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.
Bulbul Can Sing
Portrait of a trio of friends struggling with the expectations of adults and tradition in their village community.

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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.
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.

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Idol
Politician Koo Myung-hui discovers his wife in the garage, cleaning their son’s bloodstained car. He has just run someone over.
Knives And Skin
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.

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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.

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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.
Swimming Pool
A prickly English author looks for inspiration in a hedonistic housemate.
Under The Sand
A widow in denial about her husband's death, imagines he is still at home.

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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.
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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