American Badger
A seemingly cold-blooded hitman is assigned to befriend a call girl, but all hell breaks loose when he is forced to kill her.
Angelou On Burns
A documentary which follows Maya Angelou on a visit to Ayrshire where she explores similarities between Robert Burns’ life and her own.
Apples
A man caught up in an amnesia pandemic tries to construct a new life for himself.
Big Vs Small
Profile of big-wave surfer Joana Andrade.
Black Bear
At a remote lake house, a filmmaker plays a calculated game of desire and jealousy in the pursuit of a work of art that blurs the boundaries between autobiography and invention.
A Brixton Tale
Wealthy YouTuber Leah chooses shy youth Benji as the subject of her Brixton documentary. They fall for each other, but the desire for edgy footage leads them down a violent path.
Castro’s Spies
Castro's Spies tells the thrilling story of an elite group of Cuban intelligence agents sent undercover to the US in the 1990s.
City Hall
A look at Boston's city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more.
Cowboys
Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
Creation Stories
Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

D

Da Capo
A struggling songwriter reconnects with a former bandmate who is now teaching music.
The Dissident
When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover up perpetrated by the very country he loved.
Dreams On Fire
An exploration of the underground dance community in Tokyo.
Enemies Of The State
When their hacker son is targeted by the US Government, the DeHarts will do anything to protect him.
Expensive Shit
A Nigerian toilet attendant, desperate for survival, forced to manipulate unsuspecting women for men watching from behind a two-way mirror in a Glasgow club.
Eye Of The Storm
A documentary about one of Scotland’s most gifted painters, James Morrison.
Father
Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
First Cow
A cook with a group of fur trappers strikes up a connection with a Chinese emigre in the Old West.
Gagarine
Youri fights to save his home - which is also named after Yuri Gagarin - from demolition.
Gunda
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
Handsome
Two brothers embark on a worldwide journey to discover what it's like for other siblings living with Down's syndrome.

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Iorram
A documentary about life among fishing communities in the Outer Hebrides.
Jumbo
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated by carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction...
Killing Escobar
The untold story of the attempted assassination of Pablo Escobar, while at the height of his powers, by a small team of elite mercenaries.
The Last Ones
A struggling mine owner supplies his workers with drugs so they'll forget a tough existence. Nearby, a small community of reindeer breeders also struggles.
Limbo
Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Due to the plaster-cast on his arm, he cannot play his oud and instead wanders the epic landscapes searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future.

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The Man Standing Next
In the 1970s Korea is under the absolute control of its president, Park, who controls the KCIA the organization with the edge over any branch of government.
The Masque Of The Red Death
A cruel prince devotes himself to Satan and lives a life of excess, but just beyond his castle gates lurks a deadly plague.
The Mauritanian
A detainee at the US military's Guantanamo Bay detention centre is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defence attorney for his release.
Mekong 2030
An anthology film comprising five short stories that envision the future of the Mekong River from different cultural perspectives.
Minari
David, a seven-year-old Korean-American boy, gets his life turned upside down when his father decides to move their family to rural Arkansas and start a farm in the mid-1980s, in this charming and unexpected take on the American Dream.
Murmur
When an elderly dog is scheduled to be euthanized, Donna decides to take the dog home to fill the emptiness she feels, Donna begins to take home more and more animals and she is soon in over her head.
My Favorite War
The director recalls the impact of Soviet propaganda on her childhood.
The Old Ways
A journalist of Mexican origin, travels to her ancestral home in Veracruz to investigate a story of sorcery and healing. There, she is kidnapped by a group of locals who claim she's the devil incarnated.
Our Midnight
An impoverished, recently dumped actor who is moonlighting as a cop meets a victim of domestic abuse who is planning to kill herself, and an unexpected connection forms between them.
Out Of The World
A compulsive killer becomes obsessed with a young deaf woman.
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
A documentary about the punk legend.
Poppy Field
The struggle of a closeted young genderme.
Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time
A lonely neurosurgeon falls in love but when she moves to Budapest to be with him, the love of her life says they've never met before.

R

Redemption Of A Rogue
A black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins.
Rosa's Wedding
Rosa, about to turn 45, realises that she has always lived for others, so she decides to press the nuclear button, shake things up, leave it all and grab hold of the reins of her life.
Run Hide Fight
A teenager facing grief after the death of her mum is caught up in a school shooting and siege.
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In
A look at the life and legend of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
Spring Blossom
A bored teenager finds herself torn between the love of an older man and her adolescence.
Spring Tide
Journalist Guo lives together with her mother and daughter in the same residence. The relation of three generations looks placid but there is actually a fierce undercurrent of rebellion and resistance.
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club
In 1995, in a pub in King’s Cross, a group of friends discussed the idea of a gay rugby club. From that casual conversation, the first gay rugby team was born.
Sweetheart
A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard.
The Swordsman
A blind swordsman fights to protect his daughter and is forced to confront an old enemy.
There Is No Evil
Four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty.
Tina
A documentary celebration of Tina Turner.
The Toll
A toll booth operator's secret past comes back to haunt him.
Tree Fellers
The story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1941 and 1942 left the tropical rain-forests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland.
Truman And Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
The work, lives and personal journeys of two iconic American artists coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary.
Undergods
An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline - a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.
Underplayed
Music documentary portrays radical female artists breaking the rhythm of inequality in the electronic music industry and opening doors for the next generation.

V

Vicious Fun
A caustic 1980s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. He decides it's best to try and blend in.
Voice Of Silence
Two men work for a criminal organisation to clean up the aftermath messes. One day, they receive an unexpected order.
Welcome II The Terrordome
In a future where all black people have been forced to live inside a compound, one woman's quest for revenge sparks civil war.
Wildland
After her mother’s death, Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins... whose ethics are dubious.
The Woman With Leopard Shoes
A burglar is hired by a mysterious woman to steal a box from a house. As he is about to leave, the sudden arrival of guests forces him to hide in the study. The situation takes a turn for the worse when he makes a startling discovery.
Yer Old Faither
A documentary about a Scottish obstetrician who moved to Australia and brought hundreds of children into the world.
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