The festival will run from 6-11 June, opening with the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona. This year's country focus will be Japan.

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The Brink
The Brink
Following former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections.
Lemebel
Lemebel
A multi-layered portrait of one of South America’s most important and most provocative artists, a tireless fighter in dictatorial Chile and an uncomfortable gay activist who spoke out – right up to the end of his life.
Queen Of Lapa
Queen Of Lapa
A proud transgender sex worker since the age of 11, Luana Muniz, now 59, shapes a new reality in her 'hostel' by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Solidarity
Solidarity
Solidarity looks at blacklisting in the construction industry where thousands of workers were denied employment for involvement in trade union activism and workplace disputes.
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
For Sama
For Sama
A young woman's struggles with love, war and motherhood over the span of five years in Syria.
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
The thoughts and life of Pepsi, a transgender woman born in the Philippines, now living in Italy.
Absence
Absence
A lyrical portrait, inspired by Indian poet Shiv Kumasi Batalvi, of the people left behind when men leave to work in big cities.
Property
Property
A look at the residents of a Berlin apartment building designated for redevelopment.
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UK premiere for Kapadia's footballer profile
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