• Onibaba

    Onibaba

    A primal, erotically-charged horror film from Japanese master Kaneto Shindo, this reimagining of a Buddhist folk tale is an expressionistic interrogation of the consequences of war. Uncannily allegorising the trauma of Hiroshima, Onibaba’s creeping unease soon gives way to full-blown demonic terror.

    Now showing here.

  • Maeve

    Maeve

    Recalibrating patriarchal narratives through a female lens, Pat Murphy marries melodrama to political critique for an invigorating examination of the Troubles. Structurally fragmented through a series of conversations and confessions, Maeve is a quietly radical landmark in Irish and feminist cinema.

    Now showing here.

  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    A sublime literary adaptation from British filmmaker Andrew Haigh (45 Years), this intimate drama aches with a deep yearning to belong, hindered by precarious living conditions. Shot in an ever-changing Portland, intense connections and shattering losses are articulated with an unfussy simplicity.

    Now showing here.

  • The Blue Angel

    The Blue Angel

    With their seven film partnership, Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich traced a path of lush, scandalous romantic fantasies, of which The Blue Angel was their first. A masterpiece of relationship masochism, The Last Laugh’s Emil Jannings wilts before Dietrich, in her career-making role.

    Now showing here.

  • Annette

    Annette

    Visionary filmmaker Leos Carax’s fantastical, mind-melting rock opera swells with visual invention and emotional highs. Stunningly physical performances from Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard—along with hypnotic music from iconic pop duo Sparks—make for an adrenalin shot of pure cinematic maximalism.

    Now showing here.

  • Microhabitat

    Microhabitat

    “Isn’t life disappointing?” This adage from Ozu’s Tokyo Story echoes through Microhabitat, a tender comedy of disenchantment told in a delightfully vignetted story. Jeon Go-woon’s debut film is a wise meditation on livelihood and the beauty of freedoms both vast and small amidst an unforgiving city.

    Now showing here.

  • The Trouble with Being Born

    The Trouble with Being Born

    Pinocchio and A.I.’s exploration of the desire to create artificial life is taken to boldly provocative lengths in Sandra Wollner’s incisive and unsettling modern fable. Told with cut-glass precision and eerie subjectivity, The Trouble with Being Born plumbs the darkest depths of the uncanny valley.

    Now showing here.

  • 025 Sunset Red

    025 Sunset Red

    The enigmatic red that soaks through Laida Lertxundi’s short reifies the elusive act of political and personal remembrance. The imprints the director’s familial history with Communist organizing have left on her art practice are felt in the leaps between time, space, and audiovisual experimentation.

    Now showing here.

  • Autofiction

    Autofiction

    Fusing the personal and the collective, Laida Lertxundi’s quietly radical 16mm short links women’s private preoccupations to larger socio-political shifts. At once restless and languid, sunny Los Angeles and its vibrant multiculturalism are concretized by heartfelt anecdotes in English and Spanish.

    Now showing here.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    It was only a matter of time before Yorgos Lanthimos tipped the caustic ironies of Dogtooth into full-blown horror. Starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer transposes the myth of Iphegenia from ancient Greece to modern America for a devilishly deadpan tale of revenge.

    Now showing here.

  • Night Comes On

    Night Comes On

    Authentically shot on location in New York, Jordana Spiro’s raw and tender coming-of-age debut draws attention to how young, queer Black women are repeatedly failed by state institutions. Alternating between rightful rage and stirring vulnerability, Dominique Fishback is the film’s breakout star.

    Now showing here.

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    With Petite Maman in UK cinemas, we’re revisiting the film that made us fall in love with Céline Sciamma. Featuring natural newcomer Zoé Heran as the eponymous “tomboy,” Sciamma’s radiant second feature is another look at childhood, tackling issues of gender identity with delicacy and insight.

    Now showing here.