In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv roundup in 1942, where 10,000 Jews were kept in a winter velodrome before being sent off to the concentration camps. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival. Directed Gilles Paquet-Brenner and stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance and Niels Arestrup. (Class tbc)
An unforgettable journey she probably won't remember. Finding Dory reunites everyone's favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
The imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing over 7m tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary, and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, she has many questions.
A widower, his three young kids and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. Director: Melville Shavelson; Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose and more; Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer and more. -
It is the early '60s in France. The remaining survivors of the aborted French Foreign Legion have made repeated attempts to kill de Gaulle. The result is that he is the most closely guarded man in the world. As a desperate act, they hire The Jackal, the code name for a hired killer who agrees to kill French president de Gaulle for half a million dollars. We watch his preparations, which are so thorough we wonder how he could possibly fail, even as we watch the French police attempt to pick up his trail.
Outkast's Andre 3000 stars in a flawless performance as the iconic Jimi Hendrix in the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley. In 1966, an unknown guitarist named James Hendrix leaves New York for London, changes his name to Jimi and begins to make his mark in the world of rock music. With his defining performance at Monterey Pop festival still a year away, Hendrix learns the tricks of the trade before eventually transforming into a triumphant icon of '60s counterculture.
Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
Legendary auteur Jean-Luc Godard's strikingly honest portrait of youth and sex in 1960s France follows a young disaffected Marxist and his tenuous relationship with his pop culture consumed girlfriend.
Pedro Almodvar's enchanting tale of family, death and superstition won critical acclaim internationally, including Best screenplay and Best Actress (Penelope Cruz) at Cannes International Film Festival 2006.
After his dream of stardom on the hockey ice melts, Happy Gilmore discovers he has a gift that could bring him glory on the greens. Trouble is, with his hot head and hard-hitting drives, Happy doesn't just play golf, he destroys it. With the help of a retired golfer and hot publicist, can Happy perfect his game and tame his temper to win the tournament prize money?
Utopia features three interwoven stories of loneliness and isolation that centre on Janan, a woman from Afghanistan who travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications arise when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own - and Janan finds out that he is from a family with a long history of military conflict in her homeland.
Arta Dobroshi is hypnotic as Lorna in this 2008 Cannes Film Festival winner. Albanian immigrant Lorna falls under the thumb of a gangster when she participates in a sham marriage to a heroin addict in order to gain permanent residency and a job in Belgium. Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2008.
This film picks up years after the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
An amusement park for rich vacationers. The park provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots that provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a computer breakdown, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gunslinger.
Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola directs this unforgettable story of a young man's struggle to live up to his adored brother's reputation in an impoverished industrial town. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke are Rusty James and The Motorcycle Boy, and lead an all-star cast including Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and Diane Lane. This extraordinary adaptation of the best-seller by SE Hinton features a Golden Globe-winning score by Stewart Copeland of The Police, and reminds us that if you're going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go.
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all: great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan's world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a "war room" and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony's hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara's wisdom that victories don't come by accident.
This sexually charged classic film noir thriller is about the illicit love affair between a drifter and the restless wife of a gruff, middle-aged roadhouse owner. Torn between a desperate need for each other and their desire for money, they plot a murder which leads to shattering consequences.
Genius computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is confined in a prison hospital after being shot and critically injured. Set to face trial for attempted murder upon her recovery, Lisbeth must uncover the shocking truth that lies at the tangled heart of the intrigue that surrounds her. Reluctantly accepting the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she must prove her innocence while confronting powerful enemies and her own mysterious past.
Since the dawn of civilisation, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, this is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Ezekiel is a grizzled and unpopular professor whose life's dream to win the Israel Prize has seemingly been dashed from him. Uriel is his bright young son, whose work is consistently awarded and recognised around the country. One day Ezekiel receives a phone call saying he has won the Israel Prize and is ecstatic, but it is later revealed to Uriel that his father was mistaken called and he is the actual winner. Uriel must decide whether to dash his father's dreams once more, or let him live a lie.
A father goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton, and uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the federal government. Ultimately Alton's father risks everything to protect himand help fulfil a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre defying film, as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Francis and Marie have it all - youth, good looks and a best friendship that is indestructible. That is, until the night they both meet a beautiful young man named Nicolas at a dinner party and fall for him.
Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbours in this comical family adventure.
This Swedish Emmy Award-winning television drama is based on the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series. As computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomqvist investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of a triple murder, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. During his search for Lisbeth, Mikael discovers details about her past - a terrible story of abuse and trauma growing up in the Swedish care system.
The story of two spinster sisters, Janet and Ursula, whose peaceful and meticulously orchestrated lives are turned upside down when they discover the semi-conscious body of a Polish castaway on the beach below their house. The mystery man is nursed back to health but the presence of the handsome young man has a profound effect on both sisters, provoking long dormant feelings.
Greg is a high school senior who is trying to blend in as anonymously as possible, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker' than a best friend. But when Greg's mum insists he spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
Set in the artistic underground of 1930's China, this is the epic story of Mei Lanfang - the performer who overcame prejudice to become China's greatest opera star. Born in Beijing in 1894, Mei grew up in a period where an opera career was only slightly more respectable than prostitution. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by Chen Kaige and stars Leon Lai, Zhang Ziyi and Sun Hong-Lei.
Twenty years after mysterious aliens nearly wiped out humankind, they're back with a vengeance in this explosive sequel to the original blockbuster hit, Independence Day! Using recovered alien technology, and led by brilliant scientist David Levinson, the nations of Earth developed a vast defence program to protect the planet. But nothing could prepare us for a new invasion of unprecedented scale - and only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save our world from extinction.
A contemporary drama about one foolish brother Tetsuro, and his caring older sister Ginko. A failed comedian, Tetsuro is loud, crass and just plain embarrassing. His lewd behaviour in public forces Ginko to disown him, only to be reunited with him years later when Tetsuro finds out he has terminal cancer. In the face of death, they begin a new relationship of love, understanding and toleration.
US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about faking it in the desperate pursuit of fame.