More than living up to its title, director Damián Szifron’s compendium of outrageous, hilarious and truly bizarre anecdotes offers a subversive, blackly comic portrait of contemporary Argentina.
Cruelly separated from each other, a young girl and her beloved canine undergo a crash course in their society's psychological and physical brutality, in this stunningly conceived allegory from Hungarian auteur Kornél Mundruczó.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the startling second feature from writer-director Alice Rohrwacher follows a young girl in rural Italy, whose late-in-life exposure to the modern world — in the form of a chintzy TV show and its glamour-queen hostess (Monica Bellucci) — clashes with her father's proudly traditional lifestyle.
A single mother and her troubled young son are haunted by a storybook monster come to terrifying life, in this gripping, critically acclaimed horror film from first-time writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Obsessed with the Coen brothers' Fargo, a frustrated Tokyo office lady (Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi, Babel, Pacific Rim) makes tracks for snowy Minnesota to recover the "treasure" she believes is buried in the snow, in this delightfully strange and touching underdog fable from indie mavericks David and Nathan Zellner.