A love story told in two unique parts, Miguel Gomes’ TABU is, quite simply, a film unlike anything you’ve ever seen: an enthralling story of obsession, memory and dangerous forbidden romance.
Featuring one of the most star-studded casts in modern Spanish cinema, A GUN IN EACH HAND is a witty and scathingly hilarious portrait of forty-something men, and the changing gender roles of contemporary Barcelona.
Shane Carruth’s much anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed debut Primer is an entirely original, mythic, romantic thriller that goes in search of truths that lie just beyond our reach.
Academy Award nominee Sarah Polley’s extraordinary STORIES WE TELL is a deeply moving portrait of a family dealing with a legacy of secrets and lies, and the elusive nature of truth itself.
Winner of the Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, Ursula Meier’s SISTER is a deeply affecting humanist drama of two siblings struggling to find a place in the world, and their determination to make it on their own.
Celebrated French master Olivier Assayas’ follow-up to Summer Hours and Carlos is a loosely autobiographical drama of social change and the political and artistic awakening of a group of young teenagers.
The winner of the coveted Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlinale, Calin Peter Netzer‘s riveting CHILD’S POSE centres on a mother’s twisted affection for her son, and the repercussions of her actions when his wellbeing is placed in jeopardy.
A film of small moments and grand themes, Marion Hansel’s delicate road movie TENDERNESS brings a long-divorced couple back together, as they put their differences aside to help their only child.
Celebrated as a major discovery of the 2013 Berlinale, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’ drama IN BLOOM is a powerful story of two young girls navigating the oppressive familial and societal expectations of post-Soviet Georgia.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, this award-winning new drama follows a young couple on the journey of a lifetime and an incident that irrevocably transforms their relationship.
The winner of the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, the captivating new drama from legendary Italian auteurs the Taviani brothers’ follows prison inmates as they rehearse Shakespeare.
Busy times for Palace Films at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. This year’s Golden Bear was awarded to the tender Romanian drama CHILD’S POSE, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired it for Australia & New Zealand distribution. Pictured below is writer/director Calin Peter Netzer accepting the award. CHILD’S POSE joins last year’s winner [...]
This provocative, adults-only drama stars Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche as a journalist whose personal life choices are put to the test when she uncovers some discomforting home truths.
The eternal wisdom of Woody Allen informs Sophie Lellouche’s delicious romantic comedy about a young woman whose choices in life and love are shaped by the philosophies of her favourite filmmaker.
The irrepressible Bouli Lanners’ multi award-winning and hilarious new film takes its cues from Mark Twain, in exploring the uncharted and misunderstood world of adolescence.
The 2012 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film nominee MONSIEUR LAZHAR is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world well before their time.
From the furtive imagination of writer/director Yann Samuell comes the family-friendly, smash-hit adaptation of Louis Pergaud’s classic 1912 novel about the rivalry between gangs of children from two villages.
The internationally-heralded winner of the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Hermanus’ BEAUTY is a stunningly controlled, powerful story of a middle-aged man in turmoil.
The winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes 2011, the new film from Russian maestro Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) is a taut & engrossing moral tale of loyalties, familial ties, and a coveted inheritance.
Opening Night selection – 2012 Alliance Française French Film Festival. A powerful and free-spirited new drama, based on real-life events experienced by filmmaker Valerie Donzelli and co-star Jeremie Elkaim.
Based on remarkable true events in Norway in 1915, KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND tells an extraordinary story of friendship, loyalty and rebellion, set on a remote ice-bound island reform school.
The gorgeous new romantic drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Father of My Children) is a personal story of love, loss and the tender memories from youth that can never truly be erased.
Philippe Lioret’s hugely anticipated follow-up to his multi-award winning drama Welcome is a universal story about courage and the importance of standing up for your convictions starring Vincent Lindon and Marie Gillain.
Part biographical documentary, part series of musings on life and art, THE LOOK is Angelina Maccarone’s revealing portrait of Charlotte Rampling, one of cinema’s most renowned and extraordinary actresses.
From gifted actor-turned-director Jalil Lespert, AGAINST THE WIND is a radiant, emotional and superbly realised story of one father’s challenge to keep his family together after his wife disappears.
Led by Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni, this exquisitely romantic musical-drama from Christophe Honoré spans over four decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s twin misadventures in love.
In writer/director Julie Gavras’ delightfully warm and wise romantic comedy, Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt play a couple whose 30-year marriage is starting to run into trouble.
Fabrice Luchini & Sandrine Kiberlain head a stellar cast in Philippe Le Guay’s delicious upstairs/downstairs comedy, where the vibrant maids create upheaval in an elegant Parisian apartment complex in 1962.
Featuring an all-star cast including Monica Bellucci and Robert De Niro, the sexy new romantic comedy from writer/director Giovanni Veronesi (Manual of Love) is told in three interconnected chapters.
2012 Academy Award nominee – Best Animated Film. By day, a child’s beloved companion… by night, a rooftop-roaming thief! Meet Dino, a common house cat who lives a double life.
