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Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
1945
A Hungarian village becomes a mirror for the failure of an entire society.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Al Gore continues his crusade to stop climate change.
Beauty And The Dogs
A woman meets a mysterious stranger at a party and leaves with him... it's the beginning of a long night in which she will have to fight for her rights and her dignity.
Borg vs McEnroe
The story of the tennis rivalry between the Swede Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe.
The Cakemaker
After the death of his lover, Thomas heads to Israel – the birthplace of the man he adored. He becomes a pastry chef for the widow of the deceased. Yet she hardly suspects that the unnamed sorrow that connects her to the stranger is for the same man.
Call Me By Your Name
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
The Charmer
An intense psychological drama about a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark.
The Ciambra
A teenager faces choices as he comes of age.
Custody
A couple embark on a bitter custody battle for their son.

D

Darkest Hour
A dramatisation of the early days of Winston Churchill's premiership and his dilemma over how to handle Hitler.
Directions
A small business owner and part-time cab driver is pushed to the edge by corruption.
The Divine Order
A small-town mum joins the suffrage movement in Switzerland.
The Disaster Artist
The story of the making of the 'Citizen Kane of bad movies', The Room.
A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Finding Your Feet
When a snobbish woman discovers her husband has been having an affair, she takes exile with her bohemian sister on a council estate.
Foxtrot
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
First They Killed My Father
Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.
Félicité
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
Happy End
Story of a bourgeois family, set against the backdrop of the Calais refugee crisis.

I

The Insult
A spat between Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee leads to division between their two communities.
I, Tonya
Dramatisation of the story of ice skater Tonya Harding.
Insyriated
A woman tries to hold her family together under a constant barrage of war.
In The Fade
Revenge thriller set in the aftermath of a bombing.
I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
Jane
Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall.
Last Flag Flying
A Vietnam veteran goes to collect the body of his son, who has been killed in war in Iraq.
The Leisure Seeker
An old couple take a road trip despite his Alzheimer's and her inability to stop talking
Let The Sunshine In
Isabelle, single mum, divorced artist with one child, is looking for love. True love at last.
The Lost City Of Z
The story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, whose search for a lost city in the Amazon grew into an obsession.
Loveless
A couple go looking for their young son after he disappears during one of their bitter rows.

M

Makala
A young peasant makes a difficult journey in the hope of creating a better life for his loved ones.
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
A woman seeks revenge after she is raped.
Men Don't Cry
When, less than two decades since the war ended in Yugoslavia, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel to undergo days of therapy, it’s hard to expect absolute harmony.
The Motive
A man obsessed with writing a book, starts to manipulate his neighbours.
Newton
A young bureaucrat named Newton is sent to the jungle to monitor an election there. But Maoist blockades, forced police protection and indifferent voters make defending democracy no easy task.
No Date, No Signature
A pathologist is riven with guilt after the death of a child.
On Body And Soul
A slaughterhouse becomes an unlikely setting for romance.
Phantom Thread
In Fifties London, the fastidious life of a renowned dressmaker is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.
The Polka King
A Polish migrant tries to make it big in Pennsylvania.
Pop Aye
A disenchanted architect goes on a road trip with an elephant.
The Post
The story of how the Washington Post rose to prominence by taking on the Nixon administration.

R

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
The role of Native Americans in contemporary music history.
So Help Me God
The extraordinary, offbeat judge Anne Gruwez takes us behind the scenes of real life criminal investigations.
Spoor
An elderly woman is convinced she knows what lies behind a spate of mysterious crimes... but nobody will believe her.
The Square
An art exhibit invites passers by to altruism, but things don't go as planned for its curator.
Stronger
Story of Jeff Bauman, who became a symbol of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing.
A Taxi Driver
A taxi driver burdened by debt agrees to take a journalist to a city under quarantine, without really understanding what he's getting into.
Tempestad
A road trip reveals the stories of two women facing up to the methods used by powerful cartels to control individuals, while state authorities turn a blind eye.
Thelma
Strange things happen to a religious young woman when she starts to fall in love.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A grieving mother takes on a town's police chief after the murder of her daughter goes unsolved.
Tom Of Finland
Portrait of the Finnish artist famous for his homoerotic work.
The Third Murder
Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi - a crime he admits - but as he digs into the case, he begins to wonder if his client is guilty after all.
Thoroughbreds
Two rich girls contemplate murder in Connecticut
Under The Tree
A spat between neighbours over a garden tree spirals out of control.

V

The Workers Cup
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.
Wajib
A father and his son come together to deliver wedding invitations.
Western
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
The Wound
Sexual repression and coming of age prove a dangerous mix for a small community.
Zama
A 17th century army officer in Ascuncion, awaits transfer to Buenos Aires.
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