Beast
A teenager finds herself torn between the control of her family and an outsider who is suspected of murder.
The Burden
The Burden is an animated and animal musical, enacted in a modern marketplace next to a large freeway.
Butterflies
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
The Catcher Was A Spy
The true story of a baseball player recruited as a spy and sent to assassinate the physicist Werner Heisenberg before he can build the Nazis an atomic bomb.

D

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
Portrait of cartoonist John Callahan and his battle with alcoholism.
The Death Of Stalin
After Stalin dies farce and political intrigue (equally hilarious) ensues. Somehow the USSR survives. The rule of fear is superseded by a gang of fools
First Reformed
Thriller centring on an ex-military chaplain who has lost his son and a member of his church who is grieving for her husband.
Foxtrot
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
Girlhood
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
Half The Picture
Successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers - and the inequalities that have held them back.
The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde.
Hereditary
After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they've inherited.

I

I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
Juliet, Naked
Annie is the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of a record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to an encounter with the elusive rocker himself.
Kailash
Portrait of Kailash Satyarthi, who has made it his life's work to end child slavery and exploitation.
A Kid Like Jake
Parents struggle to do the right thing after realising that their child is gender nonconforming.
Leave No Trace
A father and daughter find themselves searching for a place to call their own after their off-the-grid lives are discovered by the authorities.
Loveling
Snapshot of a Brazilian family as their son prepares to leave for Germany.
Lu Over The Wall
A teenage musician attracts the attentions of a mermaid.

M

Madeline's Madeline
A young woman with mental health issues finds herself pushed to the limit by the demands of a theatre group.
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Monsters And Men
This interwoven narrative explores the aftermath of a police killing of a black man. The film is told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
Morvern Callar
After her boyfriend commits suicide, Samantha Morton runs away to Spain with her best pal.
Nancy
A woman becomes increasingly convinced that she was kidnapped as a child.
The Negotiator
A US diplomat flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
Never Goin' Back
Jessie and Angela, high school dropout BFFs, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired and they’re broke.
Of Fathers And Sons
The director embeds himself with a radical Islamic family in Syria to ask what the future holds for their kids.
Our New President
Collage film showing Russian propaganda surrounding the US presidential election of Donald Trump.
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.
Puzzle
Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

R

The Rider
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
Science Fair
Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries, only one will be named Best in Fair.
Searching
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
This is Home
Documentary following Syrian refugees as they try to start new lives in the US.
The Tale
An investigation into one woman's memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Tarnation
One man's ultra-personal documentary about growing up with a schizophrenic mum.
Three Identical Strangers
The story of the reunion of three triplets, who discover a disturbing secret about why they were separated in the first place.

V

We The Animals
Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents as Jonah embraces a world of imagination.
Wren Boys
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.
You Were Never Really Here
A tormented assassin tries to rescue a girl but trouble lies ahead.
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