Set in Queens, New York City, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric drama that focuses on 14-year-old Milo, a troubled outsider who takes refuge in the vampire myhtology he studies to the point of obsession. When a chance encounter with equally lonely neighour Sophie leads him to develop new, romantic feelings, Milo begins struggling to suppress his dark urges - and a terrible secret. The directorial debut from indie filmmaker Michael O'Shea won plaudits at the 69th Cannes Film Festival for its bold and unusual take on the classic coming-of-age tale, with added bite.
Afghanistan 2014. Approaching the withdrawal of troops, Captain Antarès Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one…
The story of 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life in a remarkably sensitive biopic by director Terence Davies, exploring her early days as a young schoolgirl through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American literature, the poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today. A Quiet Passion details every facet of Dickinson's character; her wit, her humour and the intimate, close-knot relationship she had with her family.
Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented, Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the indepdendence movement himself, is grown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause.
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. He’s also a poet, recording his daily observations and thoughts in the form of beautiful prose. Paterson thrives on routine: he drives his bus route, he goes home for dinner with his wife Laura, he walks his dog, he visits his local bar for one beer. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever-changing, with new projects and ideas striking her daily. During the course of one fateful week, Paterson experiences both triumph and disaster, and finds inspiration from the most unlikely source. A sublime new film from Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive), starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: Force Awakens) and Golshifteh Farahani (Rosewater).
Toni Erdmann is a remarkably touching and outrageously funny portrait of a father-daughter relationship. Ines is a highly-strung career woman whose life in corporate Bucharest takes a turn for the bizarre with the arrival of her estranged father Winfried. A practical joker with a liking for silly disguises and childish pranks, Winfried attempts to reconnect with his daughter by introducing the eccentric alter ego Toni Erdmann to catch Ines off guard, not knowing how capable she is of rising to the challenge.
One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Actor Damon Gameau (Underbelly) embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’ but which are in fact laden with hidden sugars. Through this entertaining and informative journey, with contributions from Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry, Damon reveals where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves, finds out what it does to the human body, and asks why these health effects are being hidden from consumers.
A documentary exploring the meteoric rise of the boy from Argentina who went to Barcelona and became the greatest player in the world. Alongside previously unseen home videos and glimpses into his childhood, friends, teammates and legends of the game gather to discuss the talent and journey of Lionel Messi.
This item will be released on 4 September 2017
Temple is set in northern Japan, where locals discover a person on the ground of an abandoned temple, horribly disfigured by injuries that make identification impossible. Piecing together found footage and forensics, audiences untagle what happened to a group of young Americans lost in a temple that's a focal point of superstition and Japanese folklore.
This item will be release on 11 September 2017
David Lynch is one of the most prolific filmmakers working in the industry today. The formative years of his life are explored in this documentary, from his idyllic upbringing in small-town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia. It looks at the events that helped shape one of cinema's most enigmatic and revered directors. Infusing Lynch's own art, music and films while shining a light into his unique world.
This item will be released 18 September 2017
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE is an Academy Award-nominated stop-motion animation from director Claude Barras and writer Céline Sciamma, (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY).
After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment.
Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.
This item will be release on 2 October 2017
Acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang and superstar Fan Bingbing team up for this razor-sharp, intriguing tale of a wronged woman fighting for justice against her duplicitous husband and the government itself. When Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) and her husband Qin Yuhe (Li Zonghan) stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment reserved by the government for single people, all seems to go to plan. Six months later, Qin remarries, as agreed… but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the County Court, but loses the case after the Judge remains convinced the divorce papers are in order. Refusing to accept the court's findings, Li appeals to the Chief Justice, the County Chief, and even the Mayor, but fails at every turn. She decides that only Qin can give her peace of mind, if he will just acknowledge that the divorce was fake. Instead, he publicly accuses her of being a "promiscuous woman"- an accusation that drives Li back to the courts, and to the capital, to redeem her reputation once and for all…Shot partly in a circular aspect ratio, mirroring the literati paintings of the Song Dynasty, I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY offers a powerful, compelling and hilarious social satire, which transcends all cultures in uniquely stylish fashion.