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The latest from the world's most influential art-house filmmakers.

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1001 Grams

1001 Grams

Bent Hamer | Norway/Germany/France

A recently divorced, work-obsessed lab technician finds herself encountering a whole new world of experience when she attends an important scientific conference in Paris, in this charmingly offbeat comedy from Norwegian master Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories, O’ Horten).

The Face Of An Angel

The Face Of An Angel

Michael Winterbottom | United Kingdom

Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglourious Basterds) star in this fictionalized version of the notorious Amanda Knox murder case from ever-adventurous director Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, In This World, 24 Hour Party People).

Foreign Body

Foreign Body

Krzysztof Zanussi | Poland/Italy/Russia

A dashing young Italian in Poland finds himself caught between two women — a novitiate nun and a ruthless corporate ladder-climber — in this lacerating vision of contemporary Poland from master filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi.

The Golden Era

The Golden Era

Ann Hui | China/Hong Kong

Hong Kong master Ann Hui recreates the life of the pioneering and prodigiously talented 20th-century female novelist Xiao Hong.

Goodbye to Language 3D

Goodbye to Language 3D

Jean-Luc Godard | France

Winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the new film by Jean-Luc Godard is a visually sumptuous and richly complex meditation on history and eternity, being and nothingness, desire and death.

Hill of Freedom

Hill of Freedom

Hong Sang-soo | South Korea

South Korean master Hong Sang-soo crafts yet another delightful, soju-saturated tale of love thwarted, in this story of a heartsick Japanese man who travels to Seoul to attempt a reunion with the woman he still pines for.

Leviathan

Leviathan

Andrey Zvyaginstev | Russia

Lauded Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this painterly, primordial tale about a proud patriarch fighting to protect his family home from a corrupt local official.

Murder in Pacot

Murder in Pacot

Raoul Peck | Haiti/France/Norway

In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society when they are forced to rent out their villa to a foreign aid worker and his enterprising local girlfriend.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Roy Andersson | Sweden/Norway/France/Germany

Swedish master Roy Andersson (Songs from the Second Floor) returns with this absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.

Revivre

Revivre

Im Kwon-taek | South Korea

A middle-aged man who has recently lost his wife to cancer indulges in fantasies about a young woman at his work, in the new film from Korean master Im Kwon-taek (Chunhyang).

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Isao Takahata | Japan

Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) transforms an ancient Japanese folktale into a dazzling animated fantasy.

Timbuktu

Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako | France/Mauritania/Mali

Following the recent jihadist takeover of northern Mali, a proud cattle herder comes into fateful conflict with the fundamentalist rulers of the provincial capital, in this luminous, lyrical and poetic drama from the great African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako.

Trick or Treaty?

Trick or Treaty?

Alanis Obomsawin | Canada

Legendary Canadian documentarian Alanis Obomsawin digs into the tangled history of Treaty 9 — the infamous 1905 agreement wherein First Nations communities allegedly relinquished sovereignty over their traditional territories — to reveal the deceptions and distortions which "the real agreement" has been subjected to by successive governments seeking to deprive Canada’s First Peoples of their lands and rights.

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Turkey/France/Germany

Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes, the new film from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is an immersive, meditative chamber drama about a small-town innkeeper whose cultural pretensions and smug self-satisfaction are fatefully undermined over the course of an eventful winter.