Upcoming independent releases on VOD, digital and streaming from May 12 to May 19, 2021

Upcoming independent releases on VOD, digital, and streaming from May 12 to May 25, 2021

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 COVID-19 pandemic forced many to stay at home, preventing people from meeting each other in real life. In the absence of any physical connection, this short explores alternative forms of contact among neighbors by making use of an old 16mm camera, a zoom lens, and a few meters of expired film.

“Some Kind of Heaven” (directed by Alice Rohrwacher)
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.

“Servants” (directed by Ivan Ostrochovský)
Distributor: AX1 Entertainment
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they’ll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they’ll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.

May 17

“Courage of One” (directed by Goncalo Galvao Teles, Jorge Paixao da Costa)
Distributor: Parkland
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

A Portuguese war drama set during the Battle of Lys in WWI. When young soldier Anibal Milhoes (Joao Arrais) is caught behind enemy lines he does all he can to ensure the safety of his remaining colleagues still caught in the trenches. As an older man, Milhoes (Miguel Borges) recalls these events and questions the moral behind war as WWII threatens to ravage the continent.

“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.

May 19

“Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes” (directed by José Luis Torres Leiva)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

Two women who have spent their whole lives together must deal with the illness affecting one of them. The sick woman decides not to have the treatment and they move into a cabin in the woods to wait for the day that death will come into their lives.

“The Last Days of American Crime” (directed by Alice Rohrwacher)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Virtual Cinemas and VOD

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts.

 

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