From acclaimed filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love (Eden, Things to Come), 'Bergman Island' is a dazzling and bittersweet romantic drama set on the breathtaking island of Faro, where revered filmmaker Ingmar Bergman lived and worked for over forty years. Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth) are filmmakers, hoping to find inspiration fortheir next films as they retreat to the Swedish island to work on their screenplays. Meanwhile Amy (Mia Wasikowska) and Joseph (Anders Danielsen Lie), who were once lovers, are staying on Fcird to celebrate the wedding of their friend. As the summer passes by, the lines between reality and fiction become increasingly blurred as reminders of Bergman's legacy playfully influence both stories. Laced with characteristically semi-autobiographical elements, Hansen-Love's latest is a mischievous and elegant contemplation of love, memory and the journey of the creative process.
Halim (Saleh Bakri) and Mina (Lubna Azabal) run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco's oldest medinas. The couple have lived for a long time with Halim's secret, his homosexuality, which he has learnt to keep quiet about. Mina's illness and the arrival of a young apprentice will disturb this equilibrium. United in their love, each will help the other confront their fears.
Delving into the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a prominent physics professor at UC Berkeley, this documentary unveils his pivotal role in developing the atomic bomb as the leader of Los Alamos Lab during WWII. The profound impact of witnessing the bomb's inaugural explosion in 1945 moved him to quote the Bhagavad Gita, expressing, "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Beyond his renowned contribution to nuclear physics, the film traces his early years and subsequent advocacy for strict controls on nuclear weapons. Through illuminating interviews and fresh perspectives, the documentary weaves together the voices of those who shared personal connections with Oppenheimer, as well as individuals whose lives were shaped by his lasting legacy.
Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want: a wife he loves, three delightful children and a stimulating job as a film producer. Yet his prestigious production company seems to be on a downward spiral - too many projects, too many risks and too many debts. As storm clouds begin to gather, Gregoire ploughs on at all costs until he is finally forced to confront the reality of the situation.
"The Old Oak" is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it's also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to 'The Old Oak' by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice. In an unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara (Ebla Mari) with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.
Ballygar, Dublin, Ireland, 1967: close friends Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) win the trip of a lifetime - a pilgrimage to Lourdes. With each woman desperately in need of a personal miracle, the trip seems like an answer to all their prayers. But when they are joined by Chrissie (Laura Linney), returning to Dublin after decades in America, deep wounds from the past are re-opened and bitter truths exposed. As they confront one another and embrace their shared past, the group reckon with revelations that will change them forever. 'The Miracle Club' is a heartfelt story of friendship, family, and forgiveness.
Lights flicker and dim. Footsteps sound from a sealed-off attic. Mysterious events only vulnerable young Paula (Ingrid Bergman) sees and hears make her fear she's losing her mind - exactly what treacherous spouse Gregory (Charles Boyer) hopes.
Recently retired, Harold Fry is well into his 60s and content to fade quietly into the background of life. Harold's life with his wife Maureen is uneventful and their marriage frozen, due to an unspeakable conflict relating to the absence of their son, until one day, Harold learns his old friend Queenie is dying. He sets off to the post office to send her a letter and decides to keep walking: all the way to her hospice, 450 miles away.
Nora (Greta Lee) and Hae Sung (Teo Yoo), two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.
In the Paris winter of 1999 Camille (Lola Creton) is fifteen, Sullivan is nineteen. Although they love each other passionately, Sullivan wants to go travelling for a year - a plan that fills Camille with despair. At the end of the summer, Sullivan leaves and a few months later he stops writing to Camille. Fast forward four years and Camille is fully devoted to her architectural studies when she meets a well-known architect, Lorenz, who restores her self confidence and they fall in love. It is then that Sullivan and Camille once more cross paths...
Roger Livesey brilliantly portrays a British officer, Clive Candy, through the trials and tribulations of three wars, three lovers and a lifelong friendship across enemy lines. During the Boer War, candy is sent to Berlin to trap a German spy. There he befriends a German officer, Theo (Anton Walbrook), who marries the girl (Deborah Kerr) Candy is in love with. During the First World War, Candy marries a girl who resembles his lost love and helps Theo - now a POW - to get repatriated. Candy comes back in the Second World War as Brigadier General and once again encounters Theo. On joining a Home Guard exercise, Candy is captured, however, and the two are forced to either aid or betray each other.
Rob (Charley Palmer Rothwell), loves driving and stealing cars, living his life at a hundred miles an hour in the cash-starved port town he calls home. He shares a house with his dying father (Tom Fisher) who thinks he's out job hunting. Rob manages to keep his two worlds perfectly separated until best mate Leo (Thomas Turgoose), gets him involved in a bigger, riskier job which threatens everything. With his future, his relationship with both his distant father and his best mate all in the balance, unexpected hope comes from Leo's girlfriend Kasia (Morgane Polanski).
Based on the stage musical of the same name, Oh! What A Lovely War features a stellar cast that includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York. By fusing the surreal with the factual, and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, Attenborough has created the oddest and most outstanding film ever made about the "game" that became World War One.
Davy Chou's 'Return to Seoul', which premiered in Cannes 2022's Un Certain Regard, is an unpredictable and refreshingly authentic story of a young woman's search for identity. Park Ji-Min delivers a revelatory performance as Freddie, an adoptee who was born in South Korea and raised in France. Freddie is magnetic, spirited and hard to pin down; never in one place, or with one person, for long enough to get attached. At 25 years old, she visits Seoul for the first time since her adoption, in an attempt to reconnect with her biological parents and the culture she had to leave behind.
During the chaos of a large wedding replete with drunken relatives, two cousins by marriage meet for the first time. Marthe has an adulterer for a husband, while Ludovic is burdened with a hyperactive, over-sensitive wife, and both are dissatisfied with life. Deciding that they should see more of each other, they find that they greatly enjoy each other's company. However, when their spouses begin to think that more than a friendship is blooming, the idea starts to become appealing to them!