Icarus Films

Icarus Films Films from independent producers worldwide. Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary films.

Since 1978, the films in our collection have addressed areas of political, social and cultural concern. We work with independent producers from around the world to help innovative and informative films find their audiences.

05/23/2024

Alysson Paradis and Élodie Bouchez in Amore Mio. Lola (Alysson Paradis) is reeling. Her husband, Raphael (Félix Maritaud, shown only in flashbacks), died suddenly, leaving her to raise their 8-year…

05/23/2024
OVID presents its June streaming lineup! Coming up from Icarus next month:✨Sam Soko's riveting SOFTIE, which follows one...
05/22/2024

OVID presents its June streaming lineup! Coming up from Icarus next month:

✨Sam Soko's riveting SOFTIE, which follows one of Kenya's most accomplished photojournalists and activists during his electoral run
✨The exclusive streaming premiere of Mila Turaljić's documentary diptych SCENES FROM THE LABUDOVIC REELS: NON-ALIGNED and CINE-GUERRILLAS
✨New Archival Extras to accompany Barbet Schroeder's SIX IN PARIS (1965) - featuring Barbet Schroeder, Patrick Bauchau, Éric Rohmer, and Jean Rouch!

More info🔗

OVID.tv, the curated streaming destination for documentary and art-house films from around the world, announces its wide-ranging selection of films coming in June 2024.

Out today on DVD! From the Distrib Films US collection: AMORE MIOStill in shock from the sudden death of her husband, Lo...
05/21/2024

Out today on DVD! From the Distrib Films US collection: AMORE MIO

Still in shock from the sudden death of her husband, Lola (Alysson Paradis) makes a snap decision to flee the funeral with her 7-year-old son and long-estranged sister, Margaux (Élodie Bouchez). AMORE MIO is an affirming story of re-discovering family and living life fully in the face of overwhelming grief.

"A delicate, sensitive, and very touching debut film" —Le Figaro

Learn more 🔗 mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/hv-amoremio-0416?e=82c8071bfa

05/21/2024

“An outstanding exposé on the effects political culture wars can have on the factuality of children’s education.” —Video Librarian

EDUCATION AND NATIONALISM traces growing government intervention in Japanese history and social science education — an issue that touches not only Japan but countries all over the world.

▶️ Learn more 🔗 https://icarusfilms.com/if-ednat

Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali (1936-1987) was an uncompromising critic. He produced thousands of cartoons satirizin...
05/20/2024

Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali (1936-1987) was an uncompromising critic. He produced thousands of cartoons satirizing the powers that be in the Middle East. His work would earn him many powerful enemies and, ultimately, cost him his life.

Documentary NAJI AL-ALI examines the forces that shaped Naji as an artist and a human being and features interviews with his wife, leading Arab journalists and poets, former jail mates, and more. Watch now, exclusively streaming on OVID or available to rent for 72 hrs via Icarus Films ▶️ icarusfilms.com/if-naji

Naji Ali-Ali's work and impact stand to the present day: his character Handala, a little boy symbolizing the resilience of Palestinians, has been appearing on signs, murals, graffiti, posters, and paintings across the globe. Learn more 🔗nytimes.com/2024/05/17/arts/design/handala-palestinian-cartoon-protest.html

By the time COVID-19 appeared, South African filmmaker Rehad Desai was all too familiar with pandemics. Not only had he ...
05/18/2024

By the time COVID-19 appeared, South African filmmaker Rehad Desai was all too familiar with pandemics. Not only had he previously worked in HIV prevention, he was also making a film about a clinical trial for a vaccine that held the promise of ending new AIDS infections.

South Africa’s HIV response was slowed by science-denying politicians, along with global trade rules and corporate pharmaceutical greed that prevented those most in need from getting treatment. In TIME OF PANDEMICS, Desai argues that the world has repeated many of these same mistakes with COVID-19...

This , watch Rehad Desai's TIME OF PANDEMICS ▶️ icarusfilms.com/if-timeof

05/18/2024

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature: NIKAH, directed by Bastien Ehouzan and Mukaddas Mijit Grand Jury Award...

On March 1, 1996, 15-year-old Shafeeq Murrel was killed in a crossfire between rival gangs on the street in South Philad...
05/17/2024

On March 1, 1996, 15-year-old Shafeeq Murrel was killed in a crossfire between rival gangs on the street in South Philadelphia. Shafeeq’s murder was shelved as a cold case until two detectives took it on.

