World Cinema

Pain and Glory

PAIN AND GLORY

Antonio Banderas in a career high, earned himself the Best Actor Award at Cannes for this reflection of life, love and pain from legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. Banderas plays Salvador Mallo, a director in the autumn of his life and career with a range of medical ailments in artistic limbo. This, and the fleeting …

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Non Fiction

NON-FICTION

With the backdrop of Paris, Non-Fiction muses on technology and literature. Can the two reconcile, or must the tweet destroy the novel? On the side of change is Alain (Guillaume Canet), a renowned editor cautiously trying to lead his publishing house into the 21st century. Firmly averse to change is Leonard (Vincent Macaigne), a technophobe …

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Supa Modo

SUPA MODO

The most important super hero movie you’ll see this summer. Nine year old Kenyan, Jo, is obsessed with superheroes. Despite receiving a cancer diagnosis, Jo refuses to feel sorry for herself. Her passion for superhero movies draws her rural community close, and together they set out to make her the star of her village’s very …

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Bellbird

BELLBIRD

Actions speak louder than words in Bellbird, a heart-warming dramedy about loss and community spirit that just goes to show that sometimes it really does take a village. Ross (Marshall Napier, McLeods Daughters) is a dairy farmer in the Northland region of New Zealand, quite content with his lot. This quiet and unassuming snapshot of …

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Never Look Away

NEVER LOOK AWAY

Winner · Best Film In Competition · Venice Film Festival. Sweeping across three eras of German history, lauded director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Oscar-winning The Lives of Others) follows the life of a visionary artist through love and loss, inspired (perhaps controversially) by the revered artist Gerhard Richter. In post-war East Germany, artist Kurt Barnert …

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Queen of Hearts

QUEEN OF HEARTS

Winner · Audience Award · World Cinema Dramatic · Sundance Film Festival. Denmark’s entry for the Best International Feature for the 2020 Academy Awards, Queen of Hearts follows Anne (Trine Dyrholm, The Commune SWIFF’18), a high-flying lawyer, living in a beautiful modernist home with her two daughters and physician husband, Peter (Magnus Kreppe, The Girl …

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A Hidden Life

A HIDDEN LIFE

“A Hidden Life feels stunningly relevant”- Variety. Terrence Malick, director of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winning Tree of Life, makes a triumphant return to form in this epic, spiritual journey of quiet unsung heroism based on a true story during World War II. Based on real events, Franz Jägerstätter, (August Diehl, Inglorious Basterds) …

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The Truth

THE TRUTH

Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Shoplifters, SWIFF’19) first feature film made outside of Japan is an exquisite dramedy, pairing beloved French screen icons and Oscar nominees Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche for their first time together on screen. Septuagenarian screen legend Fabienne (Deneuve) is charismatic and fiercely talented, utterly driven by her work. The publication of …

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