. He hides their bodies in the walls of his attic apartment where the smell of the rotting flesh blends in with that of bachelorhood and the fumes from the Greek restaurant on the ground floor. The case of serial killer Fritz Honka shocked the whole of Germany in the mid-1970s and inspired Fatih Akin to make a film that is a counterpoint to most serial murder thrillers. Instead of a methodical investigation, it offers only chaos, muck, stink, and the virtually haptic experience of Fritz Honka's “hell kitchen”. With an elegance unique to him alone, Akin has created a monstrous artifact that puts the viewer’s resilience to a hard test and undermines the cult of mystery created around serial killings.

Young Ahmed

Young Ahmed

Ahmed is a 13-year-old boy who gives the impression of being a perfect machine operated by the doctrines of pure Islam. Under the influence of a bigoted imam he becomes closed off in an ideological shell. His life in liberal Belgian society turns into a series of rejections and hatreds that he projects primarily onto a friendly and unreserved teacher. Ahmed’s fanatical faith leads him to an extreme act. In their latest film, two masters of social realism look at how deep humanity is hidden beneath the load of religious doctrine and what can turn religious fanaticism around – education, social openness, or first love.

So Long, My Son

So Long, My Son

Some encounters are only for a moment, some farewells can take a lifetime. So Long, My Son is a superbly constructed family saga depicting the transformations of Chinese society amid the story of a tragedy-stricken married couple. As much an emotional melodrama as it is a penetrating study of cultural and political shifts, the film follows its protagonists over the course of three decades - from the upheavals of the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1980s to the troubled prosperity of contemporary Chinese turbo-capitalism. Unpretentious, extraordinarily moving, and masterfully filmed So Long, My Son is proof that big feelings don't need big gestures.

In the Fade

In the Fade

Katja marries the Kurdish drug dealer Nuri, hoping that he will abandon his illegal activities for good. Following his release from prison, where he has spent four years, the couple and their young son, Rocco, live in the Turkish quarter of Hamburg, running a small but thriving agency. One day, however, Katja’s happiness is shattered by a tragedy … Fatih Akin’s new film, divided into three genre-differing chapters, adroitly and in a flawless tempo combines elements of courtroom thriller and revenge drama, representing a brilliant study of people’s responses to and tackling of extreme situations. In her first German-speaking role, which justly earned her the Best Actress Award at Cannes, the superb Diane Kruger convincingly portrays a woman who as a result of a shocking experience goes on to strip off the outer husks of her personality, tossing aside all inhibitions so as to attain justice.

The Cut

The Cut

Mardin, 1915: one night, the Turkish police round up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide, he hears that his two daugthers are also still alive. He becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down. His search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On this odyssey, he encounters a range of very different people: angelic and kind-hearted characters, but also the devil incarnate.

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen

In Hamburg, Zinos has a restaurant serving poor-man's fare; he gets by, but his girlfriend has taken a job in Shanghai, he's hurt his back and can't cook, his feckless brother can be on daily parole from jail only if Zinos employs him (though his brother doesn't want to work), a school acquaintance wants to buy the restaurant property, and the tax authority and health inspector are on his case. Zinos hires a temperamental chef and loses all his customers, signs a power of attorney giving his brother full authority at the restaurant, and buys a ticket to Shanghai. Is this a recipe for disaster?

Ghost Town Anthology

Ghost Town Anthology

The backwater village of Irénée-les-Neiges somewhere in Quebec is shaken by the death of 21-year-old Simon. The pragmatic mayor objects to the arrival of a psychologist – she believes the reclusive community with its modest population of 215 can cope on its own. But the opposite is true: the frigid days drag on forever, the old order has become unsustainable, and mysterious figures are slowly emerging from the fog. Things that seem strange and incomprehensible, though, can sometimes be based in things more familiar than we might wish. This melancholic and witty, poetic and political film by Québécois director Denis Côté takes advantage of the traditional iconography of ghost films to tell a metaphorical tale of our fear of what is “different”.

It Must Be Heaven

It Must Be Heaven

Elia Suleiman lives poetry. The most famous Palestinian director returns to (feature-length) film for the first time in ten years with a melancholic, episodically constructed slapstick comedy about what home is and what defines it. Suleiman ties into the poetics of his previous films in which he has always appeared in a non-verbal main role reminiscent of Jacques Tati or Buster Keaton. It Must Be Heaven is a film dedicated to Palestine, which Suleiman is not afraid to subject to the same brand of peculiar, distinctly sarcastic, yet poetic humor that he wields against France or the USA. The latter country is the destination for the main character of this funny and touching film - a somewhat marginalized director looking for funding for a film that is apparently not Palestinian enough.

Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You

The Turner family belongs to the social class called the “precariat”, teetering at the very edge of poverty where the slightest financial upset could mean catastrophe. In a bid to provide for his family, the father, Ricky, decides to run a franchise as a delivery driver. He is used to working hard and is ready to take up any responsibility. But instead of the freedom promised him he is sunk in a network of predatorial practices, and the desperate struggle for financial survival slowly degrades the family solidarity. The Loach-Laverty creative duo follows up on their Cannes-winning film I, Daniel Blake with an empathetic story about ordinary people trying to maintain at least a semblance of dignity on the margins of society.

Joker

Joker

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

Synonyms

Synonyms

Yoav is a young Israeli who has just arrived in Paris when rather comical circumstances leave him in the bathroom of an empty and cold apartment without his clothes or any other personal belongings. He is saved by Emile and Caroline, a couple living upstairs. Yoav gets some money and clothes to start a new life. Though he may be able to escape the homeland he finds “disgusting, smelly, obscene, and crude,” he cannot escape his identity in Nadav Lapid’s sharp and penetrating satire. No matter what language you’re speaking, certain native synonyms will always stick with you.

