The Act Of Killing
People responsible for the mass murder of suspeced Communists at the onset of the military regime in 1965 are challenged to restage their actions and question the pride they still take in them.
Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner
First movie ever made in Inuit, it tells a tale of love, tradition and revenge.
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
Life becomes desperate for a scrap merchant when his pregnant wife needs medical help they can't afford.
Before Midnight
Jesse and Celine consider their lives together after nine years of living together.
Belleville Baby
The director looks back at her youthful romance in Paris with a small-time criminal.
Boy
A Boy and his brother find their fantasy version of their dad is somewhat different to the real deal.
Camille Claudel, 1915
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Computer Chess
Early nerds congregate at a convention with a surreal twist.
Child's Pose
An upper class woman loses all sight of morality as she strives to save her son from a prison sentence for knocking down an killing a child.
Closed Curtain
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Concussion
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
The Croods
A prehistoric family leaves the comfort of the cave.

D

Dark Blood
When a couple's car breaks down at an former nuclear test site they are rescued and imprisoned by a local hermit.
Dark Matter
A visit to the ruined environment of a military testing site.
Don Jon
A porn-obsessed man tries to give up the one-night stands when he meets a woman whose appeal might exceed his fantasies.
Frances Ha
Lightning-in-a-bottle, Noah Baumbach’s love poem to his star and co-writer Greta Gerwig recalls Godard’s early celebrations of Anna Karina, but, as a New York movie, it’s beautiful in a brand new way.
Gloria
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
The Grandmaster
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Tragedy forces a group of children to confront their own mortality.

I

Interior. Leather Bar.
An attempt to recreate 40 minutes of gay bdsm-focused footage cut from William Friedkin's 1980 crime thriller Cruising.
Lovelace
The story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.

M

The Moo Man
The year in a life of a dairy stockman and his herd.
Mother, I Love You
Desperate not to disappoint his mother, an introverted boy gets into increasingly difficult situations.
Mussels In Love
A look at the complex and ever-changing relationship between humans and mussels.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
No Man's Land
A former mercenary confesses to the brutal acts for which he is responsible.
The Nun
A portrait of suffering focused on a young woman forced to become a nun because her parents cannot afford a dowry for her.
On The Ice
After a fight in which their friend is killed, two Alaskan teenagers try to cover up what happened and keep their mutual secret.
The Orator
A Samoan farmer defends his land and family while coming to terms with himself.
Paradise: Hope
A teenager from a troubled middle class background spends the summer at fat camp and determines to seduce its director.
The Plague
Five people struggle to get by in the tough economic conditions around Barcelona.
Pluto
A boy works hard to try and enter the elite class at his school, but is kept out by a brutal clique.
Portrait Of Jason
Documentary about a gay black prostitute.
Promised Land
A salesman arrives in a small agricultural town to try and persuade the impoverished locals to sell their land to a natural gas extraction company.
Prince Avalanche
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.

R

Reaching For The Moon
The poet Elizabeth Bishop falls in love and finds inspiration.
Rock The Casbah
A young Israeli soldier is killed in a guerilla attack in Gaza, with a profound effect on those left behind.
Salma
The story of a woman shut away by her family for 25 years, who became a published poet, politician and activist.
Samson And Delilah
Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes, sees an Aboriginal couple drawn together after tragedy strikes.
Side Effects
A successful couple's lives spiral out of control after one of them is prescribed a drug to treat anxiety.
The Strange Little Cat
An intimate look at a family preparing to eat dinner togather in a Berlin apartment.
Ten Canoes
An Aboriginal hunting party passes the time by retelling an old fable that has a particular resonance for the youngest member.
Upstream Color
A man and woman are drawn together as they try to reassemble their wrecked lives.

V

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
A couple, one of whom is just out of prison, hide away in a house in the woods until the past comes calling for them.
Viola
The lines between fiction and reality blur for an all-female Shakespeare troupe.
Workers
A loyal factory cleaner is refused a pension whilst a maid finds herself employed by the dog who inherited the house where she works.
A World Not Ours
Personal study of life in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp.
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