It never ceases to amaze us that the supply of excellent world cinema films never seems to be exhausted. All but 2 films are from this decade, and 75% of the films were released in the past 2 years.
However, we would like to give a special mention to the 'oldies' in the list. Both are English language films. The Third Man is an absolute stone-cold classic - the very best of British cinema, whilst Broadway Danny Rose is one of the most endearing films of any era, in any language, and from any country.
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Saturday 7 October 2017
Embrace Of The Serpent
12 | Colombia | 2015 | Spanish, Portuguese, Aboriginal, German, Catalan, Latin, English
Director: Ciro Guerra
The story of the relationship between Karamakate an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
A unique cinematic experience.
Friday 20 October 2017
The Unknown Girl
15 | Belgium | 2016 | French
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Cristian Mungiu
When a young doctor receives an unexpected late night call at her practice, she quickly becomes absorbed in a compelling investigation with an unexpected outcome.
Friday 3 November 2017
15 | Egypt | 2016 | Arabic
Director: Mohamed Diab
A stunning thriller set inside a police van during Egypt's 2013 street protests. With spectacular riots outside and remarkable alliances being forged inside, this is a gripping take on the "Arab Spring".
Friday 10 November 2017
The Third Man
PG | UK | 1949 | English, German, Russian
Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Carol Reed
Orson Welles is Harry Lime in Graham Greene's unforgettable tale of guilt, corruption and betrayal in postwar Vienna - one of the greatest of all British films!
Friday 1 December 2017
15 | Canada | 2011 | French, Arabic, English
Drama, Mystery, War
Director: Denis Villeneuve
A brother and sister travelling back to Lebanon to uncover their family history discover considerably more than they expect. A roller-coaster of a thriller with a remarkable conclusion.
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Broadway Danny Rose
PG | USA | 1984 | English, Italian, Yiddish
Director: Woody Allen
Our Christmas film is one of Woody Allen's most affectionate, enduring tales. Matching him with Mia Farrow and a wonderful supporting cast, this is a delightful comedy.
Friday 5 January 2018
15 | Spain | 2016 | Spanish
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
A chance encounter causes Julieta to search for her long-estranged daughter Anita. Almodovar's latest film mixes drama melodrama and a homage to Alfred Hitchcock in a unique blend.
Friday 19 January 2018
The Other Side Of Hope
12 | Finland | 2016 | Finnish, English, Arabic, Swedish
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
When a young, Syrian asylum seeker emerges from a coal pile in Helsinki, a very distinctive immigration drama gets underway. A gorgeous, poignant comedy.
Friday 2 February 2018
15 | Argentina | 2015 | Spanish
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Pablo Trapero
In a Buenos Aires suburb a seemingly normal family runs a kidnap, extortion and murder business. An astonishing, true-life story from the 1980s and a truly shocking thriller.
Friday 16 February 2018
12 | Iran | 2016 | Persian, English
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Winner of the best foreign film Oscar, this is another gripping drama from Ashgar Farhadi (A Separation, About Elly) telling of a case of mistaken identity causing family tensions.
Friday 2 March 2018
The Olive Tree
15 | Spain | 2016 | Spanish, German, English, French
Director: Icíar Bollaín (as Iciar Bollain)
Alma decides to help her grandfather by engaging in an epic quest to retrieve the family olive tree from Germany. Part road-movie, part quest for family roots, this is a moving European drama.
Friday 16 March 2018
15 | Romania | 2016 | Romanian
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Winner of the best director award at Cannes, this complex family drama is a masterful exploration of corruption, bureaucracy and moral dilemmas.
Friday 6 April 2018
How I Ended This Summer
12 | Russia | 2010 | Russian
Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Two scientists stranded on a weather station in the remotest part of Siberia are caught in a web of lies, deception and suspicion that mirrors modern Russia.
Friday 20 April 2018
15 | Denmark | 2016 | Danish
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
In 1970s Copenhagen, a professional couple and their group of friends set up an experimental commune. Soon, tensions emerge as love, friendship and togetherness appear elusive.
Friday 4 May 2018
A Man Called Ove
15 | Sweden | 2016 | Swedish, Persian
Director: Hannes Holm
A touching and sometimes comic drama about a stubborn man who is all too willing to point out the faults in his neighbours. One of the most popular and entertaining films to come from Sweden in many years.