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Stéphane is a recent addition to a special police unit in a Paris suburb. He and his experienced colleagues, Chris and Gwada, quickly notice increased tension between neighboring gangs. When the three-man team gets into a tight spot when making an arrest, one of the gangs has a drone there ready to record their every move... Inspired by the unrest in Paris in 2005, the film is set in contemporary Montfermeil – the same place where Victor Hugo’s famous misérables rose up. Now, more than 150 years later, the similarity of today’s angry youths in hoodies to Hugo’s Gavroch is more than obvious… This phenomenal debut by director Ladj Ly won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes festival.

Parasite

Parasite

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

"Brilliantly absurd story about humans lives." Like modern times’ Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. A trip that shows us the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humor and tragedy that is in us, life’s grandeur as well as frailty of humanity. With a panoramic view it is told by a bird reflecting on the human condition. The pigeon is astonished by the humans—their activities, follies, prides, and agitation, which he tries to make sense of and understand.

Dheepan

Dheepan

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.

Faust

Faust

Alexander Sokurov’s Faust isn’t an adaptation of Goethe’s text in the usual sense. The filmmaker says he shot what he read between the lines. What does the world of good ideas look like? According to the creator of the film, Faust is a mover of thoughts, a conspirator, a dreamer. But like every human being he is ruled by the most fundamental instincts: hunger, greed, and lust. Faust culminates Sokurov’s tetralogy on the nature of power. The first three films focused on actual historical figures: Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, and Emperor Hirohito – all avid gamblers who lost the most important bets of their lives. What does Faust, who belongs to literature and not politics, have to do with them? Like them he loved and propounded words that were easy to believe, and like them he was morbidly unhappy in his daily life. Evil is indestructible: it is always reborn, and Goethe spoke its essence when he said: "Unhappy people are dangerous.”

Aquarela

Aquarela

Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, from the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal and Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls in order to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms. Fragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power.

Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease

Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease

Theatre personality, musician, poet, writer, graphic artist, collector, self-professed clown, eternally young in spirit – all this is Jiří Suchý, one of the key figures of the domestic cultural scene over the last six decades. He has put on 97 plays at the Semafor theatre and has written the lyrics for 1,400 songs and the music for 500. Today, in an era beset by an onslaught of images that are often of questionable worth, this legendary figure’s tireless efforts to enrich the Czech language and its poetic nuances have been of inestimable value. Olga Sommerová lays before us Suchý’s prolific creative and civic journey through life with the subtle distinctiveness we have come to expect; she also demonstrates her singular flair for capturing exceptional moments.

A Rainy Day in New York

A Rainy Day in New York

Two young people arrive in New York for a weekend where they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures. American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber.

System Crasher

System Crasher

Likely to be one of the more divisive films at this year’s Berlinale, “System Crasher” depends very much upon whether you believe, when dealing with children saddled with severe traumas and possible neurological issues, that one-on-one attention is more effective than medication in providing a stable platform for recovery. For those skeptical of prescription-based solutions, charmed when tortured kids briefly settle down and experience the thrill of freedom, Nora Fingscheidt’s scripted debut may be an affirmative experience.

Long Live Freedom

Long Live Freedom

In this chilling story about world politics, Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political failure in the role of the disgraced ideologue and party leader, Enrico Oliveri. In the second, he embodies the shrewd genius of a madman as Oliveris unhinged twin brother who seizes control of the nation amidst the void of his brothers disappearance.

The Girl King

The Girl King

An enigmatic young woman in conflict - torn between reason and passion; between her woman's body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the conservative forces around her. Crowned Queen at the age of six, Kristina of Sweden was thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, where a court of austere, Lutheran men pressure her to marry and produce an heir to fulfill her destiny.

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other.

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Western

Western

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

The Quietude

The Quietude

The drama of three women takes place in a luxuriously appointed hacienda called The Quietude. They will be forced to face the emotional traumas and secrets of a common past lived in the time of the Argentine military dictatorship. After her father's stroke, Eugenia returns from Paris to Buenos Aires. She is meeting up with her sister Mia and mother Esmeralda, who live in the very inaptly called country villa. The sisters are close and look uncannily the same, sharing more than just the taste for the same man.

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

An association of astronomers has convened to listen to the plan of Professor Barbenfouillis, their president, to fly to the moon. With the one dissenting voice quashed by Barbenfouillis and the other members, the plan is approved with Barbenfouillis choosing five others to accompany him. Most of the preparation for the trip is in building the vessel and launching mechanism, which resemble a large bullet and a large gun respectively. Hitting the moon in the eye, the six land safely at their destination. They find that much about the moon is wonderful and fantastical, but also that much is not what they would have liked to encounter as it is life threatening. They have to find a way to get out of their alien predicament to get back home safely.

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

The film follows the journey of The Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the country-side, from village to village, farmhouse to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, cancer-stricken, dying Agnes is visited in her isolated rural mansion by her sisters Karin and Maria. As Agnes' condition deteriorates and pain management becomes increasingly more difficult, fear and revulsion grip the sisters, who seem incapable of empathy, and Agnes' only comfort and solace comes from her maid Anna. As the end draws closer, long repressed feelings of grudging resentment and mistrust cause jealousy, selfishness, and bitterness between the siblings to surface.

Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Sex, Drugs & Taxation

Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs.

 From Caligari to Hitler

From Caligari to Hitler

"Metropolis" (1927), "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), "M" (1931), "Nosferatu" (1922), "People on Sunday" (1930), "Berlin, Symphony of a Metropolis" (1927) all rank among the classics and most influential films of European Cinema. From Caligari to Hitler tells the story of early German Cinema as the story of social and cultural upheaval in the first republic, between 1918 and 1933. Siegfried Kracauer, who wrote the groundbreaking book 'From Caligari to Hitler' (1947) on this 'Weimar Cinema', is a central figure, as is Fritz Lang, the most versatile of all Weimar directors. The viewer will encounter the cast members of the young Republic's stage: Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Emil Jannings, directors such as G.W.Pabst and F.W. Murnau, writers like Billy Wilder and many more - those who helped shape the new art of cinema.

Love Island

Love Island

Love Island tells the story of a pregnant French woman who lives in Sarajevo with her Bosnian husband and their daughter. They go for a vacation at a Croatian island, where things get complicated when they all become attracted to a beautiful woman.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.

