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.
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.
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.

D

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
Lost Lives
A documentary about the lives lost to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
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.
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Official Secrets
The true story of British Intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret memo.
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.
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

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.
Synchronic
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.
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.
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.
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