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5. An Elephant Sitting Still

Director: Bo Hu
Country: China | Language: Mandarin
Stars: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang

In virtuoso visual compositions, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.

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4. The Wild Pear Tree

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Country: Turkey | Language: Turkish
Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar

An aspiring writer returns to his native village, where his father’s debts catch up to him.

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3. High Life

Director: Claire Denis
Country: Germany, USA | Language: English
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

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2. Climax

Director: Gaspar Noé
Country: France | Language: French
Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub

Gaspar Noé’s Climax is the cinematic experience of the year that provocatively dazzles with raucous energy. It’s a wild celebration of debauchery. An orgy of music and dance; a pulsate hammering to the senses.

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1. Shoplifters

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Country: Japan | Language: Japenese
Stars: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.

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