Paris-Manhattan

Paris-Manhattan

In Paris, the pharmacist Alice has been an obsessed Woody Allen fan since she was fifteen and has seen all his movies and talks to him alone in her room. When she meets Pierre in a night-club, she finds that he loves jazz and she believes he is her prince charming. But when Pierre sees Alice's sister Hélène, they immediately fall in love with each other and marry each other. Years later, Alice is a spinster that administrates the pharmacy that belonged to her father and believes that movies can heal many diseases. However her father insistently tries to find a husband for her. When the alarm technician Victor meets Alice, she does not see any future relationship with him. But one day, Victor brings Alice to meet Woody Allen in Paris and the director gives an advice to Alice.

Safari

Safari

Ulrich Seidls follow wealthy tourists going on safari to kill often endangered species. Some determinedly searching for trophies, others to enjoy. Even if every prey comes at a price., they always find a way to legitimize their own actions.

The Bélier Family

The Bélier Family

A captivating new star is born in The Bélier Family, Eric Lartigau's fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music. In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful sixteen-year-old Paula (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). She acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm. Though her salt-of-the-earth father (François Damiens) has decided to run for mayor - spurred on by her vivacious but over-involved mother (indelibly portrayed by Karin Viard) - Paula's attentions are very much elsewhere. She's witnessed the handsome new boy at school sign up for the choir, and impulsively joined too. It's not long before her music teacher (Éric Elmosnino) discovers her considerable talent, however his encouragement only exacerbates the matter of Paula's independence... Building to a heart-soaring and emotional finale, THE BÉLIER FAMILY is a feel-great triumph. Emera, making her screen debut after being discovered on the French edition of The Voice, is a genuine revelation - she lends both sincerity and joy to this deeply moving film that has been a word-of-mouth phenomenon across Europe, achieving over 10 million admissions to date and becoming France's most popular film of 2015.

Mug

Mug

Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. His family, his small hometown, his fellow parishioners all see him as an amusing freak. Jacek works at the construction site of what it is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. When a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country.

Philip Glass: Leviathan

Philip Glass: Leviathan

On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor (Roman Madyanov), who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya. To save their homes Kolya calls his old Army friend in Moscow (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), who has now become an authoritative attorney. Together they decide to fight back and collect dirt on the mayor.

Persona

Persona

A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.

The Factory

The Factory

Reacting to the fraudulent sale of a provincial factory, a group of workers is persuaded to ransom the local oligarch, owner of the premises. They are led by Le Gris, a former member of the armed forces. The time of a night, their request will turn to the taking of hostage, then to the state of siege. The confrontation will be resolved only at the first light of the morning.

The Factory

The Factory

Reacting to the fraudulent sale of a provincial factory, a group of workers is persuaded to ransom the local oligarch, owner of the premises. They are led by Le Gris, a former member of the armed forces. The time of a night, their request will turn to the taking of hostage, then to the state of siege. The confrontation will be resolved only at the first light of the morning.

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile, the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts the attention of the industry and experiences a successful beginning of her career. Ruby, Gigi and Sarah, however, will do whatever is necessary to get this "thing" for themselves.

Things to Come

Things to Come

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

Cheyenne is a former rock star. At 50 he still dresses 'goth' and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn't on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.

Milky Way

Milky Way

This work on a joint at once of several genres of the modern art - music, cinema, a video art - so him it is possible to show not only in cinema halls, but also at exhibitions. In the movie there is no dialogue, and the created images cause the most unexpected metaphysical experiences. At the same time the author doesn't impose to the viewer of certain meanings.

Lily Lane

Lily Lane

An evocative mood piece in search of a story, Lily Lane marks a return to more experimental terrain for Hungarian auteur Bence Fliegauf, whose 2011 feature Just the Wind premiered in the Berlinale competition and walked away with the Silver Bear award. Somewhere between Terrence Malick and Andrei Tarkovsky, though lacking enough narrative drive to keep us fully interested, this mystifying if aesthetically intoxicating study of childhood, memory and creepy bedtime tales should continue its festival run after an initial bow in the Forum sidebar.

Forest

Forest

We see people in a shopping mall; one man deliberately leaves a backpack behind in the crowd, which, in these nervous times, is decidedly unsettling. Seven vignettes involving the people we've seen are told. In the first segment, a young woman is annoyed to find a stranger has invaded the apartment she shares with another girl; he has brought with him a dog, which he says he will leave behind with the women, as it's his intention to commit suicide by setting himself on fire; he carries a petrol can. Story two involves two young men discussing a car they have probably stolen, but we never get to see the vehicle. Then comes the section, in which a husband complains to his wife that their 10-year-old daughter was kissed in a sexual way by one of her friends; the wife then accuses the man of invading the girl's privacy as she was showering, and we eventually see the child is secretly eavesdropping on the disturbing conversation. In subsequent segments, a couple of fishermen tell a tall tale to an incredulous girl; a woman argues with her husband, a woman-hating collector of pornography (the person who abandons the backpack); a wife tells her husband about her nightmares and the influence of her sadistic grandmother on her life; and, in a forest, two girls discuss a missing man. At the end we see all the people again in the shopping mall, the faces of the passers-by have become familiar.

Under the Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake

Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment's swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels.

The Myth of the American Sleepover

The Myth of the American Sleepover

An official selection of Cannes Critics Week and winner of the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, The Myth of the American Sleepover is a youthful and tender coming-of-age drama from first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell. In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like Dazed & Confused, the film follows four young people (a cast of brilliant young newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer – their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of love and adventure – chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties – and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth.

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries

Explores the disillusionment of an elderly physician, Professor Isak Borg, as he reflects upon his life and begins to perceive his mortality. As he travels to Lund to receive an honorary award after 50 years of medical practice, he finds himself repeatedly affected by intrusive dreams and hallucinations that expose his darkest fears. He slowly comes to realize that the choices he made in the past have created a cold and empty life, devoid of real meaning or value. Finally, he achieves redemption and reintegration through forgiveness and the love of his family.

