Abominable
A girl and her yeti friend face a race against time.
The Aeronauts
In 1862, daredevil pilot joins up with a meteorologist in a bid to fly higher than any human in history and they find themselves on an adventure.
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
Arab Blues
A Parisian psychoanalyst tries to set up a practice in a post-Arab Spring Tunis.
Atlantics
Love and loss in Dakar are given a supernatural twist.
Bacurau
Villagers sold as human prey defend themselves from hunters using a psychotropic drug.
Bad Education
Two young school friends meet after 16 years, with tragic consequences.
Beanpole
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
A dramatisation of the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
By The Grace Of God
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.
Calm With Horses
Thriller about a crime enforcer for a clan of drug dealers, while also trying to be a good father to his autistic son.
The Cave
Documentary about an underground Syrian hospital and its staff
Clemency
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
The Climb
A look at the friendship between two guys that spans many years.
Corpus Christi
Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Centre. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary... but Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream.
Cunningham
Profile of choreographer Merce Cunningham.

D

The Disappearance Of My Mother
An ageing fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
The Elephant Man
True story of a grotesquely deformed man who is saved from a freak show to become a sensation in Victorian London society.
Fanny Lye Deliver’d
The story of a woman living with her puritanical husband in 17th Century Shropshire and the two strangers who cause upheaval in her world.
The Father
After losing his wife Ivanka, Vasil believes that she is using his phone to reach him from beyond the grave, so he enlists the services of a psychic to try to make contact with her, much to the concern of his son.
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
Ghost Town Anthology
After a man dies in a car accident, time seems to lose all meaning for the residents of a small town... and then strangers begin to appear.
The Girl With A Bracelet
Courtroom drama about a teenager caught up in a murder case.
Give Me Liberty
When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.
Harriet
The story of freedom fighter Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into an American hero.
A Hidden Life
The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
Honey Boy
A child TV star and his ex-rodeo clown father face their stormy past through time and cinema.
House Of Hummingbird
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eun-hee floats through Seoul.

I

The Irishman
Story of the union official with mob ties, Frank Sheeran, and the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
I Lost My Body
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until they met Gabrielle.
Jojo Rabbit
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
Judy And Punch
Puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to a inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
The Kingmaker
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Knives Out
A detective is called into investigate the mysterious death of a renowned crime writer.
Koko-di Koko-da
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorsing them, luring them deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror.
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
The Lighthouse
A tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Little Joe
A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination?
The Lodge
A young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past.
Lost Lives
A documentary about the lives lost to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Luce
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealised image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Lynn + Lucy
Lynn and Lucy are life-long best friends but after the birth of Lucy's first child, their relationship comes under strain.

M

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.
Le Mans '66
Dramatisation of a friendship that shaped motor racing in the Sixties.
Marriage Story
A couple find themselves in a messier divorce than they imagined.
Moffie
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Muscle
A directionless call centre salesman gets more than he bargained for when he joins a local gym
Official Secrets
The true story of British Intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret memo.
Only The Animals
Thriller centring on the disappearance of a woman.
On A Magical Night
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
The Other Lamb
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
Overseas
A documentary about a learning centre where women hoping to find domestic work abroad prepare themselves what for what lies ahead - including homesickness and potential abuse.
The Perfect Candidate
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
The Personal History Of David Copperfield
Retelling of the Dickens classic.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

R

The Report
The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.
Rocks
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.
The Sharks
While a rumour about the presence of sharks in a small beach town distracts residents, 14-year-old Rosina begins to feel an instinct to shorten the distance between her body and Joselo's.
A Son
After a child is shot and needs a transplant, a family secret is exposed.
The Street
Documentary charting the gentrification of a street in London's Hoxton, where locals face being priced out.
Synchronic
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Tell Me Who I Am
Story of a twin who lost his memory after an accident and the brother who was his only link to his memories - and who faced ethical choices as a result.
A Thief's Daughter
When a woman's father reappears on the scene after a spell in prison, she has a difficult choice to make.
Tremors
The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.
The Two Popes
A struggle, behind Vatican walls, between a cardinal and a Pope.
The Unknown Saint
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.

V

Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
The Whistlers
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.
White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
A White, White Day
An off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
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