When you are in the mood for DARK and EUROPEAN

Babette's Feast 1987 Danish (Gabriel Axel)
Beautiful but pious sisters Martine and Philippa grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa's former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 2018 (Mike Newell)                                                                                                 
A write from London writes to the residents of an Guernsey in 1946

Stone of Destiny 2008 Norway (Charles Martin Smith)            A patriot vows to return the stone of destiny to save his country's pride

The Reader 2008 German - American (Stephen Daldry)     
As Germany rebuilds itself in the wake of World War II, Michael Berg meets Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a bus conductor, several years his senior. Years later, while studying law at Heidelberg University, he is appalled to discover that Hanna is on trial for a brutal Nazi war crime.

Ida 2013 Polish (Pawel Palikowski)                                                   
Anna is about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her only relative that she is Jewish

Butterfly's Dream 2013 Turkish (Yilmaz Erdogan)   
During World War II, two poets suffering from tuberculosis fall in love with the same girl.

Never Look Away 2018 German (Von Donnersmarck)             
A drama of German origin about how World War II affected the lives of a group of people during and after. 

Woman at War, 2018 (Benedict Erlingsson)

An Icelander, the protagonist uses a bow and arrow to bring down power lines in a one-woman crusade against heavy industry.

Pain and Glory, 2019 (Pedro Almodovar)
In this autobiography, Almodovar (Antonio Banderas) travels back in time during when he recovers from the long suspension in his career. The visits to his mother (Penelope Cruz) back in Valencia reveals his brilliant childhood.

Amour, 2012 (Michael Haneke)
A truthful story of an old man patiently and lovingly caring for his wife

Three Colours White, 1994 (Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski)

In this three colours trilogy, the themes are despair in love, the inevitability of deceit, the fascination of voyeurism and the awful potency of men's fear and loathing of women. To throw everything away, including one's very identity, and start again – that is another powerful, recurrent motif.

In White, an immigrant Polish hairdresser in Paris, Karol, is being acrimoniously divorced from Dominique (Julie Delpy) because he cannot satisfy her sexually. They were happy enough before they were married, but something about being married, and achieving prosperity in the comparative luxury of France, has unmanned him. Obsessed with his tauntingly gorgeous ex-wife, Karol conceives a plan to get back to Poland, becomes wealthy, and contrives a new scheme to get back at Dominique.

Love in the Time of Cholera, 2007 (Mike Newell)

Borrowed from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel, this is a life-long love that Florentino (Javier Bardem) keeps for Fermina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno)

Kogustaki Mucize 2019 Turkish (Mehmet Ada Oztekin)

A mentally ill father and his six year old daughter

Woman at War, 2018 (Benedict Erlingsson)

Music action comedy from Iceland