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“An unflinching portrait.” —Hollywood Reporter

Aspiring actress Nina Wu finally gets her break as the female lead in a big-budget thriller. The role, which calls for explicit sex scenes, is made all the more challenging by the director’s savage belittlements. Hovering on the brink of stardom, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack. As she clings to her sanity, a traumatic past event begins to resurface.

“Overwhelmingly moving.” —Time Out

Maggie Cheung embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan. Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan’s private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in her suicide at age 24.

“Hypnotic, thrilling.” —The Skinny

Rose (Ann Skelly) is a promising veterinary student in Dublin. Despite having a loving relationship with her adoptive parents, she has been searching for her birth mother for many years. When Rose finally tracks Ellen (Orla Brady) down in London, she uncovers a painful secret, which draws her into a dangerous world of impersonation, deception and revenge.

 


 

“Masterful... great storytelling.” —Concerti

When pianist Kyra Steckeweh realized that her repertoire almost exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began researching the work of past female composers. Searching archives, libraries and publishing houses, she discovered rarely-performed piano pieces by Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel that had been buried by history.

“A more realistic 1917.” —Hollywood Reporter

Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins. An innocent 17-year-old farm-boy and his father, a former marksman, are conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy.

“Vibrant and transfixing.” —Los Angeles Times

During her son’s naming ceremony, a Sheikh predicts that Sakina’s child will die at the age of 20. Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of her son Muzamil, who grows up knowing about his fate. As Muzamil escapes Sakina’s ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges that make him question his destiny in director Amjad Abu Alala’s feature debut.

 


 

One of IndieWire’s “Best Movies of 2020”

MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation.

“Cult status is assured.” —Variety

New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets. Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but when he scores a shady permit, he believes his fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn't expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy.

“Must-see mafia viewing.” —Film Threat

Frank Paterno (Sergio Castellitto), a Montreal mafia boss, hopes to legitimize his criminal operations by investing in an ambitious Italian bridge project. First, he has to recover the funds from his Greek creditor and entrusts this crucial task to his protégé Vincent, the son of tailor Henri Gamache. Ultimately, however, Vincent's ruthless tactics ignite a war between the two families.