In the Old Testament, the mountains are the domain of a monster named Behemoth; in modern times the vast mining industry has taken the monster's place. Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, director Liang Zhao, one of China's finest documentarians, takes... MORE >
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
With the simple yet powerful act of refusing food, Bobby Sands and his fellow Irish Republican prisoners became the emblems of an intractable conflict. Violence and unrest had continued in Northern Ireland for two decades, yet the world's attention was... MORE >
This documentary will have you squirming in your seats! BUGS seeks to enlighten western audiences to the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating insects. We join two adventurous food researchers from gastronomic entrepreneur Rene Redzepi's (NOMA)... MORE >
The Charro of Toluquilla - Opening
Fascinated by the reckless, ladies' man lifestyle of the classic Mexican movie characters, Jaime García presents as a prototypical confident macho Mariachi who enjoys life lived around women, alcohol and music. His evenings are spent charming... MORE >
City 40
It sounds like a dystopian sci-fi story: residents of a walled town enjoy a high standard of living in a chilling pact that sees them growing sicker by the day from radiation poisoning. Except it's a reality, occurring in City 40 – a Russian town... MORE >
Close Up
Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who died in July this year, has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-Up (1990) is arguably his most daring, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary... MORE >
Gary Numan: Android in LaLa Land
Gary Numan took the sound of early electronica and fused it with strong images of his on stage alter-egos, to invent something totally unique. Seemingly coming from nowhere he took the music world by storm. Gary achieved his success with Asperger's syndrome,... MORE >
The Islands and the Whales
The Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic cut an imposing landscape, as sheer cliffs soar majestically from the sea. The isolated community has hunted seabirds and whales for generations, but for how much longer? The global environmental crisis has reached... MORE >
A Mother with a Gun - with Q&A
Archetypal good Jewish girl Shelley Rubin escapes family expectations by falling in love with the leader of the Jewish Defence League (JDL), once considered America's most active terrorist organisation by US authorities. Advocating any means necessary... MORE >
A Present From the Past - Closing
A father-daughter trip to Rome to find a lost love with only a three-decade-old address – the premise may sound a little reality TV, but the execution is anything but. Filmmaker Kawthar surprises her father Mokhtar on his 75th birthday with two... MORE >
Starless Dreams - with Q&A
In STARLESS DREAMS, acclaimed filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei takes us inside a girls' juvenile detention facility on the outskirts of Tehran. The bonds the girls share are as tight as blood – some feel more at home here than they ever did with their... MORE >
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
TROUBLEMAKERS unearths the aesthetic and intellectual motivations behind the land art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. These renegade New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on... MORE >