A French-Tunisian drama about an unemployed shipyard worker who converts a boat into a restaurant in order to provide for his large, boisterous migrant family. The title translates literally as ‘couscous and mullet’, which is just what guests are served, alongside an erotic belly-dance show. Indeed a sensory feast!
Two teenage boys, Julio (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Tenoch meet older woman Luisa and both set about trying to seduce her. The threesome embark on a road trip across rural Mexico to its unspoiled beaches, practicing free love along the way. This coming of age tale will have you in stitches at times and in need of a cold shower at others!
Acclaimed director Gus Van Sant delivers art-house cinema at it’s finest. Matt Damon and Casey Affleck play a couple of young men both named Gerry who become lost in the American wilderness. The film is minimal with barely any dialogue and may feel gruelling at times, but it’s worth persevering for the stunning cinematography.
Italy, romance, poetry…this quaint film has the lot! Set in a small Italian fishing village, Mario, the island’s postman, befriends Chilean poet Pablo Neruda who imparts his love of the written word. Mario employs his newfound talent for metaphor to win over local belle Beatrice.
In Hans Weingartner’s intriguing debut, a young Daniel Brühl plays university student Lukas, who becomes hooked on psychedelic drugs and slips into psychosis. Exploring themes of schizophrenia and suicide, it’s intense and beautifully shot, paired with a trippy soundtrack!