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Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Al Gore continues his crusade to stop climate change.
Ballad Of Narayama
A grandmother prepares for her last journey - to be taken to the mountains to die - but her son struggles to accept her fate.
Barbara
Filmmaking and real life start to blur for a director making a biopic about female singer Barbara.
Beauty And The Dogs
A woman meets a mysterious stranger at a party and leaves with him... it's the beginning of a long night in which she will have to fight for her rights and her dignity.
Becoming Cary Grant
The star's own words are used to tell his life story.
Before We Vanish
Narumi and her husband Shinji are going through a rocky patch when Shinji suddenly vanishes, returning several days later, utterly transformed. At the same time, a family is brutally murdered, and the town beset by strange phenomena. Journalist Sakurai begins to investigate the mystery…
The Burden
The Burden is an animated and animal musical, enacted in a modern marketplace next to a large freeway.
The Beguiled
Civil War drama about an injured Yankee soldier who seeks refuge in girls' boarding school.
Belle De Jour
Bunuel's story of a chaste housewife who gets a job in a brothel still has the power to shock after 40 years. Out now on re-release.
Blade Of The Immortal
Manga tale of an immortal warrior, who cannot be released from his torment until he has killed 10000 evil-doers.
Brigsby Bear
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Bushwick
A young woman teams up with a military veteran to try and survive when insurgents bring war to the streets of New York City.
The Ciambra
A teenager faces choices as he comes of age.
Closeness
A family struggle to raise the ransom after a kidnapping.

D

The Desert Bride
When a live-in maid's path crosses that of a travelling salesman, her life will change forever.
Directions
A small business owner and part-time cab driver is pushed to the edge by corruption.
The Earrings Of Madame De...
A countess sells her earrings, little realising the huge impact the move will have on her life.
Faces Places
The director and photgrapher travel through France as their friendship blossoms.
Filmworker
Documentary about the working relationship between actor Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick.
The Florida Project
The story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose carefree lives contrast with those of their struggling parents.
Gabriel And The Mountain
Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decides to travel the world for one year... finally reaching Kenya.
Good Time
Crime caper sees a bank robber try to evade capture.
Happy End
Story of a bourgeois family, set against the backdrop of the Calais refugee crisis.
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Three teenage punks gatecrash a party on the Queen's jubilee night in London and have an unexpected experience that feels out of this world

I

In The Realm Of The Senses
A man begins an affair with one of his servants.
Ismael's Ghosts
A filmmaker's life becomes complicated by the return of a former lover.
I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
In The Fade
Revenge thriller set in the aftermath of a bombing.
Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc
Musical about the French heroine.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
A teenage boy tries to integrate a surgeon into his broken family but his motives become increasingly sinister.
L'Amant Double
A fragile young woman falls for her psychotherapist... and his twin.
Let The Sunshine In
Isabelle, single mum, divorced artist with one child, is looking for love. True love at last.
Los Perros
A woman embarks on an affair with a colonel suspected of human rights abuses.
Loveless
A couple go looking for their young son after he disappears during one of their bitter rows.

M

Makala
A young peasant makes a difficult journey in the hope of creating a better life for his loved ones.
Man Of Iron
At the height of the Solidarity movement, a Polish TV journalist is assigned by the government to undermine an independent trade union leader.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)
Comedy drama about a family who gather in New York to celebrate the work of their dad.
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
A woman seeks revenge after she is raped.
Okja
Young girl Mija must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
Patti Cake$
A New Jersey kid dreams of making it as a rapper.
The Prince Of Nothingwood
The story of Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-director-producer in Afghanistan.

R

Redoubtable
Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love, they marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.
The Rider
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
The Square
An art exhibit invites passers by to altruism, but things don't go as planned for its curator.
Sicilian Ghost Story
When a boy disappears, a young girl goes looking for him in the dark world that has swallowed him.
Tehran Taboo
An insight into the society of underground Tehran.
Until The Birds Return
Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and a neurologist whose past catches up with him.

V

The Villainess
Sook-hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. Now she works as a theatre actress and secret agent of the South Korean intelligence services.
Wind River
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Wonderstruck
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Both set out on quests.
Western
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
The Workshop
An exploration of group dynamics in a young people’s writing workshop.
You Were Never Really Here
A tormented assassin tries to rescue a girl but trouble lies ahead.
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