Cambridge Film Festival 2017

There are a number of additional shorts programmes running alongside the features below.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and 78/52
120 Beats Per Minute (120 Battements Par Minute, BPM (Beats Per Minute)) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo; Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Yves Heck, Emmanuel Ménard, Rahim-Silvioli Mehdi, Antoine Reinartz, Caroline Piette, Marco Horanieh, Pascal Tantot, François Rabette, Naelle Dariya, Ariel Borenstein, Coralie Russier, Saadia Bentaïeb)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
78/52 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Alexandre O Philippe; Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Elfman, Leigh Whannell, Peter Bogdanovich, Oz Perkins, Neil Marshall, Karyn Kusama, Bret Easton Ellis, Richard Stanley, Walter Murch, Mali Elfman, Fred Raskin, Josh C Waller)
A documentary about the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
A157 (Country: Iran; Year: 2015; Director: Behrouz Nooranipour)
A documentary ocusing on three Syrian Kurd girls who had lost their fathers a day before Daesh terrorists attacked their city and are now living in a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border in the UNHCR tent number 157, not knowing what has happened to their mothers.
Amateurs In Space (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Max Kestner; Stars: Kristian von Bengtson, Peter Madsen, Steen Andersen)
A documentary about two passionate eccentrics decide to send the first Dane into space so set about building their rocket.
Anishoara (Country: Germany, Moldova; Year: 2016; Director: Ana Felicia Scutelnicu; Writer: Ana Felicia Scutelnicu; Stars: Anisoara Morari)
A year in the life of a 15-year-old in a remote village, as childhood gives way to adulthood.
The Red Turtle The Red Turtle
The Red Turtle and Mildred Pierce
Ask The Sexpert (Country: US, India; Year: 2017; Director: Vaishali Sinha)
Documentary about a nonagenarian and his long-time newspaper column offering sex advice.
The Ballad Of Shirley Collins (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rob Curry, Tim Plester; Stars: Hannah Arterton, Stewart Lee, Elle Osborne, Sam Amidon, David Tibet, Shirley Collins)
Documentary about the life and work of the folk musician.
The Battleship Island (Gun-ham-do) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Seung-wan Ryoo; Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Joong-ki Song, Ji-seob So, Su-an Kim, Jung-hyun Lee)
As the Second World War nears its end, at the site of a huge coalmine on the small island of Hashima, tensions run high between the Japanese soldiers and roughly 400 Korean people who were tricked or forced into working there
Battle Of The Sexes (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris; Writer: Simon Beaufoy; Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming, Chris Parnell, Martha MacIsaac, Sarah Silverman, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Natalie Morales, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham, Mark Harelik)
True story of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Becoming Cary Grant (Country: US, UK, France; Year: 2016; Director: Mark Kidel; Writer: Mark Kidel, Nick Ware; Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Judy Balaban, David Thomson, Barbara Jaynes, Mark Glancy)
The star's own words are used to tell his life story.
No Land's Song No Land's Song
No Land's Song and The Wound
The Breadwinner (Country: Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg; Year: 2017; Director: Nora Twomey; Writer: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis; Stars: Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kawa Ada, Soma Chhaya, Kanza Feris, Kane Mahon, Ali Kazmi, Reza Sholeh, Mran Volkhard)
A young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Buena Vista Adios (The Flowers Of Life: Social Club Buena Vista) (Country: US, Cuba; Year: 2017; Director: Lucy Walker; Stars: Omara Portuondo, Jesus 'Aguaje' Ramos, Barbarito Torres, Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal)
A fond farewell chronicling the late-life careers of the Buena Vista Social Club musicians, many of whom have since passed away.
Casanova (Country: France; Year: 1927; Director: Alexandre Volkoff; Stars: Ivan Mosjoukine, Diane Karenne, Jenny Jugo, Rudolf Klein-Rogge)
The amorous escapades of an 18th Cenntury adventurer take him from decadent Venice, via Austria, to the Imperial Court of St Petersburg.
