2040
The intrepid creator of the documentary That Sugar Film sets off on another journey, this time to scour the world for solutions and measures to combat climate change.
45 Years
A marriage is thrown into turmoil with news of a long dead lover.
Amazing Grace
Concert film about the recording of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace album.
Born In Evin
The story of the family of director and actor Maryam Zaree, who sets out to investigate the circumstances of her birth in one of the world’s most notorious jails for political prisoners.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
Bulbul Can Sing
Portrait of a trio of friends struggling with the expectations of adults and tradition in their village community.
Buoyancy
Story of a 14-year-old who is enslaved on a fishing trawler.
By The Grace Of God
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.

D

A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
Driveways
Eight-year-old Cody is spending the summer in an unfamiliar setting with his mom Kathy. Though he can’t relate to the neighbourhood kids, things take an unexpected turn when he develops an unusual friendship with grouchy old Del from next door.
Flesh Out
Verida is due to marry in three months. According to a Mauritanian tradition, she has to put on a lot of weight to appeal to her husband. The weight gain process gets harder as it progresses, and Verida begins to ask herself if this is what she really wants.
Ghost Town Anthology
After a man dies in a car accident, time seems to lose all meaning for the residents of a small town... and then strangers begin to appear.
Heading South
Three female tourists, looking for fun in Haiti, end up with more than they bargained for.
Hero
Visually ravishing fable of maverick warriors in ancient China.
House Of Hummingbird
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eun-hee floats through Seoul.

I

Idol
Politician Koo Myung-hui discovers his wife in the garage, cleaning their son’s bloodstained car. He has just run someone over.
Jessica Forever
A group of orphan rebels are fortified in a villa with heavy arms to brace for a drone war with a faceless enemy in a dystopian future.
Knives And Skin
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.
Lemebel
A multi-layered portrait of one of South America’s most important and most provocative artists, a tireless fighter in dictatorial Chile and an uncomfortable gay activist who spoke out – right up to the end of his life.

M

Marighella
Biopic of Marxist Brazilian writer, politician and guerilla fighter Carlos Marighella.
Mid90s
The story of a teenager and his life between domestic violence and the newfound recognition from a group of local skaterboarders.
Midnight Traveler
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Out Stealing Horses
Trond Sander, 67, recalls the summer of 1948. When this blissful time came to an end, nothing was the same as before.
Piranhas
Criminal children seize power in a world without a future.

R

Serendipity
Prune Nourry is a French multi-disciplinary artist and a survivor of breast cancer. This documentary merges the artist and the cancer patient, offering an appraisal of her oeuvre and its newfound connection to her illness.
The Shadow Play
After a property boss falls to his death, a rookie cop investigates.
Shooting The Mafia
Profile of Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.
Skin
The true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon Widner and his attempts to leave his extreme right-wing past behind.
The Souvenir
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
Synonyms
Tragicomedy about Yoav, a young Israeli determined to wipe out his origins and become French.
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Swimming Pool
A prickly English author looks for inspiration in a hedonistic housemate.
Tremors
The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.
Under The Sand
A widow in denial about her husband's death, imagines he is still at home.

V

Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Vice
The story of Dick Cheney's rise to power and manipulation of US policy, presidents and process.
We Are Little Zombies
Their parents are dead. They should be sad, but they can't cry. So they form a kick-ass band. This is the story of four 13-year-olds in search of their emotions.
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