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The Solé family spends the summer picking peaches - but this year’s crop may well be their last as new owners plan to replace the peach trees with solar panels and the family’s livelihood is threatened.
Peter Von Kant
Peter Von Kant
The life of famous film director Peter von Kant is turned upside down when he meets the handsome young Amir.
A Piece Of Sky
A Piece Of Sky
A young woman commits to standing by her husband after he is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
Rule 34
Rule 34
A young woman studies criminal law and advocates for women's rights and at night she performs in front of a live sex cam. One night watching a film awakens her dark impulses for a more dangerous means of sexual gratification.
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power
Based on Nina Menkes' acclaimed talk "Sex & Power: The Visual Language of Cinema", a mesmerising journey into how shot design intersects with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse/assault and employment discrimination against women.
Both Sides Of The Blade
Both Sides Of The Blade
Sara has been in a stable, loving relationship with Jean for years. But then a man from their past reappears and, without warning, an old passion reignites.
Rimini in winter. A group of older hotel guests is blissfully enjoying Richie Bravo singing about tears that hurt. But when his daughter holds up a mirror to his pathos, the past catches up with this star of schmaltz.
Small, Slow But Steady
Small, Slow But Steady
A young Deaf boxer struggles to find the will to fight through the pandemic.
A well-liked young museum attendant invites his colleagues on a sailing trip on his aristocratic family’s boat, but all is not quite as it seems.
A Flower In The Mouth
A Flower In The Mouth
A film in two parts: a first act filmed as an observational documentary in the world's largest flower market, followed by a fictional second act about a man, afflicted by a terminal illness, encountering a stranger in a train station bar.
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Extending her limits
Júlia Murat on violence, desire and patriarchal society, and Rule 34
Taking the lead
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