Directed by Liu Jie, De Lan won best film at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival. The film is set in 1984 in the Yunnan province of China. It follows the story of a young man who takes over his father’s job as a rural loan officer in a predominantly Tibetan district. As he becomes drawn into the life of the locals, he falls in love with a Tibetan woman named De Lan.
Woody Allen’s newest romantic comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as Bobby Dorfman, a young Jewish boy from New York who moves to California to work in the film industry. He quickly falls in love with a young secretary (Kristen Stewart) as he gets swept up in the lustrous world of 1930s Hollywood.
The Childhood of a Leader
This skin-crawling, twisted tour de force from director Brady Corbet is loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s novel of the same name. The story centers around the evolution of a darkly sociopathic young boy, mirroring the rise of fascist Europe in the aftermath of World War I.
First released in 1950, this Akira Kurosawa film is one of Japanese cinema’s finest classics and routinely makes it onto lists of the greatest films ever made. Four witnesses give contradictory accounts of the same crime, raising questions about the nature of truth, memory and justice.
Love & Friendship
Director Whit Stillman’s sharp take on Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan is a delightfully playful comedy of manners. The film stars Kate Beckinsale as the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon, a devious manipulator with a caustic wit and a penchant for scandal.
Paul Verhoeven’s rape-revenge drama takes viewers on an intense psychological bender, featuring a magnificent performance from actress Isabelle Huppert. Lauded at the Cannes Film Festival, Elle is one of the most controversial films to receive critical acclaim this year.
Six Four (Parts 1 and 2)
This four-hour mystery-thriller from director Takahisa Zeze is based on the bestselling crime novel by Hideo Yokoyama. Kôichi Satô plays a police officer who must race against the clock to solve the kidnapping and murder of two girls before the 15-year Statute of Limitations is set to pass.