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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Let the Corpses Tan
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.
Love Me Not
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.