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Angels Wear White

Angels Wear White

THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 27, 2018

CHINA - 2017 - 107 MINUTES - 1.85 - 5.1 - COLOUR
A FILM BY VIVIAN QU

In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel.
Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun.Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.

The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope

THEATRICAL STARTS DECEMBER 8, 2017

FINLAND - GERMANY 2017 - FINNISH, ENGLISH, ARABIC - 98 MIN · COLOUR ·2K DCP
A FILM BY AKI KAURISMÄKI

This film tells two stories that converge after forty minutes. The first of these features Khaled, a Syrian refugee. A stowaway on a coal freighter, he ends up in Helsinki where he applies for asylum without much hope of success. Wikström, the second main character, is a travelling salesman peddling ties and men’s shirts. Turning his back on his trade, he instead decides to put his poker face to good use at a gambling table and subsequently buys himself a restaurant in the remotest corner of Helsinki. 

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 3, 2017

ORIGINAL TITLE: DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG

2016 - 96 MINUTES - SWEEDEN - IN SWISS WItH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY PETRA VOLPE
WITH: MARIE LEUENBERGER, MAX SIMONISCHECK, MARTA ZOFFOLI, NICHOLAS OFCZAREK, SOFIA HELIN

1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.

The Wedding Plan

The Wedding Plan

THEATRICAL MAY 12, 2017

ISREAL - 110 MINUTES
IN HEBREW WITH ENGLISH/ FRANCH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY RAMA BURSHTEIN

Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels she's unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet; that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month-long journey up to the planned wedding day: "I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom".

The Lure

The Lure

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 21, 2017

2015 - POLAND - 92 MINUTES - IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY AGNIESZKA SMOCZYNSKA

One enchanted evening in early ’80s Warsaw, Poland, famished heart-eating sister sirens Golden (Michalina Olszanska) and Silver (Marta Mazurek) emerge from the sea in search of prey. They soon find themselves joining an erotic discotheque act, enabling them to use their transformative mermaid skills as a rather ultimate dancer performance attribute. 

Paula

Paula

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

2016 - 123 MINUTES - COLOUR - IN GERMAN AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY CHRISTIAN SCHWOCHOW

Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules.

Afterimage

Afterimage

THEATRICAL BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2017

POLAND - 98 MINUTES - 2016 - COLOUR - IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ANDRZEJ WADJA

A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.

Old Stone

Old Stone

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016

Winner! "Best First Feature" Canadian Screen Award, 2017

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA / CANADA - 2016 - 80 MIN - FEATURE - IN MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY JOHNNY MA
FEATURING: CHEN GANG, NAI AN, WANG HONGWEI, ZHANG ZEBIN, LUO XUE'ER

In Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama before u-turning into a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident in a society where life is cheap and compassion is ruinously expensive.

Things to Come

Things to Come

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 2, 2016

FRANCE/ GERMANY – 2016 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY MIA HANSEN-LØVE
FEATURING: ISABELLE HUPPERT, ANDRÉ MARCON, ROMAN KOLINKA, EDITH SCOB, SARAH LE PICARD, SOLAL FORTE, ELISE LHOMEAU, LIONEL DRAY, GRÉGOIRE MONTANA-HAROCHE, LINA BENZERTI

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

The Violin Teacher

The Violin Teacher

THEATRICAL BEGINS OCTOBER 28, 2016

RAZIL – 2015 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY SÉRGIO MACHADO

After failing to be admitted into the renowned São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Laerte, a talented violinist, is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school in Heliopolis, the biggest favela of Brazil. His path is full of difficulties but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the professor and his students open the doors into a new world. Based on a true story.

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

SWEDEN – 2014 – 118 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY RUBEN ÖSTLUND

A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life...

A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

SWEDEN / NORWAY / FRANCE / GERMANY - 2014 - 100 MIN - IN SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ROY ANDERSSON

Like a modern times Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. A trip that shows us the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humour and tragedy that is in us, life’s grander as well as frailty of humanity.

EDEN

EDEN

FRANCE – FEATURE - 2014 – 131 MIN – COLOUR - FRENCH & ENGLISH - DCP
A FILM BY MIA HANSEN-LØVE
FEATURING: PAULINE ETIENNE, GRETA GERWIG AND BRADY CORBET

In the 90’s, french electronic music is developing at a fast pace. in the exciting Paris nightlife, Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ. With his best friend he creates a duo called “Cheers”, and they rapidly find their au- dience. They are quickly caught up in a euphoric and short-lived rise to fame and Paul, blinded by his pas- sion, overlooks his own life.

The Vanished Elephant

The Vanished Elephant

PERU/ COLUMBIA/ SPAIN – 2014 – 110 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY JAVIER FUENTES-LEÓN

A crime novelist receives a vital clue to the whereabouts of his long-missing fiancée, in this mind-bending mystery that pays homage to Hollywood film noir and the reality-twisting fictions of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar.

Chevalier

Chevalier

2015 - GREECE - 99 MINUTES - DCP - COLOUR - IN GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
WITH SAKIS ROUVAS, VANGELIS MOURIKIS, PANOS KORONIS
A FILM BY ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI

A buddy movie without the buddies...

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear upon his little finger the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier.”

10,000KM

10,000KM

SPAIN – 2015 – 99 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN SPANISH, CATALAN, ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY CARLOS MARQUES-MARCETWITH NATALIA TENA, DAVID VERDAGUER

Alexandra and Sergio make love in their tiny Barcelona apartment. They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alex receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. 

Understanding this may be Alex's last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year.

Men and Chicken (MÆND OG HØNS)

Men and Chicken (MÆND OG HØNS)

DENMARK – 104 MIN – COLOR
A FILM BY ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN
FEATURING: MADS MIKKELSEN, NIKOLAJ LIE KAAS, DAVID DENCIK

Gabriel and Elias, two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Garbiel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn't their biological father. Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family.

Francofonia

Francofonia

2015 - GERMANY/ FRANCE/ THE NETHERLANDS - 87 MINUTES - IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ALEXANDER SOKUROV

June 1940: German troops march into Paris. Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff Metternich worked together to protect and preserve the treasure of the Louvre Museum. Alexander Sokurov tells their story. He explores the relationship between art and power, and asks what art tells us about ourselves, at the very heart of one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever known.

Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

CHINA - JAPAN - FRANCE – 125 MIN – COLOR – 1.33 / 1.85 / 2.39 – 5.1 – 2015
A FILM BY JIA ZHANGKE

China, 1999. In Fenyang, childhood friends Liangzi, a coal miner, and Zhang, the owner of a gas station, are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually marries the wealthier Zhang and they have a son he names Dollar.

2014. Tao is divorced and her son emigrates to Australia with his business magnate father.

Australia, 2025. 19-year-old Dollar no longer speaks Chinese and can barely communicate with his now bankrupt father. All that he remembers of his mother is her name.

One Floor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos)

One Floor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos)

ROMANIA – 2015 – DCP - 93 MINS
A FILM BY RADU MUNTEAN

After being the sole unfortunate witness to a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Patrascu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer. The other is his very own conscience.