A moving and heart-warming story of food, friendship and female empowerment, set against the backdrop of a modern-day Casablanca medina. The debut feature film from director Maryam Touzani, Adam explores the unlikely friendship between two very different women – one a lonely widow and the other unmarried and pregnant - whose paths cross in a tiny bakery. Initially closed off from the world, the widowed Alba (Lubna Azabal) is reluctantly charmed by pregnant Samia’s (Nisrin Erradi) eagerness to lend a hand with baking. When conservative values threaten both women’s freedoms as Samia struggles to prepare for her growing baby, the bond they grow to share could be the saving of them both. “An unabashed love letter to motherhood… beautifully made, deeply satisfying… emotional comfort food” - Variety Arabic language, English subtitles.
Kitty Green writes and directs a searing drama inspired by recent revelations of what occurred within the workplace of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Jane (Julia Garner) has landed a prized role working in the New York offices of an indie movie studio as the personal assistant to the Chairman. Working long hours and reading endless scripts, Jane is also responsible for her boss’ travel, scheduling meetings and making sure only those in his showbusiness orbit are able to reach him directly. Watching as her colleagues joke about his personal behaviour and make excuses for his verbal abusive, Jane soon reaches breaking point and sets off to bring to light what goes on behind closed doors.
What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. When seriously ill teenager Milla (Eliza Scanlon, Little Women) falls madly in love with a smalltime drug dealer, Moses (Toby Wallace, Acute Misfortune), it’s her protective parents’ (Ben Mendelsohn & Essie Davis) worst nightmare. Shannon Murphy makes her feature directorial debut with an electrifying Australian-made drama that has been acclaimed the world-over, including winning the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival for Toby Wallace's performance. Winner: Best International Feature, Zurich Film Festival.
A film for anyone who has ever held on to the past, and one that explores the bittersweet grip of nostalgia. What if your past could be recreated to the last detail? Director Nicolas Bedos (Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, The Players) hypothesizes about an alternate path that virtual reality may take in his film LA BELLE ÉPOQUE. Victor (Daniel Auteuil) is a disillusioned cartoonist surveying the state of his life and his marriage to Marianne (Fanny Ardant). He encounters Antoine (Guillaume Canet) – director of a company called Time Travellers who provide tailor-made experiences of the past – and he soon deep-dives into a world of escapism into a time long gone. A romcom striking in its originality, cleverness, and the very Frenchness of it all, Bedos’ film is more than a homage to the past – it’s a reverie of lost happiness and at the same time a musing upon where the future could be headed. French language, English subtitles
A lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it from director D.W. Young. THE BOOKSELLERS dives into the fascinating world of rare book dealers and collectors. Dreamers, intellectuals, eccentrics, these antiquarians play an essential role in preserving the history and future of the printed word. A loving celebration of book culture, the documentary offers a rare glimpse of many unique objects and the obsessive hunt for the next great find; from Da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester (the most expensive book ever sold) to essential early hip-hop documents. Featuring interviews with such luminaries as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese and going behind the covers with a range of rare book dealers, collectors and booksellers from such stores as The Strand, THE BOOKSELLERS is a special treat for anyone in love with the written word.
A sexy high-art thriller set on the shores of Lake Como, Giuseppe Captondi adapts Charles Willeford's novel. Charming and ambitious art critic, James Figueras (Claes Bang, The Square), has fallen from grace. He spends his days in Milan lecturing witless tourists about art history. His only glimmer of hope is a new-found love interest, the enigmatic American, Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki). An opportunity strikes when he is contacted by wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger) who summons James to his villa on Lake Como and asks him to steal a painting from the legendary reclusive artist, Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland). Soon, James’ greed and ambition get the better of him, and he finds himself caught in a web of his own making.
A man obsessed with his tasselled deerskin jacket. A new lease on life. And a fair bit of murdering. DEERSKIN defies easy explanation, but director Quentin Dupiex has created a surrealist black comedy that dances merrily along the line of absurdist film, heading straight for cult status. Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is Georges, our troubled protagonist. Denise (Adèle Haenel, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire) is a trusting bartender innocently enabling him. Convinced that his new jacket is his salvation and the fix to all his problems, Georges heads further and further into delirium as we witness both the violent undoing of a man, as well as a jacket that - be you leather wearer or not - will stay with the audience beyond the film’s end. French language, English subtitles
Pierre Cardin, legendary fashion designer, is front and centre in this new film about his life, times and oeuvre. Undoubtedly a giant in his field, we hear from stars in talking heads about the man and his work, in David Eversole and Todd Hughes’ captivating doco: Sharon Stone, Naomi Watts, Alice Cooper and Jean-Paul Gaultier are among his famous friends who give us insight into his world. A futurist in more ways than one - Cardin was one of the first to embrace diversity in his models - viewers are awarded a rare peek into the life of a true design titan, one who (nearing 100 years old!) still has much to say. Some French language, English subtitles.
