(Films released or first shown in Chicago in 2015)



1.)  Mommy                                                   96

Canada                                             Xavier Dolan


2.)  Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren)        96

China                                                 Jia Zhang-ke


3.)  Phoenix                                                  95

Germany  Poland                           Christian Petzold


4.)  The Salt of the Earth                           94

France  Brazil  Italy                        Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado


5.)  Leviathan (Leviafan)                           94

Russia                                               Andrei Zvyagintsev


6.)  Carol                                                       94

USA                                                    Todd Haynes


7.)  My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse)      94

France                                               Arnaud Desplechin 


8.)  Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)       94

Colombia  Venezuela  Argentina            Crio Guerra


9.)  The Assassin (Nie Yinniang)            94

China  Hong Kong  Taiwan  France      Hou Hsiao-hsien


10.)  About Elly (Darbareye Elly)             94

Iran  France                                      Asghar Farhadi      


11.)  Heart of a Dog                                    94

USA                                                    Laurie Anderson


12.)  Metalhead (Málmhaus)                     94

Iceland                                              Ragnar Bragason


13.)  Red Army                                             93

USA  Russia                                    Gabe Polsky 


14.)  The Homecoming (Blóđberg)        93

Iceland                                              Björn Hlynur Haraldsson


 15.)  Mustang                                              93

Turkey  France  Germany  Qatar      Deniz Gamze Ergüven


16.)  Black Souls (Anime Nere)               93

Italy  France                                     Francesco Munzi


17.)  Ned Rifle                                              93

USA                                                    Hal Hartley


18.)  Son of Saul (Saul Fia)                       92

Hungary                                            László Nemes 


19.)  Room                                                    92

Ireland  Canada                              Larry Abrahamson


20.)  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl      92

USA                                                    Alfonso Goméz-Rejón


21.)  Sicario                                                  92

USA                                                    Denis Villeneuve


22.)  Jauja                                                     92

Argentina  Denmark  France  Mexico  Germany  Brazil  Netherlands  USA                    Lisandro Alonso          


23.)  Tangerines (Mandariinid)                92

Estonia  Georgia                             Zaza Urushadze


24.)  A Childhood (Une enfance)            91

France                                               Philippe Claudel 


25.)  Amy                                                       91

Great Britain                                    Asif Kapadia


26.)  The Wonders (Le meraviglie)         91

Italy  Switzerland  Germany         Alice Rohrwacher


27.)  Dheepan                                              91

France                                               Jacques Audiard 


28.)  The Look of Silence                         91

Denmark  Indonesia  Finland  Norway  UK  Israel  France  US  Germany  Netherlands                     Joshua Oppenheimer


29.)  Ex Machina                                         91

Great Britain                                    Alex Garland


30.)  Spotlight                                              91

USA                                                    Tom McCarthy 


31.)  Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)       91

Great Britain  USA                          Thomas Vinterberg


32.)  Brooklyn                                              90

USA                                        John Crowley


33.)  A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence (En duva satt en gren och funderade tillvaron)                 90

Sweden  Germany  Norway  France                 Roy Andersson


34.)  Girlhood (Bande de Filles)              90

France                                               Céline Sciamma


35.)  Chi-Raq                                                90

USA                                                    Spike Lee


36.)  We Come As Friends                        90

Austria  France                               Herbert Sauper


37.)  A Most Violent Year                          90

USA                                                    J.C. Chandor


38.)  A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atrás da Porta)        90

Brazil                                                 Fernando Coimbra


39.)  The Hateful Eight                              90

USA                                                    Quentin Tarantino 


39.)  Wildlike                                                 90

USA                                                    Frank Hall Green


40.)  Still Alice                                              90

USA  France                                    Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland


