The Summer Is Gone Ba yue
Zhang Dalei / China / 2016 / 108 min / Mandarin Chinese
Zhang Dalei’s autobiographic feature debut highlights the contrast between melancholic atmosphere of Chinese privatisation reforms of the early 1990s and carefree childhood replete with cinematic images.
Baahubali: The Conclusion Baahubali: The Conclusion
S. S. Rajamouli / India / 2017 / 140 min
Our favourite hero returns! Fearless warrior, devoted son and irresistible charmer, Baahu’s back to reclaim his throne and bring justice to his people. Gear up for a marathon double dose of the most sublime incarnation of film entertainment: Baahubaliiiii!
Ice Mother Bába z ledu
Bohdan Sláma / Czech Republic, Slovakia, France / 2017 / 106 min / Czech
Bohdan Sláma presents a delicate comic drama about love in the autumn of life, reminding us that it’s never too late for a second chance.
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc
Radu Jude / Romania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Czech Republic / 2021 / 106 min / Russian, Romanian, English, French
A satire on sex scandals and duplicitous moral standards on a par with the finest examples of Romania’s New Wave cinema. Golden Bear for Best Film at Berlinale 2021. Due to sexually explicit content the film is not suitable for minors.
Babi Yar. Context Babi Yar. Context
Sergej Loznica / Ukraine, Netherlands / 2021 / 121 min / Russian, German, Polish, Ukrainian
In his latest documentary, Sergei Loznitsa takes viewers to Nazi-occupied Ukraine and, working exclusively with uniquely restored archive materials, shows us the background of the tragic events that took place just outside occupied Kyiv in September 1941 – the massacre of more than 33,000 Jewish residents.
Damien Chazelle / USA / 2022 / 189 min / English
Babylon follows the rise and fall of two dreamers—one a self-proclaimed film star, Nellie, and the other her aspiring assistant Manny—who find themselves in the midst of the decadence and debauchery of early Hollywood. The bustling, noisy, dizzying spectacle by Damien Chazelle (La La Land) divided critics and audiences alike and would go on to win the Golden Globe for Best Original Score and three Academy Award nominations.
Cristian Mungiu / Romania, France, Belgium / 2016 / 128 min / Romanian / 15+
Romanian New Wave director Cristian Mungiu presents this subtle domestic drama about everyday compromise and corruption. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles / Brazil, France / 2019 / 131 min / English, Portuguese
Flying saucers, duplicitous politicians and undercover assassins. A metaphor for present-day Brazil delivered as a dystopic western starring Sonia Braga and Udo Kier.