MA15+Strong sex scenes
In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.
An Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes International Film Festival, writer/director Caroline Vignal’s hilarious and life-affirming comedy sensation ANTOINETTE IN THE CÉVENNES stars the wonderful Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!, Aurore) as a woman who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery in somewhat unexpected circumstances. 40-something primary school teacher Antoinette (Calamy, in a career-making turn) has been eagerly looking forward to a long-planned weekend escape with her married lover Vladimir (C’est la vie!’s Benjamin Lavernhe), the father of one of her pupils. However their plans are upended by his wife’s booking of a surprise hiking trip in the picturesque Cévennes mountains in the South of France (a six-day trek made famous by best-selling author Robert Louis Stevenson). Completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, the spurned Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them, and once paired with an unlikely companion - an obstinate but evidently wise grey donkey named Patrick - discovers much, much more than she bargained for... Carried by the remarkable Calamy, Vignal's wonderfully mischievous film offers both Antoinette and audiences an uproarious and poignant reminder of the virtues of independence, and that the journey, not the destination, is often the reward. Buoyed by rave reviews and phenomenal word of mouth, this understated, heartfelt charmer outperformed several US blockbusters, becoming one of France’s biggest hits of the year.
MA15+Strong coarse language
Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.
The saga of a German immigrant based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished ‘Amerika’; a United States out of place or time but defined by an intolerable and irrational cruelty. A tragedy of complacency seen through an engaging vision of strong compositions, still frames, and long takes that involve the viewer intimately, as we weed out an ongoing crisis of hypocrisy.
MA15+Strong violence, sex scene and coarse language
David Mitchell’s audacious book of nested, interconnected stories, woven across hundreds of years and exploring ideas of reincarnation and the universality of human nature, is adapted in wild and epic style by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, who both improve on the source material and craft some of the most idiosyncratic filmmaking of their respective careers.
MA15+Strong coarse language
In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Winner of over 20 awards, and selected as Romania’s Academy Awards entry for Best International Film, COLLECTIVE follows journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials in its uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
R18+Adult themes, High level sex scenes
This adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel garnered almost as much controversy upon its release as the book did in 1973. After getting into a serious car crash, a TV director discovers a subculture of symphorophiliacs: scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use traffic accidents and destruction to fuel their palpably raw sexual energy.
PGMild themes, violence and coarse language
Two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich – but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy landowner's prized dairy cow. With their scheme landing somewhere between honest ingenuity and pure grift, renowned filmmaker Kelly Reichardt finds a graceful and deeply moving origin story of America in their unlikely friendship and fragile life at the margins.
Australia is at times hard to recognise when seen through the eyes of a pair of ageing Hong Kong immigrants, after they move in with their daughter and navigate suburban life with their two youngest sons. Meanwhile, another daughter lives in Germany and a son remains in Hong Kong. The film explores the different ways the family members cope with change and isolation.
MCoarse language and sexual references
“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.
MA15+Strong coarse language, themes and violence
Working on this film when the disaster of 3/11 hit Japan, Sono grounds Minoru Furuya’s existential manga in a tragic present, following a troubled highschool boy pushed to the edge when an earthquake destroys his town. Mass devastation becomes a shared background, characters coming together and coping as Sono knows best: with extreme and bloody violence.
MA15Strong themes and violence
It’s not hard to argue that Québéc’s Denis Villeneuve is the most important filmmaker working today and Incendies marks the moment the world took notice. After the death of their mother, a pair of siblings are tasked with delivering letters to an estranged father, and a brother they never knew they had. So emerge secrets involving terrorism, rape, and genocide as the pair uncover the connections of their family’s refugee past.
MA15+Strong violence and coarse language
The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
Tackling another unfinished work, Arnold Schoenberg’s atonal, avant-garde opera, to reinterpret familiar Bible story of a desert voyage into an almost surreal, confrontational experience—patterns come into focus before being jarringly broken, sudden bursts of energy that highlight the power of music and transplant the tale to a contemporary world of crises: without hope, without faith.
MCoarse language and sexual references
The much-anticipated new film by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Philippe Falardeau ('Monsieur Lazhar'), MY SALINGER YEAR unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and radiant new talent Margaret Qualley ('Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood') for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir. It’s the mid-90s: idealistic twenty-something Joanna (Qualley) impulsively quits graduate school and arrives in New York to pursue her dream of becoming a published poet. She manages to get her foot in the door, landing a coveted role as assistant to Margaret (Weaver), a brusque and old-fashioned literary agent. Joanna’s life soon fluctuates between poverty and glamour – her days spent in plush, strangely anachronistic wood-panelled offices where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze after three-martini lunches – and her nights in the sinkless Brooklyn apartment shared with her socialist boyfriend (Douglas Booth). The agency’s most famous client is the notoriously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger, and Joanna’s principal responsibility is to process the voluminous fan mail that arrives for him daily from readers around the world. Her strict instructions are to reply with one of the office’s impersonal, pre-formulated responses, and destroy the letters, but she cannot help feeling deeply affected by some of the more heartfelt correspondence, and secretly starts answering them personally. As Joanna begins to discover her own voice, she puts everything else at risk. Keenly observed and wryly funny, with whip-smart performances from its two indelible leads, MY SALINGER YEAR is a memorable and compassionate depiction of a pre-digital world on the cusp of disappearance, the value of mentorship, and the lasting impact of self-expression in all its forms.
