Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.
A delightful and personal diary/documentary of people who exist by utilising the things others regard as useless in modern society. This is a witty and gently humanist film from a veteran of the 60s French new wave.
Returning to the beaches which have been part of her life, Agnès stages herself amongst excerpts of her films' images and reportages. She shares her story with humour and emotion from her early days as an independent filmmaker, and her life with Jacques Demy through to the present day.
The story of the Palestinian resistance leader Naila Ayesh, offers a window in the history of a fierce, relentless and discerning network of Palestinian women who led a civil resistance movement during the First Intifada in 1987.
The latest film from legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Ex Libris invites you to spend three hours behind the scenes at the New York Public Library, one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning.
Based on his best-selling auto-biography Psycho Vertical, this is a raw and emotive study of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick, woven into an 18 day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite.
In 1944 in Alabama, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman, was raped by six white men. Against formidable odds, Taylor pressed charges, shifting the course of the Civil Rights Movement. Nancy Buirsky's illuminating documentary remembers a woman who continues to inspire in today's #MeToo Movement.
Pioneering Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira carved out his place in art history with his expressionist landscapes. Yet when the copyright to his work was posthumously sold off, his family take up the fight to restore his legacy.
Spanish matriarch Julia had three childhood wishes: to have lots of kids, a monkey and a castle. Yet when the financial crash hits, she must adapt to a new way of life in this affectionate and often hilarious docu-portrait.
Stitching together archive footage of historical events, recent interviews with political experts and an eerily nostalgic soundtrack, Shadow World is the masterful documentary from Johan Grimonprez that exposes the depths of corruption within the global arms trade.
Two perspectives on the global arms trade from experts at different ends of the spectrum – a former war correspondent and an arms trade dealer. Through archive footage and close-up interviews, Johan Grimonprez’ follow up to Shadow World is a thoughtful and at times shocking provocation of the devastating effects of war.
In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always survived on a diet of whales and seabirds. But as mercury increasingly enters the food chain, the Faroese must reconsider their traditional way of life.
Subversive, era-defining and visionary, Vivienne Westwood has been shaking up the fashion world for 40 years. With unprecedented access to the queen of fashion herself, Westwood is a candid portrait of an inimitable icon.
Featuring previously unissued photographs, archival video and interviews with his friends and partners in crime, Clémentine Deroudille weaves an intimate portrait of the life, career and legacy of her grandfather, celebrated street photographer Robert Doisneau.
In his tiny, one-room school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty kids reading, creative writing and Latin. His classes are free, and offered to the children of Latino immigrant families, creating a much needed creative haven for kids who are often overlooked.
The immense beauty of Ireland’s west coast forms the striking backdrop to this year-in-the-life of seaside surf town Lahinch. Filmed with deep affection for the town, Ross Whitaker’s portrait of the community is an uplifting testament to the awesome draw of the surf.
Renowned filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich follows the highs and lows of daily life for the Syrians living in Majdal Anjar refugee camp. With extraordinary intimacy, he reveals the real lives behind the statistics of a refugee crisis.
Dipti, Amrita, and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married - some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage.
For 15 months, filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger were embedded with a US platoon in Afghanistan’s hostile Korengal Valley, shadowing their every move. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Restrepo is as close as it gets to seeing what life as a soldier is really like.
Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.