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“Compulsively mesmerizing.” —Shadows on the Wall

In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. DONBASS, ultimately, is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities.

“True and beautiful.” —Vulture

Krasnohorivka: a town on the front lines of war-torn Eastern Ukraine. While the outside world is filled with bombings and chaos, single mother Anna and her four children keep their home as a safe haven, full of life and light. Each has a passion for cinema, so it feels natural for them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war.

“A remarkable work.” —Screen Daily

Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy enlists to fight Russian military forces in the Donbas region, where he is captured by enemy soldiers. As a prisoner of war, he witnesses horrifying scenes of humiliation and violence, while his medical background co-opted to dispense mercy killings to tortured victims. After his release, Serhiy returns to his former life, still suffering from the trauma of his experiences.

 


 

“Tension-filled.” —Variety

Four short stories set along the treacherous roads of Donbas during the war. There are no safe spaces and no one can make sense of just what is going on. Even as they are trapped in the chaos, some manage to wield authority over others. Originally presented on stage and adapted by writer/director Natalya Vorozhbit.

“A compelling character drama.” —Culture Fix

Christi's reunion with his long-distance boyfriend is cut short when his police unit is sent to quell a protest at a local movie theater, where a far-right group has interrupted the screening of a queer film. As tensions mount, a violent outburst threatens to expose the secret of Christi's sexuality and forces him to confront the contradictions between his personal and professional life.

“70 minutes of perverted bliss.” —Film Threat

Equal parts thriller, sex comedy, and gastronomy, SEXUAL DRIVE follows the seemingly unconnected lives of three people and their appetites, both culinary and carnal. In the first story, a designer worries about his sexless marriage. Next, an office worker is recovering from driving-induced panic attacks. In the third, an elite advertising agent wants to end a relationship with his lover.

 


 

“Wonderfully beguiling.” —IndieWire

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and a chance encounter with the past. Inspired by life’s tiny miracles, and bound together by memory, regret, deception, and fate, acclaimed director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi returns with an enchanting triptych that spins mundane encounters into a world of infinite possibilities and ever-deepening mysteries of the all-too-human heart.

“Stylish and brooding.” —The Hollywood Reporter

In Czechoslovakia, 1980, the totalitarian Communist regime demands allegiance from all its subjects, including the clergy. With their seminary on the brink of dissolution, and its head priest a target for blackmail, two conflicted novitiates have to choose between collaborating with the government as informants, or becoming targets of the secret police.

“Lovingly observed. —Los Angeles Times

In Ang Lee's acclaimed debut feature, Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung), an elderly tai chi master from Beijing, struggles to adjust to life in New York while living with his Americanized son Alex and white daughter-in-law Martha. But when Chu begins teaching tai chi at a local school, his desire to make a meaningful connection comes to fruition in the most unexpected of ways.