2018, Japan, 121 minutes, (15), subtitled
Director – Hirokazu Koreeda
From the maker of Like Father Like Son, a richly satisfying drama about a family of small-time crooks who take a child they find in the street. Scooping the Palme d’or at Cannes. In equal parts an incisive social critique and a nuanced family portrait.
2017, Italy/France, 108 minutes, (15) subtitles
Director – Michael Hazanavicius
From ‘The Artist’ director a playful multi-layered biopic of Jean Luc Godard, the great New Wave innovator and his tumultuous relationship with Anne Wiazemsky. A political, philosophical and biographic roller coaster brilliantly conjuring the political protest of 1968 France.
2017, Iceland, 89 minutes, (15) subtitles
Director – Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
A dispute over a tree between two neighbours develops into urban warfare and spirals out of control. Icelandic social drama with plenty of black comedy showing the hilarious pettiness of two sides unwilling to back down.
2017, France/UK, 116 minutes, (18)
Director – Jean-Stephane Sauvaire
Based on the true story of Billy, a heroin addict, sentenced to 3 years in a Thai prison. Unable to speak the language he struggles to survive and build relationships in a new and overwhelming reality.
2017, Germany/France, 106 minutes, (18) subtitles
Director – Faith Akin
Diane Kruger gives an astonishing, Cannes Best Actress award-winning performance in this riveting thriller. A politically charged tale of grief and violence in Germany. Following the murder of her husband and child by Neo Nazis a Hamburg woman seeks revenge in a desperate fight for justice.
2017, UK/USA, 89 minutes, (15)
Director – Lynne Ramsey
Joaquim Phoenix plays a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.