On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul

On the outskirts of Budapest, the ageing recluse, Endre, is the reserved and saturnine manager of a small abattoir, who is used to hiding his disabled left arm along with his emotions behind a busy schedule. And then, unexpectedly, the loner's eye is caught by a shy and graceful newcomer in the office; the young Mária, the plant's cryptic and glacially beautiful quality-control inspector. Strange as it may seem, the slaughterhouse will provide the unorthodox background for a timid affair between the tender outcasts, who, even though they seem to be polar opposites, a small theft within the company's walls will prove that those two definitely share an eerie and almost spiritual bond. However, are the two dreamers, Endre and Mária, ready to embrace the catharsis of love on both body and soul?

Bécassine!

Bécassine!

Becassine was born in a small french Britanny farm, on a day where woodcocks were flying over the village. Once adult, her childish naivety remains intact. She dreams to reach Paris but her meeting with Loulotte, a small baby adopted by the Marquise of Grand-Air, will disrupt her life. She becomes her nurse and a great complicity settles between the two of them.

Beats

Beats

Set in 1994 Scotland, two best friends Spanner and Johnno are dealing with their own troubles where one lives with a criminal brother and the other is leaving to a new town with his family and potential step father. As they go in their separate ways, Spanner and Johnno head out to party on their last night out, where they steal from Spanner's brother and foray into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the forces of law and order.

The Keeper

The Keeper

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Bert's path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert. Alienated and alone, Margaret's and Bert's loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more. Heartbroken, Bert wants to give up. Equally heartbroken, Margaret insists that they move forward and that he keeps on playing.

Pride

Pride

Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

This Ain't California

This Ain't California

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of three teenagers and their passionate love for a sport on the crumbling tarmac of the streets in the German Democratic Republic, which was considered very ill-fitting. The punk fairy tale is a story of the subversive powers of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens. The film follows its three heroes from their childhood in the seventies through their teenage rebellion in the eighties, ending in the last summer of their life in the German Democratic Republic in 1989, when their life changed forever, and follows them to 2011.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

On the verge of adulthood, Adèle, a wide-eyed and reserved 15-year-old schoolgirl, can only imagine the delicate touch, the odd, yet lingeringly fervid feeling of desire and the vehement outburst of emotions of her first teenage love. Indifferent to the fumbled sexual experience with a handsome classmate, instead, Adèle is infatuated with the alluring and intriguingly mysterious blue-haired older girl she encounters in the street. Inevitably, the bohemian stranger, Emma, will creep up in Adèle's dreams, haunting her late-night deep and untamed fantasies, however, it's not long before a youthful friendship will yield to an arduous, yet ardent romance between the innocent and audacious lovers. But growing up can be hard, and just like life, love can hurt.

Snowden

Snowden

Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication -- not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora's life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone - until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women's right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971.

Being 17

Being 17

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle.

Sauvage / Wild

Sauvage / Wild

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here - longing for love. He doesn't know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.

Spitfire: The Plane That Saved the World

Spitfire: The Plane That Saved the World

They say she was beautiful. A dream. But for all her good looks, she was also a killer. Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made. Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire – told in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. With stunning aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer, the film also contains rare, digitally re-mastered, archive footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940’s when her power in the skies was unrivalled.

A Faithful Man

A Faithful Man

A couple's relationship becomes complicated when she leaves him for his best friend, and returns after he dies.

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled several years ago. He begins the search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget. She said her name was Wan Quiwen… A hypnotic, romantic neo noir by one of the most talented Chinese directors Gan Biho is a magical meditation about time and space, as well as an enigmatic poem about loss and pain.

The Bookshop

The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

I Feel Good

I Feel Good

Jacques, an ambitious man pushed from the home by his old parents, decides one fine day to become rich and famous by exploiting the vein of cosmetic surgery low cost. To develop his business plan, he took refuge at his sister Monique, director of an Emmaus village. By dint of giving them a better future, he will eventually take a whole group of companions to a clinic in Bulgaria, to all come back more beautiful.

I Feel Good

I Feel Good

Jacques, an ambitious man pushed from the home by his old parents, decides one fine day to become rich and famous by exploiting the vein of cosmetic surgery low cost. To develop his business plan, he took refuge at his sister Monique, director of an Emmaus village. By dint of giving them a better future, he will eventually take a whole group of companions to a clinic in Bulgaria, to all come back more beautiful.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and a 30-year-old François Truffaut sequestered themselves in a windowless Hollywood office for a weeklong conversation. The result: the seminal book "Hitchcock/Truffaut," published a half century ago, dissecting every film Hitchcock had made until then, illuminating his masterful techniques, making the case for the popular director as an artist, and influencing generations of filmmakers. Kent Jones brings "the Bible of Cinema" to invigorating life. He interviews filmmakers whose work has been profoundly influenced by Hitchcock - Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Olivier Assayas, and many others.

In Order of Disappearance

In Order of Disappearance

The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Osamu and his family live in poverty in Tokyo. Trying to make ends meet, he and his son shoplift. They live in a humble abode on the periphery, forming with the other members of the household a weird clan of petty criminals. One day, Osamu discovers a little homeless girl, playing alone in frost weather on a balcony. After taking her home, he informally adopts the abandoned child. Osamu’s deed results in revealing the mystery within the shoplifters’ clan and casts doubt on the traditional notion of family. Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is a sensitive, multi-layered, refined drama about unconditional love and the dignity of the poor.

Here Is Harold

Here Is Harold

For over 40 years, Harold has been running a successful business, "Lunde Furniture" together with his wife, Marny. But this comes to an end when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door to Harold's small furniture shop. Harold and Marny lose both their shop and their home to the bank, and to make matter worse, Marny is starting to lose her memory. In mounting anger and desperation, Harold wants revenge. He arms himself with a pistol, gets into his old Saab, and sets off for Älmhult, Sweden, in order to kidnap his Nemesis - the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad. But unfortunately, Kamprad is quite happy to be kidnapped.

