All Good
A woman keeps silent after a rape.
Anna And The Apocalypse
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them.
Anote's Ark
A documentary looking at the impact of climate change on the island nation of Kiribati.
Bixa Travesty
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo.
Blind Spot
Real time drama about what happens when tragedy strikes a family.
Border
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
The Bra
After the train of a retiring driver snags a blue bra, he embarks on a quest to return the under garment.
Burning
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Butterflies
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
Capernaum
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Chained For Life
A starlet finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she appears in a film about disfigurement that features real disabled people.
Chef Flynn
A documentary following a talented child chef who is determined to make it to the top of his chosen profession.
Cold War
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other.

D

The Dawn Wall
A documentary about the ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
Destroyer
An LAPD detective whose undercover work ended in tragedy is faced to confront her past when the leader of the gang she was embeded in re-emerges.
Diamantino
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
Donbass
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
Everybody Knows
Secrets resurface after a woman returns with her family's village for a wedding.
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
Free Solo
Following rock climber Alex Honnold as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo – without safety ropes – the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park.
Friend
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
The Heiresses
When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old car. As she explores the outside world she also starts to focus on her own desires.

I

The Image Book
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
Insect
An amateur drama troupe rehearse the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play.
In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Documentary looking at the impact of an asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island.
I Think We're Alone Now
The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse – until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.
John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection
Documentary about the US tennis ace.
Kailash
Portrait of Kailash Satyarthi, who has made it his life's work to end child slavery and exploitation.
Leave No Trace
A father and daughter find themselves searching for a place to call their own after their off-the-grid lives are discovered by the authorities.
Lifeboat
A Danish couple face emotional and moral dilemmas after picking up a Lebanese refugee while on a romantic sailing holiday.
The Little Comrade
A child's eye view of the Soviet occupation of Estonia.
Lysis
A father takes his estranged son on a rafting trip into the wilderness that suddenly turns into a struggle for survival.

M

Mandy
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
Manta Ray
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
Michael Inside
A teenager living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to three months in prison.
Putin's Witnesses
Considering the Russian president's time in power.

R

Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
The Realm
Manuel, an influential deputy secretary of an regional government who has everything going his way, finds himself fighting for survival when news of his involvement in a corruption ring leaks out.
Shoplifters
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
The Song Of The Tree
A musical epic and a romantic parable of a man whose family falls from grace after a tribal feud in a nomadic village.
Summer Survivors
Road trip follows an ambitious young psychologist who has agreed to transport two patients to a seaside psychiatric unit.
Suspiria
A nightmare brews in a dance company.
Tel Aviv On Fire
Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier, but trouble brews when soldier and the show's backers disagree about how the it should end.
Time Trial
A documentary following David Millar in his final season in the saddle.
Tumbbad
A greedy boy seeks out hidden riches in the dungeon beneath an ancestral house guarded by a terrifying deity.
Two Fridas
A drama with roots in the historic character of Judith Ferreto, the nurse of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who spent her latter days in Costa Rica.
Under The Silver Lake
A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.

V

Werewolf
Eight children rescued from a concentration camp, find themselves under siege from a freshly pack of former camp guard dogs.
We The Animals
Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents as Jonah embraces a world of imagination.
When Lambs Become Lions
In the Kenyan bush, a crackdown on ivory poaching forces a silver-tongued second-generation poacher to seek out an unlikely ally in this fly-on-the-wall look at both sides of the conservation divide.
Widows
Women left in debt by their dead husbands' crimes conspire to pull off a heist.
Winter Flies
Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára's turning 15 soon.
Yellow Submarine
Four Liverpool lads take a trip on a Yellow Submarine to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies.
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