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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.
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.
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.
Critical Zone
Critical Zone
Guided by the voice of his GPS, Amir navigates the underworld districts of Tehran to comfort the troubled souls of the night.
The Beautiful Summer
The Beautiful Summer
1938. A young woman yields to her first great love, celebrating the courage to be truly herself.
Nocturne For A Forest
Nocturne For A Forest
The souls of women forbidden from entering a monastery debate the destiny of a painting inside it.
Animal
Animal
Pressures mount as summer intensifies for a group of entertainers at an all-inclusive resort.
Chicken For Linda!
Chicken For Linda!
When a mum makes a promise to her daughter after unfairly punishing her, she finds herself having to go the extra mile to make it come true.
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