Abiding Nowhere
A solitary monk slowly paces through bustling streets and tranquil parks. Across town, a curious young man explores an abandoned building.
Architecton
A documentary meditation on architecture and how the design and construction of buildings from the ancient past reveals our destruction - and offers hope for survival.
Battle In Heaven
An ugly taxi driver and the prostitute daughter of a general go at it and at it and (yawn).
Between The Temples
A cantor in a crisis of faith finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as his new adult bat mitzvah student.
Brief History Of A Family
A middle-class family’s fate becomes intertwined with their only son’s enigmatic new friend in post one-child policy China, putting unspoken secrets, unmet expectations, and untended emotions under the microscope.

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Dahomey
Documentary about the return of artworks to Benin that were looted by French colonisers.
The Departed
Two cops in Boston go undercover on either side of organised crime.
A Different Man
Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical trial to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare.
Dying
Ensemble drama about members of an estranged family.
The Editorial Office
Satire sees a biologist mixed up in a web of fake news as he tries to reveal a story.
The Empire
The forces of good and evil battle it out in a village in France.
Godzilla
The original Japanese monster lizard movie - Ban The Bomb!
The Great Yawn Of History
A religious man dreams of finding gold coins hidden in a cave. Aware that his belief prohibits him from claiming the treasure, he hires a non-religious young man to assist in its retrieval.
Henry Fonda For President
A personal essay about the United States, viewed through the life and work of the 12 Angry Men star.

I

Intercepted
The destruction caused by the war against Ukraine is shown in lengthy tableaux. Intercepted phone conversations between Russian soldiers and their families set up a parallel world.
I Saw the TV Glow
Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show - a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.
L'Homme-Vertige: Tales Of A City
Documentary about Point-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe.
Love Lies Bleeding
Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Las Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.

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My Stolen Planet
Farah, an Iranian woman, is forced to migrate to her private planet to be free. She buys other people’s memories in the form of Super 8 films and records and archives her own to create an alternative history of Iran.
My Summer With Irène
Italy 1997. When 17-year-old Clara and Irene meet they are nothing alike but get on marvelously. They run away together to an island in Sicily to live their summer freely, and to hide from a reality they want to forget.
The Nights Still Smell Of Gunpowder
A filmmaker tries to revive his memories of the war raging in a Mozambique village through soundscape exploration and interviews with the villagers.
The Outrun
After living life on the edge in London, Rona attempts to come to terms with her troubled past. She returns to the wild beauty of Scotland’s Orkney Islands - where she grew up - hoping to heal.

R

Reas
A group of prison inmates re-enact their lives and sentences, balancing memories with fantasy.
Reinas
Lucia, Aurora, and their mother, Elena, plan to leave Lima in 1992 and seek opportunities in the US. Their farewell involves reconnecting with the kids' estranged father, adding to the emotional turbulence of their departure.
The Sacrifice
Faced with the destruction of everything he loves, a father offers himself to God as a sacrifice in its stead.
Sasquatch Sunset
A year in the life of a singular family.
Scenes Of Extraction
An archival constellation from the still and moving images of the British Petroleum Archives, documenting the expansive colonial network behind the British geophysical expeditions that spanned across Iran in the early 20th century.
Seven Veils
An earnest theatre director has the task of remounting her former mentor's most famous work, the opera Salome. Some disturbing memories from her past will allow her repressed trauma to colour the present.
Sojourn To Shangri-La
During a seaside commercial shoot, a complex art piece vanishes overnight. As the situation comes to a standstill, the assistant art director journeys in search of the installation.
Sons
A prison officer faces a dilemma after a young man from her past is transferred to the jail where she works.
Spaceman
An astronaut, has been on a space mission for months. He realises that his wife might not be waiting for him once he returns to Earth. In his desperation, he turns for help to a mysterious creature lurking deep in the bowels of his spaceship.
Through Rocks And Clouds
Eight-year-old alpaca farmer Feliciano is ecstatic: Peru has the opportunity to qualify for the World Cup. However, the scheming of a mining company is jeopardising the future of his village.
A Traveler's Needs
Iris, a wandering woman teaching French to Koreans, navigates her life with few concerns.

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The Wayward Cloud
During a drought, the people of Taipei develop an obsession with watermelon.
Who Do I Belong To
Aïcha longs for the return of her oldest sons, Mehdi and Amine, who abandoned the household in search of war. Upon Mehdi's return, a looming darkness surfaces.
Young Hearts
A 14-year-old boy feels attracted to his new neighbour, Alexander. Soon he realises that he's truly in love for the first time, but interactions with his friends and family bring more questions than answers.
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