Director: Fatih Akin, Germany subtitles
An award-winning thriller with a powerful performance by Diane Kruger. Katja seeks closure after her family is destroyed by alleged neo-nazi terrorists. The courts and Katja explore different paths to achieve justice. This film poses questions about the rise of the far right across Europe.
Director: Anna Muylaert, Brazil subtitles
Val is a trusted and long-established live-in housekeeper and nanny for a well-to-do São Paulo family. Then Val’s ambitious, clever daughter arrives and seriously disrupts the social order as she challenges unspoken class barriers and forces Val to consider where her allegiances truly lie.
8 live action and 8 animated short films from around the world
From comic to tragic; twin spin on time, an animated meal, a tragic accident, flowing sand, a funeral song, a breakthrough film from Pixar, underground love, a thrilling animation, duelling comedy, animated dance and an elevating film pitch.
(N.B. 5.30 and 8.00pm in the Whitaker Room)
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan subtitles
A poor Japanese family with part-time jobs in Tokyo resort to shoplifting to make ends meet. Taking in a stray girl leads to life-changing consequences for all of them, making them question their past and present actions. A film about what is family, based on real events.
Director: Debra Granik, USA
An Iraq war veteran with PTSD lives secretly with his 13-year-old daughter in a public forest park in Oregon. But is this a viable lifestyle for either of them in the long term? A brilliantly acted story about family love facing change.
Director: Daniel Auteuil, France subtitles
This story of romance across the social divide is directed by and stars veteran French actor Daniel Auteuil, in a remake of a 1940 Marcel Pagnol film. The beauty of the Provencal setting, the sharply observed portrayal of village life, and the WW1 period detail contribute to the film’s Gallic charm.