Upcoming independent releases on VOD, digital and streaming from 7th May 2021

Upcoming independent releases on VOD, digital, and streaming from 7th May 2021

May 7

“Apples” (directed by Christos Nikou)
Distributor: Curzon
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

As an unpredictable, sweeping pandemic causes people to develop sudden amnesia, a man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life. His treatment: performing daily tasks prescribed by his doctors on cassette tapes and capturing these new memories with a Polaroid camera.

“Charlatan”(directed by Agnieszka Holland)
Distributor: AX1 Entertainment
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.

“Cowboys”(directed by Anna Kerrigan)
Distributor: Blue Finch
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A troubled but well-intentioned father who has recently separated from his wife runs off with his trans son into the Montana wilderness after his ex-wife’s refusal to let their son live as his authentic self.

“Monster”(directed by Anthony Mandler)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A smart, likeable, 17-year-old film student from Harlem sees his world turned upside down when he’s charged with a murder. We follow his dramatic journey through a complex legal battle.

“Once Upon a River” (directed by Haroula Rose)
Distributor: Bulldog
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Margo Crane’s odyssey on the Stark River introduces her to a world filled with wonders and dangers.

May 10

“End of Sentence” (directed by Elfar Adalsteins)
Distributor: Blue Finch
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife’s last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son, Sean, along for the trip.

“Johnny Mnemonic” (directed by Robert Longo)
Distributor: Vertigo
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

“Letter from Paris” (directed by Walerian Borowczyk)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Paris is a monstrously inhuman cityscape, in which cars, buses, crowds, and unceasing noise combine to smother any decent and delicate human activity. People and flowers attempt to survive in a city that seems ready to explode from an over-heated mixture of traffic and noise.

May 11

“The Moment Trap – The Lennon Dream” (directed by Steven A. Johnson)
Distributor: Cedar Rose Johnson
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

It’s 40 years since the murder of John Lennon, a moment trapped in Mickey Sharpe’s mind as he imagines that fateful night. After struggling to live on minimum wage, Mickey decides, “you’re better off being a gangster because you’ve got more of a chance.”

May 12

“Born in Flames” (directed by Lizzie Borden)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups – minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists – are dealt with by the government.

May 14

“Four Roads” (directed by Alice Rohrwacher)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to stay at home and prevented us from physically meet each other. In the “exile” of the body connections, this small short film is about other forms of contact between neighbours, through an old 16mm camera, a zoom lens and a few meters of expired film.

“Some Kind of Heaven” (directed by Lance Oppenheim)
Distributor: Dogwoof
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.

May 17

“A Space in Time” (directed by Riccardo Servini, Nick Taussig)
Distributor: Bohemia Media
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A candid, lyrical, intimate portrait of one family’s struggle to transcend a fatal muscle wasting disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which in turn becomes an unlikely celebration of the disabled life, the life cut short by rare disease.

“Undergods” (directed by Chino Moya)
Distributor: Munro
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline – a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.

Source:BFI

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