All Good
A woman keeps silent after a rape.
Anything And All
Poetic essay on the documentarian's memories.
Beast
A teenager finds herself torn between the control of her family and an outsider who is suspected of murder.
Border
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.

D

Deva
Character study of a teenager who lives in an orphanage.
Diamantino
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
Donbass
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
Giliap
The tribulations and potential romance of a small town hotel waiter.
Girl
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde.
The House That Jack Built
A serial killer's life story is told through the murders that defined him.

I

Jellyfish
A teenager tries to find an outlet for the anger generated by her chaotic home life.
John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection
Documentary about the US tennis ace.
The Journey To Kyoto
A musician famous in the 80s thanks to a song, his best friend, an apparently famous painter, and the crossovers between two worlds.

M

Michael Inside
A teenager living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to three months in prison.
Non-Fiction
A drama about the hopelessly intertwined world of publishing.
Obey
In the midst of the 2011 London riots, Leon grapples with the stark reality of his life and his relationship with his alcoholic mother while falling in love for the first time.
Old Boys
Reworking of Cyrano De Bergerac set in an English all-boys boarding school
On Body And Soul
A slaughterhouse becomes an unlikely setting for romance.
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence
Two travelling salesmen undertake a magical mystery tour of suffering, indulgence and melancholy as they attempt to sell novelty items to strangers and bring a little cheer into their lives.
Pity
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
Putin's Witnesses
Considering the Russian president's time in power.

R

Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
Roi Soleil
Documentation of the Sun King’s final breaths. A filmed performance of an installation.
Songs From The Second Floor
Wry examination of the human condition told through a series of vignettes.
The Silence Of Others
The struggle against the amnesty law in Spain for those who committed atrocities under the rule of General Franco.
Silken Skin
A man begins an ill-fated affair with an air stewardess.
Sorry Angel
Two gay men struggle with love in the shadow of mortality.
A Swedish Love Story
Two youngsters fall in love.
Under The Tree
A spat between neighbours over a garden tree spirals out of control.

V

You, The Living
Surreal, dreamlike, and darkly comic sketches about life and death.
News

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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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