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20 Days In Mariupol
As the Russian invasion begins, Ukrainian journalists trapped in Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war's atrocities. 2023. Ukraine. Director: Mstyslav Chernov


This intimate portrait of one dairy cow's life highlights the beauty and challenges cows face, and their great service to us all. 2021. UK. Director: Andrea Arnold


Living alone in her flat, a 12-year-old must confront reality when her estranged father shows up out of nowhere. 2023. UK. Director: Charlotte Regan. Starring: Lola Campbell, Harris Dickinson


Medusa Deluxe
Cutthroat hairstylists at a competition find one of their own murdered before judging can begin. 2022. United Kingdom. Director: Thomas Hardiman. Starring: Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Clare Perkins


Rio Connection
In the 1970s, authorities were closing in on three prominent figures of organised crime. On the run, they found themselves in Brazil, with new identities and a goal: tropicalize the mafia.


Salvatore: Shoemaker Of Dreams
The life of Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo, who created shoes for Hollywood stars during the silent film era. 2020. Italy. Director: Luca Guadagnino

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