Genre: Comedy

  • The Innocent

    The Innocent

    Fun French screwball caper.  Writer-director Louis Garrel also stars as young Lyons widower Abel, who becomes suspicious of his mother’s new husband, ex-con Michel. 

  • River

    River

    Charming Japanese sci-fi comedy from the team behind the smash-hit “Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes”. The hundred-year-old Fujiya inn in the quiet region of Kyoto is stuck in a time loop, with hilarious results.

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    Intelligent, often hilarious American comedy-drama. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who challenges and satirises prevailing literary stereotypes about “Black” experience.

  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve

    Barbara Stanwyck shines in this hilarious revenge rom-com: a con woman sets her sights set on a likeable rich boob (Henry Fonda).  One of the finest achievements of Golden Age Hollywood’s first writer-director, Preston Sturges.

  • Theatre Of Blood

    Theatre Of Blood

    50th anniversary screening of this cult classic black comedy, featuring a stellar British cast. Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart conspires with his daughter to get revenge on the London theatre critics who panned his work.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    The setting of the film is obviously meant to represent a larger canvas. Inisherin literally translates as Island of Ireland. But this may be just one of many misdirections by Martin McDonagh who gleefully toys with the tropes of Irish history. Far from being a parable about the distantly-heard Civil War, this is a more…

  • The Taste of Tea

    The Taste of Tea

    The Taste of Tea has been referred to as a psychedelic version of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, but this is to undersell the humour and warmth of Katsuhito Ishii’s tale of three generations of the Haruno family. There is no oppressive religion and little angst beyond the growing pains of the children, Sachiko and…

  • Official Competition

    Official Competition

    Argentine directing duo Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn brings together two of Spain’s most famous actors: Penelope Cruz (Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for Woody Allen’s Vicki Cristina Barcelona), plays indie darling director Lola Cuevas; Pedro Almodovar’s ‘male muse’, Antonio Banderas (Cannes Best Actor winner for Pain and Glory) the film star Felix Rivero. While…

  • A Foreign Affair

    A Foreign Affair

    Billy Wilder has a filmography like none other. Between the mid-forties and early 60s, he directed such classics as Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, The Seven Year Itch, Witness For the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot, and The Apartment. Born 1906 in a small town near Vienna, Wilder spent eight years as a…

  • Riders of Justice

    Riders of Justice

    A revenge thriller that combines deadpan humour and violence will inevitably evoke the Coen brothers, while the dynamic of a scarred older man and a young girl on a revenge mission has its precursors in films such as Kiss-Ass and Léon (that the young girl is also called Mathilde is surely no coincidence in a…

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