A Lisbon drag queen has long lived as a woman, but as she struggles with fading stardom, relationship troubles and the leaking breast implants destroying her health, she faces the possibility of dying as a man in this extravagantly stylized melodrama.
This French and Hong Kong coproduction offers neo-noir fans and newcomers a genre-busting gem populated by a hit man turned chef, family men moonlighting as assassins, and earnestly official, androgynous women detectives. And for good measure, it stars French crooner, Johnny Hallyday.
In this freshly rediscovered and restored cult classic from the director of Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (SFIFF 1978), a civilized schoolteacher gets trapped in a brutal mining town in the Australian Outback.
Claire Denis returns to Africa for the first time since her masterpiece Beau Travail (SFIFF 2000) with this dark story of a Frenchwoman (Isabelle Huppert) who refuses to uproot her family from an African country on the brink of civil war.
An old boatman moves among the otherworldly salt islands of Iran’s Lake Urmia collecting people’s tears and observing their sorrows in this timeless Swiftian fable—and surreal political satire of contemporary Iran—from the director of Iron Island (SFIFF 2006).
A found wallet triggers an unlikely obsession in the latest film by the masterful Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad). An ode to uncontrolled impulses and effervescent possibilities, it’s a thriller, a romance, a screwball comedy—and something else entirely.
From one of Malaysia’s most exciting filmmakers comes a tender, utterly gorgeous meditation on yearning and regret set amid a small fishing village, where a father attempts to rekindle an old romance as his son discovers his first love.