In Jonathan Glazer's (Sexy Beast, Birth) eerie and visually compelling sci-fi horror, a coolly striking brunette (Scarlett Johansson) drives a battered old van around Scotland seducing unremarkable men, whom she then despatches in a nightmarishly bizarre manner.
Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats) follows up last year’s romantic Laurence Anyways with an altogether darker fourth feature, directing himself as Tom, a young gay man who attends the funeral of his lover and is shocked to discover that the man’s family has no idea who he is or how he is connected to the deceased.
Almost 40 years before Girls and Frances Ha made a phenomenon out of a brand of New York neurosis that is distinctly female, debut director Claudia Weill wrote and directed this woefully neglected gem about Susan, a struggling photographer who is forced to fend for herself when her roommate Anne decides to get married.
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Bruno Barreto returns with a sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures.
This collaboration between Detroit techno wizard Jeff Mills and French filmmaker Jacqueline Caux is less of a traditional portrait of Mills’ music and life, but more a playfully dream-like journey through his oeuvre, ideas and imagination. Followed by a Q&A with Jeff Mills and director Jacqueline Caux.
Zero Focus has the most overtly film noir stylings of all Nomura’s films, and is the one most clearly indebted to Alfred Hitchcock, with a dual-identity plot and elevated showdowns reminiscent of both Vertigo and Rebecca.
In a near-future Los Angeles, hi-tech, utopian living is the norm and only emotional intimacy seems lacking – at least for Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), an affable ex-journalist now writing syrupy ‘personalised’ letters for those who don’t have the skills.