Albert Serra / France, Spain, Portugal, Germany / 2022 / 165 min / English, French
Another one of director Albert Serra’s idiosyncratic, boldly narrated films, Pacifiction blends a critique of postcolonialism with apocalyptic threat.
Viggo Mortensen / Canada, United Kingdom / 2020 / 112 min
John Petersen lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter in Southern California. His father Willis is a farmer whose attitudes and behaviour belong to a far more traditional era. When Willis travels to Los Angeles for an indefinite stay with John’s family, the two very different worlds collide. Directorial debut by Viggo Mortensen.
Palm Springs Palm Springs
Max Barbakow / USA / 2020 / 90 min / English
When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honour Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
Dmitro Suholitki-Sobčuk / Ukraine, Chile, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, France / 2022 / 106 min / Ukrainian
Ukrainian director Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk’s feature debut is an impressive family drama that blends elements of crime and mystical folklore.