When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. This is one of David Cronenberg’s most provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking sex and violence.
Two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of their desire (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery––in her own home. French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard takes to the streets of Paris to re-imagine the gangster genre.
In Jean-Luc Godard’s subversive Contempt, Michel Piccoli is a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director, a crude and arrogant American producer, and his disillusioned wife, Camille as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey.
Imaginatively exploring questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behaviour, dental phenomena, academia, mortality and Judaism – and intersections thereof – A Serious Man is the new film from Academy Award®-winning writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen.
An aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer decides to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Ikiru offers a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, and is considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa’s greatest achievement.
When he was just twenty-nine years old, Mathieu Kassovitz took the international film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts.