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The Happiest Day in The Life of Olli Maki
Dir: Juho Kuosmanen

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Based on the true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer, this vérité-style study of the eponymous fighter’s preparation and journey won the prestigious Un Certain Regard prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Train Drivers Diary
Dir: Milos Radovic

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The movie centres on Ilija, a 60-year-old train driver close to retirement who has to deal with the fact that he holds an infamous record of 28 people being accidentally killed during his career, while he prepares his 19-year-old adopted son, Sima, to follow in his footsteps.

United States of Love
Dir: Tomasz Wasilewski

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Set in 1990s Poland, the film is a piercingly sad, strange and unnerving exploration of a quartet of lives immersed in toxic obsession and thwarted erotic yearning. It won the Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.

American Honey
Dir: Andrea Arnold
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A reckless, fearless, joyous road movie which revolves around a teenage girl who gets caught in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love. It won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 and was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or.