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A rich selection of acclaimed films from around the world

And Then We Danced

Dir.: Levan Akin
| 103 minutes

Merab, a young Georgian dancer, practices incessantly in hope of joining the National Ballet, but his most significant challenge is what he feels for Iraki, a charismatic dancer. A bold and heartfelt film that screened at Cannes.

Bait

Dir.: Mark Jenkin
| 87 minutes

Martin is a cove fisherman in Cornwall. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy changes his world. A unique film shot on 16mm B&W and processed by hand.

Between Two Waters

Dir.: Isaki Lacuesta
| 135 minutes

Isra and Cheíto are two Roma brothers: Isra was sent to prison for drug dealing and Cheíto signed up for the Marines. When Isra is released from prison and Cheíto returns from a long mission, they reunite in San Fernando. Golden Seashell winner at the San Sebastian FF.

Celebration

Dir.: Olivier Meyrou
| 74 minutes

Featuring Yves Saint Laurent’s final collection, this is a fascinating, yet not particularly flattering portrayal of an haute couture legend. Suppressed by the fashion house for years, it has only now been released throughout the world.

Dafne

Dir.: Federico Bondi
| 94 minutes

Thirty-year-old Dafne recently lost her mother. Despite being born with Down Syndrome, she does not suppress her feelings, while her father falls into a deep depression. A heartfelt drama that won the International Critics award at the Berlinale.

Die Kinder der Toten

Dir.: Kelly Copper, Pavol Liska
| 90 minutes

Directors Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska base their bold film on Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s monumental novel. This is a horror movie shot in 8mm and in silent film format. Winner of the International Federation of Film Critics Award at the Berlinale.

Dirty God

Dir.: Sacha Polak
| 105 minutes

Dutch director Sasha Polak’s first English-speaking film portrays a young woman whose face has been severely scarred. The heroine is played by Vickey Knight, an inexperienced actress who suffered similar injuries in real life.

A Family Submerged

Dir.: María Alché
| 91 minutes

In Buenos Aires, Marcela faces the daunting task of emptying out her dead sister’s apartment. She finds comfort with daughter’s friend, and an affair develops between the two. A unique debut film that won an award at the San Sabastian FF.

A First Farewell

Dir.: Wang Lina
| 88 minutes

The serene life of Isa, a young Uighur boy from the Xinjiang Province in the Republic of China, is upended by several separations. A rewarding glimpse into the challenges faced by a Muslim minority. Winner of two prizes at the Berlin Film Festival.

Genesis

Dir.: Philippe Lesage
| 129 minutes

A heartfelt drama that follows a sharp-tongued boarding school student and his half-sister who navigate between their desire to be free and their need for love. An intelligent film that examines the emotional challenges 

Heimat is a Space in Time

Dir.: Thomas Heise
| 218 minutes

Senior German documentary filmmaker, Thomas Heise, uses materials from his private archive to weave together the story of his family. His personal narrative reflects and uncovers the tumultuous national narrative of modern Germany.

Hellhole

Dir.: Bas Devos
| 87 minutes

Three starkly different people deal with the aftermath of the Brussels terrorist attacks in 2016: A Flemish doctor, a young man of Algerian descent, and an Italian woman. The same question that seems to haunt the city, looms over their lives.

Jessica Forever

Dir.: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel
| 97 minutes

In a dystopian world, Jessica saves a band of juvenile criminals from a life of violence. Isolated, they spend their time in commando training, until one day, a lost boy crashes into their home, and things begin to change.

Just Don't Think I'll Scream

Dir.: Frank Beauvais
| 75 minutes

During six months of heartbreak, French filmmaker Frank Beauvais watched hundreds of films and decided to present his personal story through a mesmerizing collage of clips from these films.  A masterpiece of editing and text.

Koko-di Koko-da

Dir.: Johannes Nyholm
| 86 minutes

Following a family tragedy, a couple go camping in an attempt to rehabilitate their relationship. Never could they have imagined that violent psychopaths would join them. An extremely effective film that debuted at Sundance FF.

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Dir.: Bi Gan
| 138 minutes

A young man in search of his long-lost love finds himself caught up in a convoluted nocturnal journey. An award-winning film noir that draws viewers into a dark, hypnotic world. Phenomenal cinematography, including an hour-long 3-D shot.

Midsommar

Dir.: Ari Aster
| 147 minutes

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

The Nightingale

Dir.: Jennifer Kent
| 136 minutes

Jennifer Kent’s (The Babadook) Modern Western, which was cause for heated debate at the Venice FF, stars Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones) as a young woman who embarks on a journey of revenge in the 18th century Australian outback.

A Regular Woman

Dir.: Sherry Hormann
| 96 minutes

Aynur, the vibrant beautiful of Turkish immigrants living in Germany, is married at age 16 to a violent man and becomes pregnant. Realizing that life does not have to be what her orthodox Muslim family had in mind, she escapes to Berlin for a new start.

Sibyl

Dir.: Justine Triet
| 110 minutes

Sybil, a psychologist, returns to her first passion: writing. She is inspired by a new patient, a young actress in crisis. Enchanted, Sybil is drawn into the patient’s world until their lives begin to blend in disturbing ways.

Sunset

Dir.: László Nemes
| 142 minutes

In Oscar winner (Son of Saul) László Nemes’s new film, a young woman arrives in Budapest in 1913 to work at a store that her deceased parents had once owned. Instead, she becomes caught up in a tempestuous journey on the eve of WWI. 

The Swallows of Kabul

Dir.: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec
| 82 minutes

In 1998 Kabul, a young couple’s love blossoms. The streets are rife with violence, but they do not lose hope until an accident causes their lives to take an irreversible turn. A spectacular animated film screened at Cannes.

An Unexpected Love

Dir.: Juan Vera
| 129 minutes

Marcos and Ana, married for 25 years, experience an existential crisis and separate. At first, single life seems fascinating, but eventually, it becomes too monotonous for Ana, and nightmarish for Marco. Opening Film of the most recent San Sebastian FF.

Vivarium

Dir.: Lorcan Finnegan
| 97 minutes

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots star in this film about a happy young couple looking for their future dream home. A mysterious real estate agent leads them to a house where they are trapped and forced to live with an unusual baby.