Cause Of Death: Unknown (Dødsårsak: Ukjent) (Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, US, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Anniken Hoel; Writer: Anniken Hoel; Stars: Anniken Hoel), Official Site, Trailer
A filmmaker investigates her sister's death from prescribed medication and asks if the pharmaceutical industry is culpable in relation to thousands of other such cases.
Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1970; Director: Jean-Pierre Melville; Writer: Jean-Pierre Melville; Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand, Paul Crauchet, Paul Amiot, Pierre Collet, André Ekyan, Jean-Pierre Posier, François Périer, Yves Arcanel, René Berthier, Jean-Marc Boris, Jean Champion, Yvan Chiffre)
After leaving prison, a thief crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot a heist.
Psycho Psycho
Psycho and Ratcatcher
The Cinema Travellers (Country: India; Year: 2016; Director: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya)
Documentary about travelling projectionists in India.
The Cloud-Capped Star (Meghe Dhaka Tara) (Country: India; Year: 1960; Director: Ritwik Ghatak; Writer: Ritwik Ghatak, Shaktipada Rajguru; Stars: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Niranjan Ray, Gita Ghatak, Bijon Bhattacharya, Gita Dey, Dwiju Bhawal, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Ranen Ray Choudhury, Abhi Bhattacharya)
Drama about a sister trying to keep her family together.
Conditional Release (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Hossein Shahabi; Writer: Hossein Shahabi; Stars: Ali Habibpoor, Shaghayegh Farahani, Amir Jafari, Leila Otadi, Vahid Rostampoor, Reza Delavari, Mohammad Karhemmat, Amir Jafari, Diba Zahedi, Mohammad Akbari, Mohammad Bozorgi, Ahmad Shahabi, Ramin Rastad, Ahmad Nikpour, Amir Reza Delavari)
A man given conditional release from prison finds not getting into trouble proves problematic.
Dawson City: Frozen Time (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Bill Morrison)
A history in still and moving images charting the transformation of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in fishing camp at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.
The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (Country: Argentina, Chile; Year: 2017; Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato; Writer: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato; Stars: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi)
When a live-in maid's path crosses that of a travelling salesman, her life will change forever.
Wonderstruck Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck and The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
The Eagle Huntress (Country: UK, Mongolia, US; Year: 2016; Director: Otto Bell)
A teenager decides to become the first female eagle huntress.
The Faces We Lost (Country: UK, Rwanda; Year: 2017; Director: Piotr Cieplak)
Documentary about the use of photographs to remember loved ones lost in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (Country: Chile, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Writer: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza; Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Amparo Noguera)
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Fashionista (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Simon Rumley; Writer: Simon Rumley; Stars: Amanda Fuller, Ethan Embry, Eric Balfour, Alex Assoe, Alexandria DeBerry)
A woman who uses clothes as an emotional crutch discovers her life isn't as ideal as she thought.
Félicité (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Alain Gomis; Writer: Alain Gomis, Olivier Loustau, Delphine Zingg; Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo, Elbas Manuana, Diplome Amekindra, Célestin Mokono, François Kasonga, Prince Mbasi, Ferdinand Minga, Aziza Kengumbe, José Lusala, Plaisir Mumbula, Nathan Mulumba, Claudine Lumbu)
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
Cause Of Death: Unknown Cause Of Death: Unknown
Cause Of Death: Unknown and Becoming Cary Grant
Flicker + Pulse (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Brian McClave, Tom Wichelow; Writer: Brian McClave, Tom Wichelow)
Documentary, shows time passing in an English walled garden.
The Florida Project (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair, Karren Karagulian, Sandy Kane, Cecilia Quinan, Betty Jeune, Lauren O'Quinn, Giovanni Rodriguez, Carl Bradfield, Gary B. Gross)
The story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose carefree lives contrast with those of their struggling parents.
The Forest Of The Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) (Country: Spain, Portugal, Russia, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2017; Director: José Pedro Lopes; Writer: José Pedro Lopes; Stars: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart, Lígia Roque, Lília Lopes, Tiago Jácome, Débora Ribeiro)
Ricardo, a grieving father, and Carolina, a cynical young woman, meet in a notorious Portuguese suicide forest, where a mutual fascination develops.
