Abulele
A boy whose family is in crisis after his brother's death begins to put his life back together after meeting a friendly monster - but the monster may need his help.
Armugan
A man who lives in the mountains is a "finisher", who helps others to die.
Bad Tales
Trouble brews over a long hot summer on the outskirts of Rome.
Beasts
A woman finds herself in a political and emotional power struggle as she tries to save her family farm.
Beginning
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles.
Berlin Alexanderplatz
The life of a ex-con trying to go straight in 1920s Berlin is released on DVD after a massive restoration project by the original editor.
Charlatan
Drama based on the life of faith healer Jan Mikolášek
Courtroom 3H
Documentary about the Tallahassee Unified Family Court in Florida, which specialises in judicial cases involving children.

D

The Disciple
Chaitanya Tamhane's masterfully composed second feature examines a lifetime journey devoted to the art of Indian classical music.
Exile
A chemical engineer feeling discriminated against and bullied at work plunges into an identity crisis.
Fear
When a woman takes in a Malian refugee, she faces opposition from the local townsfolk.
The Flood Won't Come
A war-weary general oversees his troops close to home.
Forgotten Roads
A lonely widow from the countryside moves in with her daughter in a small, conservative town, and falls in love with an independent married woman who sings in a bar.
Fugitive Dreams
In this allegorical road movie touching on issues of homelessness, mental health, and addiction, two lost souls embark across a dreamscape America. Their darkly strange journey confronts them with their traumatic pasts, and bonds them in compassion and love.
Gracious Night
Three men bond on a night in a bar during lockdown.
Havel
Biopic of Vaclav Havel, focusing on his life and increasing political activism in the Seventies.
Honeymood
Following a fight in their honeymoon suite on the night of their wedding, a bride and groom embark on a surreal urban odyssey through the streets of Jerusalem.
Hunted
A woman who trusted the wrong man must use all her resources to survive - but the forest is on her side.

I

In The Mirror
Modern selfie-style retelling of Snow White set against the backdrop of a gym.
I Am Greta
Profile of the teenage Swedish climate activist.
Karnawal
A teenage malambo dancer finds his life complicated by the arrival of his long-incarcerated dad.
Kindred
A woman who is taken in by her partner's family after his unexpected death comes to believe that they do not have her best interests at heart.

M

My Favorite War
The director recalls the impact of Soviet propaganda on her childhood.
Nomadland
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

R

The Sign Painter
Tragicomedy about a young artist who becomes swept up in the political machinations of the Second World War.
Tangerines
As the Abkhazian War in Georgia approaches, two villagers are the only ones who haven’t left.
The Truffle Hunters
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.
Ulbolsyn
A young woman finds herself clashing with the patriarchy in a bid to rescue her sister.
Undergods
An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline - a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.
Undine
Undine is a city historian on urban development in a Berlin museum, the 'place by the swamp'. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.

V

Wendy
Lost on a mysterious island where ageing and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic.
When I'm Done Dying
Set in a rough neighbourhood of Istanbul, the story follows Fehmi, a talented 19-year-old rapper who is addicted to bonzai, a cheap synthetic and deadly drug, jeopardizing any success for his music career.
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

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