When filmmaker and amateur historian John Maloof unearthed a cache of over 100,000 undeveloped films and negatives at an auction house, he set about piecing together the remarkable life and art of their mysterious creator, Vivian Maier.
Living in the rural idyll of the American countryside, brothers Eric and Tommy are in the midst of a languorous summer, until the mysterious death of their friend painfully shakes their youthful sense of certainty.
Shot in cool monochrome with beguiling visuals, Branded to Kill (1967) is an effortlessly cool crime film with a jazzy score that caused director Seijun Suzuki to be fired by the studio’s executives, but is now rightly recognised as his masterpiece.
Benedikt Erlingsson’s critically acclaimed debut feature Of Horses and Men is a darkly comedic, episodic tale of the lives of a remote Icelandic community and the deeply intertwined and highly emotive relationships with their horses.
Winner of a directing award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, this tense and moving film follows a group of teenagers struggling to cross Guatemala and illegally enter the United States in search of a new life and the ‘golden dream’.