Senses of Cinema has partnered with Eyelet to bring you exciting and engaging cinema from around the world. Browse through this month’s selections below.

Jauja

1 h 48 min | western, drama | 2014

In this mysterious, hypnotic dream-western, Viggo Mortensen plays a Danish military engineer overseeing the construction of a “promised land” for European settlers somewhere in 19th century Patagonia. Unveiled in Cannes (where it won the critics’ FIPRESCI prize), and later shipped to the Toronto and New York film festivals, this criminally overlooked gem is a joy for the eyes – and a testament to Mortensen’s magnetic screen presence.

Director: Lisandro Alonso
Writers: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjork Mallin Agger
Languages: Spanish
Available Subtitles: English

Khibula

1 h 37 min | drama | 2017

Following Corn Island, Georgia’s 2015 submission to the 2015 foreign-language Oscar race, George Ovashvili returns with a tale inspired by the troubled last days of his country’s first democratically elected president. After being deposed in coup, the leader of a newly independent country flees to mountains with a group of supporters, sure that he will regain the power to lead his people.

Director: George Ovashvili
Writers: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili
Languages: Russian
Available subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Mrs Hyde

1 h 35 min | fantasy, comedy | 2018

Isabelle Huppert’s Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she now be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

Director: Serge Bozon
Writers: Serge Bozon, Robert Louis Stevenson
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, José Garcia, Romain Duris
Languages: French
Available subtitles: English

If You Saw His Heart

1 h 26 min | drama| 2017

A 2017 Toronto world premiere, Joan Chemla’s feature debut follows Gael García Bernal as a troubled man ostracised by his community, and struggling to find redemption for a life mired in crime and violence.

Director: Joan Chemla
Writers: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Marine Vacth, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Languages: French
Available Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French

Still Life

1 h 48 min | drama | 2006

Jia Zhangke’s entrancing fifth feature, winner of the 2006 Golden Lion in Venice, takes place around China’s monumental Three Gorges, where a town is being demolished and flooded to make room for the world’s largest dam. A man and a woman struggle to locate their estranged spouses, and witness the seismic changes landscape and community undergo around them. For all its desolation, this is a visually stunning film, drenched in poetry and romanticism – quite possibly Jia’s finest.

Director: Jia Zhangke
Writers: Jiamin Sun, Jia Zhangke, Na Guan
Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han
Languages: Chinese
Available subtitles: English, Spanish