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Rimini
The great Austrian director Ulrich Seidl returns with another masterpiece, a character portrait of a man simply too big for one film to contain - from the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Flux Gourmet
Noise meets food in this culinary British comedy, using a horror-aesthetic while hanging out in a strange fantasy world - live from 72nd Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

The Line (La Ligne)
A painted line separates mother and daughter in this touching French-Swiss domestic drama — live from Berlin Film Festival. [Read More...]

Robe of Gems (Manto de Gema)
Fine filmmaking can't save an indecipherable plot in this ultimately disengaging Mexican drama - live from 72nd Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Peter von Kant
Francois Ozon's male version of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant never justifies its own existence, either as a remake or as a portrait of Rainer Werner Fassbinder himself - live from Berlin. [Read More...]

Meet me in the Bathroom
Twenty years ago in New York, a new generation of artists provided the world with firm evidence that rock'n roll in not dead - rockumentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival [Read More...]

Something in the Dirt
American duo team up behind and in front of the camera in order to create a deliberately messy genre-bender about bizarre spectres and even stranger conspiracy theories - from Sundance [Read More...]

The Island
Anca Damian's retelling and updating of Robinson Crusoe is a psychedelic joy for the eyes and ears - from the International Film festival Rotterdam [Read More...]

The Child (A Criança)
In 16th Century Portugal, a young man is about to enter the world of maturity, however problems coil underneath the sun-kissed languor - from the International Film Festival Rotterdam [Read More...]

Assault
When terrorists attack a school and take children hostage, a band of unlikely heroes must form to effect their rescue - Kazakh director showcases his new creation in Rotterdam [Read More...]

Cha Cha Real Smooth
Dakota Johnson stars in a sweet little comedy with all the right ingredients thrown in in order to please the Sundance crowds [Read More...]

Alice
A modern-day slave breaks free from a Georgian plantation and seeks revenge on her oppressors, in a movie drawing inspiration from Tarantino and Blaxploitation - from the Sundance Film Festival [Read More...]

Emily the Criminal
Quick-paced and tense crime thriller starring an Aubrey Plaza at the top of her game enraptures the Sundance Film Festival [Read More...]

Nightmare Alley
Guillermo del Toro's new film is completely rooted in a brutal noir reality, and it feels like it was indeed made 80 years ago - now on all major VoD platforms [Read More...]

The Plains
A series of car journeys from work to home begin to reveal a life lived of apparent routine but interesting depth - from the International Film Festival Rotterdam [Read More...]

Please Baby Please
Amanda Kramer's new film is a postmodern queer whirligig of Hollywood and musical influences with an astonishing performance from Andrea Riseborough - International Film Festival Rotterdam [Read More...]

Daryn’s Gym
When a new outlet of a national gym chain opens next door, the small family run Millers and Sons gym finds itself in a a battle for its survival - live from Rotterdam [Read More...]

Owls
Teitur Magnusson’s debut film is an exploration of domestic abuse and grief in the wilds of Iceland - from the 32nd Tromsø International Film Festival [Read More...]

Achrome
Maria Ignatenco's second feature film is a bleak portrayal of war in the Baltic states, as a simple man loses his innocence on the killing fields of the Second World War - from Rotterdam [Read More...]

Fresh
Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones star in this refreshing modern-day dating fable with a very creepy (and scrumptious!!!) genre twist - from the Sundance Film Festival [Read More...]

Dual
Riley Stearns’s third movie is a continuation of the deadpan style of his earlier work, with a dystopian sci-fi twist; it stars Karen Gillian and Aaron Paul - from the Sundance Film Festival [Read More...]

After Yang
A couple scrambles to fix their android babysitter, to whom they have become strangely connected in more ways than one - enrapturing sci-fi tale starring Colin Farrell shows at Sundance [Read More...]

Katja Dreams of Waking Up
Katja is a young woman struggles with the frantic pace of her life and the dreams of death and apocalypse that haunt her nights - from the Tromsø International Film Festival [Read More...]

History of the Occult (Historia de lo Oculto)
A conspiracy at the highest levels of the Argentinean government is about to be revealed on national television but the truth has a terrible price - Tromsø International Film Festival [Read More...]

Zero Fucks Given (Rien à Foutre)
Air stewardess grapples with corporate greed and an empty partying lifestyle, in a profound and meaningful character study from France - live from the Tromsø International Film Festival [Read More...]

A Human Position
Anders Emblem’s second film is an intimate portrait of a young woman recovering from a mysterious trauma, featuring a superb performance from Amalie Ibsen Jensen - live from the Tromsø International Film Festival [Read More...]

