Theeb (2016)

Set in the Ottoman province of Hijaz, in 1916, the only suggestion to a World War is when a foreigner says “we are in a war”. Hussein and Theeb are from a family of pilgrim guides and the arrival of the train helping pilgrims to reach Mecca ruins their chief source of income. When an… Read more »

The Visitor (2008)

Lonesome widower and college economics professor finds his mundane existence suddenly shaken up when he befriends a pair of illegal immigrants, one of whom has recently been threatened with deportation by U.S. immigration authorities. Years after losing his wife, 62-year-old Walter Vale has also lost his passion for writing and teaching. In an effort to… Read more »

Cinema Paradiso (The Director’s Cut) (1988)

Cinema Paradiso offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the village movie theatre in this Italian comedy drama, based on the life and times of screenwriter/director Giuseppe Tornatore. The story begins in the present as a Sicilian mother pines for her… Read more »

Tell No One (2007)

The paediatrician Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) misses his beloved wife Margot Beck (Marie-Josée Croze), who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex… Read more »

The Lesson (2015)

In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the culprit of an innocent child-theft between classmates in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself? Nade is an honest,… Read more »

Marshland (2015)

The difference between a good crime thriller and an average one, is often the setting. In the case of Marshland, the surroundings are as important as the plot. The story takes place in a remote part of Spain, an area of treeless plains, lonely marshlands and wide rivers. The inhabitants of the isolated villages are… Read more »

Second Mother (2015)

Val spends 13 years working as nanny to Fabinho in Sao Paulo. She is financially stable but has to live with the guilt of having left her daughter Jessica, in Pernambuco, in the north of Brazil, raised by relatives. As college entrance exams roll around, Jessica wants to come to Sao Paulo to take her… Read more »

Hector (2015)

Hector has been living on the motorways for years. His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing facilities and food. The story follows his annual pilgrimage from Scotland to a temporary Christmas shelter in London where he finds comfort, friendship and warmth…. Read more »

Trick ‘r Treat (2009)

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean… Read more »

Our Little Sister (2016)

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother’s house in the city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman. They have lived together since their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man… Sachi, 29, the oldest Koda sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts… Read more »