Amazing Grace
Concert film about the recording of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace album.
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.
Bird Island
After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persisting exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation centre for birds.
The Climb
A look at the friendship between two guys that spans many years.

D

The Endless Trench
Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place... but their imprisonment will go on for years.

I

Joker
Origin story of Batman's arch nemesis.
The Lighthouse
A tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Lynn + Lucy
Lynn and Lucy are life-long best friends but after the birth of Lucy's first child, their relationship comes under strain.

M

Macario
A peasant is befriended by 'Death' and given a water that can heal any disease... but his new powers attract unwanted attention.
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.
The Other Lamb
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
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

Rocks
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.
The Sharks
While a rumour about the presence of sharks in a small beach town distracts residents, 14-year-old Rosina begins to feel an instinct to shorten the distance between her body and Joselo's.
Sorry We Missed You
A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England.
A Thief's Daughter
When a woman's father reappears on the scene after a spell in prison, she has a difficult choice to make.

V

While At War
Drama about author Miguel de Unamuno and his stance towards the fascist coup d’état.
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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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