The 51st edition of New Directors/New Films will run in New York City from April 20 to May 1 and features 26 features in the line-up.

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Children Of The Mist
Children Of The Mist
Documentary about the indigenous Hmong ethnic minority in Vietnam's northern mountainous region, focusing on a youngster who faces the prospect of an unsettling matrimonial custom.
Dos Estaciones
Dos Estaciones
In the bucolic hills of Mexico's Jalisco highlands, iron-willed businesswoman Maria Garcia fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory.
The Innocents
The Innocents
During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking.
Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle
Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle
It's the end of 1944. Japan is losing the war. Hiroo Onoda is sent to an island in the Philippines just before the American landing. The handful of soldiers that he takes with him into the jungle keep fighting, not realising the war is over.
Small, Slow But Steady
Small, Slow But Steady
A young Deaf boxer struggles to find the will to fight through the pandemic.
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing.
Fire Of Love
Fire Of Love
Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded. A doomed love triangle between Katia, Maurice and volcanoes, told through their archival footage.
Aisha is an undocumented nanny working for a privileged couple in New York City. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in Senegal, a violent supernatural presence invades her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
Riotsville, USA
Riotsville, USA
Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military. Using footage shot by the media and government, the film explores the militarisation of the police and the reaction of a nation to the uprisings of the late Sixties, creating a counter-narrative to a critical moment in American history.
A pair of old friends revisit the scene of a crime with unexpected consequences.
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New Directors/New Films Features

Behind the facades
Sierra Pettengill on the politics of policing revealed by Riotsville, USA
Kicking out cliché
Juan Pablo González on avoiding stereotypes and building character in Dos Estaciones
From fact to fiction
Juan Pablo González on moving from documentary work to his first feature and the origins of Dos Estaciones
Childhood revisited
Diễm Hà Lệ on connecting with Hmong culture and making Children Of The Mist
The new lioness of French cinema
Happening director Audrey Diwan on abortion, prizes, equality and truth
The rhythms of Full Time
Director Eric Gravel on finding the right pace and story for his single mum drama

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