International Cinema

 

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. 

One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart. 

 

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.

 

Blood of my blood

ITALY/ FRANCE/ SWITZERLAND – 2015 – 106 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY MARCO BELLOCCHIO

Federico, a young priest, is summoned by the 17th Century Inquisition to a convent prison in the town of Bobbio. His mission is to coerce Sister Benedetta to confess that she has seduced and driven to death her previous confessor, Federico's brother. Benedetta must undergo three trials - water, fire and tears - to prove her innocence if she does not confess. Federico, too, falls under the spell of the hypnotic Benedetta... The present-day Bobbio prison is run-down and abandoned. Tax investigator Federico is helping a Russian millionaire buy the old ruin. But a secretive old man has been living there for years. He is only occasionally seen out at night, and is referred to as "The Count". Federico needs to prove the man is a fraud to make the big sale...

 

Cemetery of Splendour

THAILAND – 2015 – DCP - 122 MINS - 1:1.85 - 7.1 AND 5.1 SURROUND SOUND - IN THAI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including coloured light therapy, to ease the mens’ troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt’s cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers’ enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen’s tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.

 

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.”

 

Court

INDIA – 2014 – 116 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN GUJARATI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY CHAITANYA TAMHANE

A sewage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is arrested and accused of performing an inflammatory song, which may have incited the worker to commit suicide. The trial unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city’s ordinary people play out. Forging these fates are the lawyers and judge, who are observed in their personal lives beyond the theatre of the courtroom.

 

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.

Eden retraces the steps of the “french touch” gene- ration from 1992 to today, a generation that still enjoys outstanding international success thanks to musicians like Daft Punk, Dimitri from Paris and Cassius...

 

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...

Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected action leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.

 

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

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

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.

 

PHOENIX

GERMANY – 2014 – 98 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY CHRISTIAN PETZOLD

Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left severely injured with a disfigured face. Lene Winter, who works for the Jewish Agency, takes her to Berlin. Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins the search for her husband Johnny.

When she finally does find him, Johnny does not recognise her. Nevertheless he approaches her with a proposal. Since she resembles his wife, whom he believes to be dead, he asks her to help him claim his wife’s considerable inheritance.

Nelly agrees, and becomes her own doppelganger – she needs to know if Johnny ever loved her, or if he betrayed her. Nelly wants her life back. The more similarities to her dead counterpart she reveals, the more desperate and confusing their relationship becomes.

Will Johnny confess his love? Or his guilt.

 

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.

 

THE Violin teacher

BRAZIL – 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.

 

THE Wonders

ITALY / SWITZERLAND / GERMANY – 2014 – 110 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ITALIAN, FRENCH, GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ALICE ROHRWACHER

Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her father constructed around them to protect his family from "the end of the world." An extraordinary summer, when the strict rules that hold the family together, are beginning to break: in part due to the arrival of Martin, a German boy on a youth rehabilitation program, and in part the local community's participation in a TV competition for big prizes "Village Wonders," presented by the mysterious Milly Catena.

 

Zero Motivation

ISRAEL – 2014 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY TALYA LAVIE

Zohar and Daffi are best friends; serving in an administration office at an artillery base in the south of Israel. They share a bunk bed and since both of them don't get along with others, they practically spend all their time together, sharing their secrets, their meals, and their passion for computer games.

As storm clouds gather over the south, Daffi does all she can to be transferred away from the hated remote base, trying to obtain her dream of being relocated to Tel Aviv. Zohar, on the other hand, doesn't seem to care so much about where she's stationed. Her main concern is to lose her virginity. She is secretly in love with an officer but never dares walking up to him. Terrified by the possibility of being left alone in the desolated base without her best friend — Zohar will try to prevent Daffi from leaving.