Watch on Cineuropa: Looking for films that will spark debates with your friends? This list will help
- New films available to stream on our pages, guaranteed to ignite all sorts of discussions with your cinephile pals
You can’t be friends with someone until you’ve had a good film debate first, and as much as we love solo movie dates, sometimes post-screening discussions can be just as nourishing as the films themselves. That’s why we’ve put together a list of indie gems and festival prizewinners guaranteed to ignite all kinds of discussions: call your friends, and watch them together on Cineuropa!
These titles are brought to you in partnership with eyelet (read the news), a streaming platform designed to give cinephiles around the world access to the very best in independent cinema. In conjunction with eyelet, we are now able to showcase films we’ve been reviewing over the years - titles you can stream and read about on Cineuropa.
For this new instalment in our Watch on Cineuropa series, here’s a new selection of films for you to watch on our pages. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the new movies coming your way soon.
There’s nothing particularly gruesome, no jump scares in Michael Haneke’s Palm d’Or winner. And yet the film will rattle your bones like no other, haunting you long after the end credits. A disquieting chronicle of nascent fascism, and one of the darkest critiques of human nature ever captured on film.
The Look of Silence [+see also:
A companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence continues the director’s investigation into the Indonesian genocide, bringing victims to confront perpetrators. It’s a haunting and harrowing reminder that the architects of such unspeakable tragedy remain unrepentant, and a warning that it all may happen again.
Sorry to Bother You
When Black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, his ascent and material glory will put him at odds with his girlfriend, a performance artist. A surreal and anti-capitalist tale, Sorry to Bother You is a triumph of ambition, originality, and savage satire.
Chaitanya Tamhane will be one of the hottest names to look out for at the 77th Venice Film Festival, but this will be the Indian director’s second time on the Lido. In 2014, he nabbed the top prize of the Orizzonti sidebar with this devastating take on injustice and cast prejudice, featuring an old folk singer brought to court on farcical charges… here’s your chance to catch up with Tamhane’s debut feature, and one of the festival’s greatest surprises.
Borgman [+see also:
interview: Alex van Varmerdam
interview: Reinout Scholten van Aschat
Think of it as a companion piece to Haneke’s Funny Games: a rollicking and nail-biting look at an affluent family destroyed by a mysterious evil visitor. Except in Borgman, Alex van Warmerdam’s best work to date, the motives of the bearded stranger tormenting his hosts are far less obvious, turning the film into a dreadful, claustrophobic journey of its own kind.
Paulina [+see also:
Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Santiago Mitre’s second feature is a haunting exploration of idealism, as seen - and experienced - by a young woman who abandons a cushy career to teach politics to young kids in Argentina’s rural interior. It’s a savage, unflinching film, graced with a phenomenal performance by Dolores Fonzi as its magnetic heroine.
Nestled in the hills between Cannes and Nice, Sophia Antipolis is a technology park housing some of the world’s first-class labs. But in Virgil Vernier’s film, it becomes a sinister, dark place. When a girl’s body is found burnt in a garage, things spiral out of control...
Birds [+see also:
Based on Aristophanes’s 5th century BC comedy The Birds, here’s an experimental, wildly imaginative film dancing between documentary and fiction until the distinction hardly matters. The pitch? A nine-step guide on how to become a bird.
A hypnotic fantasy, Minotaur puts us in close quarters with three Mexico City thirtysomethings as they hang around an apartment, taking turns sleeping and reading. A curious nostalgia permeates it, for a world of quiet, slow-paced pleasures “Minotaur” suggests we may be losing.
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