5B
The story of the first designated hospital ward for AIDS patients in the US.
Abou Leila
Two men take an increasingly surreal trip into the desert against the backdrop of Civil War.
Adam
A widow takes in a heavily pregnant young woman.
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
Anna
A single mother living in war-torn Ukraine is tempted by the chance to attend a party where she could meet American men looking for wives.
Atlantics
Love and loss in Dakar are given a supernatural twist.
Bacurau
Villagers sold as human prey defend themselves from hunters using a psychotropic drug.
Beanpole
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.
The Best Years Of A Life
A sequel, set decades later, to Un Homme Et Une Femme.
Bull
In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally wilful and unforgiving neighbour, an ageing bullfighter who’s seen his best days in the arena; it’s a collision that will change them both.
The Climb
A look at the friendship between two guys that spans many years.

D

The Dead Don't Die
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
The Doors
Biopic of Jim Morrison and his Sixties iconic rock band.
Family Romance LLC
Docudrama about a company which hires out people to pretend to be family members.
Favourites
A teenage hitchhiker forms an unexpected bond with a stranger.
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
First Blood
Sylvester Stallone in first Rambo movie.
For Sama
A young woman's struggles with love, war and motherhood over the span of five years in Syria.
Frankie
Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
A gang boss survives an attack by a serial killer and works with a detective to try and track him down.
Give Me Liberty
When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.
A Hidden Life
The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

I

I Lost My Body
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until they met Gabrielle.
Joan Of Arc
A sequel to The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc.
The Lighthouse
A tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Litigante
In Bogota, Silvia, a single mum and a lawyer, is implicated in a corruption scandal. At the same time she is trying to cope with her sick mum.
Little Joe
A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination?

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.
Miracle In Milan
An allegorical neorealist fantasy examining social dynamics in post-war Italy.
Les Misérables
A man joins an anti-crime brigade and rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighbourhood groups.
Naptha
Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station is turned upside down when his ageing father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning back home.
Oh Mercy!
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Oleg
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise any more.
On A Magical Night
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
Pain And Glory
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Papicha
A student becomes determined to stage a fashion show despite religious opposition.
Parasite
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Party Day
Mena organises a birthday party for a daughter. But after a phone call from her mother, she becomes distraught.
Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You
Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.
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.
Port Authority
A love story about a Midwesterner and a trans woman, set in New York's Kiki ballroom scene.

R

Rocketman
A musical fantasy reimagining of Elton John's early success, addiction and rehab.
Share
After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, 16-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
The Shining
After moving his family to a remote hotel with a troubled past, a writer gradually loses his mind.
Sick Sick Sick
A teenager becomes fascinated with a new kid in class who is a haemophiliac. When tragedy strikes, she finds a new obsession.
Song Without A Name
Peru, at the height of the political crisis of the 1980s. Georgina is a young woman from the Andes whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation.
Sorry We Missed You
A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England.
The Swallows Of Kabul
Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Tommaso
An American film director in Rome tries to understand where life has taken him.
The Unknown Saint
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.

V

Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
The Whistlers
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.
A White, White Day
An off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
Young Ahmed
A teenager becomes radicalised.
You Deserve A Lover
After Rémi's infidelity, Lila, who loved him more than anything, has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to soul-search and try to understand his mistakes. There, he lets her know that their love story is not over.
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