Razor-sharp character study of self-satisfied intellectual Aydin, who lives at the tourist hotel in Cappadocia he inherited from his father with his young, deeply unhappy wife and his recently divorced, lethargic sister. Palme d’Or and FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes festival.
Screens before: Locke. Short, prize-winning animation with dry humour about the inhabitants of a stormy country who have turned the difficult situation into an advantage by adapting.
A music film along the lines of a sports movie, with a dash of horror. Up-and-coming drumming talent Andrew is mentored by merciless jazz teacher Fletcher, who goes to sadistic lengths to get the best out of his students. How much humiliation can Andrew stand to achieve his dream?
Screens before: Labour of Love. Only a boy from Papua could hang from a climbing frame like this. He’s elated because his big brother Hans called. Elegant glimpse of real life at an orphanage.
Toni Servillo (La grande bellezza) is fabulous in this political satire. He plays the leader of Italy’s largest opposition party, who runs away shortly before the elections and his twin, a philosopher who has just been released from a mental health institution.
Everything’s about doubles in this masterpiece by the ‘master of suspense’, which since 2012 is officially the best film of all time. A detective who retired because his vertigo made work impossible falls in love with his friend’s wife. After her death, he foists his obsession with her onto her double.
When a solitary, eccentric artist and professor hears he’ll go blind, he has to deal with this terrifying fact and reconcile with his daughter, who became alienated from him due to circumstances years ago. Subtle drama about aging and coming to terms with the inevitable.
Tragi-comic documentary on the daily lives of an elderly Caucasian widow and her Afro-Caribbean housekeeper who lives with her. Their quiet days are filled with hard work, soap series and grumbling within four spotless walls. However, sometimes the fact that the gradually intertwined women are from entirely different social classes becomes painfully apparent.
A taxi driver unexpectedly becomes the most important person in the life of a very pregnant woman who gets into his taxi in a panic. He speeds off to the hospital and there becomes embroiled in a complex situation. A moving drama about compassion in the best Iranian tradition.
This film has won several prizes with its beautiful camerawork. It is set in the surreal, sensual landscape of Oaxaca, Mexico. There, in a remote village where the rest of the world feels far away, two women are made pregnant by the same man – and he is not married to either of them.