• The Trouble with Being Born

    The Trouble with Being Born

    Pinocchio and A.I.’s exploration of the desire to create artificial life is taken to boldly provocative lengths in Sandra Wollner’s incisive and unsettling modern fable. Told with cut-glass precision and eerie subjectivity, The Trouble with Being Born plumbs the darkest depths of the uncanny valley.

    Now showing here.

  • 025 Sunset Red

    025 Sunset Red

    The enigmatic red that soaks through Laida Lertxundi’s short reifies the elusive act of political and personal remembrance. The imprints the director’s familial history with Communist organizing have left on her art practice are felt in the leaps between time, space, and audiovisual experimentation.

    Now showing here.

  • Autofiction

    Autofiction

    Fusing the personal and the collective, Laida Lertxundi’s quietly radical 16mm short links women’s private preoccupations to larger socio-political shifts. At once restless and languid, sunny Los Angeles and its vibrant multiculturalism are concretized by heartfelt anecdotes in English and Spanish.

    Now showing here.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    It was only a matter of time before Yorgos Lanthimos tipped the caustic ironies of Dogtooth into full-blown horror. Starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer transposes the myth of Iphegenia from ancient Greece to modern America for a devilishly deadpan tale of revenge.

    Now showing here.

  • Night Comes On

    Night Comes On

    Authentically shot on location in New York, Jordana Spiro’s raw and tender coming-of-age debut draws attention to how young, queer Black women are repeatedly failed by state institutions. Alternating between rightful rage and stirring vulnerability, Dominique Fishback is the film’s breakout star.

    Now showing here.

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    With Petite Maman in UK cinemas, we’re revisiting the film that made us fall in love with Céline Sciamma. Featuring natural newcomer Zoé Heran as the eponymous “tomboy,” Sciamma’s radiant second feature is another look at childhood, tackling issues of gender identity with delicacy and insight.

    Now showing here.

  • Sweet Thing

    Sweet Thing

    Described by Quentin Tarantino as one of the most powerful films of recent years, this poetic tale of childhood friendship is the latest from indie icon Alexandre Rockwell. Shot on a vivid assortment of color and black & white film stocks, Sweet Thing is a soulful hymn to hope and resilience.

    Now showing here.

  • Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

    Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

    Exploding the possibilities of animation and genre, Dalibor Barić’s dazzling debut dances from noir to sci-fi, from Philip K. Dick to Tarkovsky with philosophical abandon. Through a vivid array of technical effects, this hyper-sensory rush punches a hole in the fabric of nostalgia and reality.

    Now showing here.

  • Donbass

    Donbass

    This absurdist view of a country in moral decline is one of the finest works from the prolific Ukranian master Sergei Loznitsa. A hilariously dark social commentary on war in the age of fake news and post-truth, Donbass is an anti-militarist cri de coeur from a zone in permanent conflict.

    Now showing here.

  • Winter's Night

    Winter's Night

    Set against the snowy landscape of Chuncheon, Jang Woo-jin’s nocturnal rumination on love and midlife dissatisfaction deftly alternates between sober contemplation and magical realism. Soju-soaked conversations conjure up, not only the ghosts of the past, but also preoccupations about the future.

    Now showing here.

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    Long suppressed due to its confrontation of racial oppression in Thatcher’s England, Franco Rossi’s crucial reggae drama remains as timely as ever. Brinsley Forde’s commanding performance, an astounding soundtrack, and stunning cinematography form an urgent portrait of racism’s impact on daily life.

    Now showing here.

  • The Third Wife

    The Third Wife

    In this sensual debut from Ash Mayfair, the pastoral sumptuousness of rural life in feudal Vietnam belies the systematic cruelty of patriarchal traditions and values. Brimming with forbidden yearning, the film’s portrayal of women’s subjugation remains startlingly relevant in our contemporary times.

    Now showing here.