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The Financial Director for a democratic super PAC behind a frontrunner presidential candidate investigates donations uncovering a conspiracy.
Aisha
A young Nigerian woman seeking asylum in Ireland flounders in a maze of social services and bureaucracy as her situation becomes increasingly dire.
All Man: The International Male Story
A peek behind the pages and personalities of International Male, one of the most ubiquitous and sought-after US mail-order catalogues of the Eighties and Nineties.
Attachment
Maja and Leah’s new relationship is interrupted when mysterious things start happening in their London flat. It seems that Leah’s disapproving mother, who lives downstairs, is using Jewish folklore to come between them
Basket Case
Cult horror à la basket.
Beba
We follow Afro-Latina filmmaker Rebeca Huntt, the titular Beba, as she takes us on the journey through her experience growing up.
Breaking The Ice
An Austrian woman escapes from the pressure of running her family’s vineyard by playing ice hockey. Then a new player arrives to challenge her rigid worldview, leading to a life-changing night on the streets of Vienna.
Carajita
Sara and her nanny Yarisa have a relationship that seems to transcend their class condition but an accident will test their loyalty.
Cha Cha Real Smooth
A directionless college graduate embarks on a relationship with a young mum and her teenage daughter while learning the boundaries of his new bar mitzvah party-starting gig.
Cherry
A driftless young woman discovers she's 11 weeks pregnant and has only 24 hours to make a consequential decision.

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Dreaming Walls
Documents a critical juncture in the Chelsea Hotel's history, as it prepares to evict longtime residents and transform into a luxury hotel.
Employee Of The Month
Black comedy. An employee at a cleaning products company accidentally commits a messily bloody crime – and must figure out how to cover her tracks with the help of her young trainee.
Fashion Reimagined
Follows fashion designer Amy Powney in her bid to create a collection that’s sustainable on every level.
The Forgiven
A getaway for a couple visiting Morocco turns deadly after their car hits and kills a local boy, with consequences which spiral out of control.
Four Samosas
Determined to disrupt the wedding of his ex-girlfriend by bankrupting her family, underachieving, wanna-be rapper Vinny and his neighborhood pals concoct a plan to steal her family’s jewels from a supermarket safe.
God Save The Queens
A quartet of drag queens meet on a group therapy retreat that will change their lives forever.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher, is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah.
Hidden Letters
In modern-day China, two women strive to preserve Nushu, an ancient secret language that bonded generations of Chinese women together through centuries of oppression in a clandestine support system of sisterhood and survival.
Huesera
Valeria has long dreamed about becoming a mother. After learning that she’s pregnant, she expects to feel happy, yet something’s off. Nightmarish visions and an unshakeable paranoia have her questioning what she wants, and an ancient evil spirit may be the cause.

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Liquor Store Dreams
A portrait of two Korean American children of liquor store owners reconciling their dreams with those of their immigrant parents, against the backdrop of struggles for racial equity in Los Angeles.
A Love Song
Two childhood sweethearts, now both widowed, share a night by a lake in the mountains. A love story for those who are alone.

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Mars One
In Brazil, a lower-middle-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follow the election of a right-wing president, a man who represents everything they are not.
A Matter Of Trust
Five stories on interpersonal trust and unspoken truths intertwine.
My Love Affair With Marriage
Some people spend their lives wondering why a marriage didn’t last. Signe Baumane set out to get some answers. The result is this animated film, which combines ancient mythology and contemporary neuroscience.
Next Exit
In a world where ghosts are real and front-page news, a controversial new medical procedure allows people to peacefully kill themselves. In the midst of this breakthrough, two strangers travel cross country together to end their lives, only to unexpectedly find what they’ve been missing along the way.
Nothing Compares
The story of Sinéad O'Connor's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and subsequent exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on Sinéad's prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.
Nude Tuesday
Laura and Bruno are stuck in a hapless marriage with frigid chemistry and ample unspoken tension. To spice things up and hopefully save their relationship, they head to a peculiar hippy-dippy retreat where inhibitions are discouraged.
Official Competition
In search of significance and social prestige, a billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave his mark. To do it, he hires the best: a stellar team... but they have egos to match.
On The Line: The Richard Williams Story
This film follows the outspoken patriarch of the Williams family who beat impossible odds to help daughters Venus and Serena become two of the greatest athletes of our time.
Our Father, The Devil
A former child soldier struggling to come to terms with her past finds her world turned upside down with the arrival of a priest whom she belives she recognises.

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Sansón And Me
Documentary tracing a young immigrant’s path from coastal Mexico to a life sentence for murder in California.
Stranger At The Gate
A US marine plots a terrorist attack on a small-town American mosque. His plan takes an unexpected turn when he comes face-to-face with the people he sets out to kill.
Subject
Unpacks the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking by examining well-known documentaries of the past decade and revealing the impact their commercial success has had on the lives of the onscreen subjects.

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A Wounded Fawn
It’s the perfect plan: A serial killer brings an unsuspecting new victim on a weekend getaway to add another body to his ever-growing count. She’s buying into his faux charms, and he’s eagerly lusting for blood. What could possibly go wrong?
The YouTube Effect
YouTube has garnered over 2.3 billion users and is worth up to $300 billion dollars. At its center is its algorithm, something that threatens to destroy not only the platform, but the entire internet.
You Can Live Forever
Two teenage girls begin a secret relationship in a strict Jehovah’s Witness community.
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