Firebrand and Fallen Leaves
About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)
(Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Akin Aksu; Stars: Merve Dizdar, Deniz Celiloglu, Musab Ekici)
A young teacher hopes to be appointed to Istanbul after mandatory duty at a small village. After long time waiting he loses all hope of escaping from this gloomy life. His colleague helps him to regain his perspective.
Anatomy Of A Fall (Anatomie D'une Chute)
(Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Justine Triet; Writer: Arthur Harari, Justine Triet; Stars: Sandra Hüller, Samuel Theis, Swann Arlaud, Jehnny Beth, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz)
A woman is accused of her husband's murder.
(Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola; Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Dsvid, Steve Park)
The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
Banel & Adama (Banel Et Adama)
(Country: Mali, Senegal, France; Director: Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Writer: Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Stars: Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Moussa Sow, Binta Racine Sy)
A young couple in Senegal must contend with the disapproval of their remote village.
(Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire; Writer: Ben Mac Brown, Ryan King, based on the book by Shannon Burke; Stars: Tye Sheridan, Sean Penn, Michael Pitt, Katherine Waterston, Mike Tyson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Raquel Nave, Kali Ries)
A young paramedic makes his way through his first year on the job in New York City.
Club Zero and The Zone Of Interest
(Country: Italy, France, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Carmela Covino, Marco Pettenello, Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Josh O'Connor, Alba Rohrwacher, Lecu Chikovani, Carol Duate)
The story of a group of archaeologists and the black market in historical artefacts.
(Country: Austria, UK, Germany, France, Denmark; Year: 2023; Director: Jessica Hausner; Writer: Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Sam Hoare, Camilla Ritherford, Amanda Lawrence, Elsa Zylberstein)
A teacher takes a job at an elite school and forms a strong bond with five students - a relationship which eventually takes a dangerous turn.
Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet)
(Country: Finland; Year: 2023; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen)
The course of potential love does not run smooth for shelf-stacker and a metal worker.
(Year: 2023; Director: Karim Aïnouz; Writer: Henrietta Ashworth, Jessica Ashworth, based on the novel The Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle; Stars: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Marsan, Jude Law, Sam Riley, Ruby Bentall, Erin Doherty)
A dramatisation of the marriage between King Henry VIII of England and Catherine Parr.
Four Daughters (Les Filles D'Olfa)
(Country: Tunisia, France; Year: 2021; Director: Kaouther Ben Hania)
A creative documentary following ten years in the life of a fortysomething Tunisian mother, a cleaning lady from a poor environment, who sees her two teenage daughters become radicalised, run away, join the terrorist organization Daesh in Libya and then be imprisoned there following a US attack.
The Old Oak and Black Flies
Il Sol Dell'avvenire
(Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Francesca Marciano, Nanni Moretti, Federica Pontremoli; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Barbora Bobulova, Jerzy Stuhr)
A period film set in Rome between the Fifties and Seventies which involves the circus and the world of cinema.
(Country: France, China; Year: 2023; Director: Wang Bing)
A documentary about the people of the mountainous region of Yunnan, who owe their meagre income to agriculture. Every year, in an effort to improve their conditions, young boys and girls leave their villages and settle down in the industrial suburb of Shanghai. Once a year, on Chinese New Year, they travel 2500 km together across the country, back up the Yangtze River, to home.
(Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Edoardo Albinati; Stars: Enea Sala, Leonardo Maltese, Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi, Filippo
In 1858, a six-year-old Jewish boy is forcibly seized from his family by the Catholic church.
Last Summer (L'été Dernier)
(Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat, Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy; Stars: Léa Drucker, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Courau, Samuel Kircher)
A brilliant lawyer embarks on a passionate relationship with her stepson, putting her career and family life in danger.
(Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik; Stars: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, Charles Melton, Piper Curda, Drew Scheid, Kelvin Han Lee)
20 years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.
May December and Kidnapped
(Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Yûji Sakamoto; Stars: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiragi)
A family finds itself in shocking circumstances.
The Old Oak
(Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Debbie Honeywood, Andy Dawson, Reuben Bainbridge, Col Tait, Rob Kirtley)
A musing on the future of The Old Oak, the last remaining pub in a village in Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.
(Country: Japan, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Wim Wenders)
The story of an urban renewal project which involves the creation of 17 public toilets in key locations in the Japanese capital.
The Zone Of Interest
(Country: UK, Poland, US; Year: 2023; Director: Jonathan Glazer; Writer: Jonathan Glazer, based on the book by Martin Amis; Stars: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Ralph Herforth, Max Beck, Stephanie Petrowitz, Marie Rose Tietjen)
The daily lives of the Höss family outside the walls of Auschwitz.