A group of carnival performers are kidnapped and forced to fight for their lives in a deadly maze.
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
The story behind the literary 'hoax' of JT LeRoy.
Two brothers find their hedonistic bar business heading for trouble.
The Birth Of A Nation
The story of Nat Turner's slave uprising.
Blood Simple
A rich man hires a private detective to kill his wife and her lover, but things don't go quite to plan.
Brahman Naman
A quiz team aim for glory, while targeting the loss of their virginity.
Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson documents her career working with filmmakers.
Captain Fantastic
A dad who has raised his kids in the forest is forced to take them on a road trip.
Cemetery Of Splendor
A housewife tends to a soldier with a mysterious sleeping sickness and begins to experience strange dreams.
Certain Women
Triptych of stories about women in small-town America.
True story of a driven but troubled TV news reporter.
Complete Unknown
An enigmatic woman walks back into the life of a man she knew before.


The Eagle Huntress
A teenager decides to become the first female eagle huntress.
Embrace Of The Serpent
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
The Eyes Of My Mother
A young woman tries to work out how to live after emerging from a childhood scarred by brutal violence.
The Fits
Portrait of a tomboy assimilating into a tight-knit dance troupe.
A Flag Without A Country
Docu-fiction following two Kurds hoping to construct a better future for the next generation.
Frank & Lola
A chef finds himself becoming obsessed by jealousy after a tearful admission from his latest love.
The Free World
An ex-con risks his new-found freedom to help a woman he has just met.
Tension mounts between two brothers as the younger undergoes pledge week at the elder's fraternity house.
A Good Wife
A woman begins to question her life after she is diagnosed with cancer.
Green Room
A young punk band is trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling on a murder committed by neo-Nazis.
Hooligan Sparrow
A portrait of women's rights activist Ye Hainan, detailing her struggles with the Chinese authorities.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.


The Innocents
A young doctor becomes the soul hope for traumatised nuns.
Jacqueline (Argentine)
Mockumentary about a whistleblower on the lam in Argentina.
Kate Plays Christine
An actress prepares to play Christine Chubbuck, who died by suicide live on air in 1974.
The Land
A group of skateboarding friends fall foul of a drug queenpin.
Land Of Mine
In the aftermath of World War Two, the Allies used German prisoners of war to defuse and clear landmines from the Danish coastline.
Life, Animated
The story of an autistic man who was able to reconnect with his family via Disney films.
Little Men
Caught up in a family feud over rent, two boys respond with a vow of silence.
The Lobster
In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.
Love & Friendship
A widowed woman tries to manipulate her daughter into marriage.
Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World
A documentary about the internet and its impact on human experience.
The Lure
A pair of mermaid sisters run into trouble when one of them falls for a human.


Maggie's Plan
A young woman’s determination to have a child catapults her into a nervy love triangle.
After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth.
Manchester By The Sea
A man returns to his hometown following the death of his brother.
Maya Angelou And Still I Rise
A documentary portrait of the legendary poet and activist.
Miles Ahead
A biopic of legendary musician Miles Davis.
Morris From America
A 13-year-old American comes of age in Germany.
Mr. Pig
An ageing farmer and his estranged daughter are brought together by a road trip.
Notes On Blindness
Adaptation of John Hull's audio diary about the experience of losing his sight.


In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
How childhood stress can have an impact on physical health in adulthood.
Sand Storm
A young woman struggles to cope with the expectations of tradition.
The Settlers
A comprehensive examination of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
Sing Street
A boy in mid-80s Ireland tries to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by starting a band.
The story of an aspirational young Afghan rapper whose family plan to sell her into marriage.
A woman 'kidnaps' a toddler and passes her off as her own.
Under The Shadow
A mum and daughter in fear of war find they are being stalked in their home by a malevolent djinn.
The Usual Suspects
Five criminals thrown together in a police line-up decide to team up for a high-stakes job.


Documentary about mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
Portmanteau film about the owners of a dachshund.
A woman begins to disconnect with civilisation after an encounter with a wolf.
Winter's Bone
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

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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