THE TASTE OF THINGS
Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of chef Dodin Bouffant. He and his personal cook, Eugénie, grow fond of one another over 20 years, and their romance gives rise to dishes that impress even the world's most illustrious chefs. Despite their long history of gastronomy and love, Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.
Directed by Tran Anh Hung
Running time 2h 25m
HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS
From acclaimed filmmaker Goran Stolevski comes a story exploring the universal truths of family, both the ones we’re born into and the ones we find for ourselves. Dita never wanted to be a mother, but circumstances force her to raise her girlfriend’s two daughters, tiny troublemaker Mia and rebellious teen Vanesa. A battle of wills ensues as the three continue to butt heads and become an unlikely family that must fight to stay together.
Directed by Goran Stolevski
Running time 1h 47m
Hirayama (Koji Yakusho) works as a public toilet cleaner in Shibuya, Tokyo. His is a calm, quiet existence. Every day, he wakes up at the same time, gets ready the same way, and works the same way. Though his life may seem monotonous,
no two days are ever the same, and he steps into each new day with a serene optimism. Hirayama’s way of life exudes a gentle beauty. He loves trees and gazing at komorebi, the shimmering of light and shadows that is created by leaves swaying in the wind. But unexpected events create ripples in his life that reach back into his past.
Directed by Wim Wenders
Running time 2h 3m