Alpha, The Right To Kill
Set against the background of the government's crackdown on illegal drugs, the SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest a drug dealer, with a detective and his informant Elijah providing the intelligence.
The Angel
The story of a real life teenage serial killer in Argentina.
Another Day Of Life
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
An Elephant Sitting Still
The lives of four people cross over the course of a day in China.
Bad Times At The El Royale
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell.
Beautiful Boy
A father tries to help his son break his cycle of drug addiction.
Bicycle Thieves
The poverty of opportunity in post war Italy. Out on re-release in December.
Birds Of Passage
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
BlacKkKlansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Blind Spot
Real time drama about what happens when tragedy strikes a family.
The Brothers
A young woman working as a servant on the Isle of Skye struggles with the consequences of male attention and is caught up in a doomed love affair.
Capernaum
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
The Chambermaid
Character study of a maid in a Mexican hotel.
Cold War
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other.

D

A Faithful Man
Rom-com love triangle with added kid.
First Man
Biopic of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.
Girl
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
The Heiresses
When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old car. As she explores the outside world she also starts to focus on her own desires.

I

The Image Book
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
Journey To A Mother's Room
Leonor wants to leave home, but she doesn’t dare to tell her mother. Estrella doesn’t want her to leave but is unable to keep her by her side either. Mother and daughter will have to face this new stage in life in which the world they share starts to fall apart.

M

Manta Ray
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
Mirai
A spoiled boy has to cope with the arrival of a new baby sister - and much more.

R

The Realm
Manuel, an influential deputy secretary of an regional government who has everything going his way, finds himself fighting for survival when news of his involvement in a corruption ring leaks out.
Rojo
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
Roma
Chronicle of a middle-class family in the 1970s.
Simon and Laura
A bickering couple get the opportunity to revitalise their careers by starring in a reality TV show.
The Sisters Brothers
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
A Star Is Born
A seasoned musician discovers — and falls in love with — a struggling artist. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.
The Third Wife
The story of a 14-year-old who becomes the third wife of a much older man in 19th Century Vietnam.

V

Vision
A Frenchwoman enters a Japanese forest in search of a herb rumoured to be able to cure emotional pain.
Yuli
The true story of Carlos Acosta, a black Cuban dancer who rose from an impoverished childhood to find international acclaim as a ballet dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Festival celebrating campaigning films

Sheffield DocFest
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Dundead
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