László Nemes / Hungary, France / 2018 / 142 min / Hungarian
The year is 1913 and Írisz arrives Budapest seeking employment at a milliner’s shop formerly owned by her parents. When she is turned away, she begins searching for her brother in the murky streets of the city.
Luca Guadagnino / Italy, USA / 2018 / 152 min / English
Under the shining facade of a renowned Berlin dance academy, dark forces stir… Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) transports his long-awaited remake of the classic Italian giallo to 1977 Berlin, a turbulent year in the history of the Red Army Faction, and the year in which Dario Argento’s original film premiered.
Sweet Country Sweet Country
Warwick Thornton / Australia / 2017 / 113 min / English
1929 in the Australian outback. In an act of self-defence, Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, kills a cruel and racist war veteran. Now, pursued as the murderer of a white man, he is left with no choice but to escape into the wild with his pregnant wife. This nuanced and exquisitely made film based on true events won the Venice Film Festival award for Best Direction.
Sweet Dreams Fai bei sogni
Marco Bellocchio / Italy, France / 2016 / 131 min / French, Italian
Legendary Italian director Marco Bellocchi’s latest offering features a young boy coming to grips with his mother’s death. Based on a bestselling novel by Massimo Gramellini.
Sword Master San shao ye de jian 3D
Derek Yee / Hong Kong, China / 2016 / 108 min / Mandarin Chinese
Hong Kong legends Derek Yee and Tsui Hark join forces for an epic reimagining of a Shaw Brothers classic Death Duel which launched Yee’s acting career in 1977, adapted from Gu Long’s wuxia novel The Third Master’s Sword. A return to the golden age of the martial arts genre, steeped in all its ethereal romance and whimsical self-irony, but retold in mind-blowing 3D format.
Nadav Lapid / France, Israel, Germany / 2019 / 123 min / English, French, Hebrew
A young Israeli man, Yoav, comes to Paris hoping that France and the French people will save him from the madness of his home country. The film, awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, was also screened at the last Liffe festival.
System Crasher Systemsprenger
Nora Fingscheidt / Germany / 2019 / 118 min / German
Nine-year-old Benni is loud, wild, and unpredictable. Her unbridled energy is frustrating for everybody around her. But Benni only wishes for one thing: to return to her mother.