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.
Unforgettable psycho-sexual horror featuring a multi-tentacled alien which becomes the source of obsession for members of a Mexican village. A beguiling and uncompromising expression of the complexities of human desire, which has to be seen to be believed.
An exchange on a Beirut street between a Palestinian construction worker and a Lebanese Christian escalates into a passionate dispute that represents historical wounds. A smart, gripping reflection of Middle Eastern politics.
An evocative and affecting autobiographical depiction of Catalan writer-director Carla Simón's childhood. Set in 1993, 6-year old Frida is moved to the Catalan countryside to live with her Aunt and Uncle, which leads to profound emotional upheaval and self-discovery.
A gracefully unsettling Nordic thriller about a painfully shy young woman whose oppressed, conservative upbringing and burgeoning passion for a fellow university student manifests in a dangerous and uncontrollable psycho-kinetic power.