Astro Kid

Astro Kid

Following the destruction of their ship, the young Willy is separated from his parents with whom he traveled in space. His spare capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet. With the help of Buck, a survival robot, he will have to hold until the arrival of a rescue mission.

The Wave

The Wave

Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village - and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord - it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger's warning center, geologist Kristian is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he's about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn't right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming everything in its path.

In the Shadow of Women

In the Shadow of Women

Pierre and Manon are a pair of poor documentary makers, who scrape by with odd jobs. When Pierre meets young trainee Elisabeth, he falls for her, but wants to keep Manon at the same time. But the new girl in his life finds out that Manon has a lover. When she tells Pierre, the time comes for difficult decisions all round.

In the Basement

In the Basement

Maverick director Seidl (DOG DAYS, the PARADISE trilogy) delves into yet another exploration of the dark underside of the human psyche with a look at Austrian basements fitted out as private domains for secrets and fetishes. No desire or proclivity is off limits to Seidl's camera, which takes in the opera-singing gunslinger, the Hitler-loving brass band, a hunter of exotic species, and the passionate devotees of S&M with an equal measure of curiosity and compassion.

Utøya: July 22

Utøya: July 22

We meet Kaja (18) 12 minutes before the first shot is fired at the Utøya summer camp July 22nd 2011, which soon is to be the worst day in modern Norway's history. They know about Anders Behring Breivik's bomb in Oslo, but is he here now?

Taxi

Taxi

A day with a taxi driver in Teheran. A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive…

The Woman Who Left

The Woman Who Left

After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Sunset

Sunset

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán's tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

Glory

Glory

A reclusive Bulgarian railway trackman finds millions of cash spilled on the tracks and turns them in to the police. When the transport ministry's head of PR Julia Staikova decides to use him as a diversion from a corruption scandal, his simple life falls victim to the grinder of bureaucracy.

Short Skin

Short Skin

Since childhood Edoardo has been suffering from phimosis, a penis malformation which prevents him from experiencing sexual satisfaction. Now seventeen, he starts to feel some pressure from the outside world. Apparently everyone around him talks and thinks about sex: his friend Arturo, so obsessed with losing his virginity that is wanting to pay for it, his parents, encouraging him to declare his love to Bianca, even his little sister Olivia, looking for a good partner for the family dog Teagan. Edoardo's lack of confidence starts changing with the casual meeting of a new girl, Elisabetta, and the unexpected approach of Bianca. Forced to come out of the shadow he was hiding in, Edoardo tries first to solve his problem with clumsy strategies, finding finally the courage to face his fears.

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

Knight Antonius Block returns to Sweden, after having fought in the crusades, only to find misery, plague, fanatical religious practices and Death - with whom he has a long game of chess...

Sami Blood

Sami Blood

A 14-year-old girl (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) belonging to the Sami people, a Scandinavian ethnic minority, is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. She must soon choose between new academic opportunities or staying true to her cultural identity, all while weathering the storms of adolescence.

Sacro GRA

Sacro GRA

After the India of Varanasi’s boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the killers of drugtrade, Gianfranco Rosi has decided to tell the tale of a part of his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome’s giant ring road—the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA—to discover the invisible worlds and possible futures harbored in this area of constant turmoil. Elusive characters and fleeting apparitions emerge from the background of the winding zone: a nobleman from the Piemonte region and his college student daughter sharing a one-room efficiency in a modern apartment building along the GRA; a botanist making audio recordings of the interiors of palm trees to detect and then poison the insects that are devouring them like a plague; a modern day cigar-smoking prince doing gymnastics on the roof of his castle, surrounded by the sea of new apartment buildings proliferating around him; a paramedic in an ambulance eternally on duty treating car accident victims along the vast road; and an eel fisherman living on a houseboat beneath an overpass along the Tiber River. Far from the iconic sites of Rome, the GRA is a repository of stories of those at the edges of the everexpanding universe of the capital city.

The Family Friend

The Family Friend

Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend". One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of Rosalba, his daughter. Geremia falls in love at first sight with the bewitching creature and and soon indulges in a "beauty and the beast" relationship...

Pig

Pig

Iranian directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and a blacklisted director, Hasan Kasmai, is curious about only one thing: Why isn't the killer after him?

Redoubtable

Redoubtable

Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love. They marry. But the film's reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc. The events of May '68 will amplify this process, and the crisis that shakes the filmmaker. Deep-rooted conflicts and misunderstandings will change him irrevocably. Revolutionary, off-the-wall, destructive, brilliant, he will pursue his choices and his beliefs to the breaking point... As he did with The Artist, Academy Award winning director Michel Hazanavicius delivers another tribute to classic cinema, both wildly funny and deeply moving.

Men & Chicken

Men & Chicken

Men & Chicken is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal," ingeniously cast against type) about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers-each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies-living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they're reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together. This inventively bizarre and outlandish comedy is directed by acclaimed, Oscar-winning director Anders Thomas Jensen and also stars David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.)

Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.

Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

We all have three lives: a public, a private and a secret life. Once the secret life was well hidden in the archives of our minds, today in our Sim cards. What would happen if that tiny card started to talk? Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

The Grump

The Grump

The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin The Grump's day. Our story unfolds as The Grump takes a fall from his basement steps, hurting his ankle. He has to spend a weekend in Helsinki to attend physiotherapy. The Grump doesn't like this for four reasons: 1) He has to take a taxi. 2) He can't take daily care of his wife, an Alzheimer's patient. 3) He can't drive, which means he might have to sit in a car with a female driver. 4) He has to spend time with his family. The daughter-in-law is a career woman, not keen to spend time with The Grump when he comes to the city. Her boss has given her the task to look after Russian businessmen supposed to close a major deal over the weekend. It doesn't make her any happier when The Grump decides to help with the deal. Then The Grump has to face his useless son to become the father he never was, teaching his son how to take care of his loved ones. A thing The Grump has never been able to do. And somebody's day will be ruined.

The Place

The Place

The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.

