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Anerca, Breath of Life (2020)

The Inuit word anerca refers to the soul, the breath of life. For these indigenous cultures in the Arctic Circle, dance is a crucial medium for portraying the world.

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Any Day Now (2020)

A rising star of Finnish cinema, Hamy Ramezan's fiction feature debut is a subtle and soft film that you can sink into, guaranteed to bring a tear to your eyes.

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The August Virgin (2019)

A dreamy, sensual summer story of a delayed coming of age, dancing in the streets, and good conversation, with music from and an appearance by the well-known Spanish singer Soleá Moreno.

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Babyteeth (2019)

With a protagonist (phenomenal Eliza Scanlen) battling to resolve childhood and adulthood, first love and last, in a compressed space of time, Shannon Murphy’s remarkable debut keeps its pain close to home.

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Bad Tales (2020)

Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo's (Boys Cry, HIFF 2018) newest is a dark, atmospheric dive into a suburban world where everything is slightly twisted.

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Big vs Small (2020)

Joana Andrade belongs to the male-dominated big wave surfer elite. To overcome the obstacles in her mind she learns to dive under ice.

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The Booksellers (2019)

New York's rare book dealers discuss what they did for love in a wistful doc made for those who can still look at a book and see a magical object.

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Call Mom! (2019)

The new romantic comedy by Swedish director Lisa Aschan tells the story of 35-year-old Niki, who lives like she's in her twenties in Gothenburg's hipster haven – together with her teenage daughter.

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Children of the Sea (2019)

A lonely 14-year old connects with two boys raised at sea in a gorgeous, sensitive anime movie that takes a wild out-of-this-world turn. Watch it on the biggest screen you can!

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Days (2020)

In Taiwan's long take auteur Tsai Ming-liang's new film, feared to be the director's last, days last for a lifetime and lifetimes are lived within a day.

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First Cow (2019)

Set in 1820s Oregon, master director Kelly Reichardt's new film is a heartfelt depiction of two buddies who, hoping for a better life, secretly milk a British chief's cow.

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Harriet (2019)

Biopics about black women are rare, and Harriet doesn’t waste an opportunity to make a statement, positioning its titular subject as an intelligent, crafty, and vengeful superhero.

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Kasi Lemmons' film tells the story of a brave woman, who acted by the power of god with one goal in her mind: freedom.

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If It Were Love (2020)

A refined, moody documentary about a tour of the modern dance piece Crowd, set in the 1990s rave scene. The award-winning film takes the piece to new heights by revealing its surprising effects on the dancers' relationships and desires.

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Karpo (2020)

An entertaining documentary about the biggest and most controversial tv journalist of Finnish history, Hannu Karpo.

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Kelet (2020)

Journalist Susani Mahadura's first feature film makes history. Kelet is the first Finnish film that centers on a transgender person of color. Tens across the board, this voice has been missed!

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Lost Boys (2020)

A dramatic tale of a delirious journey from Rovaniemi to the Southeast Asian underworld, where the director Joonas Neuvonen searches for answers about the fate of his lost friends.

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Old Man Cartoon Movie (2019)

Old Man is an ill-mouthed, head-over-heels kind of dude well known by the Estonians from the highly popular comic strip Vanamees – and now he gets his own, batshit crazy film.

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Porco Rosso (1992)

The film reflects Hayao Miyazaki’s personal love of aviation, his political concerns and his fullest expression to date of a non-fantasy world resembling our own – albeit deliciously influenced by Humphrey Bogart and Howard Hawks movies.

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The documentary gives a glimpse into Tarantinoverse with fascinating anecdotes by Jamie Foxx, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth. The director's adventures under the palm trees of Cannes are told through quirkily cartoonish animation.

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Queen & Slim (2019)

In an era where people of colour seem to be considered guilty until proven innocent, and the best outcome for them in an encounter with the police is just plain surviving, Queen & Slim is nothing less than the radical reclaiming of a familiar narrative.

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Romance Doll (2020)

A poetic story of a young couple hiding secrets from each other: the husband works for a sex doll factory and the best-selling doll has his wife's boobs, but what is the wife hiding from him..?

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Shorta (2020)

When police brutality leads to an all-out street war, two cops caught in the middle must fight for their lives in this intense and timely Danish thriller.

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The short film screening Sight and Sound: Ekström & Kossi sheds light on the collaboration between artist Saara Ekström, who works in film, photography and installations, and Heikki Kossi, known as a sound designer and foley artist. The screening features the films Tailor, Amplifier, Body All Eyes and Biblion.

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Sleep (2020)

A horror film that lingers in the boundaries between dreams and reality and dives deep into the mind, _Sleep _tempts the viewer into its tenderly horrifying grasp and doesn't let go, even when the alarm rings.

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Support the Girls (2018)

This bittersweet comedy-drama has a warm and accepting embrace of its girls: under the party whoops and confetti cannons there’s a deceptively complex and layered portrait of female solidarity in the face of ingrained sexism, racism and general male shittiness.

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The Truffle Hunters (2020)

A sensuous plunge into a world that's built on simple pleasures follows a handful of men hunting for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle, deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy.

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Waves (2019)

An emotional, character-driven drama about an African-American family in the middle of chaotic life changes, directed by one of the top names in American indie, Trey Edward Shults.

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Wendy (2020)

Director Benh Zeitlin reimagines the Peter Pan story through Wendy's eyes, using a style that hasn't grown up since Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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