In this delightfully droll and whimsical globetrotter comedy-drama from director Elia Suleiman (Divine Intervention), a man leaves Palestine in search of a new life - to Paris, to New York - only to find that his quest for a new home is shadowed by his old one. Finding reminders of Palestine everywhere he goes, his journey - and the film - meander along in surreal, absurdist style. Having competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and selected as the Palestinian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, Suleiman’s film becomes a wry study of what home is and where home lies. Various foreign languages, English subtitles
From Saturday Night Live sensation Pete Davidson and movie mastermind Judd Apatow comes a hilarious and heartfelt comedy about a New York State burnout who is forced to re-evaluate his life when his widow mother starts to date again. Scott (Davidson) is a classic case of arrested development; living in his mother's basement, smoking lots of weed and dreaming of opening the world's first 'dine-in tattoo parlour'. As his sister (Maud Apatow) heads off to college, Scott's mother Margie (Marisa Tomei) decides to re-enter the world of dating. When Margie starts seeing a fireman (Bill Burr), this brings back difficult memories for Scott whose own fire-fighting father passed away on the job. Co-starring Steve Buscemi and Bel Powley, THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND is already being praised as the best film of Apatow's career.
Ruiz (Damien Bonnard) stars as a provincial policeman who moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil - the location of Victor Hugo's famous 1862 novel Les Miserables. Discovering that tensions between opposing gangs threaten to push the city to breaking point, Ruiz is paired with unscrupulous police veterans who consider themselves to be above the law. Oscar nominated for Best International Film at this year's Academy Awards, Ladj Ly's high-tension LES MISERABLES is a contemporary French drama that arrives as citizens the world-over are rising-up against those who abuse their power to protect. Winner: Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival. Winner: Best Film, Editing, Promising Actor, Cesar Awards. Winner: Best Film, Athens International Film Festival. French language, English subtitles
Between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia (Carolina Sanin) could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. And what if the answer to all this was simply... love? After his widely-acclaimed debut Gente de Bien (2014 Cannes Critics’ Week), Franco Lolli takes us back to Bogota in a tender, yet bitingly funny portrait of family and modern womanhood. "...the movie often nails the fractiousness, fear and pain of caring for a dying loved one, driven home by immaculate performances from Sanin, Gomez and Sarria as two generations of women with more in common than they might like to admit." - The Hollywood Reporter Spanish language, English subtitles
Alejandro Landes' (Porfirio) third feature is a survivalist saga and hypnotic journey into the wilderness of Latin America. A group of child soldiers for a guerrilla organisation deep in the remote mountains are guarding an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, navigating survival, humanity and sexuality. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award and Colombia’s official entry into the Academy Awards, and with a powerful score by Mica Levi (Under The Skin), MONOS is singular in its vision, and a fever-dream of a war film. Spanish language, English subtitles.
Winner of a historic four Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, and the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer). PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers and continues to take Cinema Nova audiences by storm. Ki-Taek (Song Kang-Ho, The Host) and his family are living meal-to-meal in the slums of South Korea. Making ends meet by folding pizza boxes, Ki-Taek's son Ki-Woo (Choi Woo-shik, Train To Busan) is offered the chance to tutor the young daughter of a wealthy family. Ingratiating himself into the home of Mr and Mrs Park, Ki-Woo quickly engineers the employment of his sister as a tutor for the family's young son. This sets off a chain of events that brings together the two families in an unexpected and sinister way. Earning critical acclaim from critics upon it's Cannes debut, PARASITE finds director Bon Joon-Ho "in total control of his craft" (Times UK). Prepare for "a nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image" (Vulture), and "a complex, thrilling and audacious social satire... an instant contender for film of the year" (One Room With A View). Korean language, English subtitles.
Charles Dickens’ iconic hero returns in Armando Iannucci’s (The Death of Stalin, In The Loop) wholly original new take on the classic novel. Raised by a loving mother in Victorian England, the fate of David Copperfield (Dev Patel) takes an unexpected turn when he is sent to London by his mean-hearted new stepfather. Prompting a series of (mis)adventures that bring him into the lives of some of the quirkiest characters ever imagined (portrayed by Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie and Peter Capaldi), David’s odyssey becomes a delectably witty and opulently crafted comedy that is sure to become one of 2020’s most beloved films.
Directed by newcomer Oliver McGarvey and produced by Sharon Stone, ROMANTIC ROAD is a documentary that tells a love story - set against the backdrop of the scenery of rural India - that takes the viewer on an unusual sort of journey. Rupert and Jan Grey, an English couple married for 35 years and on the brink of retirement, decide to take an alternate option to winding down their lives: hopping into Rupert’s father’s 1936 Rolls Royce and driving across India. On their way to a photography festival in Bangladesh, the couple encounter an adventure which takes them over six months and 8000 km, finding friends, conflict, and the occasional maharajah on the way. Proving that neither mechanical repairs nor age are any obstacles to a hell of an adventure, McGarvey’s documentary will have you longing for the roadtrip life.
As renowned for her morose nature as she is for her horror fiction, writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) is crafting yet another masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds Fred (Logan Lerman) and Rose (Australia's Odessa Young) disrupt her creative process and marriage to literary critic - and philandering professor - Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). As Stanley spars to maintain academic dominance over his would-be protégé Fred, Rose attempts to dampen her own ambitions and adjust to married life while living under the roof of their fiery intellectual hosts with quicksilver loyalties and myriad neuroses. When the motives of Shirley's literary muse prove elusive, Rose's curiosity and trusting nature make her tender prey for a brilliant author whose only allegiance is to her work.
Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble, WAVES traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentional but domineering father Ronald (Sterling K. Brown) - as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed writer-director Trey Edward Shults, WAVES is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times. Co-starring Kelvin Harrison Jr, Taylor Russell and Lucas Hedges. Featuring music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.