Filmed like a taut police procedural, Mosco Boucault's THE SHOOTING ON MOLE STREET is a gripping verité documentary that captures the complex dynamics of a community where selling drugs is seen as the only option for many young men.

Streaming exclusively on OVID ▶️ ovid.tv/videos/the-shooting-on-mole-street
Also available via 72 hr rental on Icarus Films On Demand 🔗 icarusfilms.com/if-mole

05/16/2024

Directed by Mosco Boucault • Documentary • 1998 • 90 minutes On March 1, 1996, 15-year-old Shafeeq Murrel was killed on the street in South Philadelphia — innocently caught in the crossfire between rival pairs of crack dealers out for revenge. Shafeeq’s murder was one of 435 in Philadelphi...

Today marks the grim commemoration of the (ongoing) Nakba of 1948. LYD, a film by Rami Younis & Sarah Ema Friedland, fea...
05/15/2024

Today marks the grim commemoration of the (ongoing) Nakba of 1948. LYD, a film by Rami Younis & Sarah Ema Friedland, features testimonies with Palestinians who survived the Nakba, and animated scenes that imagine another fate. Lyd in Exile - اللد في المنفى screens for two extra nights at DCTV in NYC on May 16 + 17th, and opens at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this Sunday, May 19th. Co-director Sarah Ema Friedland will be present at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival for a Q&A after the Monday, May 20 screening. https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/films/lyd

Congratulations Mila Turajlic on winning the BRIDGING THE BORDERS AWARD (by Cinema Without Borders) for BEST DOCUMENTARY...
05/14/2024

Congratulations Mila Turajlic on winning the BRIDGING THE BORDERS AWARD (by Cinema Without Borders) for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM and the AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM at SEEfest 2024 for her film NON-ALIGNED: SCENES FROM THE LABUDOVIC REELS! The film will begin streaming on OVID in June, so stay tuned...

BARCO HDR MASTER LIGHTSTEERING COLOR GRADE PRIZEAS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan ArsenijevićMURINA by Antoneta Alamat KusijanovićKLONDIKE by Maryna Er Gorbach

New on DVD 6/11: Camille Cottin stars in TONI - "A standout for this season!" (CNEWS) "An exciting comedy of second chan...
05/14/2024

New on DVD 6/11: Camille Cottin stars in TONI - "A standout for this season!" (CNEWS) "An exciting comedy of second chances!" (L'Obs) "Lively, touching, and funny!" (Le Figaro). Learn more: https://mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/hv-toni-0514

Remembering Pema Tseden (December 3rd, 1969 - May 8th, 2023)One year ago today, the film world reeled at the news of the...
05/08/2024

Remembering Pema Tseden (December 3rd, 1969 - May 8th, 2023)

One year ago today, the film world reeled at the news of the death of Pema Tseden, the leading filmmaker of a newly emerging Tibetan cinema.

"We lost Pema at the peak of his artistry, he had so much more to say and to show us. Pema’s loss leaves a giant hole in global cinema and in our community." —Karin Chien, dGenerate Films

More on how to watch Tseden's film + read film scholar Chris Berry's piece from Film Quarterly in this weeks Icarus Films Online 🔗

"We lost Pema at the peak of his artistry, he had so much more to say and to show us. Pema’s loss leaves a giant hole in global cinema and in our community."—Karin Chien, dGenerate Films

05/07/2024

A new film about the once-thriving Palestinian city of Lyd, now known as the Israeli city Lod and home to Ben Gurion Airport, has begun screening in the United States. The film is a “science fiction documentary” that depicts the Palestinian city both wi...

05/03/2024
05/02/2024

"Extraordinary...NIKAH is a glimpse into the shattering of a culture, and shows us the beauty of Uyghur communal life” — The China Project

See new release NIKAH tonight at the Visual Communications Film Festival, screening at The Democracy Center at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets 🎟️ festival.vcmedia.org/2024/movies/nikah/

Also screening later this month as part of CAAMFest at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA. Tickets 🎟️ caamfest.com/2024/movies/nikah/

Only two more days to catch LYD in NYC DCTV be sure to get your 🎟️ and check out this interview with filmmakers Rami You...
05/01/2024

Only two more days to catch LYD in NYC DCTV be sure to get your 🎟️ and check out this interview with filmmakers Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland on the Katie Halper Show where they discuss the film, the Knesset, and pro-humanity activism on campuses across the US!

