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Marona's Fantastic Tale - by Anca Damian - Anca Damian puts her name to a remarkable animated film, a simple, tender and moving story suffused with visual and musical poetry of great inventiveness
Marona's Fantastic Tale
by Anca Damian
Anca Damian puts her name to a remarkable animated film, a simple, tender and moving story suffused with visual and musical poetry of great inventiveness
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love - by Nick Broomfield - Nick Broomfield tackles the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen in this heartfelt, touching and romantic documentary
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
by Nick Broomfield
Nick Broomfield tackles the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen in this heartfelt, touching and romantic documentary
Zombi Child - by Bertrand Bonello - CANNES 2019: Bertrand Bonello puts his name to a film steeped in the occult and brilliant despite its simple façade, blurring the boundaries between times and worlds
Zombi Child
by Bertrand Bonello
CANNES 2019: Bertrand Bonello puts his name to a film steeped in the occult and brilliant despite its simple façade, blurring the boundaries between times and worlds
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
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin - by Werner Herzog - Werner Herzog fashions a warm documentary tribute to his great friend and fellow maverick, British travel writer Bruce Chatwin
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
by Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog fashions a warm documentary tribute to his great friend and fellow maverick, British travel writer Bruce Chatwin
MOTHER - by Kristof Bilsen - Kristof Bilsen’s beautiful doc focuses on a caregiver in Chiang Mai, Thailand, who works in a home for European Alzheimer’s sufferers
MOTHER
by Kristof Bilsen
Kristof Bilsen’s beautiful doc focuses on a caregiver in Chiang Mai, Thailand, who works in a home for European Alzheimer’s sufferers
My Father the Spy - by Gints Grube, Jaak Kilmi - This compelling documentary by Gints Grube and Jaak Kilmi takes a look at the secret life of a Cold War double agent as his daughter sets out on a journey into the past
My Father the Spy
by Gints Grube, Jaak Kilmi
This compelling documentary by Gints Grube and Jaak Kilmi takes a look at the secret life of a Cold War double agent as his daughter sets out on a journey into the past
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily - by Lorenzo Mattotti - CANNES 2019: In Lorenzo Mattotti's film, what starts off as an animation for kids morphs into a wonderful tale of cultural appropriation and colonisation
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily
by Lorenzo Mattotti
CANNES 2019: In Lorenzo Mattotti's film, what starts off as an animation for kids morphs into a wonderful tale of cultural appropriation and colonisation

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I Lost My Body - by Jérémy Clapin - CANNES 2019: Animation sends sparks flying on the Croisette with the feature debut from French director Jérémy Clapin, a moving, inventive, and prodigious gem of storytelling
I Lost My Body
by Jérémy Clapin
CANNES 2019: Animation sends sparks flying on the Croisette with the feature debut from French director Jérémy Clapin, a moving, inventive, and prodigious gem of storytelling
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles - by Salvador Simó - Salvador Simó adapts Fermín Solís’ comic book of the same name into a film, adding colour as well as images from Land Without Bread, the documentary directed by Luis Buñuel in 1933
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
by Salvador Simó
Salvador Simó adapts Fermín Solís’ comic book of the same name into a film, adding colour as well as images from Land Without Bread, the documentary directed by Luis Buñuel in 1933
The Swallows of Kabul - by Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec - CANNES 2019: Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbe-Mevellec dive into the Taliban’s Kabul and achieve a very beautiful animated adaptation of Yasmina Khadra’s novel
The Swallows of Kabul
by Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
CANNES 2019: Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbe-Mevellec dive into the Taliban’s Kabul and achieve a very beautiful animated adaptation of Yasmina Khadra’s novel
Parking - by Tudor Giurgiu - Tudor Giurgiu explores love and emigration in his most accomplished film to date, which has just opened the Transilvania International Film Festival
Parking
by Tudor Giurgiu
Tudor Giurgiu explores love and emigration in his most accomplished film to date, which has just opened the Transilvania International Film Festival
Close Enemies - by David Oelhoffen - VENICE 2018: After the award-winning Far From Men, David Oelhoffen is back at Venice with a face-off between Matthias Schoenaerts and Reda Kateb that ultimately drowns in clichés
Close Enemies
by David Oelhoffen
VENICE 2018: After the award-winning Far From Men, David Oelhoffen is back at Venice with a face-off between Matthias Schoenaerts and Reda Kateb that ultimately drowns in clichés
A Decent Man - by Hadrian Marcu - SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Romanian filmmaker Hadrian Marcu makes his feature debut with this intimate yet acerbic portrait offering a reflection on what it means to be a man in today’s world
A Decent Man
by Hadrian Marcu
SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: Romanian filmmaker Hadrian Marcu makes his feature debut with this intimate yet acerbic portrait offering a reflection on what it means to be a man in today’s world
Deerskin - by Quentin Dupieux - CANNES 2019: Quentin Dupieux delivers a brilliantly refined film, between an absurdist comedy and a realistic drama about madness, with Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel excellent in the lead roles
Deerskin
by Quentin Dupieux
CANNES 2019: Quentin Dupieux delivers a brilliantly refined film, between an absurdist comedy and a realistic drama about madness, with Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel excellent in the lead roles
One Day - by Zsófia Szilágyi - CANNES 2018: Zsófia Szilágyi’s first full-length film heaves with tension and a keen sense of realism, following the daily grind of a woman and mother on the verge of breaking down
One Day
by Zsófia Szilágyi
CANNES 2018: Zsófia Szilágyi’s first full-length film heaves with tension and a keen sense of realism, following the daily grind of a woman and mother on the verge of breaking down
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