HIDDEN LETTERS

There are very few people today who know the secret language of Nushu. Written in poems or songs on paper-folded fans and handkerchiefs, the historical language was developed by Chinese women, who were forbidden to read or write for thousands of years.

THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING

A short piece of found film becomes a fascinating journey into the past in Bianca Stigter’s haunting and moving essay film about the inabitants of a Polish village in 1938.

LYNCH/OZ

Lynch/Oz explores one of the most fascinating puzzles in the history of motion pictures: the enduring symbiosis between America’s primordial fairytale, The Wizard of Oz, and David Lynch’s singular brand of popular surrealism.

MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS

This observational epic, winner of the Silver Bear at Berlinale, meets 64-year old teach Mr Bachmann, and his class of 12-14 year olds in the German town of Stadtallendorf.

FAR BEYOND THE PASTURELANDS

In a remote Himalayan region, the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillarmushroom worth more than gold.