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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A Love Song For Latasha
A Love Song For Latasha
A dreamlike conversation with the past and the present, this film reimagines a more nuanced narrative of Latasha Harlins by excavating intimate memories shared by her cousin and best friend.
Mother
Mother
In Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s. Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland.
Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin
Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin
When writer Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave Herzog his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin’s passion for the nomadic life.
Seahorse
Seahorse
Charts a transgender man’s path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself. The pregnancy prompts an unexpected and profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology.
Tiny Souls
Tiny Souls
Following lives of three siblings in a refugee camp as their time their stretches from weeks to years.
Push
Push
An international look at the global housing crisis in our cities.
Dive: Rituals In Water
Dive: Rituals In Water
Portrait of Icelandic pioneer Snorri Magnusson, who has been patiently teaching babies to float and paddle for over 25 years.
In Search...
In Search...
Documentary about the lasting trauma of female genital mutilation and the filmmaker's reconstructive journey.
The Edge Of Democracy
The Edge Of Democracy
Consideration of post-dictatorship politics and the resurgent right in Brazil.
American Factory
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
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