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.
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.
The Cave (Syria)
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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?
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.
Le Mans '66
Dramatisation of a friendship that shaped motor racing in the Sixties.
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.
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.
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.
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

White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International film festival with a particular focus on Eurasian cinema

Made In Prague
Czech film showcase

DOC NYC
Celebration of documentary film

French Film Festival
27th edition of the celebration of French-language film

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