Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.
Masato, a young ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.
When the Slave boats docked in America, Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean's, hundreds of cultures, traditions, and religions landed with Africans, but only one remains prominent till date in the new world, the culture of the Yoruba's. Bigger Than Africa Documentary follows the journey of these Africans from the point of no returns in West Africa to the final destinations. Shot in six different countries with research and interviews coming from around the world, this film took us to places like Brazil, Cuba, United States, Trinidad & Tobago and where it all began, West Africa.
France Sangria Massacre! You’ve been told – not that you didn’t already know. Gaspar Noé’s latest delivers the celluloid meltdown of the year. In fact, it’s hard to imagine anything this year that’s more brilliantly deranged. Over in Cannes, they’re still recovering! Imagine Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom on the dancefloor and France as a monstrous, self-cannibalizing entity. A rapacious film neck-deep in allegory that starts with a wild party and ends in hell. Virtuosic and radical, Climax is a study in what happens when sleeping dogs wake up.
Two friends in windy, arid northern Colombian in the 1960s launch a brisk trade selling marijuana. Business booms, ushering in tension and violence between their respective clans, who share the same customs and traditions. A sprawling, ambitious epic that offers a window onto the culture of the indigenous Wayuu, Birds of Passage stands out for its superb visuals. Ciro Guerra follows up on his sublime Embrace of the Serpent (2015) by teaming up with co-director Cristina Gallego (his wife and producer) to deliver this extraordinary saga that’s part mob tale, part myth.
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl's video plea for help--oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl's troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl's mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality...
A psychotherapist suffers violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art. Four of his patients, expert thieves, offer to steal the works, since he believes that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear. He becomes a wanted criminal know as "The Collector". Who will dare to catch him and his gang?
Kun, a little boy, enjoys a happy childhood until the arrival of his baby sister, Mirai. As the new baby becomes the center of his parents’ attention, he becomes increasingly jealous. Little by little, he withdraws into himself. In the backyard where he likes to take refuge, grows a magical family tree. Kun finds himself suddenly catapulted into a fantastic world where the past and the present mingle. One after another, he meets his relatives at different ages: his mother, as a little girl; his great-grandfather, as an energetic young man; and his little sister, as a teenager. Through these adventures, Kun is able to discover his own story.
Set in 2001, Ash Is Purest White is a fusion of innovation, entertainment, and social critique. Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a town tumbling into economic decline. She concerns herself little with such matters because her boyfriend, Bin (Liao Fan), is a dashing gangster who works for a corrupt property developer. After his boss is murdered, Bin ascends in rank and finds himself vulnerable to rival hostilities. When Bin and Qiao are arrested, she makes a fateful decision: she takes the heat. After five years in prison, she emerges to find her world has transformed. Her former mafia associates have moved into legitimate businesses, while Bin has found another moll. Qiao seeks revenge, but, more importantly, she searches for a new identity in a changing China — a search that will take her to Three Gorges Dam and toward a powerful revelation.
Halla is a committed undercover eco-terrorist trying to save Iceland’s natural landscapes from industrialist destruction, but when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption, she must choose between the greater good and her own dreams.