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These films defy convention; twisting genres, styles and narrative structures to tell fresh and provocative stories.

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At Ellen's Age

Pia Marais


A German flight attendant falls into increasingly bizarre adventures when she leaves her husband, quits her job and joins a radical group of animal activists.

The Christening

Marcin Wrona


Michal (Wojciech Zielinski) hopes to change his luck and escape his criminal past. But when he’s pursued by a violent gang,he desperately tries to find a way to save his family.

Cold Fish

Sion Sono


Equal parts black humour and bloody dementia in this true crime portrait of a Japanese tropical fish dealer responsible for over forty murders.


Tetsuya Nakashima


Tetsuya Nakashima's Confessions is one of Japan's most important films of the year. A stylized mixture of cruelty and compassion, the film spins the dark tale of vengeance of a teacher whose little daughter has been killed by two...

Easy Money

Daniel Espinosa


The worlds of a mob enforcer, an escaped convict and an ambitious young business student collide in an explosive and white-knuckled thriller based on the 2006 bestselling Swedish novel by Jens Lapidus.

A Horrible Way to Die

Adam Wingard


When a serial killer escapes from prison, the dangerous past of a young woman dealing with alcoholic rehab quickly begins to catch up with her.


Gregg Araki

USA, France

Smith’s everyday life in the dorm – hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor – all gets turned upside-dow...

L.A. Zombie

Bruce LaBruce

Germany, USA, France

Corpse-eating meets poverty politics in this pornographic art film set on the streets of Los Angeles, where an alien zombie brings dead men back to life.


Ahmad Abdalla


A bold example of new north African cinema, Microphone mixes and remixes fiction and cinema verité as it follows an Egyptian expatriate's return to Alexandria, where he dives into a thriving underground music and arts scene.


Gareth Edwards

United Kingdom

Six years after a probe carrying alien life samples crashes in Mexico, a photojournalist must escort his boss' daughter through the "Infected Zone" back to the safety of home in the US.

Our Day Will Come

Romain Gavras


The highly anticipated debut by French director Romain Gravas (known for directing the controversial M.I.A. video Born Free) focuses on two outcast redheads - a bullied teen (Olivier Barthélémy) and a psychologist (Vincent Cassel...


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