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Director: Diego Luna
Starring: Christopher Ruíz-Esparza, José María Yazpik and Karina Gidi
With his father long gone, a disturbed youngster tries to take over his family as man of the house.
Director: Michael Polish
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley, Olivia Rose Keegan, Shashawnee Hall, Richard Riehle, Patrick Bauchau and Mia Barron
A man wakes up with amnesia to find himself confined to a bed in a mysterious house cared for by a sinister woman. Things go from bad to worse when he finds a corpse in a downstairs cupboard.
Director: Thomas Balmès
Starring (as themselves): Bayar, Hattie, Mari and Ponijao
A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. It is also amazing that each baby's unique personality emerges so early in their lives.
Beautiful Relics (2014)
Director: Adrian Hedgecock
Starring: Shirley Anne Field, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Lorna Nickson Brown and David da Costa
Anya’s Grandad has just died. Now she’s in London for the day with her grandmother Evie, tying up loose ends. But all Evie wants to do is track down the places of her youth. So Anya chases after Evie across the city and, as they explore, she starts to see her Grandma in a completely new light.
The Best Offer (2013)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland and Philip Jackson
Virgil Oldman, the director of an esteemed auction house, falls in love with a reclusive young heiress. After he shows her his priceless collection of portraits, she soon disappears with all of his paintings.
Birds of Passage (2015)
Director: Olivier Ringer
Starring: Clarisse Djuroski, Léa Warny, Alain Eloy, Myriem Akkhediou and Angelo Dello Spedale
For Cathy, it is not always easy to be born on February 29th, especially when for her birthday, her father gives her an egg to hatch. But it is probably less difficult than to be suffering from myopathy as her best friend Margaux...
The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)
Director: Osgood Perkins
Starring: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lauren Holly and James Remar
Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls boarding school where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, terrifying visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as she becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.
Black Death (2010)
Director: Christopher Smith
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, John Lynch, Tim McInnerny, Kimberley Nixon, Andy Nyman, David Warner, Johnny Harris, Emun Elliott and Tygo Gernandt
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces.
Director: Hana Makhmalbaf
Starring: Abbas Alijome, Abdolali Hoseinali and Nikbakht Noruz
The story takes place in modern Afghanistan following the removal of the Taliban and revolves around a 5-year-old Afghan girl who wants to attend a newly opened school.
The girl, Bakhtay, lives in the caves under the remains of the Buddhas of Bamiyan which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. Bakhtay becomes obsessed with the idea of going to school but must fight against a society influenced by conditions suffered during the strict Taliban rule including male domination, war, poverty and dire children's games.
Director: Mike van Diem
Starring: Jan Decleir, Victor Low, Fedja Van Huet and Hans Kesting
A drama about a timeless struggle between father and son - a struggle even the father knows the son is destined to win.
Dreverhaven, the city's most feared bailiff, is dead, discovered with a knife through his heart. A self-taught lawyer who just passed his exams was the last person to see Dreverhaven alive. Now the police want to know why he visited the old man and the young barrister is ready to tell the story of a lifetime.
The Clan (2015)
Director: Pablo Trapero
Producers: Pablo Trapero, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Hugo Sigman, Esther García and Matías Mosteirín
Starring: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich and Gastón Cocchiarale
Old habits die hard: The "disappearances" that marked the Videla regime in Argentina continued after the dictator's fall in 1981, but the motive changed from politics to money. Arquimedes Puccio kidnapped wealthy men and women and held them for ransom in his home, using domineering control over his family and - for a time - the tacit protection of police to do it.
Director: Jonas Govaerts
Starring: Maurice Luijten, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt, Jan Hammenecker and Stef Aerts
Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced he will encounter a monster...and he does.
The Dinner (2017)
Director: Oren Moverman
Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Adepero Oduye and Joel Bissonnette
As two couples dine at an upscale restaurant, their polite discourse disguises the fact that they are struggling with weighty family issues. A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. Feature film based on a novel by Herman Koch.
Director: Zeresenay Mehari
Producers: Angelina Jolie, Julie Mehretu, Jessica Rankin, Francesca Zampi and Lacey Schwartz
Starring: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Rahel Teshome, Haregewine Assefa, Shitaye Abraha and Solomon Teka
A crusading lawyer defends a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl who stands trial for killing the man who abducted and raped her.
Director: Nina Gantz
A stop motion film about an oddball felted character who slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche in his pursuit of self-understanding.
