Classification: 18

  • Holy Spider

    Holy Spider

    Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress at Cannes for her role as an investigative journalist going undercover to track down a killer.

  • Paris, 13th District

    Paris, 13th District

    Émilie meets Camille, who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber … while they all try to figure out what to do with their lives.

  • Drive

    Drive

    Accounts differ over how they came to collaborate on Drive, but Refn and Gosling both describe their close relationship as “telekinetic.” Their greatest difference is that Refn can’t drive. Most of the film is shot with wide-angle lenses. “I want you to see what’s behind the actor, what’s going on behind the character action,” says…

  • For Sama

    For Sama

    Waad Al-Kateab started filming as a “citizen journalist” for Channel 4 News and won awards for her contribution to the series “Inside Aleppo.” (online at http://www.insidealeppo.com/ ) The 21-year old economics student first used a mobile phone, graduated to a camera and occasionally borrowed a drone. Friends’ amusement at her preoccupation changed when one of…

  • Get Carter

    Get Carter

    A low-budget, British crime thriller that has become a cult classic.

  • In the Fade

    In the Fade

    Akin brings us an important film giving focus to the impact of xenophobia rather than the much-charted rise of extremist views in western countries, in this case Germany. In the Fade has three distinct parts, first, a terrorist attack and the effect on a woman, Katja (Kruger); the second charts the woman’s pursuit of justice…

  • Tom of Finland

    Tom of Finland

    Award-winning director Thomas ‘Dome’ Karukoski, one of Finland’s most successful film-makers, brings to the big screen the life, work and times, from the 1940s through the 1980s, of one man who influenced a generation – homoerotic artist Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (Pekka Strang). Respected critic Markus Maattanen has described Dome Karukoski as “the…

  • Chevalier

    Chevalier

    In contrast with images now so often associated with Greece, Chevalier is a comedy set on a boat. A group of six men that have gone on a fishing tour are entering a competition of “The best man in general”. Any skill or physical endowment that can possibly be judged is put down in their…

  • Do The Right Thing

    Do The Right Thing

    The story explores a Brooklyn neighbourhood’s simmering racial tension between its African-American residents and the Italian-American owners of a local pizzeria, culminating in tragedy and violence on a hot summer day. The film was a critical and commercial success and received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor…

  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    Surrealist comedy delivering a visual feast populated with gripping performances. A day-in-the-life tale of a shadowy character called M. Oscar results in a concoction tailor-made for cinephiles. Makes other films look staid. The spark for the film came from Carax’s observation that stretch limousines were being increasingly used for weddings. He was interested in their…

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