45 Years
A marriage is thrown into turmoil with news of a long dead lover.
Above And Below
Existence on the fringes of society.
Aferim!
A policeman and his son hunt a runaway gypsy slave.
All About Them
Love triangle romcom.
Amy
A documentary about Amy Winehouse.
Arabian Nights
Stories based on the 1001 Nights but transplanted to the present day. The film is split into three parts.
The Benefactor
A guilt-ridden philanthropist tries to help a young couple but isn't so good at caring for himself.
Body
A police officer struggles with his daughter's anorexia.
The Brand New Testament
The new adventures of God, who lives in Brussels with his teenage daughter and falls foul of her hacking skills.
Bridgend
As a policeman investigates a spate of suicides, his daughter is drawn into the youth culture from which they have emerged.
The Club
A group of priests of various ages lives together with Mónica, a nun, in a house on the Chilean coast. When they are not praying and atoning for their sins, they train their greyhound for the next race.
The Crazies
The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.

D

Dog Day Afternoon
A bank job goes horribly wrong.
The Drop
A barman finds himself embroiled in mob trouble after a robbery and facing personal threat after finding a puppy in a dustbin.
Embrace Of The Serpent
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey
Alice replaces a recently deceased mechanic onboard Fidelio, an old freighter, and sets off on a voyage of self-discovery.
The Forbidden Room
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Goodnight Mommy
Twin boys suspect that their mum, who has just undergone reconstructive facial surgery, is an imposter and set out to discover the truth.
The Greedy Tiffany
A rube named Pepa robs cottages for cash but the discovery of a strange video recording points him to a place where he’ll find a treasure of immense value... little realising there is a plan for those who turn up looking for it.
Heil
An African-German Author loses his memory and is used by a modern National Socialist Party as promotion-figure for more political power over Germany.
Home Care
Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta lives for her husband, her daughter, and her patients. But then one day things change and Vlasta is forced to react.
Hungry Hearts
New York-set drama about a young couple who tear each other apart over the care of their child.

I

Inherent Vice
A drug-fuelled detective investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
I Am Belfast
A cinematic essay about the city.
Koza
A boxer comes out of retirement to help his girlfriend pay for an abortion.
Lamb
A boy's bond with his pet sheep strengthens after the loss of his mother... but trouble with his relatives brews.
Land And Shade
A man returns home after a 17 year absence because his only son is gravely sick.
The Lesson
A provincial schoolteacher is faced with tough choices due to mounting debts.
Love
A sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl; a love story which celebrates sex in a joyous way.

M

The Magic Mountain
The adventures of mountain climber and photographer Adam J. Winkler, who fought in Afghanistan with the mujahedin against the Soviets in the 1980s.
The Man Who Fell To Earth
The spectacular yet melancholy story of an alien from a dying planet who comes to Earth in search of water but indulges a little too much.
The Measure Of A Man
A supermarket guard faces a moral quandry.
Mississippi Grind
On the road with gambling addicts who live high and lose loads.
Mountains May Depart
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
Mustang
Coming of age story about five Turkish girls.
The Nightmare
A documentary about the experiences of eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis.
Not All Is Vigil
Docufiction study of an elderly married couple.
One Floor Below
A witness to a crime is faced with a philosophical dilemma.
Partisan
A boy grows up in a commune, trained to become an assassin, and begins to doubt its leader.
Poetry
A grandmother discovers poetry and begins to reassess the world around her.

R

Rams
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Schmitke
A level-headed engineer arrives to repair a creaking old wind turbine. Out there in the misty woods he also goes in search of something else deep inside him.
Sleeping Giant
Coming of age story about a trio of teenagers.
Sleeping With Other People
A couple who lost their virginity to each other meet 12 years later and try to help one another find a lasting relationship.
Slow West
A Scotsman heads to the american West in search of his lost love.
The Snake Brothers
Two brothers feel unable to build a life they are happy with.
The Sound Of Trees
At 17 Jérémie dreams of a life different from the one that awaits him at the family sawmill in the small Canadian town where he lives.
Stung
Parasitic wasps party on down.
Sworn Virgin
A woman who has taken an oath to live as a man rediscovers her sexuality.
The Tales Of Hoffmann
A poet recalls three doomed romances.
Tale Of Tales
Collection of fairy tales. In one, Salma Hayek is a jealous queen and in another Vincent Cassel plays a king who encounters two mysterious sisters. In a third a king raises a gigantic flea.
Tangerine
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Theeb
A Bedouin boy experiences a desert adventure when he joins a British officer searching for a well on the eve of the 1916 Arab Revolt.
Time Out Of Mind
A homeless man tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Tokyo Tribe
Hybrid of Yakuza gang action and hip-hop musical.
Under The Bombs
As the Israeli army bombs Lebanon in 2006, a mother makes a desperate journey to try to save her son.

V

The Violators
Two dysfunctional girls, from different backgrounds set off on a course that will have profound implications for both of them.
Virgin Mountain
A fortysomething man, who still lives at home finds a surprising catalyst for change at a line-dancing class.
West Beirut
Teenagers' eye view of the war of partition in Beirut.
Where Do We Go Now?
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
The Witch
A family of New England settlers find their faith tested when their son disappears... possibly snatched by something evil in the woods.
Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead
During a post- apocalyptic zombie crisis, a mechanic sets out to rescue his sister from the clutches of a mad scientist.
Youth
A composer and a film director staying in an Alpine hotel find themselves under unexpected pressure.
You Carry Me
A mosaic of stories whose common denominator is the fight for survival, forgiveness, and new opportunities.
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