While no stranger to his work in documentaries and short films, The Rocket marks director Kim Mordaunt’s first narrative feature. A boy and his family living in a small village of Laos must depart on a journey to find their new home.
Director Fred Cavayé energizes the screen with his sleek and slick French action thriller Mea Culpa. A father must protect his loved ones, as his son unfortunately falls witness to a murder. With musical scored by the awesome Cliff Martinez. Action packed trailer after the jump.
The Great Beauty // La Grande Bellezza follows the bedazzled life of an aging journalist, now discovering the ancient and hidden wonders of Rome. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, and starring Toni Servillo.
Richard Ayoade (previously featured on EK for his debut film SUBMARINE) delivers his sophomore feature The Double. A darkly comedic and psychological work about one young man’s discovery of his doppelgänger.
Director Sini Anderson’s documentary The Punk Singer dives into the present and momentum-building past life of Riot Grrrr-famed and Bikini Kill leader Kathleen Hanna. More info and media goodness after the jump.
Whether you believe he’s a controversial superego or a controversial filmmaker (or probably both), you cannot deny the cinematic intrigue and prowess of Lars von Trier. His latest 8-chapter magnum opus (split into two volumes) is Nymphomaniac, which tells the tale of one woman’s sexual history over the course of half a lifetime. More after…
With hopes of an improving lifestyle, one family’s choices catalyze a net of dangerous propositions in director Sean Ellis‘ Metro Manila. Each lucrative stake at the cost of human decency and morality. Check out more detailed info after the jump!
Israeli directing duo Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales (previously featured on EK for their debut RABIES) continue their filmic success with their sophomore feature Big Bad Wolves. A darkly comedic focus on predator, prey, beast and human. Enjoy all the goodness after the jump!
Cambodian feature Ruin presents an enigmatic love on the run set in Cambodia. A journey that subjects the responsibilities of adulthood upon a young couple en route to a better livelihood. Directed by Michael Cody and Amiel Courtin-Wilson (previously featured on EK for their film HAIL).
A new Coppola filmmaker is born with her feature film debut Palo Alto. Gia Coppola focuses on the lives of a handful of teens as they surge through their adolescence by trying to avoid it as much as possible. Adapted from a series of short stories by James Franco of the same title.
Famous Japanese animation director Takahata Isao (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO), teams up with animation behemoth Studio Ghibli for his latest feature film The Tale of Princess Kaguya // かぐや姫の物語. A visually alluring, simple and intriguing piece of 2D work.
The world of Short Term 12 revolves around a supervising staff member at a foster care facility. Every encounter, every voice and every path she meets will bring challenges and changes. Expertly directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (previously featured for his previous feature film I AM NOT A HIPSTER).
Director Bård Breien’s Detective Downs is a comedic crime drama about one private eye’s investigation into a dangerous disappearance. Starring Svein Andre Hofsø as the aforementioned leading man, an actor actually diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.