Habit (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Simeon Halligan; Stars: Elliot James Langridge, Jessica Barden, Roxanne Pallett, William Ash, Louis Emerick, Sally Carman, Joanne Mitchell, Robert Beck)
After witnessing a murder in a massage parlour, a Manchester man beings to have strange, violent dreams.
The Impossible Hour (Den umulige time) (Country: Denmark; Year: 1974; Director: Jørgen Leth; Writer: Jørgen Leth; Stars: Ole Ritter)
Study of Danish cyclist Ole Ritter’s attempts to recapture his world hour record.
The Eagle Huntress The Eagle Huntress
The Eagle Huntress and Mountains May Depart
India In A Day (Country: India; Year: 2016; Director: Richie Mehta)
On October 10, 2015, Ridley Scott, Anurag Kashyap, Richie Mehta and Google invited the people of India to share their stories about life in an evolving country - from the ordinary to the extraordinary; personal to profound. This is the result.
In The Same Boat (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Rudy Gnutti; Writer: Rudy Gnutti, Francisco Mir, Bernat Udina; Stars: Zygmunt Bauman, Alex Brendemühl, Nick Hanauer, Serge Latouche, Pepe Mujica)
Charting the effects of globalisation.
It's Not Yet Dark (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Frankie Fenton)
This is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from motor neurone disease but goes on to direct an award-winning feature film through the use of his eyes.
Journeyman (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Paddy Considine; Writer: Paddy Considine; Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts, Anthony Welsh, Craig Thomas Lambert, Paul Donnelly, Jonny Masters, Richard Varley, Emelia Spencer, Shamir Masri, Kris Athey, Jonathan Cheetham, Nigel Passey, Jacob Smyth)
After a boxer suffers a head injury in a fight, it has a major impact on his family life.
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Pappi Corsicato; Writer: Pappi Corsicato)
Portrait of the artist and director.
120 Beats Per Minute 120 Beats Per Minute
120 Beats Per Minute and The Florida Project
Kati Kati (Country: Kenya; Year: 2017; Director: Mbithi Masya; Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola)
When Kaleche wakes up in the middle of the wilderness, she has no idea how she got there. She makes her way to a lodge called Kati Kati – a type of purgatory, not Heaven or Hell, but somewhere in between – where souls find themselves with no explanation or reason.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos; Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp, Barry Keoghan, Anita Farmer Bergman, Sunny Suljic, Denise Dal Vera, Megan Chelf Fisher, Lea Hutton Beasmore, Rachael Mcadams, Michelle Poole, Nathaniel Sizemore, Jerry Pope)
A teenage boy tries to integrate a surgeon into his broken family but his motives become increasingly sinister.
King Of The Belgians (Country: Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens; Stars: Peter Van Den Begin, Bruno Georis, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Pieter Van Der Houwen)
During the king's diplomatic visit to Turkey, the news that Wallonia has declared independence warrants his immediate return, but he cannot make the journey.
Kékszakállú (Country: Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Gastón Solnicki; Stars: Laila Maltz, Lara Tarlowski, Katia Szechtman, Denise Groesman, Pedro Trocca, Natali Maltz, María Soldi, Mabel Machado, Lucas Wasserman, Martín Wasserman, Gabriela Brietman, Alberto Groesman, Sebastian Tarlowski, Carmín Tarlowski, Mateo Tarlowski)
The lives of several daughters of rich industrialists are examined in this loose adaptation of Bluebeard's Castle.
The Lego Ninjago Movie (Country: US, Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan; Writer: Bob Logan, Paul Fisher, William Wheeler, Tom Wheeler, Jared Stern, John Whittington; Stars: Jackie Chan, voices of Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, David Burrows, Alex Kauffman, Justin Theroux, Ali Wong, Garret Elkins, Todd Hansen, Doug Nicholas, Charlyne Yi)
A battle royal in the city of teenage ninjas with special powers and a fine line in witty dialogue in the plastic world of Lego.
