Films By Acclaimed Directors
A mild-mannered government worker (Eddie Marsan) is charged with finding the family members of those who have died alone, tracking down their next of kin and finding their family members. When he is assigned to his final case, he finds himself on a liberating journey that allows him to finally start living his own life to the fullest. Directed by Uberto Pasolini.
A struggling father and his two children are barely surviving on the streets of Taipei until they meet a lonely grocery clerk. From acclaimed director Tsai Ming-liang, the visually powerful film is bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion.
Widely hailed as one of the best films of 2009, Claire Denis' sublime drama is the moving story of a father and daughter whose close-knit, tender relationship is disrupted by a handsome young suitor. Featuring an evocative score by Tindersticks.
Ambitious and unprecedented, La Flor is a 14-hour adventure that shape-shifts through genres, from musical to spy thriller, each defying narrative form. Presented in eight parts, the film boldly pushes the boundaries of fiction as we know it.
Bong Joon Ho, Leos Carax, and Michel Gondry present three short films that take us into an unseen Tokyo—where creatures lurk in sewers, shut-ins venture outside, and the streets can inspire metamorphosis.
From Bong Joon-ho, the Academy Award winning director of Parasite, Influenza tracks a man’s descent into a life of crime told entirely through CCTV footage. With Bong’s characteristic tension and twists, he brings you deep into his nightmare vision.
Set against a Parisian backdrop, twenty filmmakers explore the many faces of love in this delightful anthology film. Featuring Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi. With films from Alfonso Cuaron, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven and Gus Van Sant.
A famous film director, in town for a lecture, arrives a day early and meets a fledgling artist. As they walk, talk, look at her paintings and eat sushi, they realize they may or may not be falling for each other. An uncanny romantic comedy.
From director Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) comes THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) a personal look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch, Michel's aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. During the course of filming the documentary, Michel unearths new family stories and uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way. Official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Fom filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Let the Sunshine In), comes a documentary portrait par excellence. At its center is Mathilde Monnier, whose title as head of the Montpellier National Centre for Choreography sends her and an elite group of dancers through demanding performance pieces, each captured on sumptuous 8 and 16mm images by cinematographers Agnès Godard and Hélène Louvart. Released in the U.S. for the first time, this is a singular work among Denis’ oeuvre.