A high-rise building – two windows and one tenant at its top. This static shot is the film’s soul, but its content changes: dark skies turn bright, unexpected guests arrive, tranquility is overcast by imminent chaos. (animation)
Can the camera lens capture an historical revolution in real-time? In this fascinating documentary, Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles questions how the drama of imminent revolutions is immortalized on film. Short:
Film great Philippe Garrel proves that the Nouvelle Vague is still alive and kicking with a witty comedic drama about a love triangle in Paris, a witty investigation into the death of relationships and the mysterious ways of passion.
Arnaud Desplechin’s new film opened the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Ismael is a film director whose real life becomes a cinematic plot. He must choose between the woman in his life and an old flame who reappears after a twenty-year disappearance.
Inspired by Charles Péguy’s play, creative giant Bruno Dumont (Slack Bay) renders the childhood of Jeanne d’Arc – the French military leader turned saint – in an unconventional and daring musical comedy. Screened at Cannes 2017.
Teenage Michal, a product of the welfare system, is a single mother raising her baby daughter, Keren-Or. Michal wrestles with insurmountable obstacles in an effort to provide a good life for her child.
Andrés and his son Pedro live in a bad neighbourhood in Caracas. When Pedro pushes the limit, they escape to save their lives. A spirited film that makes the most of the urban landscapes and the special dynamic between the actors.
Lonesome Elise (Jane Birkin) lives by the railroad tracks, and waves at the passing express line twice a day. An unexpected letter from the train conductor marks the beginning of a poetic correspondence between complete strangers. (fiction)
This exemplary adaptation of Nicholai Lascov’s novella has been a hit at all major film festivals, and won the Critics award at San Sebastian. In England of 1865, a romance between a young woman sold into marriage and an estate worker leads the heroine down a dark path.
The story of the illicit love between a young war widow and an open-hearted priest in a small French village during the Nazi occupation. A masterpiece by Jean Pierre Melville, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Emmanuelle Riva.
Twelve children roaming the beach come across a whale washed ashore. Is this a grim apocalyptic vision, or perhaps, a hopeful prophecy of a new world order, like the one from the Book of Isaiah? (fiction)
Ariel Bloch is very surprise when his college-days ex-girlfriend calls him. When they'll meet she will tell him couple of things: First, when they broke up she was pregnant with his child. The second thing will change his life forever.
Separated from her boyfriend, heartbroken Jeanne knocks on her father’s door. But her welcome is matched by a baffling discovery: her father’s new girlfriend is his student, and also Jeanne’s age. Phillipe Garrel’s latest film.
An exhilarating journey to the birth of cinema via films by cinemograph inventors, the Lumière brothers. Thierry Frémaux digitally restored 98 (of 1400) films, adding narration that illuminates their vast impact on contemporary cinema.
A powerful drama, awarded First Prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival. A fish farmer’s routine is disrupted by a corrupt company with strong ties to the authorities seeking to take over every aspect of life in the region.
A thriller based on Laurent Binet’s bestseller about the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi criminal, architect of the “Final Solution.” The film portrays his personal life alongside his military activities.
Cate Blanchett inhabits thirteen different personas in Julian Rosefeldt's wondrous feature film, paying homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artistic manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today.
Menashe, a widowed ultra-Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, fights for custody of his son. The rabbi gives him a week to prove he’s worthy. A touching drama that explores the nature of faith and the cost of parenthood.
A caravan carries a dying sheik who wishes to be buried beside his loved ones in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. After his death, two crooks promise to complete the mission. Winner of the Cannes Critics Week award 2016.
A young Spanish immigrant escaping her past arrives in New York where she gets a mysterious job offer. A magnetic film that sheds light on a dark corner of the American dream cliché. Winner of the top prize at the SXSW Festival.