Taxi passengers express their views and opinions as filmmaker Jafar Panahi drives through the streets of Tehran, Iran. The film premiered in the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI prize.
The film is the story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France, in the hope of reconstructing their lives. It won the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
2) DHEEPAN by Jacques Audidard
A lonely middle-aged housewife tends to a soldier amid a spreading epidemic of sleeping sickness. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2015 and shown in the Masters section at TIFF 2015.
3) CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A drama film split into three parts, taking place in 1999, in 2014 and in 2025, is a polymorphous snapshot of 21-st century capitalism and its discontents. It competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015.
4) MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART by Jia Zhangke
The film is about reflections on transformation of Chinese society, towns, family, the cultural revolution and globalization through the life and filmmaking of Jia Zhangke. It was screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
5) Jia Zhangke: A guy from Fenyang by Walter Salles