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  • COMING SOON - Of Good Report

    Movie

    "a sensational noir thriller" The Guardian

    Toronto International Film Festival
    BFI London Film Festival
    Durban International Film Festival

    Director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's stylish and compelling thriller follows an introverted high school teacher, Parker Sitole (Mothusi Magano), in rural South Afr...

  • COMING SOON - A Dog Barking At The Moon

    Movie + 1 extra

    Berlinale Film Festival
    Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Director, Lisa Zi Xiang’s Chinese family saga, A Dog Barking At The Moon, winner of the Teddy prize at Berlinale for LGBT-themed features, is told through different periods of time, often exploring pivotal moments in a family's histo...

  • The Smart Studios Story

    Movie + 1 extra

    SXSW

    Wendy Schneider’s illuminating documentary pays tribute to the history of Madison, Wisconsin-based recording studio, Smart Studios and its connection to the global rise of Alternative Rock in the 1990s. Featuring fantastic archive material and contributions from its founders and many of the...

  • Figures
    Movie + 1 extra

    Figures

    Movie + 1 extra

    "This black-and-white study of human endurance, communication and compassion manages to be both austere and moving." Hollywood Reporter

    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Torino Film Festival

    Living in Barcelona, Stella is an Argentinian without any papers and suffers from ALS. As her li...

  • Cinema Morocco
    Movie + 1 extra

    Cinema Morocco

    Movie + 1 extra

    Dok Leipzig 2018 – Next Masters Competition

    Cinema Morocco, located in São Paulo, Brazil was once the location of lavish red carpet film premieres and the most luxurious theatre in South America in the 50's. It was the host to Hollywood stars and South American premieres of classic films like Su...

  • Brief Story From The Green Planet

    Movie + 1 extra

    Berlin International Film Festival
    ACID program, Cannes Film Festival
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    Argentinian director Santiago Loza's highly imaginative, and consistently surprising, Brief Story From The Green Planet premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019, going on to win th...

  • El Corral Y El Viento (The Corral And The Wind)

    Cinéma du Réel
    CPX:DOX

    Returning home, experiencing time, exploring traces from the past. Miguel Hilari, from Bolivia, uses his camera to look into the past, and created with El corral y el viento a film that seems like a portrait of another time. Hilari returned to the Aymara village of his fat...

  • O laboratório (The Laboratory)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Incuna International Film Festival
    porto/post/doc

    A Tarkovskian Stalker-like atmosphere surrounds Fernando José Pereira’s O laboratório. The ruins we traverse, they are a landscape of memories. Memories of the past, above all. But they also foreshadow a future, a future of ‘life after life’, a f...

  • Second Star On The Right

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...

  • A Place Called Lloyd

    Movie + 1 extra

    CPH:DOX
    IDFA

    A huge, over-towering hangar is opened. The static camera is positioned at a distance, so that the full grandeur of the hangar and simultaneously that of the Bolivian airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano is shown. Danish director Sebastian Cordes’s A Place Called Lloyd is a record of loyal...

  • Letters From The Desert (Eulogy To Slowness)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Camerimage
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Montreal World Film Festival

    One defining characteristic of our post-modern life is the drastic change of our ways of communication. In the last fifteen to twenty years, emails and text messages have cast aside letters as a preferred way of communicat...

  • Spoon
    Movie + 1 extra

    Spoon

    Movie + 1 extra

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

    There are many aspects that have defined our turn towards modernity and our plunge into the post-modern era. There are the ways in which we communicate, there are the ways in which we travel, the ways in which we work an...

  • Martin's Hagge
    Movie + 1 extra

    Martin's Hagge

    Movie + 1 extra

    Martin is burdened with the relentless, wily personification of his anxiety and depression: a character named Hagge. After a freewheeling colleague encroaches on Martin's workspace, he comes to discover that his apathy is a choice. Serious subject matter is explored with humour and whimsy in this...