41.)  L'il Quinquin (P'tit Quinquin) – Made for TV       89

France                                               Bruno Dumont


42.)  The Forbidden Room                       89

Canada                                             Guy Maddin


43.)  The End of the Tour                         89

USA                                                    James Ponsoldt


44.)  Eden                                                     89

France                                               Mia Hansen-Lřve  


45.)  In Jackson Heights                           89

USA                                                    Frederick Wiseman 


46.)  Youth                                                    88

Italy  France  Great Britain Switzerland            Paolo Sorrentino 


47.)  Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)               88

USA                                                    David Gordon Green


48.)  Steve Jobs                                          88

USA                                                    Danny Boyle


49.)  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution       88

USA                                                    Stanley Nelson


50.)  Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes)         88

Argentina  Spain                             Damián Szifrón


51.)  White God (Fehér isten)                   88

Hungary                                            Kornél Mundruczó


52.)  Coming Home (Gui Lai)                   87

China                                                 Zhang Yimou 


53.)  The Treasure (Comoara)                 87

Romania  France                            Corneliu Porumboiu


54.)  While We're Young                           87

USA                                                    Noah Baumbach


55.)  Selma                                                    87

USA                                                    Ana DuVernay


56.)  Dope (2015)                                         87

USA                                                    Rick Famuyiwa


57.)  Manuscripts Don't Burn (Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand)             86

Iran                                                     Mohammad Rasoulof


58.)  Prophet's Prey                                   86

USA                                                    Amy Berg


59.)  In the Underground (Di Ceng Shen Chu)           86

China                                                 Song Zhantao


60.)  Irrational Man                                      86

USA                                                    Woody Allen


61.)  The Face of an Angel                       86

Great Britain  Italy  Spain              Michael Winterbottom


62.)  Blackhat                                               85

USA                                                    Michael Mann


63.) Hitchcock/Truffaut                             85

France  USA                                    Kent Jones


64.)  The Infinite Happiness                     85

France  Denmark                            Ila Bęka and Louise Lemoine


65.)  Manglehorn                                         84

USA                                                    David Gordon Green


66.)  Diary of a Teenage Girl                    84

USA                                                    Marielle Heller


67.)  The Club (El Club)                             84

Chile                                                  Pablo Larrain


68.)  The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)             84

France                                               François Ozon


69.)  Body (Cialo)                                        83

Poland                                               Malgorzata Szumowska


70.)  Cemetery of Splendor (Rak ti Khon Kaen)         82

Thailand  Great Britain  France  Germany  Malaysia  South Korea  Mexico                   Apichatpong Weerasethakul


71.)  Straight Outta Compton                  82

USA                                                    F. Gary Gray


72.)  Slow West                                           82

Great Britain  New Zealand          John Maclean


73.)  600 Miles (600 Millas)                        81

Mexico  USA                                    Gabriel Ripstein


74.)  Inherent Vice                                      81

USA                                                    Paul Thomas Anderson 


75.)  Homesick                                            81

Germany  Austria                           Jakob M. Erwa


76.)  Concussion                                        81

USA                                                    John Landesman 


77.)  Under Electric Clouds (Pod elektricheskimi oblakami)           81

Russia  Ukraine  Poland               Aleksei German Jr.


