Advocate
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
Atlantics
Love and loss in Dakar are given a supernatural twist.
Beanpole
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.
Bombshell
A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.
Booksmart
Two studious high school BFFs decide to seize a last chance to party before graduation.
The Chambermaid
Character study of a maid in a Mexican hotel.
Clemency
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Corpus Christi
Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Centre. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary... but Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream.

D

The Disappearance Of My Mother
An ageing fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.
La Dolce Vita
A gossip writer's view of Rome's jet set at the hedonistic dawn of the cynical Sixties.
Free Color
A documentary about the Kinetic-Optic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and his mission to free colour from shape.
Harriet
The story of freedom fighter Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into an American hero.
Honeyland
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland's basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.
Hustlers
A group of strippers hatch a plan to fleece their clientele.

I

Jojo Rabbit
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
The Kingmaker
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Let There Be Light
A Slovakian man, who works in Germany, returns home for Christmas to discover some brutal truths about his eldest son.

M

Marriage Story
A couple find themselves in a messier divorce than they imagined.
Les Misérables
A man joins an anti-crime brigade and rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighbourhood groups.
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Motherless Brooklyn
A lonely private detective with Tourette's attempts to solve his friend's murder.
Oleg
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
Pain And Glory
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Parasite
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

R

Retablo
A teenage boy finds his world turned upside down when he learns a secret about his beloved father.
Second Star On The Right
Unexpected unemployment and a friend's wedding force a thirtysomething woman to confront her dissatisfaction with her life.
The Swallows Of Kabul
Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Synchronic
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.
Tel Aviv On Fire
Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier, but trouble brews when soldier and the show's backers disagree about how the it should end.
Tu Me Manques
Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new play in honour of his lost love.

V

Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Weathering With You
A boy falls in love with a girl who can control the weather.
Zero Impunity
Hybrid documentary exploring the use of rape and sexual violence in global conflict.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival
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Abertoir
Horror returns to the hills - and the valleys - for another year

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International film festival with a particular focus on Eurasian cinema

Made In Prague
Czech film showcase

DOC NYC
Celebration of documentary film

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