Bonne Mère and Onoda
(Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Kogonada; Writer: Kogonada, based on the short story by Alexander Weinstein; Stars: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, Haley Lyu Richardson, Sarita Choudhury)
In a near future, a family reckons with questions of love, connection, and loss after its A.I. helper unexpectedly breaks down.
(Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Justin Chon; Writer: Justin Chon; Stars: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien, Emory Cohen)
As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
(Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Hafsia Herzi; Writer: Hafsia Herzi; Stars: Sabrina Benhamed)
After her son is arrested in a gas station robbery, housekeeper Nora does everything she can to help him as he remains incarcerated awaiting trial.
(Country: Belgium, Romania, Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Teodora Mihai; Writer: Habacuc Antonio De Rosario, Teodora Mihai; Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Álvaro Guerrero, Jorge A Jimenez, Ayelén Muzo, Daniel Garcia)
The story of a mother whose teenage daughter is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. When the authorities offer no support in the search, she takes matters into her own hands and transforms from housewife into a vengeful militant.
Commitment Hasan (Baglilik Hasan)
(Country: Turkey; Year: 2021; Director: Semih Kaplanoglu; Writer: Semih Kaplanoglu; Stars: Umut Karadag, Filiz Bozok, Gökhan Azlag, Ayse Gunyuz Demirci)
A man who makes a living from his father’s orchard tries to prevent an electricity pole from being plated in the middle of it, and makes a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Freda and Moneyboys
(Country: Haiti, Benin, France, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Gessica Geneus; Writer: Gessica Geneus)
A family running a street food shop in Haiti struggles with financial precarity and daily violence, prompting dreams of a better life elsewhere.
(Country: Austria; Year: 2021; Director: Sebastian Meise; Writer: Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider; Stars: Franz Rogowsk, iGeorg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn)
In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts in revulsion grows into something lie love.
(Country: Russia; Year: 2021; Director: Aleksey German Jr; Stars: Svetlana Khodchenkova, Merab Ninidze, Aleksandra Bortich, Aleksandr Pal, Anna Mikhalkova)
Follows a Russian professor who takes to social media to criticize his city's administration. He soon finds himself accused of embezzlement and placed under house arrest.
(Country: US, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland; Year: 2021; Director: Eskil Vogt; Writer: Eskil Vogt; Stars: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Morten Svartveit)
During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking.
(Country: Iceland, Sweden, Poland; Year: 2021; Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson; Writer: Valdimar Jóhannsson, Sjón; Stars: Noomi Rapace, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason)
A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.
Prayers For The Stolen and Rehana Maryam Noor
Let It Be Morning (Et Il Y Eut Un Matin)
(Country: Israel, France; Year: 2021; Director: Eran Kolirin; Writer: Sayed Kashua, Eran Kolirin; Stars: Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Dau, Ehab Salami, Khalifa Natour, Samer Bisharat, Yara Jarar, Doraid Liddawi, Izabel Ramadan)
Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and kid. An invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arabic village where he grew up... only for the town to come under siege.
(Country: Austria, France, Belgium, Taiwan; Year: 2021; Director: Chen Yilin Bo; Writer: Chen Yilin Bo; Stars: Yufan Bai, Kai Ko, Zhexi Lin, Chloe Maayan)
Fei works illegally as a hustler in order to support his family, yet when he realises they are willing to accept his money but not his way of life, there is a major breakdown in their relations.
(Country: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Arthur Harari)
It's the end of 1944. Japan is losing the war. By order of the mysterious Major Taniguchi, young Hiroo Onoda is sent to an island in the Philippines just before the American landing. The handful of soldiers that he takes with him into the jungle will soon discover the unknown doctrine that will bind them to this man: Secret War.
Playground (Un Monde)
(Country: Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Laura Wandel; Writer: Laura Wandel; Stars: Günter Duret, Lena Girard, VossKarim Leklou, Thao Maerten)
7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children's and adult's worlds.
Prayers For The Stolen (Noche De Fuego)
(Country: Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Tatiana Huezo; Writer: Tatiana Huezo; Stars: Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Olivia Lagunas)
Life in a town at war seen through the eyes of three young girls on the path to adolescence.
Playground and Commitment Hasan
Rehana Maryam Noor
(Country: Bangladesh, Singapore, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Abdullah Mohammad Saad; Stars: Azmeri Haque Badhon, Saberi Alam, Afia Zahin, Kazi Sami Hasan, Afia Tabassum, Yasir Al Haque)
The story of a private medical college teacher who becomes the witness to an unexpected incident while leaving the college one day, and is moved to protest against the system.
Streetwise (Gaey Wa'r)
(Country: China; Year: 2021; Director: Na Jiazuo)
Dongzi relies upon Xijun’s debt collections for providing cardiac treatment to the former’s father, the years of a cold father-son relationship and an unbearable life leaving him filled with conflicted emotions. His only reprieve is Jiu’er, a young woman capable of comforting his restless agitation.
La Traviata, My Brothers And I (Mes frères, et moi)
(Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Yohan Manca; Writer: Yohan Manca, Hédi Tillette de Clermont-Tonerre; Stars: Maël Rouin Berrandou, Judith Chemla, Dali Benssalah, Sofian Khammes, Maël Rouin Berrandou, Judith Chemla, Dali Benssalah, Sofian Khammes)
A young boy looking after his mother, who is in a coma, develops a love for opera.
Unclenching The Fists
(Country: Russia; Year: 2021; Director: Kira Kovalenko)
A young woman struggles to break free from her over-controlling father in a mining town in the mountains.
Women Do Cry
(Country: Bulgaria, France; Year: 2021; Director: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva; Writer: Bilyana Kazakova, Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva; Stars: Maria Bakalova, Vesela Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova)
A family full of women in a society where 'gender' is not a familiar word.