Katie talks to Medea Benjamin who was roughed up protesting the White House Correspondents' Dinner and Bryce Greene, who was arrested at Indiana University w...

04/30/2024

Part III of post-LYD discussion from the weekend with filmmakers Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland. Thank you, again, to Arielle Angel and Jewish Currents for hosting this screening. Check the DCTV website for any remaining available tickets over the coming days before they sell out completely!!! 🎟🎟🎟

04/30/2024

More post-LYD discussions over the weekend with filmmakers Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland. Thank you to Arielle Angel and Jewish Currents for hosting this screening. Check the DCTV website for any remaining available tickets for LYD over the coming days before they sell out completely!!! 🎟🎟🎟

“We use the story of Lyd to symbolize the story of the Nakba, the Palestinian Nakba, the demolition and expulsion of ove...
04/29/2024

“We use the story of Lyd to symbolize the story of the Nakba, the Palestinian Nakba, the demolition and expulsion of over 600 villages all across Palestine.” LYD filmmakers Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland in conversation with Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! discussing the past that informs our present. Tickets are still available for the NYC screenings tonight through May 2nd at DCTV 🎟️ Watch the full interview below!

A new film about the once-thriving Palestinian city of Lyd, now known as the Israeli city Lod and home to Ben Gurion Airport, has begun screening in the United States. The film is a “science fiction documentary” that depicts the Palestinian city both with and without the 1948 Nakba, when over 75...

“We use the story of Lyd to symbolize the story of the Nakba, the Palestinian Nakba, the demolition and expulsion of ove...
04/29/2024

“We use the story of Lyd to symbolize the story of the Nakba, the Palestinian Nakba, the demolition and expulsion of over 600 villages all across Palestine.” LYD filmmakers Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland in conversation with Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! discussing the past that informs our present. Tickets are still available for tonight's screening at DCTV NYC 🎟️

A new film about the once-thriving Palestinian city of Lyd, now known as the Israeli city Lod and home to Ben Gurion Airport, has begun screening in the United States. The film is a “science fiction documentary” that depicts the Palestinian city both with and without the 1948 Nakba, when over 75...

04/29/2024

Rami Younis in conversation with LYD co-director Sarah Ema Friedland and moderator Winnie Cheung over the weekend. Two additional screenings have been added to this week’s run on Tuesday and Wednesday at 4pm. Get your tickets!! 🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟 .friedland

Celebrate dance in all forms this National Dance Week (April 19th - April 28th)! 🕺We've assembled a selection of   docum...
04/25/2024

Celebrate dance in all forms this National Dance Week (April 19th - April 28th)! 🕺

We've assembled a selection of documentaries for your viewing pleasure, from profiles of influential choreographers — including , , , & — to dancers who defy all societal expectations—like renowned dancer and amputee, Homer Avila, or the world-famous drag ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 🩰

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Celebrate dance in all its forms! It's National Dance Week (April 19th - April 28th) and we've assembled a selection of dance documentaries for your viewing pleasure, from profiles of influential choreographers—including Pina Bausch, Maguy Marin, Trisha Brown, & Marius Petipa—to dancers who defy...

Out today on DVD! From the Distrib Films US collection: SPARE KEYS, a film by Jeanne Aslan and Paul Saintillan. It stars...
04/23/2024

Out today on DVD! From the Distrib Films US collection: SPARE KEYS, a film by Jeanne Aslan and Paul Saintillan. It stars Cesar-nominated newcomers Céleste Brunnquell (THE DAZZLED) and Quentin Dolmaire (MY GOLDEN DAYS) in a tender coming-of-age summer tale.

“A delicate and Rohmer-esque debut film” —Télérama

"A largely driven by its two excellent lead performers, making it a very charming and nuanced comedy.” —GQ

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In Nancy, situated in eastern France, 15-year-old Sophie (Céleste Brunnquell) yearns to break free from her dysfunctional family. After one argument too many, she seizes an opportunity and takes the spare keys to her affluent friend Jade’s house. While enjoying the spacious home she thought was e...

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