Films

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitab...
Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out. A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassio...
Best mates Johnno and Spanner share a deep bond. Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in different directions – Johnno’s family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future....
Dominick Brassan has the power to turn invisible, but rarely uses it. Instead he has kept it a shameful secret, hidden even from Viveka, his fiancée. But when his ability to control his gift gets out of hand, his life, friendships and relationships...
Marie drinks her days away among the exploiters and operators of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. A chicken clucks, and cartoonists draw and drink, she says. Due to the drink and Lord knows what else, she hasn’t drawn anything good in ages. The death ...
Corpus Christi is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a c...
A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.

Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes IFF 2019
Special Presentations - Toronto IFF 201...
Brussels, early 60’s. Alice and Céline live in twin bourgeois houses. They are best friends as are their children, Theo and Maxime, who have grown up like brothers. Both families spend all their time together. This perfect harmony is broken when Ma...
Pain & Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. First loves, second loves, his mother, mortality, an actor with whom the director wor...
Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by da...
Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after her landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Over 36 hours...
Ricky, Abby and their two children live in Newcastle. They are a strong family who care for each other. Ricky has skipped from one labouring job to another while Abby, who loves her work, cares for old people. Despite working longer and harder they r...
Set in a small Icelandic farming community, THE COUNTY tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption,...
A day after Valentina’s passing, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel find out that she persistently keeps trying to call the neighbour on the phone. A sucker for the supernatural, Vassil sets out on a trip to meet a famous medium, forcing his e...
Two young teachers, Malte and Liv, are spending their summer holiday on the Mediterranean coast, when they are suddenly attacked by three young men. The incident escalates and Liv is assaulted. Two years later Malte and Liv are not only still togethe...
THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980's, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. ...
Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter w...
Swedish director and visual artist, Anna Odell, conducts a social experiment in which she aims to challenge the gender roles that men and women have in the society of today. In a purpose-build warehouse set she confronts herself with the Swedish acto...



With only a few weeks left of his probation period, Joachim’s struggle with heroin addiction seems to be behind him. On the surface, he appears to be back on track with a steady job and productive therapy sessions—when he’s not secretly using again. ...
A boy and a little bird are travelling across an island on a motorcycle trying to escape a dark spirit and return

Contrechamp Award for Best Emerging Talent- Annecy 2019
Best Feature Film for Children - Anima Mundi IFF 2019
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The picture-postcard idyll of the Cornwall fishing village is misleading. While fishing used to be a way of supporting oneself, wealthy London tourists have now descended and are displacing the locals, whose livelihood is thus threatened. The relatio...
1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege – one of the worst in history – is finally over, life and death continue their battle in...
Summer 76', there's a heatwave and the Swiss countryside is drying out at top speed. In this stifling environment, Gus who is thirteen years old and the son of a farmer, sees both his family environment and his innocence relentlessly breaking. He's l...
An Epic 2,500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey
A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic o...
Dafne is a witty young woman with Down syndrome. She is fiercely independent, but still lives with her parents, Luigi and Maria. Suddenly Maria dies and the family’s balance is shattered. Luigi falls into depression, tormented by the future, by the m...
It’s the day before Christmas and Vilde hangs out with her friends when she learns that her mother has died. She is forced to contact her father, whom she has never met. She tries to escape it all with a one way ticket to Tokyo, but is caught up in a...
The estranged brothers, Emil and Magnus, travels to Spain to bring home the body of their drunken and now dead father. But what Emil doesn’t know is that Magnus only has agreed to go because of his father’s valuable Rolex watch, which can save his bl...
A former dancer Jonas pretends to be blind to enter a TV dance competition. He meets his new dance partner Saulė who at first is disturbed by Jonas’ disability, but soon enough discomfort gives way to genuine interest and the couple becomes the most ...
Lara has just turned sixty; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing. German acting lege...
Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil, in the Paris suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada – both experienced members of the team – he quickly discovers tensions running high between neighbourhood gangs. Wh...
While wandering through the night, director Alex searches for the essence of his film. He has a deadline to meet but seems to have lost his inspiration, and on top of this his girlfriend walks out on him. As time passes, the dividing line between fic...
Although Juri is young, he lives in constant fear of dying. Nightly panic attacks for him are routine – but one night he meets a dark figure who claims to be Death incarnate. So begins a bizarro-Faustian trip together through the night, during which ...
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from world renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompani...
An ambitious young research psychologist, Indre, who has reluctantly agreed to transport two patients from one psychiatric unit to another in exchange for research privileges at her clinic, finds herself the leader of a rather rag-tag band on the lon...
She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year- old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. And she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Because Benni ...
Cristian, a young surgeon, an idealist devoted to his vocation, works at a hospital in Bucharest. He is the only one disturbed by the unexpected deaths of patients after successful surgeries. He starts investigating and makes a shocking discovery. Fo...
Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments, in Filipp...



Director and actor Maryam Zaree seeks to shed light on the circumstances of her own birth in Evin, one of Iran’s most notorious prisons for dissidents. Forty years ago, the Shah, and the Iranian monarchy with him, was overthrown. After gaining power,...
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.

