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HEARTS AND BONES

HEARTS AND BONES

In 2018 director Ben Lawrence delivered the multi-award winning documentary, Ghosthunter (SWIFF’19), where long hidden family secrets convergered with true crime. In 2019 Lawrence peers into troubled hearts and minds with a tense, intelligent dramatic debut feature, following war photographer Daniel Fischer (Hugo Weaving in a career-best performance), grappling with a perspective shift on his …

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By the Grace of God

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

Veteran French master, François Ozon (Franz, Swimming Pool), turns from his run of twisted thrillers and suspenseful comedies to shine a spotlight on a ripped-from-the-headlines story of Lyon’s Catholic Church abuse scandal. Based on true events surrounding the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for concealing the crimes of Father Bernard Preynat, By the Grace …

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END OF SENTENCE

END OF SENTENCE

Australian Premiere. Locked up on a short stint in an Alabama prison for car theft, Sean (Logan Lerman, Fury) receives a final visit from his terminally-ill mother, Anna. As a last request, she wills Sean to travel to Ireland with his estranged father Frank (an exceptional John Hawkes, The Peanut Butter Falcon, SWIFF’20) to cast …

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Skin

SKIN

Winner · FIPRESCI Prize · Toronto International Film Festival. Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nattiv draws from his own lived experience in this electric feature debut inspired by true events. Byron Widner (Jamie Bell, child star of Billy Elliot) is the adopted son of fiercely loyal neo-Nazi sect leaders, whose life has been shaped in the …

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