Legendary documentarist Raymond Depardon follows psychiatric patients who, 12 days after being admitted without their consent, are brought before a judge who will determine if they are eligible for discharge. Screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
A Hungarian village in August 1945. The festive ambiance of the clerk’s daughter’s wedding is tainted when two Orthodox Jews arrive carrying a mysterious trunk. Have they come to claim their lawful inheritance?
Abbas Kiarostami, the legendary filmmaker who died last year, employs multiple cinematic devices in this compilation of 24 segments, each depicting a photograph or painting and what might have occurred before and after the image was frozen in time.
It took Hitchcock 78 camera angles and 52 cuts to create the shower scene in Psycho. Sixty years later, director Alexandre Philippe examines the scene that redefined the power of the cinematic experience.
Dir.: Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege
| 13 minutes
In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma observes young men bearing arms from his apartment window. The images he captures over the next nine days provide an unprecedented glimpse into the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. (documentary)
An Italian activist exiled to France 20 years ago, is accused of ordering the murder of a judge as part of leftist protests in Bologna. This unsettles his life, and the lives of his daughter and estranged family in Italy. A clever and intelligent debut screened at Cannes this year.
Five-year-old Tipuana finds herself in limbo-like space as she attempts to cross over to the “other side” and meet her father who died not long ago. A poetic, affective, and thought-provoking animated film. (animation)
Toma and Ana fall in love, but reality soon sets in – Ana’s anxieties surface, Toma’s father objects to the relationship, and intimacy gives way to alienation. Recipient of the 2017 Berlinale Prize for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.
When Valeria, 17, becomes pregnant, her mother, April, comes to stay. But when the baby is born, we begin to understand why Valeria was so eager to keep April away. Winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, 2017.
In his most personal, and perhaps greatest film, Jean-Pierre Melville follows an underground, anti-Nazi group during the days of the French Resistance. A realistic, meticulous masterpiece starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret.
During the American Civil War, a wounded Yankee soldier finds refuge in a girls’ boarding school, and stirs up whirlwind of desires. Sofia Coppola’s star-studded film, Best Director winner at Cannes 2017.
Artist Heinz Emigholz offers a captivating view of 22 buildings designed by legendary kibbutz architect, Shmuel Bickels. In his distinctive style – unnarrated, static shots of the structures – Emigholz manages to capture Bickels’s spirit.
The Big Sick, this year’s most talked about romantic comedy, is based on Kumail Nanjiani’s (Silicon Valley) true-life story. A touching and amusing portrait of cultural gaps, love, and the healing power of humor.
Vaysha sees the past through her left eye, and the future through her right. She is blind to the present. A metaphoric tale about insight, the beauty in disability, and the infinite difficulty to live in the moment.
Yom Kippur eve. Keren HaYesod Street lies in sacred silence, but David, a religious Jewish boy, is in turmoil. On the holiest night of the Hebrew year, he sets out on a journey to restore his waning faith in God.
Crime film mastermind Jean-Pierre Melville presents one of his most renowned films, about Bob Montagné, a reformed ex-con who plans the ultimate heist on a highly secured casino. An enthralling film, combining poetry and toughness.
A unique film that takes us on a journey into the story of nuclear weapons, from the Trinity nuclear test in 1945 to the present today, by interweaving fascinating archival footage with an original score by electronic ensemble, The Acid.
Hedy Lamarr was not only a Hollywood star, she was also a freak for innovation who developed a broadcasting system used by the Allies against the Nazis. A documentary portrait of a fascinating woman who did not receive the respect she deserved.
An aging sheriff returns to the scene of a painful childhood incident that has left him feeling guilty ever since. Each step of the way is filled with memories. He must summon the strength to finally touch the heart of the trauma.