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Mon
11
Nov
2019
 
  • Fantasy, Music, Musical
  • France
  • Colour
  • 133 mins.
Powell and Pressburger classic, based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by film making…
Tue
12
Apr
2016
 
  • Romantic drama
  • Spain
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
Benigno and Marco are both caring for unconscious women; Marco's girlfriend Lydia, a female matador who has been gored by a bull and ballerina Alicia, who is in a coma after a traffic accident. Moving between past, present and future, the lives and destinies of four characters…
Tue
03
Apr
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Iran
  • Colour
  • 95 mins.
A depressed middle-aged man travels the Iranian countryside searching for someone to bury him after his planned suicide. Eventually, he encounters a Turkish taxidermist who tries to get him to see life's beauty. This Palm d'Or-winning drama is one of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's most accessible films…
Tue
27
Jun
2017
 
  • Adventure, drama, comedy
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 90 mins.
Ten Canoes is different in many ways. Forget Hollywood, action or predictable stories, even forget fast-paced entertainment. Ten Canoes is a quiet film, a film about how Aboriginal life has been 1,000 years ago and maybe even before that. This excellent film tells two stories, differentiated by…
Tue
13
Oct
2009
 
Lawyer Jacques Vergès has spent his life defending the indefensible. The son of a French father and a Vietnamese mother, he forged his reputation pleading for the darling of the Algerian liberation movement, Djamila Bouhired (whom he would eventually marry). However, he is now best known as…
Tue
24
Jan
2017
 
  • Colour
The fragile lives of six people connect on emotional voyages toward forgiveness and reconciliation in Germany and Turkey. Fatih Akin's second feature, the drama The Edge of Heaven, concerns a man named Ali and his son, Nejat, a German teacher, who decide to move in with Yeter,…
Tue
30
Oct
2018
 
  • Drama, Horror
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 122 mins.
William Friedkin's powerful film adaptation of William Peter Blatty's bestselling novel of a young girl who is possessed by a demon. The film quickly became a cultural phenomenon. One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual…
Tue
04
Sep
2018
 
  • Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
  • NZ
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts. He gives up his job as an architect, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete…
Tue
03
Oct
2017
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 119 mins.
Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, a shady guitar-playing singer, Val Xavier (Brando), leaves his troubled past behind him and hits the road. When his car breaks down in Two Rivers, he decides to stay a while when he gets a part-time job as a store…
Tue
07
Jan
2020
 
  • Drama, Action, Horror
  • South Korea
  • Colour
  • 120 mins.
From the celebrated director of Parasite, Memories of Murder and Snowpiercer comes one of the best ‘creature features’ ever made. The Host revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s who runs a small snack bar on the banks of the Han River and lives…
Tue
16
May
2017
 
  • Drama
  • France
  • Colour
  • 129 mins.
Claire Denis' elliptical drama L'Intrus was inspired by a short book written by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy about his heart transplant. Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), an ex-mercenary living in the Jura Mountains, is increasingly suffering from a heart condition. He abandons his home, his beloved dogs, and his…
Mon
16
Sep
2019
 
  • Drama. Film Noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 113 mins.
Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, "the Swede," (played by the incomparable Burt Lancaster in his debut film) who's expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon (Edmond O’Brien - a terrific actor) pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who…
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