The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle’s exceptional 19th century art collection dies.
Adrienne, a successful New York designer, Frédéric, a university professor in Paris and Jérémie, a dynamic businessman expanding into China, are left to confront the end of childhood, their shared memories and separate visions of the future.
Odile suspects her husband, Jean, is cheating. Thus she decides to give him a taste of his own medicine. Fate gets her in touch with an actor, Daniel, who she will use for her revenge.
The actor, living with a former serviceman, Albert, will make love with her. But there will be unexpected consequences: Odile and Daniel will be bound forever by an irrepressible love.
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) delivers with his solo directorial debut "a masterpiece that simultaneously disgusts, dismays and fascinates." (filmstarts.com)
A pair of parents isolate their children from the outside world and raise them in an isolated house. In the process, they impart a distorted view of the world to the three youngsters. The world behind the garden hedge is supposedly an evil and dangerous place, and new meanings are ascribed to familiar everyday terms. Family life is characterized by emotionless discipline and the innocently perverse games of the three siblings, who use them to pass the time.
There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband.
The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate..
Nora Fingscheidt’s feature debut about the difficult nine-year-old Benni, was the suprise success of the Deutscher Filmpreis, where it won eight awards, including best picture.
Benni is known as a "system crasher" because she is no longer accepted by any institution in the youth welfare services. Foster families, group homes, special education schools: no matter where Benni goes she immediately gets kicked out again. All she wants is security and to live with her mother again, but Bianca is afraid of her unpredictable daughter. When there seems to be no place for Benni anymore and no solution is in sight, Micha, an anti-violence trainer, works to free her from the spiral of anger and aggression.
Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They are poor, live with their single parents and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet.
Together they share dreams of women, of sex and money, of a better life to come. After killing a man in a hit-and-run one night, they get involved with the local mafia and their lives change dramatically. Soon they find themselves doing the dirty work for their new bosses and have fresh blood on their hands. But lured by the dreams of easy money and illusions of a thriving career, they fail to realize the consequences of their choice.