Director: Céline Sciamma Run Time: 72 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2021
Starring: Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Margot Abascal, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne
Country: France Language: FrenchWith her follow-up to 2019’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, writer-director Céline Sciamma has crafted a touching tale of a young girl coping with death. Nelly has just lost her grandmother when she meets another girl eerily similar to her, merging events of the past with those of the present. Premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.
Director: Panah Panahi Run Time: 93 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Amin Simiar, Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak
Country: Iran Language: Persian, EnglishFollows a chaotic, tender family on a road trip across a rugged landscape, fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others' nerves. Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Run Time: 139 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonathan Ke Quan, Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu
Country: United States Language: English, Mandarin, CantoneseNew year, new universe. An aging Chinese immigrant is just trying to finish her taxes. Instead she is continuously swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. World Premiere at SXSW 2022
Director: Roger Michell Run Time: 96 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2020
Starring: Aimee Kelly, Fionn Whitehead, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Matthew Goode
Country: United Kingdom Language: EnglishThe final narrative film from the director of Notting Hill (1999) is the uplifting true story of a legendary art thief determined to change the world and save his marriage. Premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
Director: Sam Raimi Run Time: 126 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez
Country: United States Language: EnglishWith legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi at the helm, journey into the unknown as Doctor Strange and his allies traverse the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Director: Chadd Harbold Run Time: 87 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Ashley Benson, Frank Whaley, Jay Pharoah, Logan Miller, Shiloh Fernandez
Country: United States Language: EnglishA struggling actress and unfulfilled housewife becomes involved with her new gardener, Ben, but Ben is not what he seems. A neo-noir thriller from the Columbus-born producer of They/Them/Us (2022) and Linoleum (2022).
Director: Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis Run Time: 106 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Bruno di Giovanni, Enzo Cucchi, Gabriele Silli, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Severino Sperandio
Country: Italy, France, Argentina Language: Italian, SpanishA beguiling retelling of a local Italian legend from an award-winning filmmaking duo. Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Eskil Vogt Run Time: 117 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Sam Ashraf
Country: Norway Language: NorwegianDuring the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn. Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Leos Carax Run Time: 115 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2012
Starring: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Élise Lhomeau, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue
Country: France Language: FrenchA man boards a limousine to be driven to his day's work: nine mysterious "appointments." Essential 21st-century viewing from visionary French filmmaker Leos Carax.Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.
Director: Audrey Diwan Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021
Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Luàna Bajrami, Pio Marmaï
Country: France Language: FrenchBased on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, Happening follows Annie, a bright young student who faces an unwanted pregnancy while abortion was still illegal in 1960s France. Earned top prize at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Director: Robert Eggers Run Time: 136 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe
Country: Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, United StatesLanguage: EnglishExplores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father. A bloody revenge epic and breathtaking visual marvel, The Northman finds celebrated genre filmmaker Robert Eggers expanding his scope without sacrificing any of his signature style.
Director: Gaspar Noé Run Time: 142 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Alex Lutz, Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun
Country: France, Belgium, MonacoLanguage: FrenchOhio Premiere presented at the Film Center as part of Cinema Columbus 2022. Life is a short party that will soon be forgotten. Gaspar Noé's immersive split-screen meditation on mortality follows the last days of an elderly couple stricken by dementia. World Premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Chris Sivertson Run Time: 89 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Christina Ricci, Colleen Camp, Don Baldaramos, Lew Temple, Santino Barnard
Country: United States Language: EnglishChristina Ricci stars as a mother on the edge in director Chris Sivertson’s lakeside creature feature. Premiered at the 2022 Glasgow Film Festival.