Microbe & Gasoline

Microbe & Gasoline

Microbe, a shy, aspiring artist, has trouble making friends at school until he meets Gasoline, a likeminded outcast. Together they hatch a plan to build a car and spend their summer on an epic road trip across France. This charming adventure from Michel Gondry (MOOD INDIGO, BE KIND REWIND) has been called his "most satisfying movie since ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND," reminding us how friendships can help us reach our true potential. Also starring Audrey Tautou (AMELIE, DA VINCI CODE).

Jupiter's Moon

Jupiter's Moon

Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.

Marguerite & Julien

Marguerite & Julien

An aristocratic brother and sister embrace passion and hope as they flee from society. A story of desire, love and death beyond all morality.

We Have a Pope

We Have a Pope

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Summer With Monika

Summer With Monika

Monika works in the vegetable market, and Harry lives next door. He takes her to the movies and soon they are to go steady. After spending the night with Monika on his father’s boat, Harry is fired. The two of them takes off, leaving Stockholm, the cars and the city smog behind them. At first, things are idyllic: Sun bathing in the nude, drinking, going to dances. But Monika becomes pregnant. They run out of food and start stealing from summer cottages. Monika is caught and only just escaping, and finally they have to return to town. Harry’s aunt sees to it that they get properly married. They have a daughter but Monika is soon bored with married life and no money and lets Harry take care of the baby. He goes on a business trip, returning a day early to find Monika in bed with another man. They separate. Monika takes off and Harry is left with his little daughter and the memories of one summer of happiness.

Cemetery of Splendor

Cemetery of Splendor

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Eye on Juliet

Eye on Juliet

Gordon, whose life revolves around robotics trade fairs and quick dates on Tinder, works at a high-tech security firm in Detroit. Using remote-controlled, spider-shaped drones, he monitors an oil pipeline on another continent. It's there that young Ayusha is to be married to an older man. Initially by chance, then more and more often, Gordon observes the young woman on his monitor. He makes contact with her. But Ayusha has a secret. Gordon must use all the means offered by modern technology to rescue her on the other side of the world.

Priest's Children

Priest's Children

Convinced that he is behaving in a righteous manner, because „even the Pope is against the use of condoms“ , don Fabijan, a Catholic priest in a small town on a Dalmatian island, starts puncturing condoms which the god-fearing newsstand salesman Peter then sells on his kiosk. Don Fabijan and Peter are soon joined by Marin, a local pharmacist, who starts secretly planting vitamin pills instead of contraceptives in his pharmacy. Thus, controlling the sexual lives of men and women , they practically abolish contraception on the island. As the unwanted pregnancies start occuring, don Fabijan does all he can to marry such couples in a proper Christian way, even against their will. But soon, the trios action starts influencing the lives of local people who stop being the masters of their own faith.

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.

Jan Hus - A Mass for Three Dead Men

Jan Hus - A Mass for Three Dead Men

Jan Hus - A Mass for Three Dead Men tries to recover the legacy of the medieval reformist priest Jan Hus who was burnt to death by inquisition for his criticism and calling for reformation of the Catholic Church in 1415. The story takes place in the late 20th Century and relates to history of territory recently known as the Eastern Block. Jan Hus introduces three individuals - Ryszard Siwiec, Oskar Brüsewitz, and Graham Bamford, who set themselves on fire to protest against the political regimes in which they lived, and against which they had struggled.

Ismael’s Ghost

Ismael’s Ghost

The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

Gordon and Paddy

Gordon and Paddy

A 2D animated film about a young mouse who becomes Police Superintendent, adapted from the book by Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spee.

The Bookshop

The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

The Bookshop

The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom.

Thunder and the House of Magic

Thunder and the House of Magic

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Diary of a Chambermaid

A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

In 2009, Wirkola presented at the silver screen a horror comedy Dead Snow, in which he lets Nazi zombies come alive at the frozen Norwegian planes. However, their mission is not at the end, and now they plan a total genocide - to settle old German scores. If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.

The Four Times

The Four Times

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day.

Black Souls

Black Souls

Anime Nere is the story of three brothers – the sons of shepherds with ties to the ‘ndrangheta – and their divided souls. Luigi, the youngest, is an international drug dealer. Rocco, Milanese by adoption, is to all appearances a middle-class businessman, thanks to his cousin’s ill-gotten gains. Luciano, the eldest, harbours a pathological fantasy of pre-industrial Calabria and engages in lonely, melancholy dialogue with the dead. His twenty-year-old son Leo belongs to the lost generation, who have no identity. The only thing Leo has inherited from his ancestors is resentment and for him, the future is a train that has already left the station. After a trivial argument, he carries out an act of intimidation against a bar protected by a rival clan. Anywhere else, it would have been dismissed as nothing more than youthful foolishness. But not in Calabria, and especially not in Aspromonte. Instead, it is the spark that lights the fire. For Luciano, it is a return to the drama many years after the murder of his father. In a dimension suspended between the distant past and modern life, the characters are driven towards the archetypes of tragedy.

Cesta do pravěku - Kopie

Cesta do pravěku - Kopie

Čtyři kluci proplují jeskyní a vydají se proti proudu času planety Země. Zažijí tak největší dobrodružství svých životů, společně s mamuty, zdechlinou stegosaura či trilobity. Slavný rodinný snímek Karla Zemana kombinující hranou, animovanou a loutkovou akci je triumfem technologie i vynalézavosti.

Lumiére!

Lumiére!

A collection of restored prints from the Lumière Brothers.

3 Days in Quiberon

3 Days in Quiberon

For generations of film fans, Romy Schneider represents a Romantic dream come true – Sissi, the noble Empress of Austria. Yet now the once-celebrated actress arrives at the rehab clinic at Quiberon, a seaside town in western France, as a broken woman, an artist at the end of her career, a mother who in vain strives to establish a relationship with her own child, an unsteady person inclined to alcoholism and depression. Amidst the melancholic atmosphere of Quiberon, she undergoes curative procedures with a view to attaining “resurrection”. While staying at the spa hotel, Romy gives her last interview to Michael Jürgs, a journalist from the Stern magazine, and poses for photographs, taken by Robert Lebeck, her old flame. Emily Atef’s film presents a highly impressive and moving portrait of the much-beloved star.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw's home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw's home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.

