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HAPPY AS LAZZARO (2019)
Starring Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher, Sergi López, Tommaso Ragno, Natalino Balasso, Nicoletta Braschi, Carlo Massimino and Daria Pascal Attolini. Directed by Alice Rohrwacher.

REVIEWS Happy As Lazzaro - More than meets the eye

TRANSIT (2019)
Starring Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brandt, Sebastian Hülk, Àlex Brendemühl, Ronald Kukulies and Maryam Zaree. Directed by Christian Petzold.

Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. As German troops begin to rapidly advance on Paris, he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming tangled in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie.

REVIEWS Transit - A timeless World War II mystery

FOXTROT (2018)
Starring Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas, Yehuda Almagor, Aryeh Cherner, Yael Eisenberg, Rami Buzaglo, Itay Exlroad and Eden Daniel. Directed by Samuel Maoz.

REVIEWS Foxtrot - An unpredictable drama that dances to its own beat

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
Starring Alec Utgoff, Weronika Rosati, Agata Kulesza, Maja Ostaszewska, Katarzyna Figura, Borys Szyc and Jaroslaw Milner. Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska.

One grey, foggy morning, a mysterious young man, Zhenia, crosses the border from Ukraine into Poland, carrying only a massage table. When faced with a staid official at Warsaw’s immigration office, he secures the necessary residence permit by simply taking the man’s head in his huge, soft hands and massaging him into a trance.

Zhenia soon establishes himself with the well-to-do residents of a suburban gated community of identical white McMansions, where his unique talents quickly become in demand. Among the clientele are Maria, who finds a calm in Zhenia that her hostile children and husband don’t provide; derisive widow Ewa who lusts after the masseur in more ways than she’ll dare admit; a woman obsessed by her three bulldogs who pleads for them to also be treated, and Wika, who has invested the last hopes for her cancer-stricken husband in Zhenia’s seemingly magical fingertips. But as he navigates through the affairs, drinking, drug-taking and games of neighbourly one-upmanship, no one thinks to ask Zhenia about his own concerns, least of all his mysterious origins.

MARTIN EDEN
Starring Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Elisabetta Valgoi, Pietro Ragusa, Carlo Cecchi, Aniello Arena, Chiara Francini and Rinat Khismatouline. Directed by Pietro Marcello.

Thirty-something sailor Martin Eden is inspired to remake himself as a novelist, following a chance encounter with the sophisticated, wealthy Elena. She immediately becomes not only the object of his passionate affections, but also the symbol of the status Martin aspires to achieve. Pursuing his newfound social and literary obsessions, Martin abandons his friends and working-class roots without hesitation, but eventually undergoes a political awakening that triggers yet another change.
THE OPERATIVE
Starring Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar, Werner Daehn, Liron Levo, Hadi Khanjanpour, Maria Gnecchi, Erez Ben-Ezra, Julia Schneider and Daniel Wandelt. Directed by Yuval Adler.

A woman is recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran.

REVIEWS The Operative - Finding the humanity in espionage

PHOTOGRAPH
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Akash Sinha, Abdul Quadir Amin and Sachin Khedekar. Directed by Ritesh Batra.
JUPITER'S MOON
Starring Merab Ninidze, Cserhalmi György, Balsai Mónika, Zsombor Jéger, Majd Asmi, Zsombor Barna, Bede Fazekas Szabolcs, Ákos Birkás, Mátyás Bodor and Soma Boronkay. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó.

REVIEWS Jupiter's Moon - Defies gravity

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