105 min. Iran, 2016. Dir: Asghar Farhadi
After their apartment becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, must move into another apartment. Once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.
118 mins. Italy, 2016. Dir: Paolo Virzi
Beatrice is a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert. They are both patients at a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. An unpredictable and moving friendship develops as they flee the clinic in search of love in the open-air nut house – the world of sane people.
114 min. Sweden, 2017. Dir: Hannes Holm
Ove is the angry old man next-door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ova’s mailbox, an unlikely friendship develops.
89 min. Brazil/France, 2016. Dir: Janos Edelenyi
Sir Michael Gifford suffers from Parkinson’s disease and alienates everyone around him. His daughter sets him up with a companion who is a refugee, and surprising changes begin to occur as he regains a sense of meaning and vigour.
101 min. Denmark, 2016. Dir: Martin Zandviet
Based on the true story of a group of young German prisoners of war who are ordered by the Danish authorities to remove with their bare hands more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast.
97 min. Italy, 2016. Dir: Paolo Genovese
Seven friends - three couples and a bachelor - get together for dinner. When they decide to share every text message and phone call they receive, the messages reveal secrets and how little they know about their friends - and their partners.