Aquarius is Kleber Mendonça Filho’s unhurried portrait of a fascinatingly complicated woman, meticulously characterised in a career-best performance by Sonia Braga.
The Olive Tree is a heartwarming film scripted by Ken Loach’s collaborator Paul Laverty, directed by Icíar Bollaín, demonstrating the power of personal conviction and positive action.
Isabelle Huppert is elegantly transgressive in Paul Verhoeven’s disturbing Elle.
Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End Of The World is an intense, melodramatic family drama around the lunch table.
Filmed in French, German and English, Raoul Peck’s Le jeune Karl Marx is an erudite rendition of Marx’s journey to Das Kapital.
Giving a face to the plight of Roma and Sinti during the Final Solution, Etienne Comar’s Django makes a strange hero of the King of Swing.
The Dardennes brothers’ The Unknown Girl is a bleak examination of guilt and personal responsibility.
A silent masterpiece years ahead of its time. Napoleon by French director Abel Gance has been lovingly restored by Kevin Brownlow, with a new score by Carl Davis.Read More
Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End Of The World is an intense, melodramatic family drama around the lunch table. It’s Only The End Of…Read More
As a scriptwriter turns shepherd, Alain Guiraudie’s Rester Vertical reveals an existence of fear and lusting in the Midi-Pyrénées.
Oliver Laxe’s second film Mimosas is an enigmatic, spiritual North African odyssey.
Brady Corbet’s award-winning directorial debut in The Childhood of a Leader is an original concept of the making of a fascist monster. The Childhood…Read More
Two icons of French cinema reunite in Death Valley in Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley of Love. Valley of Love CAUTION: Here be spoilers Isabelle Huppert…Read More
French romcom by Laurent Tirard that hinges on a mismatched physical relationship that subverts the conventional romantic norm. Up for Love CAUTION: Here be…Read More