Youth and The Lobster
The Assassin (Nie Yin Niang)
(Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong; Year: 2015; Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien ; Writer: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chu T'ien-wen, Hsieh Hai-meng; Stars: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Sheu Fang-yi, Hsieh Hsin-ying, Zhou Yun, Juan Ching-tian, Tsumabuki Satoshi)
Action, drama and romance set during the Tang Dynasty.
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Phyllis Nagy, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Cory Michael Smith)
A department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Tim Roth, Bitsie Tulloch, David Dastmalchian, Claire van der Boom, Sarah Sutherland, Tate Ellington, Joe Santos)
The story of a home care nurse working with terminally ill people.
(Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Jacques Audiard; Writer: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain; Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Franck Falise, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga, Claudine Vinasithamby)
The story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
(Country: Greece, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France; Year: 2015; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: fthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos; Stars: Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly, Olivia Coleman)
In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.
Macbeth and The Assassin
Louder Than Bombs
(Country: Norway, France, Denmark, US; Year: 2015; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt; Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne, Ruby Jerins, Isabelle Huppert)
Three years after the death of a war photographer, secrets begin to emerge.
(Country: UK, France, US; Year: 2015; Director: Justin Kurzel; Writer: Jacob Koskoff and Michael Lesslie, based on the play by William Shakespeare; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Reynor, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris)
Prophecy, treachery, murder and their consequences unwind in the Scottish Play.
Marguerite And Julien (Marguerite Et Julien)
(Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Valérie Donzelli; Writer: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm; Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Aurélia Petit)
Two siblings embark on a love affair.
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.
Dheepan and My King
My King (Mon Roi)
(Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Maïwenn; Writer: Etienne Comar, Maïwenn; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco, Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin
An injured woman in a rehabilitation centre recalls an all encompassing love.
My Mother (Mia Madre)
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio; Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti, Beatrice Mancini)
Tragicomedy, a filmmaker tries to cope with crises.
Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda, based on the manga by Akimi Yoshida; Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Ryô Kase, Ryôhei Suzuki)
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
The Sea Of Trees
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Gus Van Sant; Writer: Chris Sparling; Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe)
A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
(Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Writer: Taylor Sheridan; Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Donovan)
A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Louder Than Bombs and Valley Of Love
Son Of Saul (Saul Fia)
(Country: Hungary; Year: 2015; Director: László Nemes; Writer: László Nemes, Clara Royer; Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn)
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people tries to save a body from the flames.
Tale Of Tales (Il Racconto Dei Racconti)
(Country: Italy, France, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Matteo Garrone; Writer: Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Giambattista Basile; Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson)
Collection of fairy tales. In one, Salma Hayek is a jealous queen and in another Vincent Cassel plays a king who encounters two mysterious sisters. In a third a king raises a gigantic flea.
Valley Of Love
(Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Guillaume Nicloux; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert)
Two estranged parents are brought together by a request from their son who committed suicide.
Youth (La Giovinezza, The Early Years)
(Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Paolo Sorrentino; Writer: Paolo Sorrentino; Stars: Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Neve Gachev)
A composer and a film director staying in an Alpine hotel find themselves under unexpected pressure.