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Rialto Channel (Channel 39) expertly selects and curates the most breath-taking, thought-provoking and immaculately crafted independent films, local and world cinema, documentaries, and exclusive series available. From arthouse to political commentary, Rialto Channel is proudly 100% Kiwi-owned and commercial-free. For more information visit Rialto.

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I Love My Dad
A hopelessly estranged father catfishes his son in an attempt to reconnect. 2022. US. Director: James Morosini. Starring: Patton Oswalt


Parallel Mothers
Two single women who have become pregnant by accident form a lingering bond, when they meet in a hospital room, where they will give birth. English Subtitles.Stars: Penelope Cruz (2021)


Steeltown Murders
Set in both 1973 and the early 2000s, 'Steeltown Murders' follows the hunt for a killer in the Port Talbot area of Wales, and how in the first case of its kind, the mystery was solved nearly 30 years after the crime, using modern DNA analysis. `Steeltown Murders' contrasts police methods of the 1970s with the forensic breakthroughs of the 2000s and functions as a portrait of a town dealing with the repercussions of an unsolved case three decades later, and asks if justice can ever truly be found.


The Blue Caftan
A middle-aged tailor and his wife find their relationship challenged by the arrival of a handsome new apprentice. 2022. Morocco. Director: Maryam Touzani. Starring: Lubna Azabal


The Integrity Of Joseph Chambers
Fearing an apocalypse, an insurance salesman goes on a solo deer hunt, only to face a traumatic incident. 2022. US. Director: Robert Machoian. Starring: Clayne Crawford


The Almond And The Seahorse
Two women struggle to maintain their relationships with partners who suffered traumatic brain injuries. 2022. UK. Directors: Celyn Jones, Tom Stern. Starring: Rebel Wilson