2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick and Clarke's quest to the stars.
Alone At My Wedding
A Roma single mum hopes an internet love match will hold the key to a better life.
The Angel
The story of a real life teenage serial killer in Argentina.
Another Day Of Life
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
The Apartment
An ambitious clerk engineers his rise through the ranks by lending his apartment to his seniors for their extra-marital affairs, only to question everything when he falls for someone himself.
Arctic
A tragic accident leaves a man stranded in the Arctic with no hope of rescue.
Asako I & II
Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality.
Ayka
A woman who has just given birth abandons her baby in the struggle to survive.
Bagdad Cafe
After a German woman falls out with her husband in the Mojave desert, she storms off to a truck stop, where she begins to transform - and be transformed by - the people who live there.
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché
Documentary about the first woman director, producer and director of a studio in the history of cinema.
Bicycle Thieves
The poverty of opportunity in post war Italy. Out on re-release in December.
Birds Of Passage
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
BlacKkKlansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
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.
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.
Capernaum
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
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.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Superior retelling - in verse - of the classic romance.

D

Dead Souls
Through the description of the daily lives of the now elderly survivors of the Jiabiangou Forced Labor Camp, this documentary seeks to expose the truth about the political campaigns of the late 1950s that led so many people to suffer or to die.
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.
Diamonds Of The Night
Two boys run away from the certain death awaiting them at a Nazi concentration camp.
Dogman
A dog groomer finds himself groomed to commit crime.
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 to her family's village for a wedding.
The Eyes Of Orson Welles
A journey through the pictorial world of Orson Welles, his drawings, paintings and works of youth, seen for the first time on screen thanks to his daughter Beatrice Welles.
Friend
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
Fugue
A woman suffering from memory loss is reunited with the family she can't remember having.
Girl
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Grease
Cult musical about the romance between a naive Aussie and school stud. Singalong version back in cinemas for Valentine's Day.
Happy As Lazzaro
A young nobleman asks a peasant to help fake his own kidnapping.
The House That Jack Built
A serial killer's life story is told through the murders that defined him.

I

The Image Book
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
In My Room
A bored man suddenly realises that everyone around him has disappeared and he isn't sure what happened.
Knife + Heart
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald... then one of her actors is brutally murdered.
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.
The Load
A truck driver is tasked with transporting mysterious cargo across a scorched landscape from Kosovo to Belgrade during the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
A man returns to the town of his birth 12 years after having committed a still-unpunished murder. Memories of the enigmatic and beautiful woman for whom he killed resurface, confronting him with unbearable revelations.
Lucia's Grace
When a surveyor has a vision of the Virgin Mary, she is inspired to try to build a church on land marked for commercial development, sparking conflict.

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.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote.
Mirai
A spoiled boy has to cope with the arrival of a new baby sister - and much more.
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
A documentary about Pope Francis, his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions.

R

Sauvage
A young male sex worker searches for love and companionship.
Searching For Ingmar Bergman
Director Margarethe von Trotta, extremely appreciated by Ingmar Bergman, follows the filmmaker’s footsteps as well as her own past and questions the new generation about the place left by the Swedish master.
The Seventh Seal
Bergman classic about a knight who plays chess with death. Out on re-release.
Sextape
Two sisters plot blackmail.
Shoplifters
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
Sink Or Swim
A comedy drama about a male synchronised swimming team.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
Sorry Angel
Two gay men struggle with love in the shadow of mortality.
This Magnificent Cake!
A five-part anthology featuring a troubled king, a failed businessman and an army deserter in stories that reflect the cruelty of 19th Century colonialism, told using stop-motion puppets.
Tokyo Story
Yasujiro Ozu's masterpiece about the indifference of families.
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

Vertigo
A detective becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman who reminds him of someone else.
Whitney
The sad life and stupendous success of a singing superstar.
Wildlife
A portrait of a family in crisis.
Woman At War
A middle-aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her small town, but everything changes when a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Yomeddine
A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.
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