06-24 November 2019

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A HIDDEN LIFE
A HIDDEN LIFE

Terrence MALICK
United States, Germany
Feature film

When Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II, he is threatened with execution for treason. His unwavering faith and his love for his family keeps his spirit alive.

ATLANTICS
ATLANTICS

Mati DIOP
France, Belgium, Senegal
Feature film

ATLANTICS is a haunting tale of love set in the suburbs of Dakar. When a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever spreads, little does Ada know that her former beau has returned.

BELLBIRD
BELLBIRD

Hamish BENNETT
New Zealand
Feature film

Set on a humble Northland dairy farm in New Zealand, BELLBIRD revolves around a rural community as they help one of theirs deal with grief after the loss of a loved one.

 

 

 

CLEMENCY
CLEMENCY

Chinonye CHUKWU
United States
Feature film

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates.

DAFFODILS
DAFFODILS

David STUBBS
New Zealand
Feature film

As indie musician Maisie keeps her dying father company for one last time, she learns about her parents’ bittersweet love story, expressed through contemporary re-imaginings of iconic hit songs by New Zealand artists.

HEARTS AND BONES
HEARTS AND BONES

Ben LAWRENCE
Australia
Feature film

When a famed war photographer prepares for an upcoming photo retrospective of his work, a South Sudanese refugee finds Daniel and appeals to him to exclude a photograph that may destroy them both.

INVISIBLE LIFE
INVISIBLE LIFE

Karim AÏNOUZ
Brazil
Feature film

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart, not knowing they live in the same city. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.

KNIVES OUT
KNIVES OUT

Rian JOHNSON
United States
Feature film

When renowned novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead in his estate, Detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate, sifting through a web of red herrings and lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

 

MARRIAGE STORY
MARRIAGE STORY

Noah BAUMBACH
United States
Feature film

A stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a grueling divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes in one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year.

PALM BEACH
PALM BEACH

Rachel WARD
Australia
Feature film

A retired rock band reunites in the affluent northern beaches of Sydney, but as the group reconnects, cracks begin to form between the once-close friends as secrets from decades earlier start to resurface.

SEBERG
SEBERG

Benedict ANDREWS
United States
Feature film

With a bravura performance from Kristin Stewart as the titular French New Wave icon Jean Seberg, this film focuses on her affiliation with the Black Panthers in the 1960s.

THE AERONAUTS
THE AERONAUTS

Tom HARPER
United States
Feature film

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history, facing incredible challenges on the way.

THE IRISHMAN
THE IRISHMAN

Martin SCORSESE

Feature film

Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, in particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa.

 

 

THE REPORT
THE REPORT

SCOTT Z. BURNS
United States
Feature film

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones is tasked with  leading an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program and uncovers shocking secrets in this gripping, dark political drama.

THE TWO POPES
THE TWO POPES

Fernando MEIRELLES
United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Argentina
Feature film

Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire from the church, but he discovers a secret from embattled Pope Benedict. Confronting the apparent divide between them, these two men must find common ground for the sake of the church’s future.

WAVES
WAVES

Trey Edward SHULTS
United States
Feature film

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, WAVES traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, WAVES is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

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