The life of two brothers is shattered by the sudden appearance of their father, whom they know only from a 10 year old photograph. Is he really their father? Why has he come back after so many years? The boys find some answers on a remote and desolate island travelling with this man who turned their lives upside down.
Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang), a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds postwar Helsinki rampant with persecution, and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhabitations. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.
Against the backdrop of the floods that devastated her home, Clover (Ellie Kendrick) returns to her family farm to confront her estranged father, Aubrey (David Troughton). Shadowed by ill-remembered conflicts and unspoken regrets, the pair set out to heal their fractious yet still loving relationship.
Helen marks the astonishing feature debut of the award-winning writer-director team of Molloy and Lawlor. Helen was premiered in the 2008 Edinburgh Festival where the film’s stylish originality received great praise, being described by one critic as ‘the latest sign of a UK art cinema resurgence’. An 18 year-old girl called Joy has gone missing. Helen, a lost young woman is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is chosen to ‘play’ Joy in a police reconstruction. Joy represents all that was missing form Helen’s life.
When five cops are called to investigate a distress call at an abandoned police station, they will instead discover a Satanic slaughterhouse of horrific physical agony and psychosexual torment. But for those who survive, the worst is yet to come.
Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (Gregoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten.
Feature captures the excitement and trauma of a group of teens as they enter young adulthood, all orbiting around the resonant story of the gay romance blossoming between the uptight teen Gabriel and free-spirited Marcus. Becoming friends whilst studying in Manchester, things change on their last night together when they share an unexpected kiss. However, the romance is quickly curtailed when they go their separate ways upon returning home. Slowly family and friends notice a change in handsome Gabriel, who realises he is gay but decides to keep it a secret. He has little time to mope, for between parties and excursions, his friends have their own set of problems. And when Marcus returns to the scene, Gabriel is forced make some very significant decisions.
Laura (Rashida Jones) thinks she's happily hitched, but when her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) starts logging late hours at the office with a new coworker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man she suspects may have insight: her charming, impulsive father Felix (Bill Murray), who insists they investigate the situation. As the two begin prowling New York at night, careening from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover at the heart of their journey lies their own relationship.
A young woman Hunter (Haley Bennett) appears to have the perfect life but faces mounting pressure from her domineering husband Richie (Austin Stowell) and his family to play the role of the dutiful wife. Desperate to reclaim some control and identity of her own, she becomes compelled to swallow increasingly dangerous objects which leads to a shocking revelation about her past.
Struggling street food vendor Sentaro finds himself confronted with Tokue, an odd but sympathetic elderly lady looking for work. When he reluctantly accepts, it's not long before Tokue proves to have an extraordinary gift when it comes to making "an" - the sweet red bean paste filling used in his dorayakis - which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food. With 'Sweet Bean', Kawase again focuses on people at the periphery of Japanese society and investigates their place in the flow of life itself.
When she receives the honorable invitation to represent Germany in an international contest for classical music it seems to be a great opportunity - but at the same time an enormous pressure. In her home, Jessica stars preparing metilously for the contest. However, her own four walls don't appear to shelter her as Jessica finds herself increasingly exposed to small and major anonymous harassments. What is the neighbor's involvement. Who mysteriously pries behind half-closed curtains?
When devout university student Nour (Shaden Kanboura) moves in with successful lawyer Laila (Mouna Hawa) and club DJ Salma (Sana Jammelieh), she is shocked by their lifestyle. As Laila fights to retain her freedom in the face of a new relationship, Salma falls for beautiful trainee doctor Dounia (Ashlam Canaan), a romance she must hide from her family. Nour is set for an arranged marriage to Wissam, an exemplary member of the community who may not be as respectable as he appears. 'In Between' follows the lives of these strong, independent minded Palestinian-lsraeli women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they aspire to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by a blinkered society. First-time director Maysaloun Hamoud's exhilarating depiction of the lives of 'liberated' Palestinian women in Israel earned her the first Palestinian fatwa in 70 years.
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, 'The Work' follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. 'The Work' offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.
When confronted with his past and present, will Phil (Louis Hofmann) fight - or take flight? After a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that his mother, Glass (Sabine Timoteo), and twin sister, Dianne (Ada Philine Stappenbeck), aren't speaking to one another. Not willing to confront his family during the last days of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend, eating ice cream and playing dress-up. As the school year begins, a new student arrives - the handsome and mysterious Nicholas (Jannik Schümann). Smitten, Phil watches his crush as he runs around the track afterschool, and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. However, when first love's volatility comes to light, realizes he must deal with the problems of his past, in order to deal with the issues of his present.
When Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) joined acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) on his book tour, an epic five-day journey began. As the two men share laughs and reveal hidden frailties, they are forever bonded in this fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking story.