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Chevalier

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
99 min Greece, 2015

Six men who, stuck on a broken-down luxury yacht in the middle of the Aegean sea, embark on a game to decide who is “the best in everything.” The winner is to receive a ring, the Chevalier of the title.

In the presence of Sakis Rouvas

Awards

  • Best Film BFI London Film Festival

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUl72aOdKP8

Son of Saul

Director: László Nemes
107 min Hungary, 2015

In this searing drama, a concentration-camp inmate tasked with burning the dead discovers the body of his young son, and must choose between participating in a clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child.

Awards

  • Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2016,
  • Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Motion Picture,
  • Grand Prize of the Jury & Fipresci Prize at 68th Cannes Film Festival

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7YvgRU15M8

The Lobster

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
118 min  Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA, 2015

The story takes place in a dystopian near future where single people are imprisoned to a Hotel where they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or else they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released in the woods.

Awards

  • Jury Prize – 68th Cannes Film Festival
  • European Screenwriter & Costume Designer – European Film Awards

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNZmOJxuAc&feature=youtu.be

An

Director: Naomi Kawase
113 min  Japan, France, Germany, 2015

The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly lady looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him, starting a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

 Awards

  •  Official opening Un Certain Regard Section at 68th Cannes Film Festival

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp7uy_vWkT4&feature=youtu.be

L’avenir

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
84 min France, Germany, 2015

Nathalie, a passionate high school teacher in Paris divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. When her husband announces he is leaving her for another woman, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Awards

  • Silver Bear for Best Director – 66th Berlinale

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhErAqJ8HGE&feature=youtu.be

Body

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
84 min Poland, 2015

An absurd comedy that entangles the lives of a criminal prosecutor, his bulimic daughter, and her unconventional psychotherapist in unexpected ways.

Awards

  • Silver Bear for Best Director – 65th Berlinale
  • Many awards of the Polish Film Academy
  • European Editor – European Film Awards

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ-3VAxWwnk

As I Open My Eyes

Director: Leyla Bouzid
102 min France, Tunisia, Belgium, 2015

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution.18-year-old Farah sings in a political rock band, has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night, against the wishes of her mother.

Awards

  • Europa Cinemas Label Prize 72nd  Venice Film Festival

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1hWLpPvTOI

The Brand New Testament

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
113 min  Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 2015

God exists and he lives in Brussels. When God’s daughter, Ea, gets fed up with her overbearing father, she decides to follow her older brother’s footsteps by leaving home, gathering her own apostles, and writing her own testament, leaving God angry and powerless.

Awards

  •  European Production Designer – European Film Awards 2015
  • Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
  • Belgian participation at the Academy Awards

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_FFNL_jPHE