The Nile Hilton Incident

20 Mar 2019 Director: Tarik Saleh Egypt, Sweden, Denmark, Germany 2017 107 min In Cairo, days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a singer, murdered in The Nile Hilton Hotel. Initially, the amoral Noredin views the… Continue reading The Nile Hilton Incident

Under The Tree

03 Apr 2019 Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson Iceland 2017 89 mins When Baldwin and Inga’s next-door neighbours complain that a tree in their garden casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical neighbourly dispute unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control. Acute social drama and black comedy mix in this freewheeling… Continue reading Under The Tree

Human Flow

26 Sept 2018 Director: Ai Weiwei Germany 2017 14O min Made over the span of a year across 23 countries, Human Flow is artist Ai Weiwei’s panoramic document of the global refugee crisis. Filmed with world-spanning breadth but never losing sight of individual human stories, this is a visually arresting work that makes extensive use… Continue reading Human Flow


21 Nov 2018 Director: Xavier Legrand France 2017 94 mins Carefully and sensitively directed with intense, restrained performances throughout, Xavier Legrand’s debut feature is an explosive family drama that is as gripping as it is authentic. Fans of the Dardenne brothers or the work of Maurice Pialat will recognise this film’s unsentimental realism in its… Continue reading Custody

Jeune femme

10 Oct 2018 Director: Léonor Serraille France, Belgium 2017 98 min In Léonor Serraille’s livewire character study and sensational feature debut, Laetitia Dosch explodes onto the screen as Paula, a chaotic, impulsive thirty one-year-old Parisienne. Without money and nothing but a cat to her name, Paula finds that doors close in her face now that… Continue reading Jeune femme

Sweet Country

07 Nov 2018 Director: Warwick Thornton Australia 2017 113 min Warwick Thornton’s ravishing, agonising western is inspired by true events and set in Australia’s Northern Territory in 1929. Aboriginal stockman Sam works the land for kindly Christian preacher Fred Smith. When vicious war veteran Harry Morris returns to the area, tensions emerge and Sam is… Continue reading Sweet Country

The Breadwinner

23 Jan 2019 Director: Nora Twomey Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg 2017 93 min Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. Her family is cast into dire straits when her father is imprisoned wrongfully. In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, earn money… Continue reading The Breadwinner