Focus: Exploring the World

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Hackney Lullabies

Kyoko Miyake 2011 11 Min
Every night under Hackney skies, mothers from faraway lands create …

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Paul Justman 2002 108 Min
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from …

The Artist and the Model

Fernando Trueba 2012 105 Min
Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea …

The Past

Asgaar Farhadi 2013 130 Min
Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian …

Zen for Nothing

Werner Penzel 2016 100 Min
ZEN FOR NOTHING tells of the experiences of Sabine Timoteo …

Winter Nomads

Manuel von Stürler 2012 90 Min
Carole and Pascal set off in winter for the migration …

West is West

Andy De Emmony 2010 102 Min
Salford, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but …

Violently Happy

Paola Calvo 2016 92 Min
Paola Calvos' documentary shows the world of BDSM in a …

Suzanne

Katell Quillévéré 2013 90 Min
A single mother in adolescence, Suzanne lives with her father …

Tsatsiki, Mom and the Policeman

Ella Lemhagen 1999 91 Min
Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has …

Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako 2014 97 Min
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud …

Tangerine

Sean Baker 2015 87 Min
After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she …

Submarine

Richard Ayoade 2010 94 Min
Oliver (Craig Roberts) is a Welsh teen who has some …

Song from the Forest

Michael Obert 2013 97 Min
As a young man, Louis Sarno heard a song on …

A Man, His Lover, and His Mother

Marcel Gisler 2013 106 Min
Lorenz Meran, (40) a successful gay author suffering acute writers' …

Prince Avalanche

David Gordon Green 2013 94 Min
In the wake of a devastating forest wildfire that swept …

Policeman

Nadav Lapid 2011 105 Min
Yaron is a police officer and belongs to an elite …

Nairobi Half Life

Tosh Gitonga 2012 96 Min
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming …

Much Loved

Nabil Ayouch 2015 104 Min
Noha, Randa, Soukaina, Hlima - just some of the women …

Wednesday 4:45

Alexis Alexiou 2015 111 Min
Stelios is the owner of a Jazz Club in Athens. …

The Man Who Loved Yngve

Stian Kristiansen 2008 97 Min
It's November 1989, and the Berlin Wall is falling. In …

Kent Nagano – Montreal Symphony

Bettina Ehrhardt 2010 97 Min
He is considered aloof and does not push himself into …

You, the Living

Roy Andersson 2007 86 Min
In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks …

The Virgin, the Copts and Me

Namir Abdel Messeeh 2011 85 Min
Namir's mother is a Coptic Christian. She is convinced that …

Goodbye First Love

Mia Hansen-Løve 2011 106 Min
15-year-old Camille and 19-year-old Sullivan are in love for the …
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