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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

CTC | directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | 121 Mins

WINNER of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize –  71st Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY explores three female-centred short stories thematically linked by coincidence, regret, and imagination.

“In the place where dialogue and words usually end, the dialogue of this film only begin. That’s when they go deeper, […]

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

CTC | directed by Radu Jude | 2021 | Romania | 106 Mins

WINNER of the Golden Bear for Best Film –  71st Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

Schoolteacher, Emi, finds her reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is uploaded onto the internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender.

“The Golden Bear goes to a film which has that rare and essential quality of a lasting art work. It captures on screen the very content and essence, […]

Nahid

Dir. Ida Panahandeh, Iran, 2015. 105 min | Drama

Winner Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival 2015 – Avenir Prize. A young divorcee living with her son in a small northern city of Iran, wants to marry the man she has fallen in love with. According to the current rules, the father has the custody of children; however, her ex-husband has granted her that right on the condition that she doesn’t remarry. Struggling to keep both of her beloved ones, she has to think about the third option: Temporary Marriage (Sighe). […]

Wednesday, May 9

★★★★ “Jalilvand and his fine cast create considerable tension… so effective” – David Stratton, The Australian

“The humanism of the finest Iranian cinema shines through” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Excellent acting from top star Niki Karimi” – Variety

“The manifestation of high-quality and philanthropic Iranian cinema” – Iran Daily

Dir. Vahid Jalilvand, Iran, 2015. 102 min | Drama

Why would someone give money away? What sort of consolation can that offer? On May 9, […]

Neon Bull

“A unique gem… Lyrically involving and deeply sensual” – IndieWire

“An intoxicating reflection on the interconnection of taste, scent, instinct and desire” – The New York Times

“Unforgettable imagery” – Variety

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and Best Feature at the Adelaide Film Festival.

Dir. Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil, 2016. 101 min

Wild, visually ravishing and absolutely unforgettable. In a macho world, a Brazilian rodeo worker has bigger, […]