Paolo Sorrentino
Fred and Mick, two old friends approaching their eighties, are enjoying a vacation in a lovely hotel in the foothills of the Alps. Fred, a retired composer and conductor, has no intention of returning to his music career which he dropped a long ti
Naomi Kawase
An (Sweet Red Bean Paste)
Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it c
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cemetery of Splendour
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 fami
Brillante Mendoza
After the supertyphoon Haiyan, which changed the city of Tacloban in the Philippines into its horrendous state, the lives of Bebeth, Larry and Erwin intertwine. Bebeth searches for the remains of her three children with the hope of fi nding a matc
Alex van Warmerdam
Schneider vs. Bax
On the morning of his birthday, Schneider, a hit man, gets a call from Mertens who has a job for him. Schneider refuses, as it is his birthday and he promised Lucy, his wife, to help her with the preparations for the dinner party. But Mertens insi
Aleksandr Sokurov
Francofonia is the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi Occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich – enemies then collaborators – whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservat
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
The Assassin
9th century China. A 10-year-old general’s daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. One day,
Сiro Guerra
Embrace of the Serpent
Karamakate, a powerful Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, dwells deep in the jungle, in voluntary isolation. Decades of solitude have turned him into a chullachaqui, an empty shell of a human, devoid of memories and emotion. His hollow
Margarethe von Trotta
Misplaced World
Jazz singer Sophie receives an urgent phone call from her father. He wants to show her a photo on an American newspaper website – the photo of a woman who bears an astonishing and inexplicable resemblance to his recently deceased wife, Sophi
Pascale Ferran
Bird People
In Paris airport zone, two strangers try to make sense out of their lives: an american engineer under great professional and emotional pressure who decides to radically change the course of his existence, and a young hotel chambermaid who goes thr