The tender, frank and award-winning debut feature from Katell Quillévéré has a young girl’s impending confirmation as the setting for a collision between love, faith and burgeoning sexuality.
Beautiful rising-star Clotilde Hesme stars in the award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte, an arresting and intimate drama about two lost souls in search of human connection.
Set against the spectacular, otherworldly landscape of the windswept Arctic Circle, Alexei Popogrebsky’s multi-award winning thriller is an immersive and compelling morality tale of isolation and survival against the elements.
Two of cinema’s most gifted young actors – Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – star in this powerful romantic drama about a couple who fall in love in their early twenties, and then face challenges to their marriage six years later.
There’s something in the water… Part vérité travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part showdown, Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated film is a compelling and emotional plea for scrutiny of the powerful gas industry.
Mia Hanson-Løve’s moving and engaging drama follows a busy independent film producer who seems to have it all – a wife and three delightful daughters he adores and a stimulating job that he’s devoted to.
The extraordinary Michael Shannon is the wry, dry anti-hero of this stylish and unique modern-day noir. He plays John Rosow, an unwaveringly old-fashioned private detective prone to sardonic wit, alcohol, and capital-T trouble.
Philippe Lioret’s multi award-winning drama is an inspiring and compassionate story about the hope of new beginnings, centered on two couples contending with issues of separation and dislocation.
The breakout comedy sensation of Cannes 2009, graphic artist Riad Sattouf’s debut is a brilliantly hilarious and painfully true-to-life portrait of the humiliations and tribulations of being a teen.
An exotic city of secrets, an Italian seduction… a place to start again. Acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom assembles a powerhouse cast in this haunting, suspenseful drama.
Set on location on the steppes of Kazakhstan and four years in the making, Sergey Dvortsevoy’s debut feature TULPAN is a symphonic celebration of life and nature, disguised as an adorable, sweet-natured love story.
How much or how little are we obliged to honour the wishes of our parents after they’re gone? This is the question posed by Olivier Assayas in his rueful and wise film, one of the most internationally heralded of his career.
Academy award-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas gives the performance of her career in Philippe Claudel’s profoundly touching and thought-provoking story of familial struggles and redemption.
To love, sometimes we must risk everything. William McInnes and Monic Hendrickx star in Peter Duncan’s award-winning romantic thriller about two strangers who gradually learn to communicate and connect.
Lauded at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, Abdellatif Kechiche’s multi award-winning drama is a touching and resoundingly humanistic story set in the rustic port of Sète in southeastern France.
From Oscar-winning director Claude Berri (Jean de florette) comes this delightful drama starring the lovely Audrey Tautou (Amelie) and the equally charming Guillaume Canet (Tell No One.
Con or Artist? You decide. Norma Khouri’s multi award-winning dramatised documentary weaves murder, deceit, politics, greed and an international literary scandal into an engrossing labyrinth.
Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Blue Valentine) delivers his Academy Award-nominated performance in HALF NELSON as an inspirational young secondary school teacher who’s wrestling inner demons
Xavier Giannoli’s quietly restrained love story brings together Gérard Depardieu, one of the most distinguished actors in French cinema, with one of its most luminous young female talents, Cécile de France.
One Hundred and Fifty Spears, Ten Canoes, Three Wives… Trouble. An extraordinary & ground-breaking comic parable about forbidden love from Rolf de Heer & the Yolgnu people of Ramingining
Casey Affleck & Liv Tyler star in Steve Buscemi’s LONESOME JIM, a deadpan hilarious coming-of-age story about a young man who begrudgingly returns to his small home town, that was a huge hit at Sundance.
Papua New Guinea 1942, the battle for the track has begun. A fearsome force of Japanese fighters land on the northern coast of Papua New Guniea, with the intention to seize Port Moresby and invade Australia.
The first feature film from Iraq after Saddam’s downfall, Bahman Ghobadi’s TURTLES CAN FLY is a jewel of world cinema: a story of intense joy & profound tragedy featuring an unforgettable cast of child actors.
Romain Duris stars as a young man torn between two very different worlds in Jacques Audiard’s stylish and intensely moody crime drama, based on the James Toback film Fingers.
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s piercing and contemplative father-son tale immediately established the director as a major international talent, winning the Golden Lion at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.
Toni Collette stars as Sandy, a feisty Australian geologist who lands the unwanted task of showing a Japanese businessman around the mines and deserts of the Pilbara. Some stories can change your life. This is her story.
Paul Goldman’s AUSTRALIAN RULES tells the story of sixteen-year-old Gary Black (Nathan Philips): an average football player, budding wordsmith and ultimately, reluctant hero.
LANTANA is Ray Lawrence’s internationally celebrated masterpiece – a psychological drama about love, infidelity, and mistrust; about the mistakes we make, the consequences we suffer and our attempts to fix things up.
Standover man, repentant underworld executioner and inventive raconteur, Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read is Australia’s most infamous ex-criminal. He is also one of the country’s most popular authors.