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Last week’s new offer was still a bit scant, this week it more than makes up for it. There is everything in between, self-reflective comedy to crazy animation, from Mexican to European and from Arabic to French.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

When a British scientist (Tilda Swinton) in Istanbul summons a djinn (Idris Elba) with an antique, magical vial, she is granted three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Years of apathy and isolation make her doubt her wishes, until the jinn awakens a deep desire with his stories, the wish to be loved. Three Thousand Years of Longing is an epic fantasy story by George Miller (Mad Max) that transcends all boundaries of time and space. Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (The French Dispatch, Memoria) and Idris Elba (Luther) play the leading roles in this contemporary romantic fairy tale.


Vortex

Vortex tells the story of an elderly couple. In their Paris flat, ‘father’ (played by Dario Argento) takes care of his demented wife (played by Françoise Lebrun) while he is writing his book about the relationship between dreams and films.


Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

An epic, visually stunning and compelling film about Silverio’s intimate and moving journey; a well-known Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles. After receiving a prestigious international award, he is forced to return to his homeland, unaware that this simple journey will push him to an existential limit. The madness of his memories and fears seeps into his daily life, filling him with bewilderment and wonder. With a smile and a tear, Silverio wrestles with universal yet personal questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deep-seated family bond he feels with his wife and children. In short, what it means to be human in this curious time.


The Way to Paradise

When Najib is forced to drop out of law school to provide for his family, he encounters closed doors and prejudice time and time again. Little by little he sees his life collapsing. On the verge of despair, he is approached by Brahim who offers him help to find the way to paradise.


The Lost King

Based on a true story. After visiting the screening of the Shakespeare play King Richard, the ever unseen Philippa Langley develops compassion for the barbarian king described in the history books. In her fight for justice for King Richard III, Phillipa has a vision of where the remains of the king’s body are said to be, under a car park in Leicester. She bites into the investigation, which leads to a lot of misunderstanding in her environment. Experts and academics are skeptical about her ideas, but Philippa perseveres and successfully.


Souad

The story is set in one of the Egyptian cities in the Nile Delta, a place where religious traditions collide with technological progress. This conflict is embodied in Souad, a young woman struggling to lead a balanced life. For Souad, there are actually two gods, Allah and the smartphone. But in the battle between these two, it is clear who will be the winner. Ayten Amin’s daring feature film poignantly depicts the contradictions of teenage life in conservative Egypt, where social media pressures collide with traditional religious restrictions, leading to uneasy, schizophrenic lives.


Rimini

Richie Bravo, once a successful pop star, leads a dissolute life in the Italian resort of Rimini. In a permanent state of sedation, he gives concerts to pensioners in seedy hotels, has sex with fans for a fee and manages to maintain his gambling addiction between the acts. When one day his daughter steps back into his life with a demand for money, his special lifestyle comes to an abrupt end.


All That Breathe

A beautiful and deeply empathetic nature film about two brothers who rescue birds of prey in New Delhi. With a lot of wisdom and humor they show how all life, from fungi to humans, is intertwined.


Prey for the Devil

The young nun Ann is convinced that banishing the devil is her calling, but according to the rules only men are allowed to do this. While secretly studying rituals, she comes face to face with a demonic force that has a mysterious connection to her past.


StarDog & TurboCat

A wacky animated adventure featuring the original voices of Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy. New friends Buddy and Felix set out to find Buddy’s lost owner and discover their superpowers along the way!

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