Strangled Strangled
Strangled and Moana
The Lonely Wife (Charulata) (Country: India; Year: 1964; Director: Satyajit Ray; Writer: Satyajit Ray, Rabindranath Tagore; Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Tarapada Basu, Gopaldas Bhattacharya, Dilip Bose, Ramesh Chandra Chandra, Sunilkanta Dasgupta, Nilotpal Dey, Bankim Ghosh, Shyamal Ghoshal, Ajit Gupta, Bholanath Koyal, Kamu Mukherjee, Suku Mukherjee)
A woman neglected by her husband finds herself falling for a younger man.
Loveless (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev; Writer: Oleg Negin; Stars: Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin)
A couple go looking for their young son after he disappears during one of their bitter rows.
Love, Cecil (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland; Stars: Cecil Beaton, Hamish Bowles, Leslie Caron)
A documentary about Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE, the fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.
Manifesto (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Julian Rosefeldt; Writer: Julian Rosefeldt; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Carl Dietrich, Marie Borkowski Foedrowitz, Ea-Ja Kim, Marina Michael, Hannelore Ohlendorf, Ottokar Sachse, Ralf Tempel, Jimmy Trash, Andrew Upton)
Can history’s art manifestos apply to contemporary society? An homage to the 20th Century’s most impassioned artistic statements and innovators, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch, this series of reenactments performed by Cate Blanchett explores these declarations’ performative components and political significance.
Menashe (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Joshua Z Weinstein; Writer: Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed; Stars: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus), Trailer
A man faces losing custody of his son after the death of his wife.
Standing Start Standing Start
Standing Start and Fashionista
Midnight Runners (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Kim Joo-Hwan; Writer: Kim Joo-Hwan; Stars: Seo-joon Park, Ha-Neul Kang, Ha-seon Park, Dong-il Sung, Yoo-ram Bae, Joon Go, Lee Ho-Jung, Min-tae Kang)
Two police university students witness a kidnapping and decide to join forces to track the perpetrator.
Mildred Pierce (Country: US; Year: 1945; Director: Michael Curtiz; Writer: Ranald MacDougall, from the book by James M. Cain.; Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett)
When a murdered man gasps out her name, is our heroine's remarkable survival story finally at an end?
Moana (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams; Writer: Jared Bush, from a story by Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell; Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Oscar Kightley, Troy Polamalu, Puanani Cravalho, Louise Bush)
A young woman goes on an adventure with a demi-god.
Morvern Callar (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2002; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Liana Dognini, based on the novel by Alan Warner; Stars: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Raife Patrick Burchell, Carolyn Calder, Dan Cadan, Jim Wilson)
After her boyfriend commits suicide, Samantha Morton runs away to Spain with her best pal.
Mountains May Depart (Shan He Gu Ren) (Country: China, Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Jia Zhangke; Writer: Jia Zhangke; Stars: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Dong Jing, Dong Zijian)
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
Morvern Callar Morvern Callar
Morvern Callar and The Lego Ninjago Movie
My Fair Lady (Country: US; Year: 1964; Director: George Cukor; Writer: Alan Jay Lerner, based on his own book, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.; Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett), Trailer
An aristocratic professor takes on a bet that he can pass off a humble flower girl as a high society lady, but falls in love with her in the process.
The Net (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Kim Ki-duk; Writer: Kim Ki-duk; Stars: Ryoo Seung-bum, Lee Wong-geun, Kim Young-min)
Story of a North Korean fisherman who accidentally drifts down to South Korea and what happens afterwards.
The New Fire (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: David Schumacher; Stars: Jeffrey Sachs, James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Leslie Dewan, Jacob DeWitte)
Nuclear engineers try to find safe alternatives to the energy generation systems causing climate change.
The Next Skin (La Propera Pell) (Country: Spain, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo)
A teenager appears claiming to have amnesia and to be Gabriel, who went missing in the mountains aged nine. Should the family believe him?
No Land's Song (Country: Germany, France, Iran; Year: 2014; Director: Ayat Najafi; Writer: Ayat Najafi; Stars: Imed Alibi, Parvin Azimi, Elise Caron, Jeanne Cherhal, Chakad Fesharaki, Sébastien Hoog, Ali Kazemian, Emel Mathlouthi, Sara Najafi, Edward Perraud, Ali Rahimi, Sayeh Sodeyfi, Maryam Tajhdeh)
The Islamic revolution of 1979 banned female singers from appearing in public in Iran. Now Ayat Najafi tries to revive tradition, planning an evening of Iranian and French female soloists to rebuild shattered cultural bridges - but can it work?
