When Aimo and Milla decide to move out of Milla’s alcoholic-zombie parents’ house, a self-conscious Aimo squanders their savings to turbo-boost his muscles.
Pier Paolo Pasolini weaves together a handful of Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century moral tales in this picturesque free-for-all, exploring the delectations and dark corners of an earlier and less compromised time.
The first in Pier Paolo Pasolini's lively and colourful trilogy based on famous story cycles (The Canterbury Tales and The Arabian Nights followed) and winner of the Special Jury Prize at Berlin in 1971, is based on nine tales of sexual deception from Bocaccio's Decameron, set mostly around 14th century Naples. The film features seductive nuns, three jealous brothers who murder their sister's lover, a false saint, a deceiving husband, and a man who travels to buy horses but finds himself caught up in a series of disasters. Starring Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti and Angelo Luce. (From Italy, in Neapolitan and Italian, English subtitles) (1971) MA (S,N,A) (Rpt) WS
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
A story focusing on a conflict between a People's Liberation Army squad and a bandit gang in north-east China during the Chinese revolution.
An 11-year-old boy and a weathered fighting dog develop a strong relationship after the boy finds the dog wounded in a ditch, left to die.
A secret kept in the past can change everything in the present for Antoine Rey's family.
A screen writer writing a new romantic comedy sees his real love life mirroring that of the characters he's created.
In 1920s Shanghai, two men establish the Flowers Competition, a notorious beauty pageant. All of the city's elite attend the gala event – but chaos ensues when a no-namer wins.
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs - with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very puzzled by their openness.
Heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal stars in a provocative drama from acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar. Two young men are reunited by their dark past in this complex, stylish and engaging film.
Gael García Bernal stars in this provocative drama from acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar. An examination of the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two long-time friends. Opened Cannes in 2004 and nominated for a host of international awards. Also stars Fele Martínez and Javier Cámara. (From Spain, in Spanish) (Thriller) (2004) (Rpt) MA (S,D,A)
Jörg Geissner, an employee of the Munich based AVO-Bank, arrives on the island of Paladiki to check on the registered securities of a credit granted years ago by his bank.
Legendary Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis' 1957 Oscar-winning chronicle of a prostitute as she searches for love and happiness in her unstable world. Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Marfa, Texas, the clash between the whites and the Mexican Americans intensifies when an eccentric community of artists moves in. The border patrol is a smothering presence for the citizens. Directed by Larry Clark.
A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.
This explicit look at carnal desire is told distinctly from a female perspective, painting an erotically charged portrait of a woman whose casual sexual encounters mask loneliness and a craving for intimacy.
A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by Sacha Polak and stars Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet and Rifka Lodeizen. (From the Netherlands, in Dutch) (Drama) (2012) (Rpt) MA(N,A,S,L)
Gaspar Noe's follow up to the controversial Irreversible premiered at Cannes 2009, shows the underside of Tokyo through the eyes of two young tourists working as a stripper and a drug dealer.
Based on Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic spy heroine manga, this film follows Mylene Hoffman, a beautiful cyborg spy, as she rescues the doctor who made her a cyborg.
This intense portrait of the so-called "Porn Generation" explores three days in the lives of a group of teenagers striving for meaningless and unemotional sex as a compensation for love and security. Stars Muriel Wimmer.
In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a dramatised documentary, illustrating and exaggerating the emotionless lives of characters in the new Paris of the 60s.
Based loosely on the real-life story of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during The First World War.
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel), the young wife of a French diplomat, enters a world of lust and passion. Guided by the mature Mario, and with the complicity of her husband, she discovers the delights of sensuality.
Difficult child Tomas is sent by his mother to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.
An erotic film about a dominatrix called O who’s on a mission to seduce powerful industrialist James Pembroke and his family.
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing, but an avalanche turns everything upside down.
Pedro Almodovar's enchanting tale of family, death and superstition won critical acclaim internationally, including Best screenplay and Best Actress (Penelope Cruz) at Cannes International Film Festival 2006.
Raimunda, her teenage daughter and her hairdresser sister are coping as best they can since the death of their mother and also their grandmother, who died along with her husband, in a mysterious fire. However, all is not as it seems in their village, and unresolved matters within the family bubble to the surface. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2006. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar and stars Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura and Lola Duenas. (From Spain, in Spanish) (Drama) (2006) (Rpt) M (A,D,S)
Adam is a reclusive student with an obsession for media and a fixation on Eve – a successful adult film performer. Adam tracks down Eve and becomes her anonymous follower, until he finds the courage to connect in person.
A couple's grief intensifies when they confront their fears by engaging in sadistic exercises. Lars von Trier's polarising psychological horror was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2009.
Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol, stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
Marieme joins an all-girl gang in the projects of Paris and is slowly turned out of her shell by her three sassy neighbours, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process.
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.
Produced by James Franco, this feature documentary goes behind the scenes with the world's leading producer of BDSM pornography, exploring a fascinating and often misunderstood subculture, and the fetish empire of Kink.com.
A young woman with a camera follows a man around to make a documentary about him – something he is not very happy with.
Lu and Feng are a couple forced to separate during the Cultural Revolution. Years later Lu returns home from labour camp only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale. Directed by award-winning director Sean Baker.
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
Director Jafar Panahi, banned from making movies by the Iranian government, poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.
Chloe (Audrey Tautou) suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. A kindhearted dreamer crosses paths with the quick-witted girl, and after much wooing, manages to win her over.
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé (Audrey Tatou), a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her medical bills in this fantasy version of Paris, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs, while around them, their apartment disintegrates and their friends, including the talented Nicolas, and Chick - a huge fan of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre - go to pieces. (From France, in French) (Movie) (Drama) (2013) (Rpt) M(N,A,V) CC
In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a blood-sucking vampire.
A young fashion photographer known only as O surrenders herself at a remote chateau at her lover's request, where she is immediately subjected to a round-the-clock regimen of sadomasochistic rituals.
In the sultry summer month of August, Richard O. encounters a series of seductive women in Paris and willingly descends into the tortuous mysteries of eroticism.
Three young girls turn into boys for the night after drinking the sap of a magical flower.
A woman is abducted and hypnotised with an organic material harvested from a specific flower. When she falls for a man, they realise he may also have been subjected to the same process, and search for safety in each other.
A woman is abducted and hypnotised with an organic material harvested from a specific flower. When she falls for a man, the two come to realise he may also have been subjected to the same process. They search urgently for a place of safety within each other and struggle to assemble the fragments of their wrecked lives, unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world. Starring Amy Seimetz and Shane Carruth. (From the US) (Movie) (Drama) (2013) M(A)
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church's Bishopsmen, who seek to supplant the throne.
Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.
Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who is surviving life in a tough neighbourhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends on a Los Angeles adventure.
A taxidermist and a photographer embark on a long summer fling until their very private photos are discovered by the art world, putting a strain on their idyllic love affair.