FRANCE, Israel, Germany | 123 minutes | 2019
On the heels of Policeman (2011) and The Kindergarten Teacher (2014), Nadav Lapid is back with a galvanizing new thrill ride. Through the character of Yoav, a stoic young Israeli who has rejected his militaristic upbringing, Synonyms examines exile and cultural heritage with disturbing bluntness and unusual power. Alone and destitute in Paris, Yoav forms a strange friendship with a bourgeois couple. He wanders the city spewing violent rhetoric, tracked by a frenetic camera, as disillusion with his homeland turns to an embrace of a fantasy one. A semi-autobiographical story propelled by Tom Mercier’s riveting performance."Intense, feverish, unhinged, deranged, digressive, implacable, impressive." The Hollywoor Reporter"Nadav Lapid’s astonishing, maddening, brilliant, hilarious, obstinate, and altogether unmissable new film Synonyms." IndieWire
Golden Bear & FIPRESCI Award - Berlin Film Festival
In a quieter register than his recent Nocturama, Bertrand Bonello’s eighth film is a bold re-examination of the zombie figure. The French filmmaker...
FRANCE | 103 minutes | 2019
Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. Eurídice and Guida have been raised in a conservative household. One night after a clandestine outing with her lover, Guida...
BRAZIL, GERMANY | 139 minutes | 2019
In Dakar, Ada is engaged to a man she doesn’t love. Her true soul mate is Souleiman, a construction worker who hasn’t been paid in months. After he...
FRANCE, SENEGAL, BELGIUM | 104 minutes | 2019
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