The Red Balloon The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon and The Square
The One-Eyed King (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Marc Crehuet; Stars: Alain Hernández, Miki Esparbé, Betsy Túrnez, Ruth Llopis)
A young man, who lost his eye to a rubber bullet in a street protest, and his partner are invited to a dinner party. The husband of the host is a riot policeman, who has fired rubber bullets whilst carrying his duties.
Operation Syncopation (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Maxim Thompson)
Documentary follows Professor Amelia Oldfield as she revisits ten families who received music therapy from her more than 15 years ago, and explores the impact of the therapy on their lives.
The Prince Of Nothingwood (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sonia Kronlund; Stars: Salim Shaheen)
The story of Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-director-producer in Afghanistan.
The Pruning Season (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Loghman Khaledi)
A character study of Ghassem Takdehgham, a man who believes he’s found a cure for cancer.
Psycho (Country: US; Year: 1960; Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Writer: Joseph Stefano, based on the book by Robert Bloch.; Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh), Trailer
A woman on the run stops in at the wrong motel.
Menashe Menashe
Menashe and Battle Of The Sexes
Ratcatcher (Country: UK; Year: 1999; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay; Stars: William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, Michelle Stewart, Lynne Ramsay Jr., Leanne Mullen, John Miller, Jackie Quinn)
An insight into the anguish of a young boy in the wake of a tragic accident.
The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge) (Country: France; Year: 1956; Director: Albert Lamorisse; Writer: Albert Lamorisse; Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov, Paul Perey, René Marion, Sabine Lamorisse, Michel Pezin, Renaud, David Séchan)
Classic short film about a boy and his friendship with a balloon.
The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Michael Dudok de Wit; Writer: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran; Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy)
The life of a castaway on a desert island.
Rescue Under Fire (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Adolfo Martinez; Stars: Ariadna Gil, Roberto Álamo, Raúl Mérida, Antonio Garrido, Ingrid García Jonsson, Jacobo Dicenta, Younes Bachir)
The crew of a medical helicopter suffers an accident when helping a joint force of USA and United Nations troops under Spanish command division in Afghanistan. The Spanish army has only one night to organize the rescue of the crew and injured, but what seems routine turns into hell once they receive the order to rescue the helicopter as well.
Resistance Is Life (Country: Turkey, US; Year: 2017; Director: Apo W Bazidi; Stars: Evlin Newroz, Aladdin Hemude, Mustafa Azad, Ennio Helbest, Diyala Silava Verhan, Menal Ilker, Arin Hevjin, Delila Meco, Nemir Nergiz)
A documentary about a girl living in a refugee camp on the border between Turkey and Syria.
We Need To Talk About Kevin We Need To Talk About Kevin
We Need To Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here
Rift (Rökkur) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2017; Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen; Writer: Erlingur Thoroddsen; Stars: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Anna Eva Steindórsdóttir, Böðvar Óttar Steindórsson)
Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.
Sex, Pity And Loneliness (Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid) (Country: Germany; Director: Lars Montag; Writer: Helmut Krausser, Lars Montag; Stars: Rainer Bock, Peter Schneider, Friederike Kempter, Maria Hofstätter, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Aaron Hilmer, Eugen Bauder, Gisa Flake, Lara Mandoki, Katja Bürkle, Buenaventura Braunstein, Yamen Masoud, Knud Riepen, Lisa Adler)
How do you retain dignity in a world that’s growing harsher and more unfeeling?
Shiraz: A Romance Of India (Country: UK, Germany, India; Year: 1938; Director: Franz Osten; Stars: Himansu Rai, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi)
A pioneering silent film based on the 17th-century love story that inspired the building of the Taj Mahal.
