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76 Days

By Weiting Liu

This intimate documentary, shot during lockdown in Wuhan, measures the human cost of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Away

By James Balmont

This spellbinding and spiritual Latvian animation has parallels with Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle.

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MLK/FBI

By Rogan Graham

Based on newly declassified transcripts, this documentary charts the US government’s harassment of the civil rights leader.

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Soul

By Hannah Woodhead

Jamie Foxx plays a jazz musician attempting to return to the land of the living in Pixar's latest animated spectacle.

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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

By David Jenkins

Last call for drinks in this liquor-lashed celebration of American bar culture from Bill and Turner Ross.

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Sylvie’s Love

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha shine in a heady tale of two lovers, set in 1960s Harlem.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia

By Charles Bramesco

Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s celebrated concert shows a pop master at the peak of his powers.

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Education

By Aaron Hunt

A West Indian boy comes up against a racist educational system in the final film of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series.

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Cocoon

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Leonie Krippendorf’s queer teen romance is a sun-kissed story of growth and metamorphosis.

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No Hard Feelings

By Emily Maskell

Queer romance blossoms in this tactful tale of migrant identity from first-time director Faraz Shariat.

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County Lines

By Millicent Thomas

Henry Blake’s assured debut sees a young boy forced into trafficking drugs across the UK’s internal borders.

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Liberté

By David Jenkins

A group of exiled libertines engage in a moonlit orgy in director Albert Serra’s puckish historical romp.

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The Prom

By Emily Maskell

Ryan Murphy’s star-studded restaging of the hit Broadway musical hits all the right notes.

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Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

By Sydney Urbanek

Taylor Swift and her folklore collaborators perform and dissect the pandemic album at New York’s Long Pond Studios.

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Red, White and Blue

By David Jenkins

John Boyega tackles institutional bigotry within the Metropolitan Police in Steve McQueen’s searing anti-racism drama.

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Possessor

By Leila Latif

Brandon Cronenberg follows up his impressive debut Antiviral with a visceral slice of hallucinatory ultraviolence.

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Lovers Rock

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen delivers a sublime party film for the ages in the second instalment of his Small Axe series.

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