Chinese-born American Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to her homeland to find that her grandmother has just weeks to live. Although her entire family knows the prognosis, they have decided not to tell their beloved matriarch. As everyone gathers under the guise of an expedited wedding, Billi must navigate a minefield of family expectations but also […]
A vertical story of class struggle — punctuated by staircase scenes going from mouldy basements to top floors, from darkness to breezy spaces designed by star architects — Parasite observes and dissects with surgical precision the life of two families of different social backgrounds. Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) is a good-for-nothing, unemployed family man, patriarch of a family […]
Halla is a middle-aged choir director in a small town, popular amongst her neighbors and respected in the community. Unbeknownst to her fellow citizens, she is also an environmentalist vigilante who destroys power lines in an effort to preserve the beautiful local country- side. “Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows […]
Keira Knightley stars in this historical drama about the famous French novelist Colette, whose provocative debut — falsely credited to her husband — becomes the toast of Paris, triggering a battle for identity, equality, and self-determination at the dawn of the feminist age. “Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley […]
“Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,” is about the enduring love between the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, the Norwegian woman he met on the Greek island of Hydra in the early 1960s. It’s a story that is at once simple and threaded with startling complexities. Its emotional entanglements and narrative […]
The Last Black Man in San Francisco tells a story of the city through the eyes of a fictionalized version of Jimmie,who is obsessed by the idea of reclaiming the Victorian house in Fillmore that his grandfather built.
Exhilarating, suspenseful, and emotionally charged, this documentary from director AlexHolmes chronicles Tracy Edwards’s 1989-90 precedent-setting sea voyage around the world with an all-female crew.The Whitbread Round the World Race (rechristened the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001) was considered an exclusively masculine endeavour when Edwards came along and, in the face of much sexist condescension, proved […]
The world’s first fully oiled painted feature film, Loving Vincent brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated like and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. “Brings a poetic sense of tragedy to the last act of van Gogh’s life, and fresh insight into the […]
A recent migrant to France (Omar Sy) fights to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg), in this winning drama from the directors of the breakout hit Les Intouchables.
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 film maker Abderrahmane Sissako.