An eerie fly-on-the-wall documentary with intimate access to Putin from 1999-2000, covering the president’s first election and offering a rare, up-close portrait of Putin as he flourishes from Deputy Prime Minister to one of the world’s most powerful leaders.

PUNK VOYAGE

Dir: Jukka Kärkkäinen & J-P Passi

Following Finnish Punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) as they face the glory and struggle that comes with fame, Punk Voyage is a film about friendship, the politics of fame, and what it truly means to be punk.

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.

For a historic club in Christchurch, competitive poultry pageantry is not only a hobby – it’s an obsession. Watch the feathers fly in the lead up to the NZ National Show, as they battle tradition, and each other, in their quest for glory.

When their local pub was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of South London, a community group came together to take back the space. Public House weaves together their voices through dance, poetry and song to embody their resistance.

Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her young sons the moment she and her partner Philip decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and critic Amos Elon...

PEAK

Dir: Hannes Lang

Skiing. One of the most popular leisure activities in the winter: perfect powder snow, mountains, fresh air and après ski. Over the course of one year Peak follows the building and production processes around winter tourism...

A rare look into the legendary collector’s world: blending the abstract, the colourful, the surreal and the salacious to portray a life that was as complex and unpredictable as the artwork Peggy revered, and the artists she pushed forward.

Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

PALIO

Dir: Cosima Spender

Siena is home to the world’s oldest and most dangerous horse race: the Palio. Every summer riders compete through the Piazza del Campo where taking bribes and making deals is just is essential.