Set in inner-city Lahore, Joyland centers around the middle-class Rana family, headed by an elder patriarch who yearns for the birth of a grandson. He forces his daughter-in-law Mumtaz to quit her job after Haider, his youngest son and her husband, finds work at an erotic dance theater. Further complications arise when Haider becomes infatuated with Biba, a transgender dancer. (Won multiple prizes at Cannes)
In a poor suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another. This ghost story about migration, poverty, love - the first film by a black woman to compete at Cannes - Atlantics is streaming on Netflix. [more inside]
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks to sustain their livelihood. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. [more inside]
Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
A spy begins a difficult breakup with his wife in West Berlin, in this hard-to-categorise horror / psychological thriller / drama. This cult French-German "video nasty" was Andrzej Żuławski's only English-Language film, and stars Isabelle Adjani, who won several awards for the role - including Best Actress at Cannes - along with a young Sam Neill. [more inside]