200 Meters
A man from the West Bank finds himself taking the smuggling route to Israel to be with his family.
Ammonite
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Another Round
Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.
Bad Tales
Trouble brews over a long hot summer on the outskirts of Rome.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.
Cicada
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.

D

David Byrne’s American Utopia
A film of Byrne's acclaimed Broadway show.
The Disciple
Chaitanya Tamhane's masterfully composed second feature examines a lifetime journey devoted to the art of Indian classical music.
Friendship's Death
A war correspondent's conversation with an extraterrestrial amid the chaos of Black September.
Honeymood
Following a fight in their honeymoon suite on the night of their wedding, a bride and groom embark on a surreal urban odyssey through the streets of Jerusalem.
The Human Voice
Drama about a woman traumatised by the end of a relationship.

I

I Am Samuel
An intimate portrait of a gay Kenyan man balancing pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety and questioning the concept of conflicting identities.
Kajillionaire
Low-stakes grifters, Old Dolio and her parents invite a chipper young woman into their insular clan, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
Limbo
Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Due to the plaster-cast on his arm, he cannot play his oud and instead wanders the epic landscapes searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future.
Lovers Rock
A story set in London's West Indian community in the early 1980s.

M

Mangrove
The true story of the Mangrove Nine, the group of black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and their highly publicised trial that followed.
Mogul Mowgli
Zed, a British rapper, is about to start his first world tour when a crippling illness strikes him down and he has to move back in with his parents. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.
Never Gonna Snow Again
A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community.
Nomadland
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Notturno
Documentary about the everyday life in the Middle East that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
The Painter And The Thief
An artist befriends the drug addict and thief who stole her paintings and an unusual relationship begins
Possessor
Vasya is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. When something goes wrong on a routine job, she finds herself trapped inside a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.

R

The Reason I Jump
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
Relic
When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
Shadow Country
An account of life in a Czech-Austrian border village from the 1930s-1950s.
Shirley
A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley's next novel.
Siberia
A broken man flees the world and finds himself in a cave. His escape becomes a radical confrontation with his dreams, his memories and demonic visions.
Stray
The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul.
Undine
Undine is a city historian on urban development in a Berlin museum, the 'place by the swamp'. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.
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