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Viewing films where section is Europe
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Apples

Apples

In the midst of a global amnesia pandemic, one man is sent to a government facility to remember who he is.

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Director Radu Jude

Sex is fodder for black comedy in this scathing portrayal of life in the age of COVID-19.

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Beginning

Beginning

An explosive study of a woman unravelling, and awakening, amid religious intolerance, domestic indifference and gender-based persecution.

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Celts

Celts

This complex, evocative period piece about human disconnection invites you to a party in 1990s Belgrade – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume optional.

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El Planeta

El Planeta

A real-life mother–daughter duo play a semi-fictional mother–daughter duo struggling to make ends meet in this charismatic feminist class comedy.

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Evolution

Evolution

Contemporary Europe, Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust form a bubbling cauldron in this intergenerational triptych.

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Great Freedom

Great Freedom

In this achingly romantic postwar-set film, which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, a man imprisoned for his sexuality finds that love offers sweet release.

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The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

The bold directorial debut of Portrait of a Lady on Fire actor Luàna Bajrami is a luminously kinetic depiction of teenage ennui and troublemaking.

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House Arrest

House Arrest

A satirical, modern-day David-and-Goliath tale that presents a persuasive case for citizens’ responsibility to fight for the future.

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Libertad

Libertad

Selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes, Spanish filmmaker Clara Roquet’s coming-of-age debut captures female desire and friendship on the lush coast of Catalonia.

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Limbo

Limbo

This story of a Syrian refugee awaiting resettlement on a remote Scottish island is at once heart-wrenching and humorous.

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Love Songs for Tough Guys

Love Songs for Tough Guys

Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.

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Luzzu

Luzzu

A lead turn reminiscent of Marlon Brando anchors this neo-realist look at the Maltese fishing industry.

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The Macaluso Sisters

The Macaluso Sisters

Director Emma Dante

Emma Dante adapts her own acclaimed play: a melancholy tale of five Sicilian sisters whose lives are forever changed by a trauma from their youth.

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Moon, 66 Questions

Moon, 66 Questions

In Jacqueline Lentzou’s exceptional feature debut, an already strained father–daughter relationship is put under pressure.

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Never Gonna Snow Again

Never Gonna Snow Again

You’re in excellent hands with this wicked class satire about a very special immigrant masseur and the affluent individuals who grow besotted with him.

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Ninjababy

Ninjababy

A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.

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The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

This winner of multiple Czech Lion awards as well as Venice’s UNICEF Award is a stunning, utterly harrowing indictment of humanity at its worst.

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Playlist

Playlist

Director Nine Antico

In this delightful slacker story, a young Parisian comic-book artist is on the hunt for stability, a career, self-confidence, love – but nothing seems to go her way.

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Pleasure

Pleasure

Göteborg’s Best Feature Film winner fearlessly dissects the contemporary porn industry through the perspective of a young woman determined to be a star.

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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Love and reality go under the scalpel in this story of obsession on the streets of Budapest.

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Riders of Justice

Riders of Justice

Mads Mikkelsen headlines this ingenious, pitch-black Scandi revenge comedy.

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Unclenching the Fists

Unclenching the Fists

Winner of the 2021 Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes, this Russian drama from the producers of Beanpole travels to the dark heart of an unusual family.

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Undine

Undine

Christian Petzold’s reimagining of an ancient myth will pull you in with its shadowy undertow.

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

This Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner is a romantic, Kafkaesque fable full of poignant whimsy and playful imagery.

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The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World

Joachim Trier’s latest – winner of Best Actress at Cannes – is an elegant, playful character study about a young woman’s existential crisis.