Gus Van Sant's THE SEA OF TREES is a deeply moving story about the destructive, redemptive and healing nature of love. It's love and loss that lead Arthur Brennan (Matthew McConaughey), across the world to Japan's Aokigahara, a mysterious dense forest known as The Sea of Trees lapping the foothills of Japan's Mount Fuji - a place where people go to contemplate life and death. Arthur enters the depths of the forest and loses himself beyond the guiding ribbons threaded through the trees by many before him. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Ken Watanabe), a Japanese man who also appears to have lost his way. Unable to leave Takumi behind, Arthur invests all of his remaining energy into saving Takumi and returning him to safety. The two men embark on a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife (Naomi Watts).
Horror, DramaDirected by:Ari AsterWith:Florence Pugh, Will Poulter,...A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
DramaDirected by:Xiaoshuai WangWith:Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-ZhangSO LONG MY SON traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident, their paths separate. Destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country's changing face. Yet even... Read more...
Biographical, DramaDirected by:Farhad SafiniaWith:Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson, Sean PennProfessor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.