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New releases

London Road

Hailed as remarkable and groundbreaking during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre London, the film adaptation of London Road reunites the award-winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, directed by Rufus Norris. Starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.



Recent releases

Mommy

French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan returns to the subject of motherhood after his breakthrough first feature I Killed My Mother, with his Cannes Jury Prize-winning Mommy. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément.



Winter Sleep

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is an immersive and provocative Chekhovian drama.




Force Majeure

A critical favorite at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. Directed by Ruben Östlund.


In Search of Chopin

Acclaimed filmmaker Phil Grabsky (In Search of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn, Exhibition on Screen series) will bring to cinema screens the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin – one of the greatest composers of all time. Narrated by Juliet Stephenson.



Gabrielle

Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are “different,” their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. From the Academy Award-nominated producers of Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar.

My Sweet Pepper Land

After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran (Korkmaz Aslan), a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position in a godforsaken village at the borders of Iran and Turkey, an illegal trafficking Mecca. There he meets Govend (Golshifteh Farahani), a beautiful young woman who has come to work as the teacher in the newly opened school despite her twelve brothers’ hostility to the idea. Written and directed by Hiner Saleem.


A Castle in Italy

Life’s rich tapestry unravels in this French-Italian ensemble comedy as a family faces the decision to sell their castle. The latest semi-autobiographic feature written, directed and starring Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (Actrices and Easier for a Camel), A Castle in Italy was the only film by a female filmmaker in Competition in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.


The Missing Picture

Rithy Panh’s documentary recounts his personal experiences in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, recreating the missing images using an innovative combination of clay figures and archival footage. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes, The Missing Picture artfully explores Panh’s filmic preoccupation with how to represent and remember all that’s been lost. First Cambodian film to be nominated for an Academy Award.


Much Ado about Nothing

Joss Whedon’s (The Avengers, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, Cabin in the Woods, Toy Story) modern re-telling of Much Ado About Nothing stars Whedon film and television regulars Amy Acker (‘Angel’, ‘Dollhouse’), Alexis Denisof (‘Buffy’, ‘Angel’, ‘Dollhouse’), Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods, ‘Dollhouse’) and Nathan Fillion (‘Buffy’, ‘Firefly’, Serenity).



Sleepwalk With Me

Sleepwalk with Me

Based on Mike Birbiglia’s successful one-man show, Sleepwalk With Me engages in a kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art. Produced and co-written by Ira Glass ( ‘This American Life’), Sleepwalk With Me features a stellar supporting cast that includes Lauren Ambrose, (‘Six Feet Under’), Carol Kane (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) and a sampling from the who’s who of today’s stand up scene including Kristin Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Marc Maron and Alex Karpovsky.



Love Story

Florian Habicht’s romance written on the streets of New York, Love Story is a romantic comedy unlike any other. Described by Variety as ‘marvellously original’ and ‘uproariously funny’, Florian has been likened to fellow Kiwi’s Flight of the Conchords.


You Will Be My Son

Directed by Gilles Legrand, You Will Be My Son stars Niels Arestrup as Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Émilion, whom is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) taking over the family business. Like a fine wine, this drama is full-bodied and complex and provides a fascinating look at the matter of the transmission of knowledge, heritage and tradition in the world of wine.


You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

The new feature by internationally-acclaimed veteran of French filmmaking, Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad), which screened in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.




In the Fog

Based on the Russian novel by Vasili Bykov, In the Fog is a tale of morals in war-time, set in the German-occupied Western frontiers of the USSR in 1942. Directed by Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy).