Happy As Lazzaro and Asako I & II
Asako I & II
(Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Tomoka Shibasaki; Stars: Masahiro Higashide, Erika Karata, Kôji Seto)
Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality.
Ash Is Purest White (Jiang Hu Er Nv)
(Country: China, France, Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Zhangke Jia; Writer: Zhangke Jia; Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Xiaogang Feng)
A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.
(Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé; Stars: Vincent Lindon)
Two years ago, the Perrin Industry Factory, 1100 employees, automotive supplier well known, affiliate to the German group Schäfer, signed an agreement asking to senior-managers and workers to accept a pay cut, in order to save the company in exchange of the promise to protect their jobs on at least the next five years. Today, the company takes the decision to close.
Ayka (My Little One)
(Country: Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China; Year: 2018; Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy; Writer: Sergei Dvortsevoy, Gennadiy Ostrovskiy; Stars: Samal Yeslyamova)
A woman who has just given birth abandons her baby in the struggle to survive.
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Spike Lee; Writer: Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz; Stars: Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser, Corey Hawkins)
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Everybody Knows and Knife + Heart
(Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Chang-dong; Writer: Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story by Haruki Murakami; Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun)
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
(Country: Lebanon, US; Year: 2018; Director: Nadine Labaki; Writer: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar; Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Yousef, Haita 'Cedra' Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Nadine Labaki, Elias Khoury, Nour El Husseini, Joseph Jimbazian, Samira Chalhoub, Farah Hasno, Joe Maalouf, Alexandre Youakim)
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Cold War (Zimna Wojna)
(Country: Poland, France, United Kingdom; Year: 2018; Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Writer: Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski; Stars: Joanna Kulig, Jeanne Balibar, Jacek Rozenek, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Martin Budny, Borys Szyc, Tomasz Kot, Philip Lenkowsky, Adam Woronowicz, Adam Ferency, Adam Szyszkowski)
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other.
(Country: Italy, France; Year: 2018; Director: Matteo Garrone; Writer: Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti; Stars: Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, Edoardo Pesce, Gianluca Gobbi, Marcello Fonte)
A dog groomer finds himself groomed to commit crime.
Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)
(Country: Spain, France, Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Asghar Farhadi; Writer: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie, Ricardo Darín, Jaime Lorente, Carla Campra, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Elvira Mínguez, Sara Sálamo, Roger Casamajor, Ramón Barea, Sergio Castellanos, Marianella Rojas, Penélope Cruz)
Secrets resurface after a woman returns to her family's village for a wedding.
Ayka and Cold War
Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)
(Country: France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Eva Husson; Writer: Eva Husson; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin)
A battalion made up entirely of Kurdish female soldiers is on the cusp of taking back control of the city where its commander was captured by extremists a few months earlier.
Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro Felice)
(Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno, Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Leonardo Nigro, Agnese Graziani, Ettore Scarpa, Carlo Massimino, Gala Othero Winter, Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher)
A young nobleman asks a peasant to help fake his own kidnapping.
Knife + Heart (Un Couteau Dans Le Cour)
(Country: France, Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Yann Gonzalez; Writer: Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione; Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury, Noé Hernández, Pierre Emö, Pierre Pirol, Thibault Servière, Naëlle Dariya, Salim Torki, Jeremy Flaum, Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury, Noé Hernández, Pierre Emö)
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald... then one of her actors is brutally murdered.
(Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Stars: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Mayu Matsuoka)
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
BlacKkKlansman and Sorry Angel
Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)
(Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Christophe Honore; Writer: Christophe Honore; Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste, Denis Podalydès)
Two gay men struggle with love in the shadow of mortality.
(Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Kiril Serebrennikov; Writer: Lily Idov, Mikhail Idov; Stars: Irina Starshenbaum, Teo Yoo, Roman Bilyk)
Love blossoms in Russia's underground alternative rock scene.
(Country: Iran; Year: 2018; Director: Jafar Panahi)
The interwoven stories of three Iranian actresses.
Under The Silver Lake
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: David Robert Mitchell; Writer: David Robert Mitchell; Stars: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Patrick Fischler, Grace Van Patten, Callie Hernandez, Zosia Mamet, Jeremy Bobb, Sydney Sweeney, Jimmi Simpson, David Yow)
A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)
(Country: Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Serkan Keskin, Hazar Ergüçlü, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Ercüment Balakoglu, Tamer Levent, Öner Erkan, Bennu Yildirimlar, Kadir Çermik, Özay Fecht, Asena Keskinci, Kubilay Tunçer, Sencar Sagdic, Serkan Keskin)
Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him...
Shoplifters and Dogman
(Country: Egypt, US, Austria; Year: 2018; Director: AB Shawky; Writer: AB Shawky; Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Shahira Fahmy)
A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.