Kore-eda returns with possibly his most surprising work to date. An “air doll” suddenly comes to life in the middle of modern Tokyo in this offbeat, gorgeously filmed and soulfully directed anti–fairy tale about love, loneliness and what it means to be human, starring Korean starlet Bae Doo-na.
In this playful divertissement by the celebrated French auteur, an Italian traveler falls in with a French circus troupe after becoming smitten with one of the performers, returning after a 15-year absence, and determines to help her face her fears and reenter the ring.
Centering around an assassination attempt on Chinese revolutionary hero Sun Yat-sen in 1906 Hong Kong, this star-studded epic is a rousing, electrifying mix of history, revolution and martial arts. The first half is an intricate political thriller and the second half is just plain thrilling.
A diplomat’s wife holed up alone in a modern-day Cairo hotel finds solace, companionship and unexpected romance with a soulful café owner and former employee of her absent husband in this luminous romantic melodrama starring Patricia Clarkson.
Beginning with the infamous riot during Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 premiere of The Rite of Spring, this moodily intense, sumptuously detailed drama evokes a pivotal era of upheaval in Western culture by focusing on two of its most famous protagonists.
An aimless former student of forensic science eager to embrace a quiet life in Portland discovers a mystery that shakes him out of his slumber in this comedy-cum-thriller from a key practitioner of low-budget indie filmmaking.
A divorced schlub (John C. Reilly) thinks his luck has finally changed after meeting the beautiful Molly (Marisa Tomei)—but then he meets her very adult, very attached son (Jonah Hill) in this Sundance hit from cult favorites the Duplass brothers.
A young woman cast out from the convent encounters two Muslim men who separately challenge her understanding of love, religious devotion and sense of self in this cinematic meditation on the boundaries of faith in contemporary culture.
A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere.
In one of her most absorbing performances, Tilda Swinton plays a Milanese magnate’s trophy wife whose attraction to her son’s friend sets her on a collision course with propriety. This superb melodrama reimagines the form with bold originality and not a hint of irony.