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  • Part-fiction documentary tracing the movements of the New Silk Road. AAA Cargo follows distribution networks which are expanding across vast regions between China and Europe.

    Duration:
    34’
    Language:
    Chinese, English, Russian
  • Transforming public spaces women are prohibited from entering into a stage, Maryam Tafakory’s poetic film depicts the rituals involved in women and men coming of age.

    Duration:
    10’
    Language:
    Persian, English
  • Starting with the first satellite launch in 1958, there are now millions of larger and smaller artefacts orbiting Earth. A floating museum of space exploration above our heads.

    Duration:
    11’
    Language:
    English, Spanish

B

  • Standing on stage and seeing your partner in the audience having an affair – it literally silenced the ‘High Queene of English Folk’. The once popular vocalist could no longer sing, until four decades later she made a striking comeback. A warm, intimate film about the glory days of folk.

    Duration:
    94’
    Language:
    English
  • Against the backdrop of a series of unsolved murders on the island of Jersey, a relationship blossoms between Moll and Pascal. For her respectable family, he is the ultimate bad choice – and that seals their love. When it becomes apparent that the police suspect him, her support for him starts to adopt extreme forms.

    Duration:
    107’
    Language:
    English
  • A teenage Sam lives with his single mother, a nurse. He splits his time between high school and and a hospital where he cares for elderly patients. Sam also seems to have psychopathic tendencies. A careful, griping and shocking study asking if one is, or becomes, a murderer. Season 1, episodes 1 and 2

    Duration:
    95’
    Language:
    English

C

  • Inspired by the famous Eames film Powers of Ten, McInerney explores the boundaries of perception, from the smallest atom to the remotest corners of the universe.

    Duration:
    27’
    Language:
    no dialogue

D

  • When Joseph Stalin had a stroke in March 1953, the political court of the Red Tsar flew into a blind panic. The unprincipled struggle for power that ensued is sharply sketched by Armando Iannucci (I’m Alan Partridge, Veep) and a choice selection of top English-speaking actors in a pitch-black, hilarious and timeless political satire.  Closing Film IFFR 2018.

    Duration:
    106’
    Language:
    English
  • A solo man dances to music on his headphones on a Santa Monica beach, while a story of racist aggression is casually discussed. (LUX)

    Duration:
    6’
    Language:
    English
  • Immerse yourself in the super-heavy Sheffield doom scene, with concert footage and interviews with Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) and members of Conan, Crowbar and Primitive Man. Heavy metal is a lifestyle. Fans and musicians live for doom and channel their anger into crushing, yet positive live shows. EarWORM LIVE Line-up: Poetry: Vincent Niks, Introduction: Richard Foster, DJ Pim Blankenstein.

    Duration:
    85’
    Language:
    English
  • In this film about the resistance to progress at the expense of history, Maeve Brennan's wonderfully poignant documentary intertwines three stories of men in contemporary Lebanon.

    Duration:
    51’
    Language:
    Arabic
  • Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel is back with a short fiction film in which a young man does his utmost to survive in a foreign country.

    Duration:
    15’
    Language:
    Arabic

E

  • After 20 years of service, the spacecraft Cassini was sent crashing into Saturn on 15 September 2017. It now appeals even more to the imagination.

    Duration:
    8’
    Language:
    no dialogue
  • A study of a church building in thin sections, as abstract as a CT scan. A journey back billions of years to the time the marble was formed and buried.

    Duration:
    6’
    Language:
    no dialogue
  • Philosopher Johnny Golding ruminates on a formative childhood experience, when her father brought home an early prototype of night vision he was working on for 'Project Eyeglass'.

    Duration:
    12’
    Language:
    English
  • Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza)’s marriage is already at a low ebb when it takes another blow from the arrival in her small town of the enigmatic Beverly Luff Linn to perform his mysterious show – a night of magic.

    Duration:
    105’
    Language:
    English

F

  • In this stylish film set at the end of the 1970s, 55-year old Hollywood diva Gloria Grahame has what proves to be a unique affair with Peter, who is in his twenties. He sees something the studio bosses of yesteryear never did: she is more than just a pretty face.

    Duration:
    105’
    Language:
    English
  • Pre-war Berlin: a mysterious voice tells of daily expropriations and thefts by the Nazis. These created an object diaspora to no longer extant buildings. The camera hunts for secrets in contemporary public spaces, slowly developing an impression of a person and a history in this delicate, moving cinematic essay.

    Duration:
    83’
    Language:
    English

G

  • This computer-graphic film summons up a post-human consciousness: the awakening of a robot who, in 2065, wants to become the first Sino-futurist artificial artist. Commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017.

    Duration:
    48’
    Language:
    Chinese

H

  • A reinvocation of the Aba Women’s War, the 1929 anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria, through embodiment, gesture and the archive.

    Duration:
    6’
    Language:
    Igbo
  • In 1976, four teenage Londoners started experimental reggae-punk band The Slits, turning the music world upside down. Young, intimidating women for whom nothing was sacred, their desire for freedom continues to inspire. This homage to lead vocalist Ari-Up, who died in 2010, cements The Slits' reputation. EarWORM Live Line-up: Introduction: Leonor Faber-Jonker, Q&A: Jan Hiddink, DJ’S Girls go BOOM, DJ Squad.

    Duration:
    86’
    Language:
    English

I

  • Eight-year-old Shula is accused of black magic and locked up in a witches’ colony. An opportunistic official saves her from this form of slavery in order to benefit from her supposed powers. In a mix of farce, fairy tale and social satire, we see how superstition is used to oppress women.

    Duration:
    93’
    Language:
    English
  • In a crowded market on the Lagos mainland, John makes men beautiful by tattooing their lips.    

    Duration:
    5’
    Language:
    English
  • Fragments of Forough Farrokhzad’s poem Sin are read out, juxtaposed with Islamic clergy advising women on how to control their lust in Maryam Tafakory's radical celebration of sensuality.

    Duration:
    8’
    Language:
    Persian
  • Donal Foreman had virtually no contact with his father, Arthur MacCaig, who devoted his entire career to documenting the conflict in Northern Ireland. After MacCaig’s death, Foreman re-establishes their relationship by diving into his father’s archive, also taking up the camera – both as a weapon and a means of reconciliation.

    Duration:
    73’
    Language:
    English, French