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The Invisible Fight
The Invisible Fight
A kung-fu comedy set in an Orthodox Monastery in 1970s Soviet Union.
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
When Dutch patriarch and plantation owner Jan dies suddenly in Indonesia, his son arrives from Europe with plans for radical change. But when Jan’s will puts his Indonesian concubine Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be futile and blood thicker than water.
Yannick
Yannick
In the middle of a performance of The Cuckold, a very bad boulevard play, Yannick gets up and interrupts the show to take control of the evening...
Lousy Carter
Lousy Carter
Variously labeled as a deadbeat by his ex, a failure by his mother, and a shell of himself by his best friend, Lousy Carter is falling apart, debt-ridden and cast adrift. As he interprets The Great Gatsby for an antipathetic graduate class, one of the students offers Lousy Carter one last chance at living the dream.
Shayda
Shayda
Shayda, an Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardised.
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World
Overworked and underpaid, Angela drives around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a 'safety at work video' commissioned by a multinational company. When one of the interviewees reveals the company’s liability in his accident, a scandal erupts.
Anatomy Of A Fall
Anatomy Of A Fall
A woman is accused of her husband's murder.
All The Fires
All The Fires
Conflicted by his mother's new relationship and his best friend's crush on him, Bruno, a pyromaniac teenager, escapes from the city. He sets off on a journey in search of a girl he met online who will push him to confront his father's death and the doubts about his sexuality, but not before leaving all his fires behind.
The Old Oak
The Old Oak
A musing on the future of The Old Oak, the last remaining pub in a village in Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.
Bitten
Bitten
1967, Mardi Gras. Françoise is a 17-year-old boarder in an all-girls  Catholic high school. Convinced that she has only one night left before her death, she sneaks out with her friend Delphine to attend a costume party and live the night as if it was her last.
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