MMature themes and coarse language
Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion
MMature themes, violence, sex, nudity and coarse language
A woman disappeared. After a snowstorm, her car is discovered on a road to a small remote village. While the police don't know where to start, five people are linked to the disappearance. Each one with his or her own secret.
MA15+Strong coarse language and violence
From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
MA 15+Strong themes
People across Tokyo are killing themselves, each connected through the internet. A young cohort sets out to uncover the mystery while horror pervades the screen with a slow creep as ghosts invade their lives. But what unsettles the most is the ultra-prescient comment on the net’s unique ability to simultaneously bond and alienate, one which foments a loneliness that could be the end of us all.
MMedium level sex scene, Adult themes, Low level coarse language
Julianne Moore gives a star-turn as housewife Carol White, overcome by suburban malaise manifesting as some unidentifiable, debilitating illness. Without hope for a cure she is consumed by the paranoias of wellness, and a personal-apocalypse unfolds without end. End-of-history horror that alarmingly reflects a contemporary world of paralysing fear-mongering and isolationism.
A monster emerges from Tokyo Bay, an unstoppable force tearing a path of destruction with no time to understand or stop it before it evolves into something far more deadly: Gōjira. Kaiju tradition written within a hardlined rebuke of political incompetence in the face of disaster from Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Hideaki Anno with Godzilla alum and Attack on Titan director Shinji Higuchi. Picture of the Year, Japan Academy Prize 2017.
MMature themes and coarse language
Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, travelling gig to gig playing their loud, frenzied music. Suddenly Ruben, a passionate drummer, loses his hearing and his world is upended, causing him to struggle with depression and be tempted by past addictions.
It is deep Autumn and Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.
MThe content is moderate in impact
A couple’s long-weekend retreat is interrupted by a nuclear whistleblower, dosed with radiation from a spill which threatens to poison the earth. His company is only interested in cover-up and they’re soon on his tail with a band of mercenaries and a few souped up cars. Ausploitation with a chemical glow, and an often overlooked thriller as kinetic as Mad Max.
Straub & Huillet’s feature debut dramatises the journals of Anna Magdalanea Bach, second-wife to Johann Sebastion, chronicling the final decades of their life together. Restrained photography becomes a deliberate point of contrast as frames overflow with ensemble musicians, bringing forth in full energy the majestic excess of Bach’s baroque compositions.
MMature themes and coarse language
Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can"t make daily visits anymore and Anthony"s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant -- a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives
PGMild themes and sexual references
The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?
MMature themes and coarse language
When two paintings are stolen from Oslo-based artist Barbora Kysilkova, the police catch the thieves within a few days. But the paintings are never found. Barbora attends the court case hoping to find clues for where they can be but finds herself compelled to walk over to one of the criminals to ask another question: “I wonder if I could paint you?” Thief Karl-Bertil answers without hesitation: “That would be possible.” Thus begins the relationship between an artist and her unlikely muse—which soon evolves into an even more unlikely friendship. Barbora eventually becomes Karl-Bertil’s closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows a remarkable story of human connection that takes turns that one could never have imagined.
MModerate themes, Moderate violence, Moderate coarse language
Igor is a fifteen-year-old who works for his father in a construction business outside Antwerp, which employs and ruthlessly exploits illegal migrants. When he is required to cover up a workplace death, the guilt-ridden boy becomes determined to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders. A film of wrenching moral quandaries and few clear answers.
MMature themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references
From writer/director Régis Roinsard (Populaire), this ingenious new whodunit is an Agathe Christie-style mystery in the vein of recent hit Knives Out, centring on nine international language experts who have been hired to translate the final book of a Dragon Tattoo-esque trilogy into their native tongues for its global release. With the stakes so high, the supercilious publisher (Lambert Wilson) has them on lock-down until the task is completed. So when the first ten pages leak online, eveyone’s a suspect.
Adapting Franz Kafka’s novel into dream-logic drama, Orson Welles considered this the best film he made. Anthony Perkins stars as Josef K, a bureaucrat accused of an unspecified crime who finds himself dragged into an increasingly surreal labyrinth of inane bureaucracy in an attempt to discover just what it is he is supposed to have done.
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody's point of view, including Madeleine's family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine's daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.
Antonioni’s only Hollywood film is a uniquely subversive portrait of existential alienation against the end of the radical ‘60s: so much so, it was buried upon release. Two lost-souls meet in Death Valley, their rebellious spirit naive and waning, but constructive in the face of what Antonioni sees as a violence inherently American, within both direct brutality and seductive consumerism. Can the ground hold, or does it all threaten to blow?
MA15+A strong animated sex scene
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter's assembly features appearances by Frank's widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank's musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White, and others.