7th Heaven
A street-washer falls for a street waif.
The Angel
The story of a real life teenage serial killer in Argentina.
Assassination Nation
This is a 1000 percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem, absolutely lost its mind.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
An anthology of short films based on a fictional book of “western tales”.
Beautiful Boy
A father tries to help his son break his cycle of drug addiction.
Bill Murray Stories
Tales from the extraordinary day to day life of Bill Murray.
Bisbee '17
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
Border
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Burning
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Cam
A sex cam worker finds that her identity has been appropriated by a mysterious doppelgänger.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The true story of Lee Israel who became a literary forger.
Capernaum
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Chained For Life
A starlet finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she appears in a film about disfigurement that features real disabled people.
The Chambermaid
Character study of a maid in a Mexican hotel.
Colette
The story of author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette's rise to fame.
Consequences
A teenager is forced to choose between a charismatic young man he meets in a detention centre and his own sense of moral integrity.

D

Daughter Of Mine
Vittoria is growing up in a remote Sardinian village. One day she meets the wildly independent Angelica who is so very different to her own caring mother Tina. The young girl has no knowledge of the secret that connects these two women.
Destroyer
An LAPD detective whose undercover work ended in tragedy is faced to confront her past when the leader of the gang she was embeded in re-emerges.
Diamantino
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
Dogman
A dog groomer finds himself groomed to commit crime.
Donbass
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
Dragged Across Concrete
A pair of cops suspended for strong-arm tactics descend into the criminal underworld.
Eldorado
The economic vicious circle that traps refugees.
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
The Fog
A small town on the California coast is swathed in a mysterious fog containing the vengeful ghosts of shipwrecked sailors.
Freedom Fields
Documentary spanning six years in the life of Libya’s nascent women’s football scene.
Friend
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
The Front Runner
The story of Gary Hart, whose presidential campaign was rocked by scandal.
Girl
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
The Guilty
After he takes a call from a woman in a desperate situation, an emergency operator feels unable to let go.
Holiday
The sugar baby of a mob boss flirts with a stranger on the Turkish Riviera.

I

If Beale Street Could Talk
A pregnant woman tries to prove her lover's innocence.
The Image Book
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection
Documentary about the US tennis ace.
Jonathan
Jonathan is a young man with a strange condition that only his brother understands. But when he begins to yearn for a different life, their unique bond becomes increasingly tested.
Journey To A Mother's Room
Leonor wants to leave home, but she doesn’t dare to tell her mother. Estrella doesn’t want her to leave but is unable to keep her by her side either. Mother and daughter will have to face this new stage in life in which the world they share starts to fall apart.
The Kindergarten Teacher
When a kindergarten teacher discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Lizzie
Lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan.

M

Madeline's Madeline
A young woman with mental health issues finds herself pushed to the limit by the demands of a theatre group.
Mandy
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote.
Mirai
A spoiled boy has to cope with the arrival of a new baby sister - and much more.
Miriam Lies
Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Museum
Two students break into the national museum in Mexico City and escape with precious artefacts. A road movie.
Nancy
A woman becomes increasingly convinced that she was kidnapped as a child.
The Nightshifter
A morgue worker is used to hearing the voices of the dead but when one day he decides to use the secrets they tell him for his own ends, he brings down a terrible curse upon his family.
Non-Fiction
A drama about the hopelessly intertwined world of publishing.
The Old Man & The Gun
Based on the story of a man who escaped San Quentin at 70 and went on to commit a string of heists that captivated the public.
Outlaw King
Historical drama about Robert The Bruce.
Out Of Blue
Detective thriller based on Martin Amis' Night Train.
Peterloo
Dramatisation of events surrounding hte 1819 Peterloo Massacre when a pro-democracy rally turn bloody as forces stormed the crowd.
A Private War
Biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin while on assignment in Syria.
Putin's Witnesses
Considering the Russian president's time in power.
The Quake
Could reports of tremors beneath the city of Oslo predict a catastrophic earthquake is imminent?

R

Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
The Realm
Manuel, an influential deputy secretary of an regional government who has everything going his way, finds himself fighting for survival when news of his involvement in a corruption ring leaks out.
Roma
Chronicle of a middle-class family in the 1970s.
Sauvage
A young male sex worker searches for love and companionship.
Shadow
The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.
The Sisters Brothers
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
Some Like It Hot
Classic cross-dressing comedy as two unemployed musicians go on the run from gangsters in an all-girl band.
Stan & Ollie
True story of the late years of the comedy double-act.
Sunset
A young wannabe milliner in Budapest meets a man connected to her past and begins to uncover family secrets.
Support The Girls
The wild story of one day at a traditional American sports bar.
Suspiria
A nightmare brews in a dance company.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
Documentary about Orson Welles unfinished film, The Other Side Of The Wind.
They Shall Not Grow Old
Archive, colourised footage tells the story of the First World War.
This Teacher
A woman's life begins to slip into a nightmare after a reunion with a childhood friend turns sour.
Tumbbad
A greedy boy seeks out hidden riches in the dungeon beneath an ancestral house guarded by a terrifying deity.

V

The White Crow
Dramatisation of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West.
Widows
Women left in debt by their dead husbands' crimes conspire to pull off a heist.
Wildlife
A portrait of a family in crisis.
Winter Flies
Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára's turning 15 soon.
Woman At War
A middle-aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her small town, but everything changes when a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Documentary about the US public TV children's show host who had a lasting influence.
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