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Electric Girl - by Ziska Riemann - After its premiere in the competition section of the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken this January, the second feature by Ziska Riemann has been released in German cinemas
Electric Girl
by Ziska Riemann
After its premiere in the competition section of the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken this January, the second feature by Ziska Riemann has been released in German cinemas
Persona non grata - by Roschdy Zem - Roschdy Zem continues his directorial adventures with an unusual film noir set in the South of France, a place riddled with economic corruption and blackmail
Persona non grata
by Roschdy Zem
Roschdy Zem continues his directorial adventures with an unusual film noir set in the South of France, a place riddled with economic corruption and blackmail
The Hole in the Ground - by Lee Cronin - First-time director Lee Cronin explores a mother’s love for her son in this contemporary horror
The Hole in the Ground
by Lee Cronin
First-time director Lee Cronin explores a mother’s love for her son in this contemporary horror
The Revolution - by Joseph Troia - The first work by Naples’ Joseph Troia marks a brave and original debut, shored up by convincing performances, watertight writing and an attentive directorial approach
The Revolution
by Joseph Troia
The first work by Naples’ Joseph Troia marks a brave and original debut, shored up by convincing performances, watertight writing and an attentive directorial approach
A Beautiful Summer - by Pierre Creton - Pierre Creton gently weaves a compassionate work of fiction that has all the makings of a documentary, set in the heart of a small community brought together by circumstance
A Beautiful Summer
by Pierre Creton
Pierre Creton gently weaves a compassionate work of fiction that has all the makings of a documentary, set in the heart of a small community brought together by circumstance
Jihad Jane - by Ciaran Cassidy - Ciaran Cassidy's first feature, an Irish-Dutch-Swedish co-production, tells the absurd story of two radicalised American women, Colleen LaRose and Jamie Paulin Ramirez
Jihad Jane
by Ciaran Cassidy
Ciaran Cassidy's first feature, an Irish-Dutch-Swedish co-production, tells the absurd story of two radicalised American women, Colleen LaRose and Jamie Paulin Ramirez
Staff Only - by Neus Ballús - BERLIN 2019: Catalan director Neus Ballús’ second feature skilfully intertwines the coming-of-age story of a young girl with the intricate layers of its post-colonial setting
Staff Only
by Neus Ballús
BERLIN 2019: Catalan director Neus Ballús’ second feature skilfully intertwines the coming-of-age story of a young girl with the intricate layers of its post-colonial setting
Wild Rose - by Tom Harper - TORONTO 2018: In Tom Harper's film, Jessie Buckley delivers an exhilarating performance as an ex-convict who dreams of country-music stardom
Wild Rose
by Tom Harper
TORONTO 2018: In Tom Harper's film, Jessie Buckley delivers an exhilarating performance as an ex-convict who dreams of country-music stardom

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Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story - by Icíar Bollaín - SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Icíar Bollaín directs a biopic on Carlos Acosta, achieving little more than a conventional portrait of an unconventional life, short on risk and narrative arabesques
Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story
by Icíar Bollaín
SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Icíar Bollaín directs a biopic on Carlos Acosta, achieving little more than a conventional portrait of an unconventional life, short on risk and narrative arabesques
Roads - by Sebastian Schipper - Sebastian Schipper's follow-up to Victoria is a standard coming-of-age road movie with a refugee-crisis angle
Roads
by Sebastian Schipper
Sebastian Schipper's follow-up to Victoria is a standard coming-of-age road movie with a refugee-crisis angle
Diego Maradona - by Asif Kapadia - CANNES 2019: In this documentary of two halves, Asif Kapadia pits the loveable, vulnerable Diego against the less endearing public figure of Maradona
Diego Maradona
by Asif Kapadia
CANNES 2019: In this documentary of two halves, Asif Kapadia pits the loveable, vulnerable Diego against the less endearing public figure of Maradona
Never Look Away - by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - VENICE 2018: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck returns with a film inspired by the life of the German artist Gerhard Richter, aimed at an audience born after the fall of the Berlin Wall
Never Look Away
by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
VENICE 2018: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck returns with a film inspired by the life of the German artist Gerhard Richter, aimed at an audience born after the fall of the Berlin Wall
The Operative - by Yuval Adler - BERLIN 2019: Israel's Yuval Adler delivers a well-executed spy film about a female Mossad agent whose humanity threatens to undermine her mission
The Operative
by Yuval Adler
BERLIN 2019: Israel's Yuval Adler delivers a well-executed spy film about a female Mossad agent whose humanity threatens to undermine her mission
Manta Ray - by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng - VENICE 2018: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng puts his name to an atmospheric and cryptic first film which shows great promise in terms of form, but which verges on the abstract
Manta Ray
by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
VENICE 2018: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng puts his name to an atmospheric and cryptic first film which shows great promise in terms of form, but which verges on the abstract
The Factory - by Yury Bykov - TORONTO 2018: Russian helmer Yuri Bykov once again deals with corruption in his homeland in a social drama that blends thriller and action-packed heist elements within a claustrophobic environment
The Factory
by Yury Bykov
TORONTO 2018: Russian helmer Yuri Bykov once again deals with corruption in his homeland in a social drama that blends thriller and action-packed heist elements within a claustrophobic environment
303 - by Hans Weingartner - Hans Weingartner’s “boy meets girl” story, screening at Transilvania, has all the makings of an audience darling
303
by Hans Weingartner
Hans Weingartner’s “boy meets girl” story, screening at Transilvania, has all the makings of an audience darling
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