Monthly Screenings


A rich selection of acclaimed films from around the world


Dir.: Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
| 90 minutes

Caniba is a documentary that reflects on the disconcerting significance of cannibalistic desire in human existence through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his mysterious relationship with his brother, Jun Sagawa.

Djon Africa

Dir.: João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis
| 95 minutes

Miguel travels to Cape Verde in search of the father he never knew. This quest turns into a bizarre odyssey. Questions of identity and belonging are set against the magnificent landscapes of this African archipelago of volcanic islands.  


Dir.: Luiz Bolognesi
| 80 minutes

An isolated tribe from Amazonia has been encroached by modernity since 1969. In the midst of this new world, an ex-shaman who was forced into Christianity struggles to cure the suffering people of his village, and faces the wrath of the forest spirits, who are upset he has abandoned them.

Ferrante Fever

Dir.: Giacomo Durzi
| 74 minutes

Elena Ferrante has captivated millions of fervent fans since the beginning of her career in the 1990s. But her true identity remains a mystery. This documentary explores Ferrante’s oeuvre and attempts to identify what led to her success.


Dir.: Germinal Roaux
| 106 minutes

An Ethiopian girl who lost track with her parents since arriving in Europe, is temporarily placed in Switzerland along with other refugees while their legal status is sorted out. She falls hopelessly in love with Kabir, until the day he mysteriously disappears.

The Gentle Indifference of the World

Dir.: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
| 100 minutes

Saltanat’s mother sends her to the city to marry a man who will pay off her father’s debts. Accompanied by her admirer Kuandyk, she discovers that city men do not keep their word. This wonderful Kazakh film recently premiered at Cannes.


Dir.: Andrea Pallaoro
| 95 minutes

Hannah escorts her husband to the prison gate and tries to stick to her routine as a way to face his crime and its consequences. A minimalistic portrait of a woman in deep emotional distress starring the legendary Charlotte Rampling.

The Interpreter

Dir.: Martin Šulík
| 113 minutes

An 80-year-old man sets out to take revenge on the SS officer who executed his parents, but instead, finds his 70-year-old son who avoided his father throughout his entire life. The two old men embark upon a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy.


Dir.: Aminatou Echard
| 84 minutes

Jamilia, the Soviet-Kyrgyz novel from 1958, become a Soviet classic even though the main character broke all the rules. The film takes us to Kirgizstan, where the book is still widely admired, to meet women who talk about Jamilia and reveal their own private lives and desires.

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Dir.: Julien Faraut
| 95 minutes

A documentary exploring the parallels between tennis and cinema. The director combines fascinating 16mm footage featuring tennis-legend John McEnroe and witty narration in a refreshing meditative polemic.

Knife + Heart

Dir.: Yann Gonzalez
| 100 minutes

In late 1970s Paris, Anne, a gay porn producer, sets out to make her most ambitious film, but when the lead actor is murdered, her life takes an overwhelming turn. A campy slasher exploring the dark sides of passion.


Dir.: Babak Jalali
| 111 minutes

A family living on a Native American reservation is informed that one of the sons has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Their grief is exacerbated by a bureaucratic struggle to repatriate his body. A powerful film by Iranian director Babak Jalali.

Let the Corpses Tan

Dir.: Helene Cattet, Bruno Forzani
| 90 minutes

A bohemian author and his muse enjoy a tranquil vacation on a desert Mediterranean village when an armed gang appears with 250 kilograms of stolen gold. A stylized, fast-paced neo-Western featuring riveting cinematic techniques.   


Dir.: Kirill Serebrennikov
| 126 minutes

A musical drama that traces Soviet musician Viktor Tsoy’s attempts to make it to the top while facing cultural and personal challenges. Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov’s film recently premiered at Cannes.

Love Me Not

Dir.: Alexandros Avranas
| 99 minutes

A bourgeois couple accommodates their carefree surrogate. Despite the wife’s attempts to befriend her, the days pass in silence. Until one night, when the husband receives a phone call, and we enter a maze of horror.

Mary Shelley

Dir.: Haifaa Al-Mansour
| 120 minutes

Passionate and rebellious Mary Wollstonecraft finds a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley. When tragedy strikes and the couple lose their baby daughter, Mary strikes back, finding the courage to transform her pain into the world’s first science fiction novel, Frankenstein.

Nico, 1988

Dir.: Susanna Nicchiarelli
| 95 minutes

The last year in the life of legendary rock star Nico (The Velvet Underground) is fertile ground for a thrilling film with an exemplary performance by Trine Dyrholm in the lead role. Winner of the Venice FF Horizons Award.

The Opera House

Dir.: Susan Froemke
| 151 minutes

A fascinating chronicle of the Metropolitan Opera’s history including archival footage, recordings, and interviews with legendary pillars of this great institution. A celebration for lovers of opera, architecture, and cinema at large.  

Our New President

Dir.: Maxim Pozdorovkin
| 78 minutes

The 2016 US presidential elections were far more distorted in Russia than in the US. This film reveals how Putin’s ownership over the media nurtured conspiracy theories and audiences with an insatiable appetite for propaganda.


Dir.: Nicolas Pesce
| 81 minutes

A young father embarks on fake business trip to purge his darkest desires. When he meets the call girl he plans on murdering, he finds a kindred creative sadist. A dark thriller-black comedy adapted from Ryû Murakami’s novel.


Dir.: Babis Makridis
| 99 minutes

A lawyer is consoled as his wife lays unconscious. But when her condition improves, he slowly deteriorates. Babis Makridis’s direction of screenwriter Efthimis Filippou’s (The Lobster) comic-tragedy is flawless.

A Polar Year

Dir.: Samuel Collardey
| 94 minutes

Anders, a Danish school teacher, takes a teaching position in a rural village in Greenland. He will need to learn the language to communicate with his students, while getting used to life in sub-zero temperatures.

The Price of Everything

Dir.: Nathaniel Kahn
| 99 minutes

A deep dive into the rarefied world of contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold, The Price of Everything is a stunning expose of the role of art in today’s consumerist society. A fascinating documentary from Award-winning filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect).

The Real Estate

Dir.: Måns Månsson, Axel Petersén
| 88 minutes

After years of revelry, sixty-eight-year old Nojet returns to Stockholm where she’s inherited an apartment building. Discovering that black-market crooks have taken over the seventh floor, she wages war against them.

Samouni Road

Dir.: Stefano Savona
| 128 minutes

In the outskirts of Gaza the Samouni family is about to celebrate a wedding - the first celebration since the latest war. Through recollections, the film conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during, and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.