Elephant Song (2014)
Director: Charles Binamé
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, Catherine Keener, Carrie-Anne Moss and Colm Feore
A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
The Eternal Zero (2013)
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Starring: Jun'ichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue and Gaku Hamada
A brother and sister learn their biological grandfather was a kamikaze pilot who died during World War II. During their research into his life, they get conflicting accounts from his former comrades about his character and how he joined his squadron.
Fanny's Journey (2016)
Director: Lola Doillon
Starring: Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, Juliane Lepoureau, Ryan Brodie and Anaïs Meiringer
Fanny, all of twelve years old, is a tough little nut. But, most of all, she is a courageous little girl who, hidden in a home far from her parents, must take care of her two younger sisters. Forced to flee in a rush, Fanny becomes the head of a group of eight children and sets out on a dangerous mission across occupied France, aiming to reach the Swiss border.
Between fear, outbursts of laughter, and unexpected encounters, the small group learns about independence and discovers solidarity and friendship.
The Foal (2006)
Director: Olivier Ringer
Starring: Olivier Barthelemy, Richard Bohringer, Olivier Bonjour, Gilbert Cotty, Charlie Dupont, Alain Eloy, Hyppolyte Eloy and Eric Godon
Drama set in the forests of the Ardennes. Pom is a young foal whose mother Mirabelle is a workhorse for a group of lumberjacks. She works hard and suffers brutal treatment. One day she retaliates and attacks one of the men. The foreman decides to sell Mirabelle and she is separated from Pom. Julien, a kind old groom, looks after a distraught Pom. Meanwhile, Mirabelle escapes and sets out to look for her foal.
Director: Adam Green
Starring: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
A Ghost Story (2017)
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Sonia Acevedo, Rob Zabrecky and Liz Franke
This is the story of a ghost and the house he haunts. After a young Dallas musician dies in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to the home he shared with his wife and he’s draped in a sheet with hastily made cut out eye holes, like some misbegotten Halloween costume.
The Giants (2011)
Director: Bouli Lanners
Starring: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Martin Nissen, Paul Bartel, Didier Toupy, Karim Leklou, Marthe Keller and Gwen Berrou
It's summertime: Zak and Seth find themselves dead broke and ditched by their absentee mother in the family's cottage. Just like every holiday, they've resigned themselves to another awful summer. But things change this year, when they meet Danny, a local teenager. Together, with life at their fingertips, they begin the great perilous journey of their lives.
Goodnight Mommy (2014)
Directors: Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala
Starring: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz, Hans Escher, Elfriede Schatz, Karl Purker, Georg Deliovsky, Christian Steindl, Christian Schatz and Erwin Schmalzbauer
Twin boys who do everything together, from collecting beetles to feeding stray cats, welcome their mother home after her reconstructive surgery. But with her face wrapped in bandages and her demeanor distant, they grow suspicious of her identity.
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott, Laverne Cox, Elizabeth Peña and Judy Geeson
A misanthropic poet takes her granddaughter across Los Angeles in search of the money she needs to terminate her unwanted pregnancy.
In the House (2012)
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Menochet, Bastien Ughetto and Yolande Moreau
A high school French teacher gets increasingly drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.
I Origins (2014)
Director: Mike Cahill
Starring: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Brit Marling
A molecular biologist and his lab partner uncover startling evidence that could fundamentally change society as we know it and cause them to question their once-certain beliefs in science and spirituality.
Knight of Cups (2015)
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Teresa Palmer, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Joel Kinnaman, Joe Manganiello and Ben Kingsley (narrator)
A screenwriter living in LA tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him.
Little Girl (2009)
Directors: Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Starring: Patrizia Gerardi, Tairo Caroli, Walter Saabel and Asia Crippa
A circus woman and her husband find a two year old girl in the trailer park where they are living. With the help of another child, they search for her mother.
Director: Oliver Laxe
Starring: Ahmed Hammoud, Shakib Ben Omar, Said Agli and Laaziza Ikram
A dying Sheikh travels across the Moroccan Atlas in a caravan escorted by two rogues.
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench, Kim Dickens, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd and Rupert Everett
16-year-old Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.
Oddball and the Penguins (2015)
Director: Stuart McDonald
Starring: Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Coco Jack Gillies, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Terry Camilleri and Richard Davies
An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.
An Ode to Love (2014)
Director: Matthew Darragh
A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore. Nothing will ever be the same. Or will it?
The Painting (2011)
Director: Jean-François Laguionie
Starring (voices): Jean Barney, Chloé Berthier, JB Blanc, Steve Blum, Julien Bouanich, Colin DePaula, Serge Faliu, Jason Griffith, Thierry Jahn, Christopher Kromer and Jean-François Laguionie
The inhabitants of a piece of art live in a strict social order based on their completeness.
