Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo...
In a standoff he can't win with a Nazi SS officer, Josef Bartok is condemned to solitary confinement until he gives up his secrets. Fate throws him a lifeline: a stolen book... a book of chess games. Yet this book will be key to his escape...
Queens of the Qing Dynasty
Recovering from a suicide attempt, a neurodiverse Cape Breton teen is drawn into the orbit of a genderqueer hospital volunteer who hails from Shanghai. Despite their disparate backgrounds, the pair operate on identical idiosyncratic frequencies.
Inspired by Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Claire Denis' transfixing Beau Travail is set in East Africa. Sgt Galoup (Denis Lavant) reflects on his time in the French Foreign Legion, and the impact of the handsome Sentain (Gregoire Colin).
Pigs will fly! This spirited adventure yarn features an anti-fascist flier (who happens to look like a pig) tracking sky pirates over the Adriatic in the 1930s. An exhilarating romp with a melancholy undertow - and amazing flying machines!
As their habitat is stripped and paved by the encroaching humans, good-natured but rather undisciplined shape-shifting raccoons embark on a campaign of disruption and distraction. Another charmer from the director of Kiki's Delivery Service.
In the late 19th century, a Danish Lutheran priest is dispatched to a far corner of Iceland where a devout farmer has seen fit to build a church. The physical journey is arduous. His spiritual journey, more taxing still.
Made collaboratively with the Tibetan community in Parkdale, Ontario, Tenzin is a poignant character study with deft political and philosophical shadings, and a striking electronic/drone score by composer Colin Stetson (Hereditary; The Menu).
Whisper of the Heart
A lovely change of pace from Studio Ghibli, this is a teenage first-love story, set in a realistically observed modern day Tokyo. Bookish schoolgirl Shizuku meets her soul mate with a little help from a portly cat. "A beautiful film." Time Out
Until Branches Bend
Discovering a potentially invasive insect inside a peach, fruit packer Robin immediately reports it. When management refuses to take action, she goes public with her concerns and precipitates a widescale shutdown in her Okanagan town.
My Neighbours the Yamadas
Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage, and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a teen son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a pesky daughter.
Raising her son Dong-hyun (Dohyun Noel Hwang, then Ethan Hwang) in Vancouver’s suburbs, So-young (Choi Seung-yoon), a South Korean immigrant, desperately wants to instill a sense of pride in the boy. Meanwhile, he just wants to fit in.