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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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.
Happening
Happening
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.
Nanny
Nanny
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.
Pilgrims
Pilgrims
A pair of old friends revisit the scene of a crime with unexpected consequences.
Once Upon A Time In Calcutta
Once Upon A Time In Calcutta
After the loss of her daughter, Ela not only loses her identity as a mother, but also the only reason to be with her husband. But she finds starting the new life she wants isn't easy.
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Diễm Hà Lệ on connecting with Hmong culture and making Children Of The Mist
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