Luo (Jue Huang) returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years before. Luo recalls the death of an old friend, Wildcat (Hong-Chi Lee), and searches for his lost love Wan Qiwen (Wei Tang) who continues to haunt him. Bi's film sculpts time and space with huge virtuosity. With talismanic cues and motifs of uncanny doubling, the film is bisected, its first half recast in the second through a vertiginous, trance-inducing, hour-long single take in 3D. A hypnotic study of hazy memory, lost time, and flight, 'Long Day's Journey into Night' take you on a nocturnal, labyrinthine voyage.
An irresistible blend of bawdy humor and love story, set against the turbulent backdrop of the Bosnian war of the early 90s. When the conflict breaks out, the life of mild mannered Serbian railwayman Luka is turned upside down as his neurotic opera-singing wife runs off with a musician and his son Milos is called up to fight and subsequently captured. A plan is hatched to exchange Milos for a hostage - a pretty young Muslim nurse, whom Luka is assigned to guard - but in the midst of the chaos around him, Luka can't help himself from falling in love with his captive.
Black Cat White Cat is a riotous mix of farce, romance and crime. Set within a community of gypsies, it tells a story of dodgy deals, family ties, young love and magical occurrences. Zare is a young man in love with the beautiful Ida, but his crooked father, having botched up a black market deal, intends to marry him off to the sister of a powerful gangster - a woman so tiny that her nickname is Ladybird. Set on the banks of the Danube, this colourful comedy is crammed with spectacle, incident and the music of Emir Kusturica's famous travelling gypsy band.
Passionate about dance, young Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has trained at the National Georgian Dance Ensemble since childhood. His sole aim in life; to join the Main Dance Ensemble, break free from the confines of Georgian society and travel the world. When a dancer in the main ensemble is disgraced and his place becomes available, Merab's ambitions finally feel within reach. When Irakli (Bachi Valishvili), a virile, talented male dancer unexpectedly joins his group, Merab fears the newcomer is the only thing standing between him and his dreams. Charismatic and carefree, Irakli, has an effect on Merab that he can't quite explain. As they compete, Irakli becomes both Merab's fiercest rival and strongest desire, a desire that, in conservative Georgian society, threatens to throw his dance career, livelihood and family into turmoil. With a breath-taking central performance from breakout star Levan Gelbakhiani, Levan Akin's luminous 'And Then We Danced' explores forbidden desire, ambition and liberation set against the backdrop of traditionalist Tblisi.
"Bacurau" is a wild, genre-blending siege thriller from Kleber Mendonga Filho (Aquarius, Neighbouring Sounds) and Juliano Dornelles. Set in the remote back-country of Brazil, it follows a tight-knit village community's bloody and brutal fight for its own survival. With unforgettable turns from Udo Kier and Sonia Braga, this is an audacious, original and spectacularly violent blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory.
When fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg (Franz Rogowski) escapes to Marseille assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. With nowhere to turn, he is confined to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafes and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie (Paula Beer) who is desperate to find her missing husband. Based on the eponymous novel by Anna Seghers, film tells the story of a nearly impossible love amid escape, exile and a longing for a place to call home.
"Never Look Away" tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow classmate, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades before...
'Inna De Yard' is a joyous, vibrant film set against a backdrop of the lush green mountains of Jamaica that sees a superstar group of reggae legends gather to record a new album of infectious hits in an unplugged style that harks back to their roots. The musicians include Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Cedric Myton and Judy Mowatt whose iconic songs capture the poetry and passion of their homeland.
In 1999, a mystical Arrow - which can manifest latent supernatural abilities known as 'Stand' - travels throughout the town of Morioh, Japan. A high school student named Josuke Higashikata and his friends are thrust into a new world they never knew existed, having to face off against deadly Stand users whilst trying to uncover the mysteries of the Arrow itself and how to stop its wielder.
One of the most original and innovative films of recent years, 'The Happiness of the Katakuris' combines the most unlikely of genre elements to create the most highly unpredictable and truly unforgettable film of all time! The Katakuris are an average family whose dream is to own a successful country inn. But soon things begin to go wrong and all of their guest begin to drop dead in the most bizarre of circumstances. Desperate to ensure the success of their business, they agree to keep the deaths quiet and resort to burying the bodies in the forest behind the house...Filled with surreal musical numbers, disturbed animated characters, killer zombies and an array of gruesome deaths, this delirious black comedy has to be seen to be believed.
Swinging 1960s London. Laura Quinn (Demi Moore), a bright, driven and beautiful executive at the London Diamond Corporation finds herself frustrated that the progress of her career is being impeded by a glass ceiling, as man after man is promoted ahead of her. Laura decides to join forces with Hobbs (Michael Caine), the embittered night-time janitor who feels betrayed after a lifetime of service at the company. Together, they plan the perfect crime and set in motion a thrilling heist of dizzying proportions, the likes of which London has never seen.
An ultra dark, deeply unsettling, extreme psychological thriller from the director of ‘Audition’, ‘Ichi the killer’ is probably the most arresting and controversial movie of the last decade. Based on the ultra-violent ‘manga’ comic of the same name, this ‘delirious cinematic vision in freefall’ painfully unveils a dark canvas on which is played a terrifying battle of wits between the ultimate sadist and the ultimate masochist.
"Birds of Passage" is a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970's. A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family's downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.
Living on social security in the protected environment of his mothers home, Hilmir has never felt the urge to venture beyond the confines of his neighbourhood, 101 Reykjavik, and is determined to resist adulthood at all cost. However he soon finds out that life is busy making other plans for him when he discovers that the woman he had just been to bed with happens to be his mother's lesbian lover, and may be carrying his child.
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning "future"), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai...until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from his family's past and future - including his sister as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future in the first place?