10. The Brawler
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Country: India | Language: Hindi | Runtime: 153 Mins
Cast: Vineet Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan
Shravan (Vineet Kumar Singh) is a lower-caste boxer with a tempered edge, struggling to leave his mark and making the case with his fists that he deserves a chance to compete. His career is threatened after he delivers a nasty right hook to the face of Bhagwan — his employer, the local kingpin, and the top boxing promoter in the region.
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9. Claire’s Camera
Director: Hong Sangsoo
Country: South Korea | Language: Korean, French | Runtime: 69 Mins
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Shahira Fahmy, Jang Mi Hee
On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking pho- tos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Claire is like a person who can see Manhee’s possible future or past selves, through the mysterious power of the beach tunnel. Through taking photos, Claire has acquired the ability to look slowly at things, and to transform objects. Now, Claire goes with Manhee to the cafe? where she was fired. We look forward to seeing Claire’s power at work.
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Director: Joachim Trier
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France | Language: Norwegian | Runtime: 116 Mins
Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing, even more, extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.
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7. Good Time
Director: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 100 Mins
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Following the mind-bending HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate — and dangerous — attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail.
6. The Florida Project
Director: Sean Baker
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 112 Mins
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto
The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee, a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends. The children’s summer break is filled with wonder, mischief, and adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times. Throughout the United States, budget motels have become the last refuge for people who have found themselves unable to secure a permanent residence. A growing “hidden homeless” population, 41% of which is composed of families, struggles week to week in order to keep a roof over their heads.