Girls of fhe Sun

Girls of fhe Sun

Somewhere in Kurdistan, Bahar, commander of the “Girls of the Sun” battalion, is preparing to liberate her hometown from the hands of extremists, hoping to find her son who is held hostage. A French journalist, Mathilde, comes to cover the attack and bear witness to the story of these exceptional warriors. Since their lives have been turned upside down, they have all been fighting for the same cause: Women, Life, Liberty.

Long Way North

Long Way North

In 1882, a young Russian aristocrat goes on an epic adventure to find out what happened to her grandfather and save her family's reputation.

The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl

A female doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.

The Prayer

The Prayer

Thomas, a 22-year-old heroin addict, joins an isolated community at a Catholic rehab centre in the French Alps with the aim to try to kick his habit. The film chronicles his difficult path to recovery through a mix of prayer and hard labour, the short-tempered adolescent’s transformation into an independent, spiritual being. Its greatest fortes are unpretentious, precise direction, the courage to render the story in painful detail and a brilliant cast. Kahn’s feature is a humble character study, a formally pure, quiet celebration of human compassion and determination – a discreet, yet piercing and unsentimental account of faith, redemption, addiction, and the tough choice one is compelled to make between love of humans and God.

The Square

The Square

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Under the Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake

After his brilliant supernatural horror film It Follows, the American director David Robert Mitchell set out on a hallucinogenic trip around Los Angeles: the meandering modern noir comedy drama Under the Silver Lake centres on the 33-year-old Sam, who embarks on a quest to find Sarah, his mysterious neighbour, after she goes missing. As he combs through L.A. searching for any kind of clue, he stumbles upon secrets, scandals and sinister conspiracies, lurking in the depths of the City of Angels. A hypnotic and funny thriller of an almost Lynchean stripe is driven by the obsessive protagonist, as well as an exquisite soundtrack, action twists and numerous references to pop culture, which together make up a secret history of L.A. The film is also a subversive plaything paying an unconventional tribute to the Hollywood heyday.

When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream

Nordic horror When Animals Dream is significant not only for its fascinating original story and richly described characters but also for its marvellous performances of experienced actors and newcomers. Sonia Suhl, a young talented actress portrayed Maria, the main female role, and received an acclaim from film critics as well as from the audience. Also director Jonas Arnby was heartily welcomed with his feature debut at Film Festival in Cannes – in the section Critics’ Week. An outsider in a small coastal community, 19-year-old Marie lives alone with her parents. She has no one to confide in except Daniel, a young man mesmerised by her wild nature. The townspeople live in fear of her and not least her mother, who is wheelchair bound, suffering from a mysterious illness. When Marie discovers her body changing – long hair growing on her chest and back – she begins searching for answers concerning her family’s hidden past. Something that will have great consequences for herself and her family – and the choices she has to make. Desolate rocky coast of Jutland in an attractive watercolor palette, accompanied with traditional folk melodies completes this extraordinary and confident horror thriller. When animals dream, you should not disturb them. They can be very aggressive.

Capernaum

Capernaum

Capernaum tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents.

Mirai

Mirai

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Rodin

Rodin

An account of the famous French sculptor's romance with Camille Claudel.

UglyDolls

UglyDolls

An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

Escape

Escape

Ten years after the Black Death ravaged the country, a poor family is on a journey to find better living conditions. On a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless outlaws. They only spare the life of the nineteen year old Signe. She is taken captive and the gang takes her back to their camp. Here she learns that she is intended a fate worse than death. Signe understands that the only solution is to escape.

Victoria

Victoria

"One city. One girl. One night. One shot." A movie shot in a single take about Victoria, a runaway party girl, who's asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery.

Mia and the White Lion

Mia and the White Lion

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Yomeddine

Yomeddine

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

The Nun

The Nun

The young Suzanne Simonin is forced by her parents to become a nun. She learns that as an illegitimate child she is supposed to atone for her mother’s sin. Her abbess treats her nicely but when she dies Suzanne considers breaking her vows.

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Of Horses and Men

Of Horses and Men

Kolbeinn loves Solveig and Solveig loves Kolbeinn but Kolbeinn is in love with his prized possession and darling, the mare Grána. Grána is obsessed with the stallion Brúnn. Vernhardur is in love with vodka and the horse Jarpur loves Vernhardur, his master. Grimur has a passion for ancient horse roads but Egill admires barbed wire fences. Spring is coming and the whole community is following the story. This cannot end well… No horses were hurt in making of this film. The human actors are still alive but the question is their possible trauma.

Manou the Swift

Manou the Swift

The little swift Manou grows up believing he's a seagull. Learning to fly he finds out he never will be. Shocked, he runs away from home. He meets birds of his own species and finds out who he really is. When both seagulls and swifts face a dangerous threat, Manou becomes the hero of the day.

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

Life in Solby is nice and peaceful until one day Mitcho and Sebastian find a message in a bottle by the harbour. The bottle is from the missing mayor of Solby with a message that he is on a mysterious island and has made a great discovery. Now they must embark on a perilous journey to help save the mayor and bring him home, and in the process they uncover something that will bring great pleasure to the city of Solby - a giant pear.

Raw

Raw

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

The Keeper

The Keeper

German soldier Bernd Trautmann is taken prisoner in England towards the end of WWII. During a POW football match, the goalkeeper is noticed by Jack Friar, manager of an amateur club. Forced upon the team, Trautmann soon surprises on and off the field. Prejudice subsides, friendships start to develop and Trautmann loses his heart not only to football but to his managerʼs beautiful daughter Margaret. However, Trautmann could not have foreseen the wave of outrage resulting from his engagement at Man City FC. Thousands take to the streets against the signing of the “Nazi.” Feeling alienated and alone, Trautmannʼs and Margaretʼs loyalty to each other is being seriously put to the test. But they receive support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, who fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter against the anti-German slogans. Trautmannʼs path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite a broken neck. Yet fate twists the knife and Trautmannʼs son is killed in a car accident. Heartbroken, Trautmann wants to give up. But a whole nation has learned to accept him, and so he starts to prepare for his comeback. For all those who learned to forgive, for those who had lost someone and most of all for his son, who admired him the most, he must step back onto the pitch.