  • Margaret Finds Her Mojo

    Movie + 1 extra

    Margaret enters her final job interview with a prestigious, security-conscious corporation as a sure thing but finds herself at odds with their methods when she realizes she's not the only one being considered. Waiting turns into brawling once Margaret finds her mojo.

    Canada - 2014
    Directed by:...

  • Centaur
    Movie + 1 extra

    Centaur

    Movie + 1 extra

    Indielisbao
    Sarajevo Film Festival

    First, a black screen with a woman’s whisper in the background. Then, a naked man with a horse-shaped head walking towards the camera. Aleksandra Niemczyk’s film Centaur begins obscure, almost otherworldly. Vlado, a man in his late forties, early fifties, strug...

  • El Corral Y El Viento (The Corral And The Wind)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Cinéma du Réel
    CPX:DOX

    Returning home, experiencing time, exploring traces from the past. Miguel Hilari, from Bolivia, uses his camera to look into the past, and created with El corral y el viento a film that seems like a portrait of another time. Hilari returned to the Aymara village of his fat...

  • FOGO
    Movie + 1 extra

    FOGO

    Movie + 1 extra

    Cannes Film Festival
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Moscow Film Festival

    Dark clouds hang over the island of Fogo. An evacuation order has been issued as a result of an increasing decay of the local community. People leave, often reluctantly, but they submit to their fate. And so do tw...

  • Night Shoot
    Movie + 1 extra

    Night Shoot

    Movie + 1 extra

    An eccentric one-line actor, keen to save his characters from extinction, uses costumes from past roles to tell their stories and inadvertently wins over a world weary wardrobe mistress into his theatrical imagination. This deeply affecting short film is anchored by the exquisite performances of ...

  • The Nikaidos' Fall
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Nikaidos' Fall

    Movie + 1 extra

    Hong Kong International Film Festival
    Nara International Film Festival

    Iranian filmmaker Ida Panahandeh directs this Japanese drama focussing on Tatsuya Nikaido, a middle-aged divorcee who runs an agricultural company and lives in a suburb with his daughter and mother. After his only son's death...

  • Thirty Souls
    Movie + 1 extra

    Thirty Souls

    Movie + 1 extra

    "...in equal parts magical, haunting, mysterious and tangible." Cineuropa

    Berlin Film Festival
    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Camerimage

    Twelve-year-old Alba longs to discover the mysterious, unknown reality of death in director Diana Toucedo's debut feature, an intensely atmospheri...

  • Querência (Homing)
    Movie + 1 extra

    Querência (Homing)

    Movie + 1 extra

    " ...an inspiring tale about one particular farmer who is struggling to overcome a traumatic event." Cineuropa

    Berlin Film Festival
    Indie Lisboa International Film Festival
    Jeonju International Film Festival

    Helvécio Marins Jr.'s film centres on Marcelo (Marcelo di Souza), an easygoing cowboy a...

  • Demolition Girl
    Movie + 1 extra

    Demolition Girl

    Movie + 1 extra

    "... among the strongest of recent films to bluntly speak about class difference." Slant Magazine

    Slamdance Film Festival
    Raindance Film Festival

    Set in rural Japan, this is a remarkable coming-of-age drama features a stunning performance by Aya Kitai as the tenacious titular character. She pla...

  • Such A Small Thing
    Movie + 1 extra

    Such A Small Thing

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Juno Rinaldi’s Such A Small Thing addresses the cultural inertia around intimate partner violence" - The Globe and Mail

    Hamilton Film Festival
    Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

    A woman in her 40s returns to her small hometown to confront her ex-boyfriend about an assault that happene...

  • Naked of Defenses
    Movie + 1 extra

    Naked of Defenses

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A poised yet internally turbulent film of almost religious purity and compassion..." The Hollywood Reporter

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Pusan International Film Festival

    Masahide Ichii’s expertly crafted, spare and compassionate drama explores the life of Kinoshita (Ayako Moriya), a wom...