Adam
A widow takes in a heavily pregnant young woman.
After Midnight
A man struggles with loneliness, the possible collapse of his relationship and the fact that every night a monster tries to break into his house.
And The Birds Rained Down
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women.
Arracht
In 1845, a fisherman ends up on the run for crimes he didn't commit.
Atlantis
In a near-future war-torn Ukraine a man with PTSD takes a volunteer job exhuming the dead.
Baskin
A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell after stumbling upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.
Baghdad In My Shadow
Trouble brews in London for the Iraqi diaspora after a young man begins to be radicalised and a woman encounters a face from the past.
Boyz In The Wood
An anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit shites, set in the highlands of Scotland.
Cat Sticks
The stories of a group of addicts weave together on a rainy night in Kolcata.
The Cave
Documentary about an underground Syrian hospital and its staff
Corpus Christi
Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Centre. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary... but Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream.
The County
A middle-aged dairy farmer rebels against the all powerful local co-operative.

D

The Disappearance Of My Mother
An ageing fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.
Disco
The stepdaughter of a charismatic pastor begins to question her faith
Dive: Rituals In Water
Portrait of Icelandic pioneer Snorri Magnusson, who has been patiently teaching babies to float and paddle for over 25 years.
The Domain
Chronicle of a Portugese family who own a large estate on the banks of the Tagus, tracking them down the decades.
Dreamland
Amid the dust storms and economic depression of Dustbowl Era Oklahoma, Eugene Evans finds his family farm on the brink of foreclosure. His last bet to save the farm is the bounty on the head of fugitive bank robber Allison Wells.
Drowsy City
A young man who slaughters chickens for a living finds his trouble brewing when three strange gangsters come to hide in the abandoned building where he is living, bringing violence and a young prostitute with them.
Echo
A portrait of modern Icelandic society.
Ema
A dancer and her choreographer husband find themselves trying to stop their lives falling apart after an adoption goes awry.
End Of Sentence
A widower embarks on a journey to fulfil his wife's wish to have her ashes scattered in Ireland, taking his estranged son along for the trip.
The Exception
Death threats see suspicion grow between four women in an NGO.
A Family
A lonely man seeks emotional refuge in the organising and documenting of family moments using low-grade impersonators. When his fake sister becomes inspired to follow his method, their relationship struggles between the forged and genuine.
Finky
A musician and puppeteer seeking to escape steals an envelope full of cash and escapes to Scotland with his childhood friend Tom to start a new life.. but things don't go as planned.
Gipsy Queen
A Roma woman, who was the Roma Gypsy Queen, returns to boxing after becoming disillusioned with her life.
Girl With No Mouth
Family survivalist adventure in post-apocalyptic Turkey.
Greener Grass
A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.
A Hidden Life
The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
Honeyland
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland's basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.
Human Nature
A consideration of gene-editing technology.

I

iHuman
Exploring the artificial intelligence revolution and its implications.
Initials S.G.
An ageing Argentine Serge Gainsbourg wannabe struggles with a career he can't seem to get on track, an affair he doesn't want, and a crime he didn't mean to commit.
Invisible
Jonas pretends to be blind and enters a TV dance contest where he meets his attractive dance partner, Saulé. They soon become the show’s most popular contestants. Meanwhile, Vytas, an old acquaintance of Jonas, is released from jail thirsty for revenge...
Isaac
Skeletons rattle in the closet of a film director and his friends, 20 years after an infamous massacre.
Jawline
The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.
Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Two CIA agents are tasked with the perilous mission of destroying the Soviet Union, but as they enter a VR simulation their mission turns into a delirious trap, with the fabric of reality unravelling around them
Jojo Rabbit
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
Just 6.5
Action film sees a young cop take on a drug lord.
The Kingmaker
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
The Lighthouse
A tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Lil' Buck: Real Swan
Dancer Lil’ Buck grew up jookin and bucking on the streets of Memphis. After a breathtaking video of him dancing to Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral, everything changed.
The Lodge
A young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past.
Looted
Rob spends his days stealing cars with his gang in a town on the English coast... but at night he returns home to his terminally ill dad.
Lorni - The Flaneur
Shillong is a small town with a self-fashioned out-of-work private detective who escapes the monotony of his drab life when he is tasked with investigating the disappearance of objects of great cultural value. Looking for one thing, he discovers something else…

M

Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Explores the impact of movie sound through insight from cinema’s biggest directors and their go-to sonic collaborators.
Marionette
An actor begins to train a group of beggars to be more convincing.
Mater
A Croatian ex-pat is has to return home due to her mother's declining health, forcing them to face the ghosts of their past.
Moffie
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
The Moneychanger
A money launderer sees the Uruguayan dictatorship as an opportunity to make a killing.
Muscle
A directionless call centre salesman gets more than he bargained for when he joins a local gym
Nobadi
A grumpy pensioner hires a migrant from Afghanistan to bury his dead dog.
Oleg
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
One Child Nation
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
The Painted Bird
A lone Jewish boy has to fend for himself in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe.
Papicha
A student becomes determined to stage a fashion show despite religious opposition.
Patrick
Patrick lives with his parents on a naturist campsite. When his dad dies and he finds himself in charge he has other things on his mind... namely a quest for his lost hammer.
Perfect 10
An aspiring gymnast finds her life turned upside down by the arrival of the older half-brother she didn't know she had.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Psychobitch
A self-declared 'class outsider' becomes the study buddy of the most perfect boy in school.

R

The Reports On Sarah And Saleem
A man and a woman from two disparate worlds meet at nights just to have sex. However, when they get caught, the extra-marital relationship between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man causes tensions in the socio-politically divided Jerusalem.
Rocks
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.
Russian Spleen
The adventures of three friends in Moscow.
Saul At Night
In an effort to create a safer, healthier, and more productive society, a legally imposed curfew and mandated sleeping schedule forces all citizens to keep the same hours. Except Saul Capgras...
Savage
Hard-hitting drama tracks the three decades that shaped the feared leader of a biker gang.
The Seeker
Trouble brews on Father's Day when a woman returns to her family home for the first time in four years.
Some Beasts
A family enthusiastically disembarks on a deserted island on Chile’s southern coast with the dream of building a tourist hotel. When the man who brought them across from the continent disappears, the family is trapped.
Space Dogs
According to myth, Laika, the first dog sent to space, returned to earth as a ghost that has roamed Moscow since... this film is told from the perspective of her descendants, two street dogs in today's city.
Stories From The Chestnut Woods
In a decaying forest on the Yugoslav-Italian border in the years after World War II, a stingy, old carpenter and a lonely, young chestnut seller share imaginative memories of the past.
Supernova
Three men, one place, and one event that will change each of their lives.
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Theeb
A Bedouin boy experiences a desert adventure when he joins a British officer searching for a well on the eve of the 1916 Arab Revolt.
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.

V

You Will Die At 20
A boy struggles to cope with a prediction in childhood that he will die at 20.
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