Monthly Screenings

2001: A Space Odyssey

Dir.: Stanley Kubrick
| 164 minutes

Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece follows two astronauts and a super-computer on their journey to Jupiter. This newly restored version premiered at Cannes in celebration of its 50th anniversary.



Dir.: Ilian Metev
| 83 minutes

A delicate drama: Mila dreams of becoming a pianist, her little brother is aggressive, and their father is engrossed in his research. Metev’s exemplary command of the medium renders present the mother’s palpable absence.



Dir.: Milko Lazarov
| 96 minutes

In icy northern Siberia, Nanook and Sedna struggle to maintain their traditional ways. While Nanook refuses to acknowledge their estranged daughter, Aga, Sedna misses her desperately. A mesmerizing cinematographic feat.

Ambiguous Places

Dir.: Akira Ikeda
| 93 minutes

Konoko wakes up on a beach with an insect stuck to her head and sets off to find a barber who will remove it. What appears to be a quiet town turns into a surreal fantasy. A bewildering Japanese comedy where Kafka meets Kaurismaki not too far from Kyoto.


Dir.: Philippe Faucon
| 91 minutes

Amin leaves Senegal to work in France and sends money home to keep his family afloat. On the job, he meets Gabrielle (Emmanuelle Devos), a good-natured divorcée and the two develop a warm and loving relationship.

The Ancient Law

Dir.: Ewald André Dupont
| 135 minutes

A rabbi’s son dreams of becoming an actor. He becomes a great star in Vienna, but success does not relieve his guilt and homesickness. The restored print of this rare silent film premiered at this year’s Berlinale.

And Breathe Normally

Dir.: Ísold Uggadóttir
| 102 minutes

An Icelandic drama, winner of the Best Director Award at Sundance. An encounter between Lara, a passport security officer, and Adja, a refugee from Guinea-Bissau, leads to a unique relationship that crosses cultural boundaries.

Angels Wear White

Dir.: Vivian Qu
| 107 minutes

In a small Chinese seaside hotel, two young girls are sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man. Chinese filmmaker Vivian Qu’s modern film-noir won multiple awards and critical acclaim since its debut at the Venice Film Festival.


Dir.: Katharina Mueckstein
| 96 minutes

Mati hangs out with a reckless motorbike gang. When she gets close to one of their victims, she faces a dilemma. At the same time, problems at home come to a head. This daring film explores the encounter between reason and passion.

Ash Is Purest White

Dir.: Jia Zhang-Ke
| 150 minutes

Qiao leaves home to try her luck in the big city. She falls in love with mafioso Bin. Their relationship is tempestuous, but Qiao remains loyal. Esteemed director Jia Zhang-Ke unravels their 17-year love story in a rapidly changing China.

Autour de Jeanne Dielman

Dir.: Sami Frey
| 70 minutes

Autour de Jeanne Dielman allows intrigued viewers a rare peak into the ‘making of’ process of a most audacious film. One gets a good sense of the working relationship between seasoned actress Delphine Seyrig and the young Chantal Akerman, then only twenty-five-years of age.



Dir.: Sadaf Foroughi
| 103 minutes

Ava, a middle-class teenager in Tehran, is under strict supervision. When she develops an intimate relationship with a boy, her mother inexcusably invades Ava’s privacy, and kindles a spark of rebellion in her heart.


Dir.: Spike Lee
| 128 minutes

In the early 1970s, an Afro-American police officer notices an ad for the Ku Klux Klan and contacts the advertisers. What starts out as a joke becomes an infiltration operation into the racist organization. Grand Jury Award at Cannes.


Dir.: Ali Abbassi
| 101 minutes

Tina is a customs officer with a unique sense of smell. When she encounters a mysterious man who resembles her, her special skills are compromised, and she develops a strange obsession towards him. Winner of Cannes’s Un Certain Regard Award.


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.

Cause of Death

Dir.: Ramy A. Katz
| 79 minutes

Ten years after the death of policeman Salim Barakat in a terror attack, his brother Jamal investigates the identity of Salim’s killer and whether the police is withholding information.


Dir.: Emmanuel Courcol
| 105 minutes

In the early 1920s, a man traumatized by the horrific trench warfare decides to travel to West Africa, but his adventure leads him to a dead-end and back to Paris. Following the screening: masterclass with celebrated composer Jérôme Lemonnier.


Dir.: Tammy Federman
| 72 minutes

Cellfish explores the life and work of artist Shelly Federman. The film incorporates over thirty years of footage and interlinks between her artwork and her ability to experience life itself, as a work of art.