78.)  In the Basement (Im Keller)             81

Austria                                               Ulrich Seidl


79.)  Joy                                                        81

USA                                                    David O. Russell


80.)  In the Shadow of Women (L'ombre des femmes)         80

France  Switzerland                       Philippe Garrel


81.)  Grand Central                                     80

France  Austria                               Rebecca Zlotkowski


82.)  Mad Max: Fury Road                        79

Australia                                           George Miller


83.)  Pawn Sacrifice                                   79

USA                                                    Edward Zwick


84.)  The Mend                                            78

USA                                                    John Magary


85.)  Low Down                                           77

USA                                                    Jeff Preiss


86.)  Underground Fragrance (Xia Xiang)        76       

China  France                                  Pengfei Song 


87.)  As We Were Dreaming (Als wir träumten)           74

Germany  France                            Andreas Dresen


88.)  Da Sweet Blood of Jesus                73

USA                                                    Spike Lee


89.)  Hyena                                                   73

Great Britain                                    Gerard Johnson


90.)  American Sniper                                70

USA                                                    Clint Eastwood


91.)  The Red Spider (Czerwony pajak)            66

Poland Czech Republic  Slovakia         Marcin Koszalka


92.)  Goodbye to Language 3D (Adieu au langage)              64

France  Switzerland                       Jean-Luc Godard





Bradley Cooper – American Sniper 

David Oyelowo – Selma 

Antoine-Olivier Pilon – Mommy

Alexei Serebriakov – Leviathan 

Ricardo Darín – Wild Tales

Fabrizio Ferracane – Black Souls

Giuseppe Fumo – Black Souls 

*Zaza Urushadze – Tangerines 

Thomas Mann – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Shameik Moore – Dope

*Michael Fassbender – Slow West (2) + Steve Jobs (1)

*Viggo Mortenson – Jauja

Al Pacino – Manglehorn 

Tahar Rahim – Grand Central 

*Jason Segel – The End of the Tour

Ronald Zehrfeld – Phoenix 

Josh Lucas – The Mend

Chen Daoming – Coming Home

Bruce Greenwood – Wildlike

Cuzin Toma – The Treasure 

Alexei Mathieu – A Childhood

Hilmar Jónsson – The Homecoming

Kristyan Ferrer – 600 Miles

Géza Röhrig – Son of Saul 

Quentin Dolmaire – My Golden Days

*Jacob Tremblay – Room 

Michael Keaton – Spotlight

*Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight


Julianne Moore – Still Alice 

*Anne Dorval – Mommy 

Karidja Touré – Girlhood

Érica Rivas – Wild Tales  

Aubrey Plaza – Ned Rifle

Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Carey Mulligan – Far From the Madding Crowd

Thorbjὃrg Helga ThorgilsdόttirMetalhead 

Golshifteh Farahani – About Elly

Léa Seydoux – Grand Central 

Leandra Leal – A Wolf at the Door

*Nina Hoss – Phoenix 

Bel Powley – Diary of a Teenage Girl

Emily Blunt – Sicario 

Gong Li – Coming Home 

Ella Purcell – Wildlike 

Kalieaswari Srinivasan – Dheepan 

*Zhao Tao – Mountains May Depart

Harpa Arnardóttir – The Homecoming

Güneş Nezihe Şensoy – Mustang 

Shu Qi – The Assassin 

*Lou Roy-Lecollinet – My Golden Days

Clotilde Courau – In the Shadow of Women 

Brie Larson – Room 

Sandra Bullock – Our Brand Is Crisis

Maria Alexandra Lungu – The Wonders 

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn 

*Teyonah Parris – Chi-Raq 

*Rooney Mara – Carol

Cate Blanchett – Carol 


*Roman Madyanov – Leviathan 

Thomas Jay Ryan – Ned Rifle

Adam Driver – While We’re Young

Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina

Jesse Eisenberg – The End of the Tour

Alexander Skarsgĺrd – Diary of a Teenage Girl

*Benicio del Toro – Sicario 

Austin Pendleton – The Mend

Liev Schreiber – Pawn Sacrifice (1) + Spotlight (2)

Brian Geraghty – Wildlike

Adrian Purcărescu – The Treasure 

*Vincent RottiersDheepan 

*Jules GauzelinA Childhood

Hilmir Jensson – The Homecoming

Billy Bob Thornton – Our Brand Is Crisis

*Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight 

*Emory Cohen – Brooklyn 

Domhnall Gleeson – Brooklyn 

John Cusack – Chi-Raq 

Samuel L. Jackson – Chi-Raq

Albert Brooks – Concussion

David Morse – Concussion 

Kurt Russell – The Hateful Eight    


Carmen EjogoSelma

Kristen Stewart – Still Alice   

Tang Wei – Blackhat 

*Suzanne Clément – Mommy 

Jessica Chastain – A Very Violent World 

*Elena Lyadova – Leviathan 

Rita Cortese – Wild Tales

Taraneh Alidoosti – About Elly

Olivia Cooke – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Zoë Kravitz – Dope

