What’s Coming to Ovid.TV This Month — June 2021

It’s that time again — time to check out the exciting selection of new films heading to Ovid.tv (the curated streaming destination for documentary and art-house films from around the world) this month!

Here’s what I’m most looking forward to this month…

June 4th: Six films by acclaimed Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor, the first woman ever to win the Leopard for Best Direction at the Locarno Film Festival. Includes her first feature Thursday Till Sunday (Winner, Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival), as well as MarVideo GameThe MountainThe Island and Below. –> Never seen any of Sotomayor’s work, but I’m definitely looking forward to changing that!

June 16th: OVID Exclusives and Streaming Premieres of films by Dieudo Hamadi — Downstream to Kinshasa, the first film from the DRC to be an official selection at Cannes Film Festival, and the first Academy Awards submission by the Democratic Republic of Congo. The documentary captures the long journey of the victims of the war between Uganda and Rwanda who seek justice, dignity and compassion. –> I missed this one on the festival circuit but it has definitely been on my watchlist ever since, glad to finally be able to catch this one!

June 25th: History of Fear (2014 – Argentina/France/Germany/Qatar/Uruguay) directed by Benjamin Naishtat.  When a heatwave grips the suburbs, blackouts and waves of pollution push the social order to the brink of collapse, forcing each inhabitant to confront his own motives, instincts and fears. –> This sounds interesting…

Also coming to the streamer this month:

5 Broken Cameras, Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat (2011)
A Family Submerged, Maria Alche (2018)
Alice, Josephine Mackerras (2019)
Another Country, Molly Reynolds  (2015)
Below, Dominga Sotomayor (2008)
Dance PartyUSA, Aaron Katz (2006)
Downstream to Kinshasa, Dieudo Hamadi (2020)
History of Fear, Benjamin Naishtat (2014)
If the Dancer Dances, Maia Wechsler (2018)
In My Blood it Runs, Maya Newell (2020)
Ladies in Waiting, Dieudo Hamadi & Divita Wa Lusala (2009)
Mar, Dominga Sotomayor (2014)
Our Time, Carlos Reygadas (2016)
Queen of Fear, Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia (2018)
Quiet City, Aaron Katz (2007)
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger (2017)
Romantico, Mark Becker (2016)
So Pretty, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli (2020)
Some Divine Wind, Roddy Bogawa (1991)
Summer Pasture, Lynn True & Nelson Walker III (2010)
The Bomb, Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, Eric Schlosser (2016)
The Idol, Hany Abu-Assad (2016)
The Island, Dominga Sotomayor (2013)
The Mountain, Dominga Sotomayor (2008)
Thursday Till Sunday, Dominga Sotomayor (2012)
Video Game, Dominga Sotomayor (2009)

What are you looking forward to checking out this month???