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After losing his wife to an overdose, François, a 30-year-old director, decides to make an anti-drugs film. But with a difficult subject matter, it's hard to find backers. Driven by the project, and the desire to place his new girlfriend, Lucie, in the leading role, he is offered a cynical ... Read more
A black comedy that proves surviving your friends can sometimes be as hard as surviving your enemies. ... When professional hit-man Victor (Bill Nighy) has a change of heart, he ends up saving kooky kleptomaniac Rose (Emily Blunt) instead of killing her. With bumbling witness Tony (Harry Potter's ... Read more
"Possesses a sharp wit and a generous spirit... a master class in offbeat comic brilliance." - New York Times ... Paul Giamatti plays Mike Flaherty, a middle-aged lawyer-cum-high school wrestling coach struggling to succeed at either task, whose fraught existence is provided some relief when he ... Read more
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed political filmmaker, Ken Loach turns back the pages of time to confront issues of family, patriotism and ... Read more
Filmmakers often construct dangerous scenes or situa­tions within their project but rarely do they undertake an entire shoot that places them in personal jeopardy. Director Paul Wagner along with his cast and crew posed as tourists with video cameras while on location in Tibet. The ensemble ... Read more
When her meth-cooking father goes missing, violating his bail conditions and putting the family home at risk of repossession, 17-year-old Ree Dolly (the revelatory Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to find him. Traversing the dangerous backwoods of the Missouri mountains, she confronts her father's ... Read more
This chilling 17th century saga is a brutal examination of the occult and the consequences of belief, in the physical presence of dark forces, escalating out of control. The Reverend Jón Magnússon is a star theology student and an idealistic young priest. Fresh from the seminary, he is sent ... Read more
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival. ... It's not surprising that Shirin Neshat's debut feature is so visually transfixing - considering she's one of the most influential Middle Eastern artists alive today. Renowned for her photographic work exploring gender ... Read more
"A beautifully crafted, narratively constrained piece of Mexican minimalism." - Hollywood Reporter ... The divergent realities of Mexico's employed poor inform the darkly amusing and distinctively shot Workers, the fiction feature debut of award-winning documentarian and short film director ... Read more
In this new-found footage work by Gustav Deutsch (Film Ist), three historical camera pans take in the streets and squares of Vienna, Surabaya and Porto. They provide a starting point for reflecting on the relationship of everyday stories and cinematic machinery. ... Each of the three pans - taken ... Read more
“There are movies that make news and movies that are news. World on a Wire is one of the latter.” - Village Voice ... R.W. Fassbinder's epic, made-for-TV, science fiction mystery has been screened in cinemas on only a handful of occasions, making this event a holy grail for classic cinema fans ... Read more
“A crazy, foul-mouthed black comedy that blows up every rule of taste and common sense and somehow gets away with it.” - Entertainment Weekly ... With pitch-black humour and the subtlety of a sledgehammer, comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (Sleeping Dogs Lie, Shakes the Clown) offers his ... Read more
“Brilliant, visceral... the film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new.” - The Guardian ... Heathcliff is a runaway black slave, found on the streets of Liverpool by Mr Earnshaw and brought home to the unforgiving, rain-lashed moors ... Read more
Armed with the same rawness of films like Kids - not to mention sharp-tongued Mexican lingo and dusty desert vistas - Y tu Mamá También is a dynamic coming-of-age road movie. Like most teen males, Tenoch and Julio (Gael García Bernal, familiar from Amores Perros) are on a ... Read more
Zululand, South Africa. Yesterday (Leleti Khumalo), a woman in her early 30s, and her seven-year-old daughter Beauty are on the way to the nearest clinic. Yesterday has a lingering cough and wants to get it checked. After untold difficulties gaining access to a doctor, she learns the terrible news ... Read more
Yossi and Jagger are officers in the Israeli army, serving mandatory army service, stationed on a remote military base on the border with Lebanon. The two men are lovers, hiding their affair from the officers in charge, and the eclectic group of fellow soldiers serving with them. While this group ... Read more
"[You Are Here] offers a series of episodes that slide over one another like a palimpsest... That tingle in your frontal lobe means that it's working." - Cinema Scope ... When a reclusive woman (the late Tracy Wright) discovers a mysterious recording, she begins unpicking an impossibly complex ... Read more
In a pre-credit sequence, a hunky young stud, Gary (Jason Patric), sweating from exercise hisses dramati­cally, "I think you're a great lay." As it transpires, he is dictating the line into a tape recorder, rehearsing it to be used on a number of different women. As just one exam­ple of the ... Read more
“A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story.” - The Guardian ... When Iris sends best friend Jack off to her family's holiday shack for a break, it turns out not to be the quiet, soul-reviving opportunity he was ... Read more
“An allegory about Russia itself, seen here [as] a sort of spiritual Hotel California, from which, to paraphrase the Eagles, you can check out but you can never leave.” - Variety ... Yuri's Day tells the story of the famous opera star Lyubov, as she returns to her rural hometown with her ... Read more
Denise takes her marriage vows seriously. It should come as no surprise then that when her new hubby Danny is attacked and infected by a zombie sailor, she stands right by her man... at least up until he starts looking at her like lunch! ... A nicely nasty twist on the traditional zombie movie ... Read more
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