Holly Hunter – Manglehorn 

Camille Lellouche – Grand Central

*Pauline Etienne – Eden  

Carla Delevingne – The Face of an Angel

*Nina Kunzendorf – Phoenix 

Zhang Huiwen – Coming Home

Ann Dowd – Wildlike 

Ţórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir – The Homecoming

Jóhanna Jónas – The Homecoming

Nihal G. Koldaş – Mustang

Ilayda Akdoğan – Mustang 

Zhou Yun – The Assassin 

*Tatja Seibt – Homesick 

Antoinette Moya – In the Shadow of Women

*Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs   

Joan Allen – Room 

Julie Walters – Brooklyn 

Angela Bassett – Chi-Raq 

Jenifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight 


Hal Hartley                                                       USA                             Ned Rifle

Denis Villenneuve                                            USA                             Sicario

David Gordon Green                                        USA                             Our Brand Is Crisis

Tom McCarthy                                                  USA                             Spotlight 

Spike Lee                                                         USA                             Chi-Raq 

*Todd Haynes                                                   USA                             Carol

Thomas Vinterberg                                    Great Britain  USA              Far From the Madding Crowd 

Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland         USA  France                 Still Alice

Alice Rohrwacher                                 Italy  Switzerland  Germany     The Wonders

Francesco Munzi                                              Italy  France                 Black Souls

Asghar Farhadi                                                Iran  France                  About Elly

Bruno Dumont                                                 France                          L’il Quinquin

Jacques Audiard                                              France                          Dheepan

Philippe Claudel                                              France                          A Childhood

*Arnaud Desplechin                                         France                          My Golden Days

John Crowley                                  Ireland  Canada  Great Britain       Brooklyn 

Larry Abrahamson                                     Ireland  Canada                  Room

*Xavier Dolan                                                   Canada                         Mommy  

Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson                       Canada                         The Forbidden Room

Alexei Zvyagintsev                                           Russia                          Leviathan

Alex Garland                                                    Great Britain                 Ex Machina

Ragnar Bragason                                             Iceland                         Metalhead

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson                                  Iceland                         The Homecoming

Deniz Gamze Ergüven              Turkey  France  Germany  Qatar           Mustang

Roy Andersson                        Sweden  Germany  Norway  France      A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence        

*Hou Hsiao-hsien                     Taiwan  China  Hong Kong  France      The Assassin

*Lisandro Alonso         Argentina  Denmark  France  Mexico  Germany  Brazil  Netherlands  USA          Jauja

Zaza Urushadze                                               Estonia  Georgia          Tangerines 

Fernando Coimbra                                           Brazil                           A Wolf at the Door

*Christain Petzold                                            Germany                      Phoenix 

László Nemes                                                  Hungary                       Son of Saul



Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, adapted from Lisa Genova – Still Alice

Xavier Dolan – Mommy

Paul Thomas Anderson, adapted from Thomas Pynchon – Inherent Vice 

Alexei Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin – Leviathan  

Damián Szifrón – Wild Tales  

Bruno Dumont – L’il Quinquin

Hal Hartley – Ned Rifle

Noah Baumbach – While We’re Young

Alex Garland – Ex Machina 

Francesco Munzi, Mauricio Braucci, and Fabrizio Ruggirelo, adapted from Gioacchino Criaco – Black Souls

Ragnar BragasonMetalhead

*Asghar Farhadi – About Elly   

Alfonso Goméz-Rejón – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Fernando Coimbra – A Wolf at the Door

