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“Legal consequences in Denmark may be dire, but this agitprop work by writer-director-thesp Kaplers is a tour de force.” - Variety Taking aim at the political stage and the manipulative tendencies of the modern media, AFR is a work of fact-deconstruction in the guise of documentary. Following ... Read more
“The ‘erotic thriller' is a genre now long since bastardized by Hollywood. But here is the real article…” - Toronto Film Festival Eve and Damien are passionately in love. Together, they run an unusual café called The Zoo where they host an annual contest for the best animal noise ... Read more
Grubby, violent and propulsively energetic, Ex Drummer is blacker than Trainspotting and bleaker than L'Enfant (The Child). A gang of Flemish lowlifes are in a wannabe rock band. One of them has a lisp, one is deaf, the other has a bung arm - and they're in desperate need of a drummer. They find ... Read more
“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival Jesper Ganslandt's visionary debut is a farewell to his own childhood, created in collaboration with his ... Read more
The first film about Don Quixote made by flesh-and-blood Quixotes. The story of Don Quixote, the misguided knight who sets off in search of adventure (destination unknown), hovers over Honor de Cavalleria in a faint narrative imprint. In this free and minimalist adaptation of Don Quixote, the cast ... Read more
“[A] cracking debut feature with enough clout to kick the door in.” - The Guardian London to Brighton is a British gangland thriller by way of Ken Loach. It's 3.07am and two girls burst into a rundown public toilet in London. Kelly, a tough Cockney prostitute, has a livid black eye. Twelve ... Read more
“A bitter view of rural Spanish life rarely matched since Mario Camus' 80s brutal backwoods classic The Holy Innocents.” - Variety Unfurling through six interconnected parts, each pushing a different character to the fore, The Night of the Sunflowers is a gripping and impeccably acted thriller ... Read more
“A white knuckle thriller.” - Toronto Film Festival This psychological nail-biter follows Jackie, a surveillance camera officer who observes the streets of Glasgow on a matrix of television screens. One day, she recognises a man whose past collides traumatically with her own and she begins to ... Read more
“I wanted to show a group of boys, naked, with all their dreams, their doubts and illusions, world champions and children at one and the same time.” - filmmaker Joachim Trier Two 20-something best friends are aspiring novelists, each with big dreams and a competitive streak. When one finds ... Read more
Named by FIPRESCI as their Revelation of the Year. In a small village on Majorca, Hans, a German odd-jobs man, reports for work for an affluent fellow countryman. He learns that his predecessor's name was also Hans but the locals are unwilling to say what happened to him. Certainly, he was on the ... Read more
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