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Featuring new films by both established and upcoming international filmmakers, Cinema Today looks at the fast-changing perspectives of World Cinema today. Highlights include LoveTrue and All These Sleepless Nights, two audacious hybrid documentaries that redefine the genre; the Cristal and Audience Award-winning animation from Annecy, My Life as a Courgette, by Claude Barras; and a special spotlight on The Unpredictable World of Estonian Animation, showcasing distinctive works from the 1970s to the present. Look out for new discoveries from a number of countries such as the Slovak Republic, Colombia, Egypt and Australia.


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    All These Sleepless Nights

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A languid portrait of post-college ennui that dances dreamily on the line between documentary and fiction.

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    All We Had

    / Shaw Theatres Lido

    Katie Holmes’ first feature is an intimate and endearing coming-of-age story of a struggling mother and daughter pair.

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    Baden Baden

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    Rachel Lang’s incisive and witty debut tells of a quarter life crisis of a young, rambunctious Ana.

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    Certain Women

    / Shaw Theatres Lido

    A contemplative and sensitive triptych that explores the complexity and universality of female experience, starring an all-star cast including Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams.

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    Estonian Animation 1970s to 1990s

    / Filmgarde Bugis+*
    *Filmmaker in Attendance

    Delve into the curious world of these animated shorts made during Estonia’s post-independence.

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    Estonian Animation 2000s

    / Filmgarde Bugis+*
    *Filmmaker in Attendance

    Delve into the curious world of these animated shorts made during Estonia’s post-independence.

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    The Darkness

    / Filmgarde Bugis+*
    *Filmmaker in Attendance

    Gripping and insidious, the darkest sides of human and earthly nature coalesce in this slow burning Mexican horror.

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    Eternity

    / Shaw Theatres Lido*
    *Filmmaker in Attendance

    A hypnotic tone poem of three generations of women, as they weather the joys of birth and the tragedies of death across a hundred years.

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    Girl Asleep

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A fantasy-comedy by way of Wes Anderson that dives deep into the absurd, terrifying and beautiful space of the teenage mind.

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    How to Build a Time Machine

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A charming and cerebral film that weaves childhood memories with science fiction, intertwining the past and the future, with time as its conquest.

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    I, Daniel Blake

    / Shaw Theatres Lido
    / Filmgarde Bugis+


    A drama about two people caught in the flaws of the British welfare system, Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner moves with piercing verity.

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    Illegitimate

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    One of Romania’s most anticipated newcomers shines in this shocking and subversive family drama on forbidden relations.

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    Kicks

    / Filmgarde Bugis+*
    *Filmmaker in Attendance

    A gritty coming-of-age drama which oozes swag and style, set against an inner city backdrop and a pulsating hip hop soundtrack.

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    LoveTrue

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A hypnotic exploration of love lost, found and forgiven, set to new music by Flying Lotus.

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    My Life as a Courgette

    / Shaw Theatres Lido
    / Filmgarde Bugis+


    Through gorgeously rendered stop-motion animation, Claude Barras’ debut feature masterfully expresses the deep emotional worlds of youngsters.

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    Notes on Blindness

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A mesmerizing and meditative reflection about going blind, as recounted by a man forced to come to terms with his new reality.

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    Oscuro Animal

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A powerfully wordless treatise on the struggle for survival and refuge as experienced by women subjugated by men of war.

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    Still Life

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    An impressionistic, visceral journey into the underbelly of a slaughterhouse, and the terrifying nightmare of death seen through the eyes of a dog.

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    The Student

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A brilliant satire on Russia’s current political climate, calling into question religious fundamentalism, free speech and authoritarianism.

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    Suntan

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A coming-of-middle-age film with a streak of debauchery and psychological head trips.

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    The Teacher

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A sharply crafted Czech political satire about corruption, served with a side of ironic humour and visual panache.

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    Tickled

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    An innocent probe into an online tickling sub-cultural sport unravels a deep conspiracy that plays out like a real-world psycho-thriller.

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    Wild

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    Stepping into the jaws of the wolf has never looked this alluring, where boundaries are crossed and carnal desires indulged.

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    Withered Green

    / Filmgarde Bugis+

    A quietly engrossing portrait of a woman navigating day-to-day traditions and patriarchy in Egypt.