Ballad Of A White Cow
A single mum, whose husband has been executed, struggles for justice.
Beans
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.
The Beta Test
A man's life starts to fracture after he receives an unusual invitation.
Bloodsuckers
A penniless Soviet refugee who dreams of making a career in Hollywood at the end of the 1920s falls in love with a wealthy young vampire spending the summer at the seaside with her awkward servant – with unforeseen consequences.
Brother's Keeper
When a boy falls ill at an authoritarian boarding school, his friend struggles to get the staff to take notice.
Censor
When film censor Enid discovers an eerie horror that speaks directly to her sister's mysterious disappearance, she resolves to unravel the puzzle behind the film and its enigmatic director – a quest blurring the lines between fiction and reality in terrifying ways.
Courage
Documentary about the protests in Belarus.
Cryptozoo
As cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a Baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) they begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a cryptozoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.

D

District Terminal
A narcotic dream reflecting Iranian national psychosis.
French Exit
A Manhattan socialite whose inheritance is running out moves to a borrowed apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
From The Wild Sea
The director considers the critical relationship between humans and wild animals and the consequences of climate change.
The Girl And The Spider
Tensions ebb and flow as a young woman moves apartment.
Hands Across The Table
Romcom about a manicurist aiming to marry for money. Showing as part of the 2006 EIFF's Mitchell Leisen retrospective.
Human Factors
A mysterious house break in exposes the agony of an exemplary middle class family.

I

Instructions For Survival
Alexander's transgender identity means he is obliged to lead a life of secrecy in his home country.
Jesus Egon Christ
An addict struggles with his mental health in a makeshift religious rehab centre.
Last Days At Sea
The filmmaker accompanies Filipino boy Reyboy in his last days in a fishing village by the sea before he heads off to school in the city.
The Last Forest
In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, Luiz Bolognesi documents the Indigenous community of the Yanomami and depicts their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rainforest.

M

The Mauritanian
A detainee at the US military's Guantanamo Bay detention centre is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defence attorney for his release.
Natural Light
A company of soldiers hunt for partisans in occupied Soviet territory during the Second World War.
Ninjababy
When a woman discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant her unborn baby proves unexpectedly animated in the conversation department.
Philly D.A.
A groundbreaking inside look at the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.

R

A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
A Wuhan-set documentary that focuses on the Yangtze River.
Social Hygiene
Hedonistic philosopher-cum-delinquent, Antonin gets stuck between five women.
Stop-Zemlia
Drama follows a shy teenager and her friend as they navigate their 16th year.
Taming The Garden
A poetic ode to the rivalry between men and nature.
Tina
A documentary celebration of Tina Turner.

V

What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?
A couple who fall in love at first sight, wake the next day with different appearances and struggle to find one another.
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
An unexpected love triangle, a failed honey trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.
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