A uniquely humanistic portrayal of tragic poverty in Beirut from the perspective of an extraordinarily gutsy 12 year old Lebanese boy. After suffering unforgivable mistreatment by his parents which leads to homelessness, starvation and incarceration, he attempts to sue them for bringing him into the world. A…
The director of 'Ida' (2013) follows up with a deeply romantic, immaculately composed tale of a Polish concert pianist and a charismatic singer who fall in love but who ultimately find themselves stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain.
Inspired by the lives of the director's own parents, it uses…
A Danish thriller that maximises tension from minimal means in which a desk-bound police officer answers an emergency call and becomes drawn into an alleged kidnapping case using only a telephone to secure the victim's safety.
Charming, funny and heartbreaking all at once, this drama from the Japanese master of humanism Kore-eda is set in Tokyo and follows a group of poverty-stricken outcasts who shoplift to make ends meet. A compassionate, resonant portrayal of family and survival.
Astonishing French drama charting a family struggling with the embittered fallout of divorce, and the resulting impact on the two children. The family dynamic is flawlessly acted and precisely dissected by Xavier Legrand in his celebrated directing debut.
A feast of clever gags highlights this playful French rom-com following a kooky small-town Canadian librarian as she attempts to track down her missing aunt, an 88-year old former Canadian dancer, on the streets of Paris.
An exchange on a Beirut street between a Palestinian construction worker and a Lebanese Christian escalates into a passionate dispute that opens profound historical wounds. An impassioned, gripping reflection of Middle Eastern politics with a universally resonating message.