“★★★★★ – This superb debut feature from Andreas Fontana puts an ingenious spin on the paranoid thriller” – Telegraph. If you missed Azor on our screens, you can now watch it from the comfort of home. Argentina, 1980. Yvan, a banker, arrives from Geneva to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires.
“★★★★ – Radiant Sudanese coming-of-age tale” – Observer. With stunning photography from Sébastien Goepfert, this ode to living life to its fullest follows the story of Muzamil, whose death at the age of 20 was prophesied at his birth by his village’s holy man. Winner of Best Debut Film at the Venice Film Festival. Also available on Curzon Home Player.
★★★★ – Empire. Gene Kelly stars in and co-directs – with Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain) – this effervescent, fun musical alongside fellow screen icon Frank Sinatra. A trio of sailors hit the Big Apple on 24-hour shore leave in search of love and adventure. A wonderful treat from the golden age of Hollywood musicals.
★★★★★ – Guardian. Featuring a superb British cast, appreciation has grown over the years for this classic Merchant-Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel. A young man, trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society, tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality after his lover rejects him.
“★★★★★ – A riotous social satire that’s as gloriously entertaining as it is deeply sardonic” – Empire. The first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture Oscar, Bong Joon-ho’s delicious twisted thriller follows the symbiotic relationship between two families as Ki-taek, his wife and their children slowly infiltrate the wealthy Park family’s home.
“★★★★★ – A masterpiece of erotic obsession” – Guardian. One of the silver screen’s most luminous stars, Marlene Dietrich shines brightly in this essential film from the early sound era. College professor Immanuel Rath becomes enraptured with Lola Lola, a cabaret singer from a local club, causing his life to spiral dangerously out of control. MyPhoenix Members get 90 days FREE access to MUBI.
“★★★★★ – The most original film of 2021” – Empire. Visionary director Leos Carax (Holy Motors) teams with legendary pop band Sparks to create this dark and unique musical drama. Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star as the seemingly perfect celebrity couple, Henry and Ann – a stand-up comedian and an opera singer whose lives change forever with the birth of their first child, Annette.
★★★★ – Guardian. Poland’s Best International Feature nominee at the 2020 Oscars is a film of tremendous vision and vigour, featuring an incredible performance from Bartosz Bielenia. Sent to work at a small town’s sawmill, juvenile delinquent Daniel (Bielenia) pretends to be a priest and ends up in charge of the parish.
“★★★★★ – An historical portrait of matchless immediacy and power” – Telegraph. Peter Jackson’s astonishing documentary brings to life footage of World War I soldiers with a realism and vividness never before seen. With colour and new sound added to existing footage, this remarkable film humanises the figures on screen in such a way as to make you feel as though you have stepped back into the past.
“This film, this artist, this music, this story: all rare gems… see this film” – Film Threat. In 1986, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released a seven track cassette, ‘Keyboard Fantasies’, to little fanfare. Three decades on, this Black transgender musician has become an icon to a new generation. Posy Dixon tells the story in this empowering documentary.
★★★★★ – Independent. Set in 18th century Brittany, Céline Sciamma’s masterful tale of forbidden love between a painter and her subject – the betrothed daughter of a countess – is not just one of 2020’s best films, it’s one of the best films you’re ever likely to see. Part of our Essential Cinema selection.