The Prize (2011)
Director: Paula Markovitch
Starring: Paula Galinelli Hertzog, Laura Agorreca, Viviana Suraniti, Diego Alfonso, Sharon Herrera and Uriel Iasillo
In Argentina in the 1970s, seven-year-old Ceci shares a huge secret with her mother, even though she is still too young to understand the secret's true meaning. Living out of harm's way with her mother in an isolated house by the ocean, Ceci inadvertantly puts her life in danger the day the army asks the pupils at her school to write a letter praising the military.
Director: Max Zähle
Starring: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Richter, Krish Gupta, Taranjit Kaur and Arindam Sil
A German couple adopt a little boy from Kolkata, India who they believe to be an orphan. When he goes missing on the second day, they realise that his parents are still alive and that he has been abducted from his family.
Directors: Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud
A poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A natural symphony on the mysteries of the forests, plains and mountains. When the last Ice Age ended, the cycle of seasons began again. Vast expanses of woodland unfurled over the continent, teeming with countless species of wildlife. Seasons narrates their adventures against a backdrop of climate change as human activity increases its impact on Europe. From the wolf's lair hidden in the depths of the primary forest to the crowded hearts of modern cities, the seasons have always been a source of wonder. In the spring of this new century, is living in peace with our fellow planet-dwellers imaginable?
Director: Jeffrey D. Brown
Executive Producer: Emma Thompson
Based on the novel 'Sold' by Patricia McCormick
Starring: Niyar Saikia, Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas, Sushmita Mukherjee and Parambrata Chatterjee
A girl risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.
The Station Agent (2003)
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson and Michelle Williams
The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas and unhappy wife Olivia Harris. As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily.
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Bob Hoskins, Janeane Garofalo, Kate Burton, Michael Gaston, B.D. Wong, Amy Sedaris, Mark Margolis and Elizabeth Reaser
Henry Lethem plans to kill himself in three days, unless psychologist Sam Foster can stop him. Henry's been hearing disturbing voices and experiencing horrifying visions, but where does imagination end and reality begin? Sam suddenly finds he's losing his own grip on reality, as he, too, is thrust into a hellish place between life and death. With the help of his girlfriend, Sam races to unlock the secret behind Henry's waking nightmare before it's too late.
Still Walking (2008)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You and Kazuya Takahashi
Fifteen years ago, Junpei, the youngest son of the Yokoyama family died while rescuing a boy from drowning. On the anniversary of his death, the remaining siblings visit the quaint home of their parents with their families in tow. Over the course of a beautiful day, new relatives become acquainted telling stories and squabbling over sizzling tempura and an elegant graveside ritual is performed for Junpei.
Tanner Hall (2009)
Directors: Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Fürstenberg
Starring: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Shawn Pyfrom, Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan and Tom Everett Scott
A manipulative childhood acquaintance worms her way into a teenager's circle of friends at an all-girls boarding school.
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Screenplay: Catherine Hardwicke and Nikki Reed
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Brady Corbet and Jeremy Sisto
A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
Director: Michael Pressman
Starring: Peter Gallagher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Kathy Baker, Wendy Crewson, Bruce Altman, Laurie Fortier, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Seth Green
Two years ago, David Lewis' wife, Gillian, fell from their sailboat and drowned. Since then David has been uninterested in other relationships. Rachel, their daughter, has been suffering during this period, as David ignores her and goes walking on the nearby beach, where he communicates with Gillian's ghost. Gillian's sister, Esther, brings a friend to the house in hopes of sparking his interest but it only leads to complications.
The Tree Of Life (2011)
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Going, Fiona Shaw, Hunter McCracken, Tye Sheridan and Kari Matchett
An impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s, following the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father.
Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
Upside Down (2012)
Director: Juan Diego Solanas
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Jayne Heitmeyer, Blu Mankuma, Agnieshka Wnorowska, Neil Napier, Holly O'Brien,James Kidnie, Heidi Hawkins, Larry Day, Elliott Larson, John Maclaren and Don Jordan
In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?
Viceroy's House (2017)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi and Michael Gambon
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. Living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring (voices): Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima and Susumu Terajima
A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton
A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Wolf Totem (2015)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Starring: Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou and Ankhnyam Ragchaa
In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.
Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Starring: Eva Green, Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight, Jesse Hoffmann, István Lénárt, Tristan Christopher, Ruby O. Fee and Hannah Murray
A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
A list of films that I wish to view - listed in alphabetical order.
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