Always Amber
Documentary about youngsters with fluid identities.
Anne At 13,000 ft
Even in her job at a children’s day care centre, Anne prefers fun to actual work and often alienates those around her with her erratic behaviour.
The Assistant
A day in the life of Jane, an assistant to a high-powered film executive.
Bad Tales
Trouble brews over a long hot summer on the outskirts of Rome.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.
The Calming
A young film director makes her way around Japan, China, and Hong Kong after a relationship breakup.
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
Darkly comic horror about sex, murder and food.
Cuties
Amy, 11 years old, meets a group of dancers called "Cuties”. Fascinated, she initiates herself to a sensual dance, hoping to join their band and escape family dysfunction...

D

Death Of Nintendo
Hunting ghosts to impress girls. Undergoing circumcision in order to finally become a man. A pop homage to puberty and adolescence.
Eeb Allay Ooo!
A migrant to Delhi tries to make it in the monkey-shooing business.
Exile
A chemical engineer feeling discriminated against and bullied at work plunges into an identity crisis.
Father
Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
First Cow
A cook with a group of fur trappers strikes up a connection with a Chinese emigre in the Old West.
The Foundation Pit
A found footage film compiled from countless YouTube videos in which the people of Russia make a direct appeal to President Putin.
Gunda
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
Hope
When Anja is diagnosed with a brain tumour, everyday life in her patchwork family implodes and her cooling relationship with her partner Tomas is faced with a new kind of reality.

I

Jumbo
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated by carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction...
The Last Station
The final days of Tolstoy, focusing on his marital strife.
The Long Good Friday
A London kingpin is attempting to broaden his empire... but soon finds his gang are a target.

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Malmkrog
Guests at the mansion of man of the world Nikolai discuss death, the Antichrist, history and rule, progress and morality.
The Metamorphosis Of Birds
Beatriz and Henrique fall in love and get married. He goes to sea while she raises their inquisitive children. The director brings her family's story to the screen.
Mogul Mowgli
Zed, a British rapper, is about to start his first world tour when a crippling illness strikes him down and he has to move back in with his parents. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.
My Little Sister
Lisa has bid goodbye to her ambitions as a playwright and the Berlin arts scene and now lives in Switzerland with her husband, who runs an international school. When her twin brother – star of the Schaubühne theatre’s ensemble – falls ill, she returns to Berlin.
Nardjes, A
Documentary about an activist in Algeria.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City.
Pinocchio
A faithful adaptation of the well-known story of Pinocchio, about a wooden boy who longs to be real.
The Queen
The experiences of Queen Elizabeth II after the death of Princess Diana.

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Shirley
A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley's next novel.
Siberia
A broken man flees the world and finds himself in a cave. His escape becomes a radical confrontation with his dreams, his memories and demonic visions.
There Is No Evil
Four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty.
Undine
Undine is a city historian on urban development in a Berlin museum, the 'place by the swamp'. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.

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Welcome To Chechnya
This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic.
White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
Wildland
After her mother’s death, Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins... whose ethics are dubious.
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