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DHEEPAN

by Jacques Audiard

Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Débré
Cast : Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga
Produced by Pascal Caucheteux & Grégoire Sorlat – Why Not Productions

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Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger.

In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe.

Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.


MUCH LOVED

by Nabil Ayouch
Morocco, France – 2015 – 108 min – Arabic

Noha, Randa, Soukaina, Hlima and others live a life of ‘love for sale’. They’re whores, objects of desire. Flashes of flesh. Bodies exposing themselves, getting worked up. Money flowing to the rhythms of pleasure and humiliations suffered. But full of joy and a sense of complicity, dignified and free in their kingdom of women, they overcome the violence of the Moroccan society that takes advantage of them while at the same time condemning them.


RYUZO AND HIS SEVEN HENCHMEN

by Takeshi Kitano
Japan – 2015 – 110 min – Japanese

Fully retired former yakuza boss Ryuzo is living a bored life. Together with his former right hand man, after one too many sake they come up with the crazy idea of forming a team of old yakuzas. But what started as a laughing stock gradually begins to become a confrontation between the old and the young leading to a showdown.







TAXI

by Jafar Panahi
Iran – 2015 – 82 min – Farsi

WINNER OF GOLDEN BEAR AT 65TH BERLINALE

WINNER OF FIPRESCI PRIZE

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Teheran.
Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director
Jafar Panahi himself.
His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive…

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BONE TOMAHAWK

by S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Jena Malone, James Ransone, Richard Jenkins

After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realise it is up against a foe whose savagery knows no bounds. The film takes place in the mid 1800’s around the border of what is now Texas and New Mexico.


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