A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
Akira Kurosawa's celebrated screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Starring Kurosawa's long-time collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall. Kurosawa fuses one of the great tragedies with the formal elements of Japanese Noh theatre to make a Macbeth that is all his own - a classic tale of ambition and duplicity set against a ghostly landscape of fog and inescapable doom. (In Japanese, English subtitles) (Drama) (1957) (Rpt) PG
A cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives intertwine – and their fates can be sealed in a mere 11 minutes.
Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic two-part story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of fifty. A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
A parallel film to Vilgot Sjöman’s controversial I AM CURIOUS YELLOW, I AM CURIOUS BLUE also follows young Lena on her journey of self-discovery.
Michael Fassbender stars as Bobby Sands, an IRA member who leads a hunger strike as a protest against Britain's refusal to recognise the IRA as political prisoners. Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.
The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in this historical drama, the first feature film from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen. Nominated for the 2009 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film. Stars Michael Fassbender, Brian Milligan and Liam McMahon. (From Ireland) (Biography) (2008) (Rpt) MAV (A,N,V)
A man reflects on his life and the changes he's made, each time fleeing one life into something not of his own choosing.
While traveling abroad, Charlie falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex. Features an all-star cast including Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, and Rupert Grint.
When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfil. Charlie does so - and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love. Features an all-star cast including Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, and Rupert Grint.
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.
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game, harshly grading each other to determine which one is ‘The Best in General’.
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947.
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.
When butterfly collector Cynthia hires a new housekeeper, Evelyn, the relationship soon turns sexual. In time, their role-playing transforms Evelyn from employee to personal slave - even though she's the real boss.
In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.
Tetsuya Hondo, the reformed yakuza hitman ‘Phoenix Tetsu’, is forced to roam Japan to avoid execution by rival gangs.
When a young man and his friends dig a hole to expand their restaurant, they enter a nearby bank vault that is being robbed.
A young woman called Maya finds refuge with a band of prostitutes living in a bombed-out building in the ghetto of Tokyo in the aftermath of WWII.
A married film director falls for a young painter - twice.
A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang.
PLAY is about a group of young teenage boys living in central Gothenburg, Sweden, who rob other children.
A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.
When a group of bandits capture the governor's son, the governor sends his daughter, Golden Swallow, to rescue her brother and capture the notorious bandits. Along the way she receives much needed help from a leading swordsman, who masquerades as a local beggar known as Drunken Cat. Directed by King Hu and stars Cheng Pei-Pei, Yueh Hua and Chen Hung-Lieh. (From Hong Kong, in Mandarin) (Action/Adventure) (1966) (Rpt) MA (V)
Set in London's world of high class call girls, SEX DOLL tells the story of London based French escort Virginie, and Rupert, a man who rescues trafficked girls.
Five young orphaned sisters live in a remote Turkish village with conservative values – and break a taboo.
An anarchist young woman breaks the tacit contract with civilization and fearlessly decides on a life without hypocrisy or an obligatory safety net.
GITARRMONGOT explores the lives of people living outside social norms in the fictional city of Jöteborg.
The film follows the life of Egon Schiele, one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end.
In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections.
Set in feudal Japan, Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone hiring his awesome skills to those who can afford him.
Set in feudal Japan, Jubei, a ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons, each with superhuman powers. Considered one of the classics of Japanese anime. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. (From Japan, in Japanese) (Animation) (1994) (Rpt) MAV (V,S)
MOEBIUS, a completely silent film, follows the story of a man and his son, who has his genitals cut off by his psychotic mother.
A reclusive railway worker in Bulgaria finds millions in cash spilled on the tracks and turns them in to the police – only to be turned into a scapegoat.
A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
TAMARA tells the story of Teo Almanza’s journey of gender reassignment and explores her desire to become a woman whilst struggling against societal taboos and inner conflict.
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.
The action-packed finale of the Infernal Affairs trilogy. A parallel time frame of past and present untangles the intricate story of undercover cops, gangsters and corruption. The story traces the psychological disintegration of Lau, who feels that he has been deprived of a chance to become a good and honest cop. Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, and stars Tony Leung, Andy Lau and Leon Lai. (From Hong Kong, in Cantonese and Mandarin) (Thriller) (2003) (Rpt) M (V,A,L)
Lui and Elle are unable to get on the same page, psychosexually speaking. Their no-holds-barred wrestling matches grow in frequency and force, as they test each other’s bodies as much as their souls.
Frank and Casper's friendship is put to a test when Casper decides to leave Denmark to pursue a solo career in Los Angeles. Determined to win his best friend back, Frank chooses to follow Casper.
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
Lars Von Trier’s wild two-part story recounts a woman’s journey from birth to the age of fifty. VOLUME II continues with self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe exploring her adulthood, where her self-discovery leads to darker complications.
When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize, Raw is a shocking and powerful film that follows a young vegetarian as she undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.