Christian Petzold and Harun Farocki, adapted from Hubert Monteilhet – Phoenix 

Corneliu Porumboiu– The Treasure

*Jia Zhang-ke – Mountains May Depart

Philippe Claudel – A Childhood

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson – The Homecoming 

Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour – Mustang

László Nemes and Clara Royer – Son of Saul 

*Julie Peyr and Arnaud Desplechin – My Golden Days  

*Aaron Sorkin, adapted from Walter Isaacson – Steve Jobs 

Emma Donoghue, adapted from Amma Donoghue – Room 

Peter Straughan, adapted from Rachel Boynton – Our Brand Is Crisis

Alice Rohrwacher – The Wonders 

*Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight 

*Nick Hornby, adapted from Colm Tóibín – Brooklyn 

Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee – Chi-Raq

Phyllis Nagy, adapted from Patricia Highsmith – Carol 

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight   


André Turpin – Mommy 

Robert Elswit – Inherent Vice

Bradford Young – A Most Violent Year (1) + Selma (2)

*Mikhail Krichman – Leviathan 

Rob Hardy – Ex Machina

Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Far From the Madding Crowd

Vladan Radovic – Black Souls

August JakobssonMetalhead 

Rein Kotov – Tangerines 

Robbie Ryan – Slow West 

Timo SalminenJauja 

Denis Lenoir – Eden 

Lula Carvalho – A Wolf at the Door

Hans Fromm – Phoenix

Roger DeakinsSicario 

Hillary Spera – Wildlike 

Denis Lenoir – A Childhood

David Chizallet and Ersin Gok – Mustang

*Mátyás Erdély – Son of Saul

*Mark Lee Ping Bing – The Assassin 

Renato Berta – In the Shadow of Women 

*Serhiy Mykhalchuk and Yevgeni Privin – Under Electric Clouds 

Tim Orr – Our Brand Is Crisis

Hélčne Louvart – The Wonders

*Benjamin Kasulke and Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron – The Forbidden Room

*Ed Lachman – Carol 

Robert Tichardson – The Hateful Eight 



Still Alice


A Most Violent Year


Wild Tales

Ned Rifle

While We’re Young

Black Souls


*About Elly


Grand Central 


The End of the Tour 



Coming Home

The New Girlfriend



*A Childhood

*The Homecoming


*My Golden Days

Steve Jobs






The Hateful Eight





Inherent Vice


White God

*Ex Machina

Far From the Madding Crowd


About Elly


*A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence


Diary a Teenage Girl

Coming Home

The New Girlfriend



*Son of Saul

*The Assassin 

Cemetery of Splendor

*Under Electric Clouds 


*The Forbidden Room 




A Most Violent Year



Wild Tales

Ned Rifle

White God

While We’re Young

Ex Machina

Far From the Madding Crowd

Black Souls



About Elly

*Me and Earl and the Dying Girl




A Wolf at the Door

Irrational Man


The Mend



The Treasure

A Childhood

The Homecoming


*600 Miles

Son of Saul

*My Golden Days


*Cemetery of Splendor

Steve Jobs


Our Brand Is Crisis



The Forbidden Room





Inherent Vice

A Most Violent Year   


Ex Machina

*Far From the Madding Crowd


*Coming Home

The New Girlfriend


*The Assassin


The Forbidden Room  



Atticus Ross – Blackhat 

Noia – Mommy 

Jean-Baptiste de Laubier and Para One – Girlhood 

*Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow – Ex Machina

Craig Armstrong – Far From the Madding Crowd

Giuliano Taviani – Black Souls

Pétur Ben – Metalhead 

*Niaz Diasamidze – Tangerines 

Brian Eno – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Pharrell – Dope 

Jed Kurzel – Slow West

Harry Escott – The Face of an Angel 

*Stefan Will – Phoenix 

Judd Greenstein and Michi Wiancko – The Mend

Jóhann JóhannssonSicario 

Danny Bensi and Saunder JurriaansWildlike 

Nicolas JaarDheepan 

Jean-Christophe Onno – Underground Fragrance 

Ray LaMontagne – A Childhood

*Warren Ellis – Mustang 

*Lim Giong – The Assassin 

*Carter Burwell – Carol 

Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight 



*The Salt of the Earth

Heart of a Dog

Red Army


The Look of Silence

We Come As Friends