Daphne

Daphne

'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

Daphne

Daphne

'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

The Pervert´s Guide to Ideology

The Pervert´s Guide to Ideology

We are responsible for our dreams. This is the ultimate lesson of psychoanalysis - and fiction cinema. The makers of THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO CINEMA return with THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY. Philosopher Slavoj Zizek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes use their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology – the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices.

Perfect Sense

Perfect Sense

A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. We are used to watching sci-fi movies about global disasters that are of American production and of a certain dramaturgical pattern which, almost as a rule, is dictated by that production. This is a non-American film that approaches the genre from a different angle. It has two intertwining storylines: first, a love story between a young man who is a restaurant chef and a girl from the neighbourhood who is an epidemiologist; second, an oncoming epidemic that makes people the world around lose their sense of smell, then of taste and eventually their hearing. The film also conveys a subtle but important social note as the off voice combined with documentary footage from different parts of the world suggests possible reasons for the global disaster: people’s negligence of the environment and, consequently, of themselves.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall

In 1921, Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland, where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. JIMMY'S HALL celebrates the spirit of these free-thinkers.

The Shamer’s Daughter

The Shamer’s Daughter

The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When the sole heir to the throne is wrongfully accused of the horrible murders of his family, Dina's mother is lured to Dunark under false pretenses to make him confess. Neglecting to use her ability for the wrong purposes, she is taken prisoner. It is now up to Dina to uncover the truth of the murders, but soon she finds herself whirled into a dangerous power struggle with her own life at risk. In a semi realistic medieval fantasy world with Dragons and Witchcraft, Dina and her family are thrown into the adventure of a lifetime in order to put the rightful heir to the Kingdom of Dunark on the Throne.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family's life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

The Assassin

The Assassin

The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the "order of the Assassins".

Woman at War

Woman at War

Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

After the Storm

After the Storm

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

Long synopsis : Terrence Malick's first documentary has been described by the director himself as "one of my greatest dreams". It is a collage film (like Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio) that intends to illustrate the birth and death of an undiscovered universe. A film that promises to be highly experimental and perhaps Malick's most ambitious film. The story of the universe itself, with powerful images, from the Big Bang to the Mesozoic era and through the present and beyond, based on a project conceived decades ago. The film was made in two versions, a long one for theatres with Cate Blanchett as the narrator, and a 40' version for Imax with Brad Pitt as the narrator.

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Loveless

Loveless

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

High Life

High Life

Deep space. Monte and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A man whose strict self-discipline is a shield against desire, Monte fathered her against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate the young woman who gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners – death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission. Now only Monte and Willow remain. Through his daughter, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist.

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

"You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?" Cesar, a harassing apartment building janitor, transforms the life of a tenant into a nightmare.

Renoir

Renoir

The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, 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.

In the Aisles

In the Aisles

Christian is a loner with a troubled past, a fighter and misfit with an awkward manner. Starting a new chapter of his life, he begins working as a shelf stacker at a warehouse superstore, with his brightest prospect being the opportunity to operate a forklift. Yet for Christian, who has lingered at the very margins of society, even this is a great challenge. His mentor is Bruno, an old lag who initiates the rookie into the microcosm of the workplace, governed by specific rules and divided into the bubbles of its departments. One day, Christian develops a crush on Marion, a charming and flirtatious employee from the delicatessen. In der Gängen (In the Aisles) is a tender, unpretentious and realistic romance, set in a place from which the sky cannot be seen.

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti

1891. Gauguin has exiled himself to Tahiti. He wants to rediscover his painting, as a free, wild man, far from the moral, political, and aesthetic codes of civilized Europe. He goes ever deeping into the jungle, coping with solitude, poverty, and sickness. Here he'll encounter Tehura, who will become his wife, and the subject of his greatest paintings.

Doktor Proktors prompepulver

Doktor Proktors prompepulver

How far can a successful fart get you? Will it only lead to a good laugh, or could you possibly gain international recognition? The somewhat insane Doctor Proctor has accidentally invented the world's most powerful fart powder. When two kids from his neighborhood drop by for an unexpected visit, it becomes the beginning of an unusual friendship and a riotous business project. Well-behaved Lisa with her pigtails and tiny Nilly with his bright red hair decide to help introduce Doctor Proctor's fart powder to the world. But this turns out to be an adventure fraught with danger, as the wealthy and evil Mr. Thrane and his two creepy sons are willing to do anything to get their hands on the fart powder. The comedy Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder is a modern-day fairy tale set in a world where the most normal adult is a mad professor, where animals you wish didn't exist lurk in the sewer, and where the farts are powerful enough to launch you into outer space.

Transit

Transit

The German director Christian Petzold explores the phantoms of European migration and identity. His film Transit, an extraordinary anti-historical experiment, harbouring a number of melodramatic and political motifs, relocates the original story, taking place at the time of the Nazi occupation of France, into the present. The protagonist, Georg, assumes the identities of dead people, which allows him to obtain the necessary visas and flee the country, setting sail on one of the last ships leaving Marseille. By doing so, however, he also faces onerous consequences. After arriving in Marseille, he finds “his” wife, whom he knows from the letters written to her by her erstwhile husband. Is Georg, possessing a new identity, ready to assume a new relationship and new future?

The Last King

The Last King

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Dilili in Paris

Dilili in Paris

In Belle Époque Paris, accompanied by a young scooter deliveryman, little Kanak Dilili investigates mysterious kidnappings of girls. She meets extraordinary men and women who give her clues. She discovered underground very particular villains, male masters. The two friends will fight with enthusiasm for an active life in the light and living together.