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.
Ammonite
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
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.
Big Vs Small
Profile of big-wave surfer Joana Andrade.
Blizzard Of Souls
Dramatisation of the autobiographical experiences in the unforgiving First World War of teenager soldier Artūrs Vanags.
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

Dear Comrades!
A devout communist witnesses a government shooting during a strike - which changes her life forever.
Dinner In America
An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman he meets by chance embark on an offbeat romance.
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.
Falling
A man invites his conservative father to live with him and his husband in Los Angeles, but his progressing dementia becomes problematic for them both.
The Father
Anthony is 80 years old. He lives alone in London and refuses the caregivers that his daughter tries to impose upon him. Yet his need for help is becoming more pressing.
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.
Jumbo
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated by carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction...
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

The Man Who Sold His Skin
Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. He finds himself turned into a work of art by a tattoo artist...but at what cost.
The Metamorphosis Of Birds
Beatriz and Henrique fall in love and get married. He goes to sea while she raises their inquisitive children. The director brings her family's story to the screen.
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.
Poppy Field
The struggle of a closeted young genderme.
Quo Vadis, Aida
A UN translator in Srebrenica when the Serbian army takes over the town faces a difficult choice.

R

The Racer
Summer 1998 – the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. Belgian rider Dom has been one of the best support riders on the Tour for the last 20 years but he secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey just once before his career is over.
The Sign Painter
Tragicomedy about a young artist who becomes swept up in the political machinations of the Second World War.
Slalom
Coming-of-age tale about a young skier who is drawn into an abusive relationship.
Submission
A woman files a court case against her husband for rape.
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

La Verónica
Model and football WAG Veronica lives her life on social media... and she'll stop at nothing to become the face of a new lipstick.
The Wasteland
A hard-working brick factory worker faces the closure of his workplace and the fading of his dreams
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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