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Films in Journey

Whether it’s the journey or the destination, films to transport you and shift your perspective.

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Feature films

  • Abu

    Dir-Scr Arshad Khan | Canada

    A kaleidoscopic personal documentary in the vein of Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, exploring family dynamics, emerging sexuality and Pakistani-Canadian identity.

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  • Araby

    Dir-Scr Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans | Brazil

    A teenager is drawn into the past life of his neighbour in this delicate, poetic work from Brazilian filmmakers João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa.

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  • Chateau

    Dir Modi Barry, Cédric Ido | France

    Bustling with African hair salons, this is a sprightly-paced drama set in the working-class area of Paris around the Château d’Eau metro station.

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  • The Drummer and the Keeper

    Dir-Scr Nick Kelly | Ireland

    In this warm, witty Irish drama, a rock drummer with bipolar disorder builds an unusual friendship with a goalie who has Asperger syndrome.

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  • Equilibrium

    Dir-Scr Vincenzo Marra | Italy

    Tough, gripping drama about a committed, principled priest taking on the Mafia and risking his life in a poverty-stricken parish in Naples.

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  • The Journey

    Dir Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji | UK-Iraq-France-Qatar-Netherlands

    Iraqi filmmaker Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji takes us into the mind of a potential female suicide bomber in this unforgettable drama.

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  • Lebanon Factory

    Dir-Scr Ahmad Ghossein, Lucie La Chimia, Shirin AbuShaqra, Manuel Maria Perrone, Una Gunjak, Rami Kodeih, Mounia Akl, Neto Villalobos | Lebanon-France

    A portmanteau feature that is an often laugh-out-loud portrait of Lebanon and all its myriad charms and idiosyncrasies.

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  • Lucía

    Dir Humberto Solás | Cuba

    A beautifully restored cinematic tour de force from Humberto Solás, the enfant terrible of Cuban cinema in the 1960s.

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  • Lucky

    Dir John Carroll Lynch | USA

    Harry Dean Stanton gives the performance of a lifetime as an irascible nonagenarian maverick in a New Mexican town, grappling with his mortality.

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  • My Generation

    Dir David Batty | UK

    The Swinging sixties narrated and presented by Michael Caine himself and featuring an era-defining soundtrack.

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  • One Thousand Ropes

    Dir-Scr Tusi Tamasese | New Zealand

    Samoan former fighter turned midwife and baker deals with a harsh reality and the supernatural in this quietly powerful drama.

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  • Our Time Will Come

    Dir Ann Hui | China-Hong Kong

    A woman is drawn into Hong Kong’s underground resistance movement in Ann Hui’s emotionally acute spy thriller.

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  • Pickups

    Dir Jamie Thraves | UK-Ireland

    Aidan Gillen stars – as not-quite-himself – in a playful comedy about an actor struggling to keep things real after his divorce.

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  • Pop Aye

    Dir-Scr Kirsten Tan | Singapore-Thailand

    A disaffected, middle-aged Thai architect is reunited with an elephant from his childhood in this gently surrealistic and boldly visual debut from Kirsten Tan.

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  • Promised Land

    Dir Eugene Jarecki | USA-Germany

    Comparing Elvis’s life and times with everyday existence in Trump’s America, this slyly amusing road movie documentary is a treat for the eyes and ears.

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  • Ravens

    Dir-Scr Jens Assur | Sweden

    A beautiful but haunting psychological drama about a farmer and his family set in 1970s rural Sweden.

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  • The Rider

    Dir-Scr Chloé Zhao | USA

    A luminous and enthralling study of a young South Dakotan cowboy’s struggle following a rodeo injury, from the director of Songs My Brothers Taught Me.

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  • Salesman

    Dir Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | USA

    A portrait of Bible salesmen selling their wares becomes a fascinating window on 1960s American life.

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  • A Season in France

    Dir-Scr Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | France

    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s compassionate and sincere film observes a troubled soul struggling to survive in an apathetic world.

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  • Sheikh Jackson

    Dir Amr Salama | Egypt

    Sheikh Jackson follows a hardline Islamist preacher who yearns to moonwalk again after the death of singer Michael Jackson.

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  • Tides

    Dir Tupaq Felber | UK

    Relaxed and insightful British drama with a mumblecore edge.

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  • Untitled

    Dir Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi | Austria-Germany

    A film about nothing is one of the year’s finest documentaries, and a lyrical tribute to its late director, Michael Glawogger.

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  • Walk With Me

    Dir-Prod-Scr Marc J Francis, Max Pugh | UK

    Take a slow and meditative walk with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the inventor of mindfulness.

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  • Wallay

    Dir Berni Goldblat | France-Burkina Faso-Qatar

    A heart-felt coming-of-age tale set in Burkina Faso exploring mixed cultural identity and finding one’s place in the world.

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  • The White Girl

    Dir-Scr Jenny Suen. Co-Dir-Scr Christopher Doyle | Hong Kong

    Debut director Jenny Suen collaborates with Christopher Doyle for this gorgeous Hong Kong-based drama, set to delight dreamers, outcasts and sensualists.

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