21 Nights With Pattie
After her mother has died, Caroline befriends a woman who was looking after her mother, but events take a mysterious turn.
600 Miles
A federal agent is kidnapped while he is trying to track a weapons cartel.
Amama: When A Tree Falls
A family tale of conflict between the urban and rural worlds, past and present, parents and children.
Anomalisa
Stop-motion tale of a man who struggles to connect with other people.
The Apostate
The tale of a man desperate to escape the faith passed down from his parents as he looks back over his past, his scars, the marks left by guilt and desire.
The Assassin
Action, drama and romance set during the Tang Dynasty.
Au Revoir L'Été
Rites of passage drama about a youngster on a summer break with her family.
Back To The North
When a young woman discovers she isn't well, she tries to persuade her parents to have another baby.
Black Mass
The true story of violent criminal turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger in Boston.
The Boy And The Beast
A runaway human boy becomes apprenticed to a supernatural beast.
Bright Future
Exploration of disaffected youth in Japan.
The Clan
The true story of the Puccio Clan. A family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
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.
Counting
Fifteen distinct but interconnected chapters, shot in locations from Russia to New York City to Istanbul. Together, these build to a reckoning at the intersection of city symphony, diary, and essay film.

D

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.
Eva Doesn't Sleep
Eva Peron's embalmed body becomes the focal point of clashes lasting a quarter of a century.
Evolution
On a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys, Nicolas and the other boys are subjected to mysterious and sinister medical treatments.
Family Film
A family starts to disintegrate after the mother and father leave the children home alone.
Freeheld
True story of a terminally ill gay cop who fought for the rights of her partner to receive her pension.
High-Rise
Class war breaks out in a tower block.
Hitchcock/Truffaut
Filmmakers talk about the influence of Truffaut's book Cinema According To Hitchcock.

I

Iona
A woman and her teenage son return to the place she was born to seek refuge from a violent gang.
Irrational Man
On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Ixcanul
Story of a teenage girl living in the foothills of a volcano, who faces an arranged marriage but is won over by the charms of a plantation worker.
King Kong
Still the big daddy of all monster movies.
The King Of Havana
Recently escaped from reformatory, young Reinaldo tries to get by in the streets of Havana in the late 90s, one of the worst decades for Cuban society.
Land And Shade
A man returns home after a 17 year absence because his only son is gravely sick.

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.
Meru
A documentary about the ascent of an unconquered mountain.
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
How to be a teenager without losing your life and why helping a friend who is sick need not be an exercise in sentimental wishwash
Moira
A man tries to rebuild his life after a stint in jail but finds his younger brother can't stay out of trouble.
Mountains May Depart
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
My Golden Days
Part prequel to My Sex Life. Paul remembers his youth and the consequences of true love.
My Mother
Tragicomedy, a filmmaker tries to cope with crises.
No Man's Zone
A journey through the stark post-tsunami landscape around Fukushima.
Our Little Sister
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
Paulina
A young woman survives a rape and her response confounds everyone around her.
The Pearl Button
Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor.
A Perfect Day To Fly
A man helps a child fly a kite and tells him a story.
Pikadero
A couple's fledgling relationship comes under pressure as they struggle to find time alone.

R

Regression
A father is accused of a crime he has no memory of committing.
Saudade
Ethnic tensions complicate working class lives in the industrial town of Kofu.
Sawako Decides
A young woman struggles to save her family's ailing clam-packing business.
Sicario
A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
A Snake Of June
A stalker at the end of phone line listens as a married woman lives out sexual fantasies.
Son Of Saul
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people tries to save a body from the flames.
Sparrows
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar.
Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans
The true story of how a cinema legend would risk almost everything in pursuit of his dream.
Sunset Song
The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Taxi Tehran
An Iranian director forbidden to make movies works as a taxi driver, and installs hidden cameras in his cab…
Truman
A terminally ill man spends four days with an old friend.

V

The White Knights
Dramatisation of the Zoe's Ark controversy.
Yellow Kid
A young boxer struggling in a violent world becomes the inspiration for a comic.
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