Ahed's Knee
An Israeli filmmaker throws himself in the midst of two battles doomed to fail: one against the death of freedom, the other against the death of a mother.
Assault On Precinct 13
A police precinct comes under attack from a merciless street gang.
Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.
Belle
The story of a shy teenager who becomes an online sensation as a princess of pop.
Benedetta
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Bergman Island
An American filmmaking couple retreat to the island for the summer to write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of the island's wild landscape.
A Chiara
The Guerrasio family and their friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 16-year-old sister Chiara, as they compete on the dancefloor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family is in top form. However, everything changes the next day when Claudio disappears...

D

Drive My Car
Nishijima Hidetoshi as a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife . Then one day the wife disappears.
Dune
A young man must survive on the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
Flee
Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built.
France
A TV journalist's career, home life, and psychological stability are shaken after a driving accident.
The French Dispatch
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
Futura
A portrait of Italy observed through the eyes of teenagers who talk about the places they live in and imagine themselves, torn between the opportunities that surround them, the dream of what they want to become, the fear of failing, the trials they hope to overcome.
The Girl And The Spider
Tensions ebb and flow as a young woman moves apartment.
The Great Movement
Mystical portrait of the contemporary central South American cityscape and those who work within its bowels and environs.
Hester Street
The Americanisation of Jewish immigrants in New York at the turn of the 20th century.

I

Il Buco
Drama based on the true adventures of a group of young speleologists who in 1961 descended into a hole in the mountains of Calabria to explore what was then the third-deepest known cave on Earth.
I Want to Talk About Duras
Portrait of the complex romantic relationship between epochal experimental novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras and her much younger, homosexual partner, Yann Andréa.
James Baldwin: From Another Place
James Baldwin muses on race, the American fascination with sexuality and the generosity of the Turks.
Jane By Charlotte
The director's portrait of her mother.
The Lost Daughter
A holidaying professor finds an encounter with another family triggers memories of motherhood from her past

M

Marx Can Wait
Camillo died in 1968. Almost 50 years later, Marco gathers his whole family for a lunch. With his family he wonders about Camillo, his twin, and life.
Memoria
A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.
Neptune Frost
The love story between an African intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.
A Night Of Knowing Nothing
A poetic record of the experience of being a young Indian in a land of violence.
Întregalde
A group of people on a humanitarian mission arrive in a remote area of Transylvania to offer the inhabitants various goods, but when they try to help a disorientated local, things take a turn for the worse.
Parallel Mothers
Two women, a generation apart, find themselves inextricably linked by their brief time together in a maternity ward, bound by a secret with ties to a deep trauma in Spanish history.
Passing
Two African-American women who can "pass" as white choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line in 1929 New York in an exploration of racial and gender identity, performance, obsession and repression.
Petite Maman
Something magical happens to a young girl after the death of her grandma.
The Power Of The Dog
A widow and her son are tormented by her new husband’s sullen and bullying brother.
Prayers For The Stolen
Life in a town at war seen through the eyes of three young girls on the path to adolescence.

R

Ratcatcher
An insight into the anguish of a young boy in the wake of a tragic accident.
Red Rocket
A washed-up ex-porn star tries to get his life back together in his hometown, sparking trouble for those in his orbit.
Returning To Reims (Fragments)
An intimate and political story of the French working class from the beginning of the 1950s to today.
A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
A Wuhan-set documentary that focuses on the Yangtze River.
Social Hygiene
Hedonistic philosopher-cum-delinquent, Antonin gets stuck between five women.
The Souvenir
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
The Souvenir: Part II
In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
The Tale Of King Crab
Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the tale of Luciano - a drunk who locks horns with the head of the region over right of passage and is later exiled.
Titane
A woman becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.

V

The Velvet Underground
Cinematic collage that is as much about New York of the period as it is about the rise and fall of the seminal band.
Vortex
Drama focused on a handful of dark days in the lives of an elderly couple in Paris.
What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?
A couple who fall in love at first sight, wake the next day with different appearances and struggle to find one another.
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
An unexpected love triangle, a failed honey trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.
The Worst Person In The World
Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.
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