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A road movie with a twist, the final film in Hal Hartley’s Long Island Trilogy finds strangeness and chic ennui beneath icons of Americana. Brace yourself for one of the coolest dance sequences in cinema, a Bande à part homage set to the adrenaline-pumping guitar riffs of Sonic Youth’s Kool Thing!

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Announcing the arrival of a major homegrown talent in filmmaker Ben Sharrock, Limbo is a deadpan delight bursting with humanity. Illuminating the hopes and hardships of the refugee experience, this wry, poignant, and bracingly funny ode to the kindness of strangers is the British film of the year.

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World Premiere! American actor-director Dustin Guy Defa (Person to Person) is a master of the short form, with a keen talent for directing actors in clever and formally playful character portraits. Gayle Rankin and indie favorite Hannah Gross co-star in this inventively irruptive New York miniature.

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Strikingly modern, and with a candid erotic charge, Cairo Station is among the most celebrated of Youssef Chahine’s features. Starring the great filmmaker himself as a disturbed loner on a collision-course with violence, what begins with shades of Fellini soon morphs into an expressionist nightmare.

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In this ingenious stop-motion short, humble beans come alive, populating their own planet made from everyday household objects. As fish tins become race cars and candy boxes turn into skyscrapers, this delightfully bean-centric microcosm doubles as a whimsical parody of space-obsessed 1970s culture.

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Set against an impending WWII, Márta Mészáros’ sumptuous drama was unfairly scorned by Hungarian viewers due to its subversive exploration of infertility. The tempestuous tension between Isabelle Huppert and Lili Monori invokes a deeply complex female friendship, full of both jealousy and empathy.

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A dreamlike visit to David Lynch’s famous atelier offers a glimpse through the shrouded veils of his unique imagination. A lyrical meditation on creativity, this unconventional portrait examines the enigmatic auteur’s artistic life while telling the story of his upbringing in a very American family.

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A riveting portrait of modern celebrity, Magnus von Horn’s Sweat strips away the digital veneer to reveal the human cost of influencer culture. Astonishingly embodied by Magdalena Koleśnik in a tenacious performance, this compassionate tale of self-discovery pulses with the energy of a thriller.

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