Thursday 25 November, 8pm
Winner of the best documentary award at Cannes, Payal Kapadia’s immersive work addresses the political complexities of contemporary India.
Thursday 25 & Friday 26 November, Saturday 4 December
An online radio station and workshop featuring live performances throughout the ten days of the festival.
Friday 26 November, 6:20pm
Toia Bonino subverts archetypes of crime movies and revenge tragedies in this multi-layered portrayal of the scars caused by toxic masculinity.
Friday 26 November, 8:15pm
Kiro Russo’s feature blends the real with the fantastical as it explores the plight of the working classes in La Paz, Bolivia.
Saturday 27 November, 11am
This year’s FoR symposium brings together contributions from artists, thinkers, activists and healers with an intimate durational audio piece, to be played just once.
Saturday 27 November, 3:30pm
Filmmaker Roberto Minervini joins Sandra Hebron, Head of Screen Arts at the National Film & Television School, for an in-depth conversation about his cinema, which often takes us to the backyards of the American Dream.
Saturday 27 November, 5:30pm
Both humorous and melancholic, Federica Di Giacomo’s film reconstructs the life of a man and an artist through stories of those who knew him.
Saturday 27 November, 7:45pm
Gianfranco Rosi, the Golden Lion and Golden Bear-winning Italian filmmaker discusses his vision of the cinematic language with ICA Head of Cinema and FoR founder Nico Marzano, dwelling on the expansive range of methodologies that have accompanied his impressive 30-year career.
Saturday 27 November, 10:59pm
Experimental musician, composer, and artist Daniel Blumberg performs a special, late-night solo show conceived for the festival.
Sunday 28 November, 1pm
Todd Chandler examines American gun violence through the lens of the safety rituals now required in thousands of US schools.
Sunday 28 November, 3pm
Theo Anthony’s feature questions and reimagines the idea of the ‘objective lens’ in reference to 21st-century American policing.
Sunday 28 November, 5pm
Inspired by the death of his uncle, Carlos Alfonso Corral’s debut feature seeks to understand the homeless experience in El Paso, Texas.
Monday 29 November, 6:20pm
Guido Hendrikx asks us to reconsider who we are when we find ourselves on camera – and how we fill the silences in our interactions with strangers.
Monday 29 November, 8:45pm
Zia Anger’s experimental, live multimedia performance seeks to reinterpret conventional frameworks of the cinematic experience.
Tuesday 30 November, 6pm
Two FoR21 filmmakers discuss how reimagination can expand the language of the moving image in the cinema of the real.
Tuesday 30 November, 8:15pm
The UK premieres of new works by Marine de Contes, Felipe López Gómez, and Salomé Lamas.
Wednesday 1 December, 6:15pm
The nightmares of the nuclear age cast a long shadow in Zhao Liang’s poetic apology to future generations.
Wednesday 1 December, 8:15pm
Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou meets some of the countless migrants looking for a route out of Africa – and those returning home.
Thursday 2 December, 8:15pm
Tadhg O’Sullivan’s film is a poetic ode to the ways in which this celestial body impacts our lives and cultural heritage.
Friday 3 December, 6pm
Iva Radivojević’s feature leads us through a labyrinth of countries, forms and perspectives to reach what Jorge Luis Borges described as ‘the unimaginable universe’.
Friday 3 December, 8:15pm
The UK premieres of new works by Virgil Vernier, Tali Liberman, and Audrey & Maxime Jean-Baptiste.
Saturday 4 December, 6pm
Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s poetic, playful and political travelogue explores and reimagines his native Québec.
Saturday 4 December, 8:15pm
This artful picaresque is centred on a drunk outsider forced to flee his Italian village for the wilds of Latin America.