Out of Competition – Cannes IFF 2019 Piazza Gr...
Growing up in the Molenbeek district of Brussels amidst suicide bombings and police patrols, six-year-old friends Aatos and Amine ponder the big existential questions that have occupied thinkers and theologians since the beginning of time. Is there a...
A journey around Lisbon’s suburbs through the lives of a handful of musicians establishing their place to exist in a city of complex identity struggles. Different generations and backgrounds meet, Angola to São Tomé, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau repr...
Nowadays in France, a group of teenagers reenact iconic films from the 1968’s era. While barely able to define neither political commitment nor the idea of revolution at first, they gradually realize that the perspectives from the past still echoe on...
PALACE FOR THE PEOPLE tells the stories of the most emblematic four buildings of socialist times - highly representative for the epoch and witnessing the historical turbulence in Eastern Europe in the second half of the XX century. The National Palac...
The year that Gemma was born was the same year in which she was robbed of a future. Gemma’s birth – to a drug addicted mother who abandoned her as an infant, and a father who doesn’t feature in the film – coincided with the closing of the local steel...
A traditional shepherd is forced to innovate in a neo-liberal world that conflicts with his idealistic views. Will his struggle pay off or is he forced to go with the flock?

Official Selection - IDFA 2019
Official Selection - Visi...
Ada is 19. She agrees to have dinner at the home of a boy she knows. It all happens very quickly, she does not defend herself. It is in 2013, after a screening of her first film, that Alexe Poukine meets her: a woman of her age who shares with her so...
Benedetta Barzini was a revered Italian model who shattered stereotypes by becoming a journalist and professor and gained notoriety by publicly critiquing the fashion industry’s deep-seated misogyny. But now, in her 70s, Barzini’s distaste for the wo...
Every Tuesday twenty-five tattooed middle-aged men take a break from their everyday lives, leave their wives and kids behind to meet and drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing dirty rock songs. In their female free zone, behind closed doors they spend t...
Set in the self-proclaimed state of Transnistria – a country founded on an old Soviet legacy – a group of teenagers plays hide and seek in an abandoned construction site. In stark contrast to their seemingly carefree existence, there is the shadow of...
An animated artistic documentary, Zero Impunity is a call to action to join a growing global movement that demands zero tolerance for sexual violence in war zones. Zero Impunity features inspiring victims, social workers, and activists worldwide who ...



A few years from now...
Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

Speci...
Vic, a hapless young Russian American, drives a handicapped transportation vehicle in Milwaukee. Already running late on a day when street protests have broken out, and on the verge of being fired, he reluctantly agrees to ferry his grandfather and a...
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged K...
Soliman and three further members of the ‘Sudanese Film Club’ have decided to revive an old cinema. They are united not only by their love of cinema and their passionate desire to restore old film stock and draw attention to Sudanese film history onc...
Acclaimed Chilean director Patricio Guzmán finishes his geographic trilogy about his home country with this ode to the Andes, a majestic crossing point for him and many others.In this eclectic film essay, the cordillera is a crossing point for discus...



Cleo, a young and pretty singer, waits for the results of medical tests. From superstition to fear, from the Rue de Rivoli to the Café du Dôme, from coquetry to anxiety, from her apartment to Parc Montsouris, Cleo lives through ninety peculiar minu...
Made in collaboration with Varda’s husband Jacques Demy [director of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort] in the last year of his life, Jacquot de Nantes was the first of the director’s cinematic tributes to her longtime partn...
A contemporary poem about waste and overconsumption.
"Glaner": glean, to collect the grains leftover after harvesting. Across France, Agnès Varda has been meeting the “gleaners” of the 21st century. Both a diary and a kind of extended essay o...
On a cold winter’s morning, a farm labourer discovers the dead body of a young woman in a ditch. Her clothes are filthy and torn, her hair unkempt, and her face pale and exhausted. The strange woman appears to have been living rough for some time. Th...
An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s next film sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing”, traveling from Rue Daguerre in Paris to Los Angeles and Be...



In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Special Jury Prize - Locarno IFF 1949
Honorary Award - Academy Awards 1949-1950
Best Foreign Film - Golden Globes 195...
Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fell...
Summertime - and the living is easy"... At a countryside manor an annual feast is being prepared. It is to be an all-out effort to celebrate the revered head of the family. Helge Klingenfelt - owner of the manorand family patriarch - is turning 60.Ev...



Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a...
An artist's rendition of a classic Italian children's book tells the story of warfare, friendship and corruption between anthropomorphic bears and humans.

Un Certain Regard - Cannes IFF 201...
An old monkey Prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Injured and lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey ...



In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Academy Award for best Director - 1969
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay - 1969
Academy Award fir...
Turning a unique lens to ‘Brexit Britain’, Swiss-Algerian Karim Sayad travels to Grimsby to film his cousin Fahed – a factory worker working 50-hour weeks on low pay, who cannot decide whether or not to return to his native Algeria, where his famil...
Broken Skin | Directed by Lidija Burcak (UK, 2019, 24min)
The essay film BROKEN SKIN tells about the experience of living with psoriasis.

Language: English
Subtitles: English

Official Nominati...
Strange Cities Are Familiar | Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky (UK, 2018, 21 min)
A political refugee living in London tries to get back to his home in Palestine to see his dying son.

Language: English
Subtitles...
Known as the ‘Frank Sinatra of Tunisia’, Hedi Jouini is the most popular musical star in Tunisian history. His songs continue to inspire revolutionaries and conservatives alike, striking at the heart of the postcolonial, social and political upheaval...