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Country: US; Year: 1937; Director: David Hand; Writer: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Dick Richard, Merrill de Maris, Webb Smith, based on the fairy story by the brothers Grimm; Stars: voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Billy Gilbert)
Disney classic about a wicked queen's attempts to slay "the fairest of them all".
Son Of Sofia (O Gios tis Sofias) (Country: France, Greece, Bulgaria; Year: 2016; Director: Elina Psikou; Writer: Elina Psikou; Stars: Viktor Khomut, Valery Tcheplanowa, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Artemis Havalits, Christos Stergioglou, Iro Maltezou)
Set during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, 11-year-old Misha is travelling from Russia to live with his mother in Athens in the home of an elderly Greek man she works for. When he learns this man is actually his new father, Misha runs away but doesn’t have the stomach for life on the streets. Returning to his new home, he clings to the stories he grew up with, melding them with reality to create a dark urban fairy tale.
Manifesto Manifesto
Manifesto and Son Of Sofia
The Square (Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Ruben Östlund; Writer: Ruben Östlund; Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Linda Anborg, Claes Bang, Annica Liljeblad, Christopher Læssø, Emelie Beckius, Sarah Giercksky, Jan Lindwall, Marina Schiptjenko, John Nordling, Denise Wessman, Lilianne Mardon, Peter Diaz)
An art exhibit invites passers by to altruism, but things don't go as planned for its curator.
Standing Start (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall; Writer: Des Dillon; Stars: Craig MacLean)
Documenting world champion Craig MacLean's preparation for a cycle race.
Strangled (A martfüi rém) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2016; Director: Árpád Sopsits; Stars: Károly Hajduk, Gábor Jászberényi, Zsolt Anger, Péter Bárnai, Zsolt Trill, Zsófia Szamosi, Mónika Balsai, András Réthelyi, Piroska Móga, Valentin Venczel, Dóra Sztarenki, Péter Barbinek, Eszter Csépai, Zsolt Dér, Gergely Kaszás)
Seven years after a killer is jailed, a murder occurs in town - is it a copycat or has the wrong man been jailed?
A Sunday In Hell (En forårsdag i Helvede) (Country: Denmark; Year: 1977; Director: Jørgen Leth; Writer: Jørgen Leth; Stars: David Saunders, Roger De Vlaeminck, Marc Demeyer, Freddy Maertens, Eddy Merckx, Ole Ritter)
The film follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic.
A Taste Of Ink (Compte tes blessures) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Morgan Simon; Writer: Morgan Simon; Stars: Kévin Azaïs, Monia Chokri, Nathan Willcocks, Julien Krug, Selim Aymard, Cedric Laban)
Vincent hasn't lived a third of his life yet, but he's already tattooed half of his body and hoarsened his voice with his post-hardcore band. Since his mother died, he shares his time between a piercer job he's not happy with and a fishmonger father trying to start a new life with a younger woman. And it's driving him insane.
The Wages Of Fear The Wages Of Fear
The Wages Of Fear and Uncertain Glory
This Is Our Land (Chez Nous) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Lucas Belvaux; Writer: Lucas Belvaux, Jérôme Leroy; Stars: Émilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob, Anne Marivin, Patrick Descamps, Charlotte Talpaert, Mateo Debaets, Coline Marcourt, Corentin Lobet, Thibault Roux, Michel Ferracci, Stéphane Caillard, Cyril Descours, Julien Roy)
Political drama about a woman who becomes involved with the far right.
Tonight She Comes (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Matt Stuertz; Stars: Frankie Ray, Adam Hartley, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald)
After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers will find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will have sex, and they must all die.
Uncertain Glory (Incerta glòria) (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Agustí Villaronga; Writer: Coral Cruz, Joan Sales, Agustí Villaronga; Stars: Terele Pávez, Marcel Borràs, Roger Casamajor, Oriol Pla, Juan Diego, Bruna Cusí, Luisa Gavasa, Núria Prims, Fernando Esteso, Bruno Bergonzini, Jorge Usón, Francesca Piñón, David Bagés, Xavier Capdet, Hamid Krim)
In war-torn Spain a young Republican falls for a femme fatale.
