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Close — directed by Vicky Jewson (Born of War).
A bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert Sam takes a job protecting Zoe a rich young heiress. Neither party is keen on the arrangement until a violent kidnap forces them to go on the run.
Release date: January 18th (on Netflix).
Birds of Passage — co-directed by Cristina Gallego (producer of Embrace the Spirit).
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Release date: February 13th.
The Rhythm Section — directed by Reed Morano (I Think We’re Alone Now).
A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.
Release date: February 22nd.
Rafiki — directed by Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi).
"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Release date: April 19th.
The Third Wife — directed by Ash Mayfair.
19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little did she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.
Release date: May 15th.
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