Quo Vadis, Aida?

Aplomb Multilingual Cinema Corner Director: Jasmila Zbanic Genre: Drama Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina Language: Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian Release: 2021 Awards: 37 wins and 43 nominations A harrowing account of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica. Aida is a local teacher working for the UN as an interpreter. Her pass can open many doors but is it going […]

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji Genre: General Viewing Feature Film  Country: Bhutan Language: Bhutanese Release: January, 2020 Awards: The inspirational story of Bhutan’s first Oscar nod: ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom’ The inspirational story of Bhutan’s first Oscar nod: ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom’ The film Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, was nominated for an […]

The Worst Person in the World

Director: Joachim TrierGenre: Comedy/DramaCountry: NorwayLanguage: NorwegianRelease: 2021Awards: 22 wins and 93 nominations https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10370710/awards/?ref_=tt_awd Julie is a twenty-something woman searching for the fleeting meaning of life while navigating herconstantly changing career path and the troubled waters of her love life. It is a fascinating portrait ofa millennial existential crisis told with honesty and crafted with flair. […]

Cyclo

Director: Anh Hung TranGenre: DramaCountry: VietnamLanguage: VietnameseRelease: 1995Awards: 2 awards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112767/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Set in Ho Chi Minh, a story of an 18-year-old orphaned cyclo driver who is forced into a life of crimeafter his cyclo gets stolen. Artistic cinematography, myriad of colours, shapes, sounds, bodies.Emotions seem to be hidden very deeply but at the same time […]

Microhabitat

Director: Jeon Go-WoonGenre: Drama; Comedy; RomanceCountry: KoreaLanguage: KoreanRelease: 2017Awards: 8 wins and 9 nominations https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8191502/awards/ Protagonist 31-year-old Mi-so lives humbly in South Korea’s capital, Seoul. Working as a cleaner, sheappears content with her miniscule apartment, loving relationship, and her two vices; whisky andcigarettes. But when the cost of living pushes the rent up, she decides […]

Force Majeure

Director: Ruben ÖstlundGenre: Drama; Dark ComedCountry: SwedenRelease: 2014A wards: 31 wins and 41 nominations (nominated for 1 bafta award)A Swedish family is on holiday in the French alps. While the family are having lunch at amountainside restaurant, an unexpected avalanche threatens to engulf them. Although everyone isunharmed, when the mother looks around after protecting their […]

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