Rising filmmaker Rahul Jain (Machines) returns to Delhi and explores the dramatic consequences of India’s growing economy through stunning visuals, capturing not only a city in crisis but magnifying our collective climate realities.

Ithaka

Dir: Ben Lawrence

At 76, John Shipton’s retirement is interrupted when his son, Julian Assange is arrested. At the prison, John finds Julian in a bad way and the US government have begun proceedings to extradite him — threatening 175 years in prison.

Il Buco

Dir: Michelangelo Frammartino

A decade after his critically acclaimed Le Quattro Volte, Michaelangelo Frammartino returns with this equally unclassifiable cinematic delight.

Vivienne Dick's new film is an intimate and philosophical documentary that contrasts the concerns of present day living in New York with the bohemian wildness of the city in the late 70s, reflected through the lives of artists, musicians and friends of the filmmaker.

THE DANCE follows the staging of a new international dance and theatre work (MÁM) by the acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan from the first day of rehearsal to the opening night performance.

Influence + Q&A

Dir: Richard Poplak & Diana Neille

Influence charts the rise of PR guru Lord Tim Bell's 'reputation management' firm Bell Pottinger and its ignominious fall in 2017, laying bare the increasing power of the 'weaponised communications' industry to influence the way we think, and the way we vote. 

Meet the movers and shakers behind India’s space programme as their dream of launching a research laboratory into space looks set to become a reality. But with a budget a tenth of NASA’s, and struggling to overcome a range of challenging issues - including monsoon season - can they succeed?

Embarking on a series of frank discussions with other women who have experienced FGM/C, filmmaker Magoko considers whether she should take a journey into the unknown and have reconstructive surgery.

A story of peace, sensuality, spirituality, ancient ways of life and new ways of living interwoven with tales of brutal occupation, a spirit of tolerance and the lives of many colourful characters, irresistibly drawn to Ibiza.

The crowded boat has sunk. Would you rather let go and drown, or wait to see if a shark takes you? Asylum seekers on Christmas Island have been confronted with terrifying choices yet treated like criminals by the Australian immigration system.

ISLAND

Dir: Steven Eastwood

A lyrical exploration of the temporality and phenomena of dying, this film sensitively witnesses the transition away from life through four individuals residing in a hospice on the Isle of Wight.

At La Grande Chartreuse, one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries, the monks spend 18 hours each day in silence; living in silence and solitude brings them as close as possible to God.