Untitled (Country: Austria, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi; Writer: Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi)
“This film is intended to show an image of the world that can only be created when one does not pursue any subject, or make any value judgement or follow any objective. When one lets one’s self be carried along by nothing more than one’s own curiosity and intuition.”
Vaya (Country: South Africa; Year: 2016; Director: Akin Omotoso; Writer: Craig Freimond, Tshabalira Lebakeng, Antony Mafela, David Majoka, Madoda Nthuli, Harriet Perlman, Robbie Thorpe; Stars: Warren Masemola, Phuthi Nakene, Sihle Xaba, Harriet Manamela, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Nomonde Mbusi, Azwile Chamane-Madiba, Mncedisi Shabangu, Emmanuel Nkosinathi Gweva, Msimang Sibusiso, Jabulani Mthembu)
A journey to Johannesburg has an unexpected ending for four people.
The Desert Bride The Desert Bride
The Desert Bride and Loveless
The Wages Of Fear (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1953; Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot; Writer: Georges Arnaud, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi; Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck, Véra Clouzot, William Tubbs, Darío Moreno, Jo Dest, Antonio Centa, Luis De Lima, Grégoire Gromoff, Joseph Palau-Fabre, Faustini, Seguna, Darling Légitimus)
Four men are hired to transport a dangerous nitroglycerine shipment.
Well (Kút) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2016; Director: Attila Gigor; Stars: Roland Tzafetás, Nóra Trokán, Niké Kurta, Lia Pokorny, Ferenc Pusztai, Zsolt László, Dorottya Udvaros, Péter Jankovics, Irma Milovic, Zsolt Kovács)
At a remote petrol station, a man arrives in a bid to reconcile with his estranged father.
We're Going On A Bear Hunt (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Joanna Harrison, Robin Shaw; Writer: Joanna Harrison, Joanna Harrison, Helen Oxenbury, Michael Rosen; Stars: Elsie Cavalier, Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris, Ozzie Latta, Macready Massey, Michael Rosen, Heather Shaw, Mark Williams)
Animated adventure.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Country: UK, USA; Year: 2011; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Schriver; Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich), Trailer
The much-anticipated film based on Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning novel about a mother at odds with her dangerous son.
Wilderness (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Justin John Doherty; Stars: Katharine Davenport, James Barnes, Sebastian Badarau, Bean Downes)
It's love at first sight for John and Alice, but then they come into contact with strangers and friends and the bubble threatens to burst as they discover the vulnerabilities, flaws and manipulations that were previously masked by the blissful waves of new love.
A Fantastic Woman A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman and It's Not Yet Dark
Wùlu (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Daouda Coulibaly; Writer: Daouda Coulibaly; Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Dembele Habib, Ndiaye Ismaël, Ibrahim Koma, Ndiaye Mariame, Inna Modja, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Marie Traoré)
A Malian bus driver faces a stark choice when he discovers crime pays more than honesty.
The Woman That Men Yearn For (Country: Germany; Year: 1929; Director: Kurt Bernhardt; Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Kortner)
The mysterious Stascha is bound to her lover, the sinister Dr Karoff, by a terrible secret. But one night, on a crowded train, she catches the eye of a young man who abandons everything, including his new bride, to pursue her.
Wonderstruck (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Brian Selznick, based on his novel; Stars: Amy Hargreaves, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Tom Noonan, Cory Michael Smith, James Urbaniak, Marko Caka, Damian Young, Hays Wellford, Morgan Turner, Ekaterina Samsonov, Brian Berrebbi, Michael Wren Gucciardo, Jaden Michael)
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Both set out on quests.
The Wound (Country: South Africa; Year: 2017; Director: John Trengove; Writer: John Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana, Malusi Bengu ; Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini)
Sexual repression and coming of age prove a dangerous mix for a small community.
You Were Never Really Here (Country: US, France; Year: 2017; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay, based on the novel by Jonathan Ames; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts, Jason Babinsky, Kate Easton, Frank Pando, Leigh Dunham, Madison Arnold, Dante Pereira-Olson, Jonathan Wilde, Scott Price, Silvia Pena)
A tormented war veteran tries to rescue a girl but trouble lies ahead.
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