Films in Journey
Whether it’s the journey or the destination, these films transport you and shift your perspective.
Dir Fernando Meirelles | Italy-Argentina
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce tussle over the future of the Catholic Church in this thrillingly cinematic two-hander from Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener).
Read more about The Two Popes
Dir-Scr HIKARI | Japan
A young woman with cerebral palsy strikes out for independence with the help of a sex worker in this sensational Japanese debut.
Read more about 37 Seconds
Dir Sébastien Lifshitz | France
This captivating coming-of-age documentary follows best friends Anaïs and Emma for five years of teenagehood.
Read more about Adolescents
Dir-Scr Romina Paula | Argentina
Argentinian actor Romina Paula meditates on motherhood, identity and relationships in this enticing combo of real life and fiction.
Read more about Again Once Again
Dir Eryk Rocha | Brazil-France-Argentina
Eryk Rocha’s edgy, impressionistic chronicle of the nocturnal encounters of a Rio cab driver vividly captures the strange unpredictability of a rapidly changing world.
Read more about Burning Night
Dir Rachel Mason | USA
Imagine discovering that your parents have been running a gay adult book store for most of their lives…
Read more about Circus of Books
Dir-Scr Patricio Guzmán | Chile-France 2019
Veteran documentarist Patricio Guzmán completes his trilogy about Chile’s troubled past, meditating on how the Andes shaped its sense of identity.
Read more about The Cordillera of Dreams
Dir Rebecca Zlotowski | France
Rebecca Zlotowski investigates desire, the lure of the high life and the imagery of modern female sexuality in a French summer-of-sun drama with a difference.
Read more about An Easy Girl
Dir Kirill Mikhanovsky | USA
Kirill Mikhanovsky’s anarchic look at disability and race in working-class America shares a fresh street-level energy with Good Time and Tangerine.
Read more about Give Me Liberty
Dir Kasi Lemmons | USA
Cynthia Erivo (Widows) gives a show-stopping and star-making turn as the American revolutionary anti-slavery heroine Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet.
Read more about Harriet
Dir-Scr Ga-eun Yoon | South Korea
One for fans of the family dramas of Hirokazu Kore-eda: in The House of Us director Ga-eun Yoon proves herself one of the world’s finest filmmakers at capturing contemporary childhood onscreen.
Read more about The House of Us
Dir-Scr Hong Khaou | UK
Hong Khaou follows Lilting (BFI Flare 2014) with this gorgeous drama that evokes the disorientation of returning to an unrecognisable homeland.
Read more about Monsoon
Dir-Prod-Scr Wang Quan’an | Mongolia
Wang Quan’an returns with a witty, tender and visually bewitching tale of death, desire and camels on the plains of Mongolia.
Read more about Öndög
Dir-Scr Shahrbanoo Sadat | Denmark-Germany-France-Luxembourg-Afghanistan
Caught selling black market cinema tickets, young Qodrat is sent to a Soviet orphanage where he daydreams himself into his favourite Bollywood films.
Read more about The Orphanage
Dir-Scr Eva Riley | UK
An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.
Read more about Perfect 10
Dir Peter Mackie Burns | Ireland-UK
This second feature by Daphne director Peter Mackie Burns is a nuanced and deeply cinematic portrait of a middle-aged Dublin man disintegrating on all fronts.
Read more about Rialto
Dir John Skoog | Sweden
An invitation to step inside the beautiful confusion of nature in Swedish artist John Skoog’s innovative and luscious CPH:Dox award-winning debut.
Read more about Ridge
Dir-Scr Scott Graham | UK
Mark Stanley plays the petrol-head who never left town, in this Bruce Springsteen-inspired tale of thwarted dreamers.
Read more about Run
Dir Svetla Tsotsorkova | Bulgaria-Qatar
A teenage girl’s habitual fantasies have unforeseen consequences in Svetla Tsotsorkova’s sensitive take on the apparently mundane lives of a mother and her two daughters.
Read more about Sister
Dir Belén Funes | Spain
An emotionally powerful drama from debut filmmaker Belén Funes, charts the trials and tribulations of a single mother with a singular sense of purpose.
Read more about A Thief’s Daughter
Dir-Scr Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Japan-Uzbekistan-Qatar
Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa explores cross-cultural miscommunication in this engagingly low-key portrait of a TV host becoming lost in Uzbekistan.
Read more about To the Ends of the Earth
Dir Anna Eborn | Sweden-Denmark-Belgium
Anna Eborn’s dreamy documentary details six teenagers coming of age over the course of one year whilst marooned in Transnistra, a Soviet-style breakaway republic sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine.
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Dir D. R. Hood | UK-Belgium
A family clan gathers beside an ageing matriarch’s deathbed at her home on Dartmoor, but the conviviality soon gives way to the unearthing of long-buried secrets and resentments.
Read more about Us Among the Stones
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