The Worst Person in the World (Verdens Verste Menneske)
The conclusion to the loose Oslo trilogy is “a romantic comedy for people who do not like romantic comedies”, according to the filmmaker himself - now on various VoD platforms [Read More...]

The Generation of Evil (Piktuju Karta)
Lithuanian thriller about deeply flawed police commissioner is fun, pacy and unexpectedly pleasant to watch - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Licorice Pizza
Teenage boy meets young woman and they embark on a number of adventures across California and New York, in Paul Thomas Anderson latest paean to the 1970s - on all major VoD platforms on Friday, April 1st [Read More...]

A Bruddah’s Mind (Cabeça de Nêgo)
Black Brazilian teen draws inspiration from the Black Panthers in order to wage a battle against his racist and reactionary high school - UK premiere at the BFI on Saturday, January 22nd [Read More...]

American Girl
Teen is caught between two cultures, a family tragedy, and the Sars epidemic - Taiwanese-American feature debut shows at the Taipei Golden Horse Festival [Read More...]

Matrix Resurrections
Justin Khoo feels let down by the fourth instalment of the Matrix Franchise, a movie that by its own admission "shouldn’t exist" - in cinemas now; also on premium VoD on Monday, January 24th [Read More...]

Pig
Nicolas Cage is a heroic truffle hunter on a wild quest to recover his stolen swine - Michael Sarnoski's mournful and promising feature debut is now available on all major VoD platforms [Read More...]

An American Prayer
The American dreams morphs into a nightmare, hallucination or mere "bullshit", as marginalised citizens recall their experience - heartfelt doc premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

You Resemble Me (Tu me resembles)
Dina Amer’s debut film is a stunning portrait of a vulnerable woman who finds herself and then loses herself in the comforting wrap of extremism - from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival [Read More...]

The Glance of Music (Ennio)
Giuseppe Tornatore’s new documentary is a loving portrait of Ennio Morricone, the Italian film composer who has to be one of the greatest composers to ever write for the screen - from the first ever Red Sea Film Festival [Read More...]

Communion (Qorban)
Nejib Belkadhi's film is a dark comedy about love and madness in the time of coronavirus - live from the first ever Red Sea Film Festival [Read More...]

Wadjda
A young girl tests the limits of her freedom in the first ever film shot in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - live from the Red Sea Film Festival [Read More...]

Brighton 4th
This poignant comedy on the Georgian immigrant experience in New York is a life-affirming experience - live from the Red Sea Film Festival, Saudi Arabia [Read More...]

Cyrano
Joe Wright’s Cyrano has all the luxurious panache of a box of very expensive chocolates - on VoD on Friday, May 27th [Read More...]

The Year of the Everlasting Storm
Anthology movie about the pandemic was created by seven magnificent filmmakers and exudes both joy and pain, while also inviting viewers to reflect about their own lives [Read More...]

Titane
Julia Ducournau weld herself into pole position of her own grimy body horror genre, with yet another arthouse, stomach-churning masterpiece - Cannes's big winner is out now on all major platforms [Read More...]

Inner Wars
The Donbass war is seen from a women's point of view in this affecting documentary portrait of working in an endless war zone - watch it online for during the entire month of December only with ArteKino [Read More...]

Sami, Joe and I (Sami Joe und Ich)
Three school leavers find their dreams and friendship challenged by adulthood in Karin Heberlein’s engaging coming-of-age drama - watch it online for free in December only with ArteKino [Read More...]

Wood and Water
A mother searches for her absent son in the shadow of the Hong Kong protests, inviting the audience to enter a hypnotic space - watch it for free during the entire month of December only with ArteKino [Read More...]

Nocturnal
Schoolgirl and older man build a friendship as they experience an existential crisis - watch British coastal drama online for free during the entire month of December only with ArteKino [Read More...]

Jiyan
Deep dive into the claustrophobic refugee experience in Germany, as a Syrian couple struggles to integrate - watch it online and for free during the entire month of December only with ArteKino [Read More...]

When The Trees Fall
The rural landscape is an enchanting force, in this Ukrainian drama about love and criminality - watch it online for free during the entire month of December with ArteKino [Read More...]

Call Me Marianna
Wheelchair-bound woman has to sue her own family in order to undergo gender reassignment, in this sympathetic Polish doc about struggle and acceptance - watch it online for free during the month of December only with ArteKIno [Read More...]

The Last to See Them (Gli Ultimi a Vederli Vivere)
A family grapples with an eerie, insidious force that may prove the death of them - watch this jarring Italian thriller for free during the entire month of December only with ArteKino [Read More...]