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See You Then and The Drover’s Wife: The Legend Of Molly Johnson
The Drover’s Wife: The Legend Of Molly Johnson (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Leah Purcell; Writer: Leah Purcell, based on the short story by Henry Lawson; Stars: Leah Purcell, Rob Collins, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Malachi Dower-Roberts)
A western thriller asking the question: how far would you go to protect your loved ones?
The Fabulous Filipino Brothers (Country: Philippines, US; Year: 2021; Director: Dante Basco; Writer: Dante Basco; Stars: Dante Basco, Derek Basco, Dionysio Basco, Darion Basco, Solenn Heussaff, Liza Lapira, Tirso Cruz III, Cheryl Tsai, Arriana Basco, Joe Jitsukawa)
From Northern California to The Philippines, four brothers confront their issues with love, family, and culture, surrounding a highly controversial Filipino wedding.
Language Lessons (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Natalie Morales; Writer: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales; Stars: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada)
A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship.
Ludi (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Edson Jean; Writer: Edson Jean, Joshua Jean-Baptiste; Stars: hein Mompremier, Alan Myles Heyman, Madelin Marchant, Success St. Fleur Jr., Kerline Alce, Plus Pierre, Patrice DeGraff Arenas, Farah Larrieux)
A hardworking and exhausted nurse battles coworkers, clients and one impatient bus driver to learn her self worth as she chases the American Dream in Miami's Little Haiti neighbourhood.
Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Nick Gillespie; Writer: Brook Driver, Nick Gillespie; Stars: Tom Meeten, Katherine Parkinson, Kris Marshall, Alice Lowe, Mandeep Dhillon, Johnny Vegas, Steve Oram, Craig Parkinson, Kevin Bishop, Pippa Haywood)
A charity shop worker is set on winning the big national talent show. But when the actions of 5 selfish people cause him to miss his audition, he sets out to seek deathly revenge.
Recovery (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Mallory Everton, Stephen Meek; Writer: Whitney Call, Mallory Everton; Stars: Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Anne Sward Hansen, Julia Jolley, Baylee Thornock, Jessica Drolet, Stephen Meek, Tyler Andrew Jones, Noah Kershisnik, Justin Call)
Two directionless sisters brave a cross-country road trip to rescue their grandmother from a Covid-19 outbreak at her nursing home.
See You Then (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Mari Walker; Writer: Kristen Uno, Mari Walker; Stars: Pooya Mohseni, Lynn Chen, Nican Robinson, Danny Jacobs, Nikohl Boosheri)
A decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch-up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris’ transition.
Swan Song (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Todd Stephens; Writer: Todd Stephens; Stars: Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Ira Hawkins, Stephanie McVay)
An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral.

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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