With eye-popping art direction, a trio of terrific child actors and a passel of disquieting moments, Hansel and Gretel offers an unsettling cautionary tale about what happens when kids get everything they want.
Two Swedish couples find their supposed marital happiness ripped asunder in this provocative drama about infidelity, security and passion. Powerhouse performances anchor a Bergman-like tale on the true cost of the affairs of the heart.
Isabelle Huppert stars in this look at the gradual deterioration of a family’s peaceful existence when the long-unused stretch of highway that borders their house suddenly opens to public use.
Off for a picnic in the country, two lovers with issues run over a prostitute. When this babe in the woods miraculously revives, they discover their picnic has a problem with pests.
This bittersweet fable about a ragtag bunch of janitors explores key issues including corporate malfeasance, the search for religion and, of course, male pregnancy. Hilarious and bizarre, the film surprises with its deeply felt affirmation of the miraculous.
BBC sitcom vet Armando Iannucci’s hilarious satirical farce takes aim at the “secret” buildup to the current war in Iraq, with government political hacks and fixers in London and Washington scurrying to control leaks and loonies.
In a placid Montreal suburb in 1968, ten-year-old Léon is a hellion with a cause. The child of dysfunctional but au courant parents, he needs attention. Philippe Falardeau’s (Congorama) intelligent comedy is also a touching study of abandonment.
When a veiled woman abandons her infant son in the back of his cab, Khaled journeys through the streets of war-ravaged Kabul in an attempt to find the child’s mother in this bittersweet comic fable.
Karim Dridi creates a vivid picture of Roma life in an enclave on the outskirts of Marseille. Thirteen-year-old Marco, a runaway from foster care, prefers this place of hard living and big, messy families to life on the outside.