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Identifying Features - by Fernanda Valadez - The first feature film by Mexico’s Fernanda Valadez is a very well-directed road movie, following a mother in search of her missing son who disappeared en route to the US
Identifying Features
by Fernanda Valadez
The first feature film by Mexico’s Fernanda Valadez is a very well-directed road movie, following a mother in search of her missing son who disappeared en route to the US
Kala azar - by Janis Rafa - In her feature debut, Janis Rafa proves you don’t need Mad Max to go post-apocalyptic
Kala azar
by Janis Rafa
In her feature debut, Janis Rafa proves you don’t need Mad Max to go post-apocalyptic
Mosquito - by João Nuno Pinto - The opening film of this year’s IFFR, by Portugal's João Nuno Pinto, borrows Kurtz’s final words in Heart of Darkness and delves right into the horror… the horror…
Mosquito
by João Nuno Pinto
The opening film of this year’s IFFR, by Portugal's João Nuno Pinto, borrows Kurtz’s final words in Heart of Darkness and delves right into the horror… the horror…
Te quiero, imbécil - by Laura Mañá - Laura Mañá uses humour to portray the crisis of the modern-day heterosexual male, caught between archaic values and new social expectations, mainly of a sentimental kind
Te quiero, imbécil
by Laura Mañá
Laura Mañá uses humour to portray the crisis of the modern-day heterosexual male, caught between archaic values and new social expectations, mainly of a sentimental kind
Figli - by Giuseppe Bonito - The last film written by Mattia Torre is a bittersweet comedy on what it is to be a parent in Italy today, a highly intelligent and original work starring Valerio Mastandrea and Paola Cortellesi
Figli
by Giuseppe Bonito
The last film written by Mattia Torre is a bittersweet comedy on what it is to be a parent in Italy today, a highly intelligent and original work starring Valerio Mastandrea and Paola Cortellesi
Fanny Lye Deliver'd - by Thomas Clay - In the aftermath of the English Civil War, a devout Puritan family shelters a mysterious couple, in British auteur Thomas Clay’s third feature
Fanny Lye Deliver'd
by Thomas Clay
In the aftermath of the English Civil War, a devout Puritan family shelters a mysterious couple, in British auteur Thomas Clay’s third feature
Valley of Souls - by Nicolás Rincón Gille - The first fiction feature by the Colombian director living in Belgium Nicolás Rincón Gille is an epic memorial tale following in the tracks of the Colombian Civil War
Valley of Souls
by Nicolás Rincón Gille
The first fiction feature by the Colombian director living in Belgium Nicolás Rincón Gille is an epic memorial tale following in the tracks of the Colombian Civil War
Tench - by Patrice Toye - Patrice Toye dares to tackle the topic of paedophilia head on, charting the inner conflict of a young man fighting his deepest, darkest thoughts
Tench
by Patrice Toye
Patrice Toye dares to tackle the topic of paedophilia head on, charting the inner conflict of a young man fighting his deepest, darkest thoughts

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Asymmetry - by Masa Neskovic - In her feature film debut, Belgrade director Maša Nešković recounts three moments in a couple’s story, whose destiny is reflective of Serbian society itself
Asymmetry
by Masa Neskovic
In her feature film debut, Belgrade director Maša Nešković recounts three moments in a couple’s story, whose destiny is reflective of Serbian society itself
The Breitner Commando - by Abdel Raouf Dafri - Intense violence, cruelty, ideals and betrayals run rife in screenwriter-cum-director Abdel Raouf Dafri’s first feature film, which follows a commando on a mission at the height of the Algerian War
The Breitner Commando
by Abdel Raouf Dafri
Intense violence, cruelty, ideals and betrayals run rife in screenwriter-cum-director Abdel Raouf Dafri’s first feature film, which follows a commando on a mission at the height of the Algerian War
Light from the Chocolate Factory - by Dag Johan Haugerud - Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud channels Éric Rohmer and the French New Wave in this excellent comedy of morals and music
Light from the Chocolate Factory
by Dag Johan Haugerud
Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud channels Éric Rohmer and the French New Wave in this excellent comedy of morals and music
Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto - by Jolanta Dylewska - This subtle and moving documentary about romance in the Warsaw Ghetto, as told by a witness and recorded by Jolanta Dylewska, has been screened at Trieste
Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto
by Jolanta Dylewska
This subtle and moving documentary about romance in the Warsaw Ghetto, as told by a witness and recorded by Jolanta Dylewska, has been screened at Trieste
The Weeping Woman - by Jayro Bustamante - VENICE 2019: In his third feature, presented in Giornate degli Autori, Jayro Bustamante tells the story of the Guatemalan genocide using the codes of the ghost movie
The Weeping Woman
by Jayro Bustamante
VENICE 2019: In his third feature, presented in Giornate degli Autori, Jayro Bustamante tells the story of the Guatemalan genocide using the codes of the ghost movie
1917 - by Sam Mendes - Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have created a stunning continuous-shot dash into enemy territory during World War I
1917
by Sam Mendes
Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have created a stunning continuous-shot dash into enemy territory during World War I
Les Misérables - by Ladj LY - CANNES 2019: With his first fiction feature, Ladj Ly paints an intense and impactful portrait of the relations between police and young people in the Paris suburbs
Les Misérables
by Ladj LY
CANNES 2019: With his first fiction feature, Ladj Ly paints an intense and impactful portrait of the relations between police and young people in the Paris suburbs
The Personal History of David Copperfield - by Armando Iannucci - Armando Iannucci surprises with this remarkably madcap adaptation of the much-loved Charles Dickens novel
The Personal History of David Copperfield
by Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci surprises with this remarkably madcap adaptation of the much-loved Charles Dickens novel
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