What’s New on Kino Film Collection in May 2024

May 1, 2024
What’s New on Kino Film Collection in May 2024

This month, Kino Film Collection shines a spotlight on the Cannes Film Festival. The French festival is one of the most important in the world and it’s where we’ve picked up many of our most celebrated and memorable films over the years. This curated selection features Palme d’Or winners Winter Sleep and Underground; films from cinematic luminaries such as Yorgos Lanthimos, Jia Zhangke, Ken Loach, and Andrei Tarkovsky; and recent Cannes standouts like the Oscar®-nominated documentary Four Daughters and Camera d’Or winner Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell.

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Premiering on May 2


Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell
Pham Thien An, Vietnam, 2024
Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or for best first film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the enthralling Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell from Vietnamese filmmaker Pham Thien An is a reverie on faith, loss, and nature expressed with uncommon invention and depth that follows a young man after he leaves Saigon for a trip back to his rural hometown following a family tragedy.


La Civil
Teodora Ana Mihai, Mexico/Belgum/Romania, 2023
Winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award and inspired by true events, La Civil unfolds with documentary-like precision as it details the human impact of drug cartels in Northern Mexico. When her teenage daughter is kidnapped, Cielo embarks on her own investigation, peeling back layers of Mexico’s societal corruption in an increasingly desperate effort to save her child.

Premiering on May 9


August Winds
Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil, 2014
A steamy romance begins in a Brazilian coastal town in this Locarno Film Festival winner. When a tropical storm hits their village, Shirley, a young woman looking after her grandmother, is forced to confront the duality between life and death, loss and memory, the wind and the sea.


Red Psalm
Miklós Jancsó, Hungary, 1972
Winner of the best director prize at Cannes in 1972 and widely considered to be the greatest Hungarian film of the 70s, Miklós Jancsó's masterpiece set on the Hungarian plains of the 1890s follows a group of farm workers who go on a strike, but are met with soldiers on horseback as they face the reality of revolt, oppression, morality, and violence.

Premiering on May 16


I... for Icarus
Henri Verneuil, France, 1979
Following the assassination of the President, an investigation commission comes up with questionable conclusions about a lone gunman. The commission’s findings are not good enough for Dogged State Attorney Volney, played by screen great Yves Montand. Volney reopens the case and unspools a tightly wound conspiracy plot in Henri Verneuil’s icy-cool and intelligent investigative thriller.

Premiering on May 23


Walking on Water
Andrey M Paounov, USA/Italy, 2019
Ten years after the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize “The Floating Piers”, a project they conceived together many years before. Documented with uncensored access to Christo and his team, Walking on Water is a cinema verite look into the process and personal relationships of the world’s biggest installation artist.


The French
William Klein, France, 1982
Go behind the scenes of the 1981 French Open with photographer and filmmaker William Klein, who was the first to be granted full, exclusive access to the legendary tennis tournament during a crucial moment in history. Featuring iconic players like Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, Yannick Noah, and Ivan Lendl, The French captures the event with whirlwind energy.

Premiering on May 30


Fear and Desire (Uncut Premiere Version)
Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1953
Stanley Kubrick’s debut feature feels like a waking dream rather than a conventional war film. In this existential drama, four soldiers return to their senses after crash-landing in a forest behind enemy lines, confronting physical and mental obstacles along the way back to their unit. Now, audiences can see Fear and Desire restored and uncut with 9 minutes of additional footage.