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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photographer Jane Bown has worked for the Observer for an extraordinary (and unrivalled) 65 years, making unforgettable images of hundreds of subjects – from Jayne Mansfield to the Queen, from John Lennon to Orson Welles.
The film for which Nomura will be forever most associated, The Castle of Sand is a sprawling, twisting police procedural that criss-crosses rural Japan and uncovers a tragic story of anger and discrimination, in search of the solution to a murder mystery.