Window on the World provides a chance to see the films that have been making waves around the globe; films from far and wide that offer fresh perspectives, open hearts and minds, and grant a rare chance to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Bear witness to the harsh realities of German workers in Bulgaria with Western; venture to the rural wilds of Iceland with The Swan, or take a trip to the wild, wild east with Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya and her stunning feminist western Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts.
We’re taking an unforgettable expedition to the far side of the cinema universe – all aboard!
25-26 February: A Fantastic Woman (15)
Wrenching portrait of a trans woman defying her dead lover's family
3-4 March: Sveta (N/C 15+)
How far would you go to save your family?
22-26 February: Western (N/C 15+)
Tensions escalate in a taut glimpse into the heart of modern Europe
25 February: Unknown Soldier (N/C 15+)
Finnish Director Aku Louhimies’ gripping adaptation of the classic Second World War novel
23 February: The World to Hear: Queens of Syria UK Theatre Tour + Queens of Syria (N/C 18+)
13 Syrian refugee women tackle themes of exile and loss in adaptation of Euripides' great anti-war play, 'The Trojan Women'
26-27 February: The Swan (N/C 15+)
A magical coming of age story set in the wilds of Iceland
28 February - 1 March: The Seen and Unseen (N/C 15+)
A glimpse into the magical and imaginary world of children as young Tantri deals with her brother's ailing health
26-27 February: Sweet Country (15)
An Aboriginal man goes on the run after he kills a white man in self-defense in 1920s Australia
27-28 February: Miami (N/C 15+)
An entrancing mixture of road movie and thriller
23-24 February: A Prayer Before Dawn (N/C 18+)
The true story of Liverpool boxer Billy Moore during his incarceration in a Thai prison
24-25 February: Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (N/C 15+)
A spaghetti western with a strong Indonesian flavour in this stunning revenge drama
26-27 February: Life and nothing more (N/C 15+)
A profoundly moving portrait of a family struggling to stay afloat in a world that seems stacked against them
27 February - 1 March: How Victor the Garlic Took Alexey the Stud to the Nursing Home (N/C 15+)
Alexander Hant's dynamic debut feature is a comic satire on the state of modern Russia
24-27 February: Don't Talk to Irene (N/C 15+)
High-school cheerleader comedy set mostly in a retirement home
22-23 February: Disappearance (N/C 15+)
Ali Asgari's drama captures two young Iranians caught in a web of lies
22-23 February: Directions (N/C 18+)
Stephan Komandarev’s taxi-drama spotlights Bulgarian society in turmoil
22 February: Chosen (Custody of the Eyes) (N/C 8+)
This collaborative film grants viewers a unique encounter with an otherwise remote world
23-24 February: Wild Roses (N/C 15+)
A young woman struggles to face up to her role as mother and wife
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