Siblings can drive us to the edge. This visceral car crash of love and fury revs this American indie vehicle led by Michael Cera.
James Benning invites us to contemplate Black history as he turns his structuralist lens on the first African American municipality in California.
This pulse-racing nonfiction thriller follows the individuals risking their lives to defect from North Korea and the pastor granting them passage.
Spoiler alert: humanity destroyed itself. How will the last two men standing ensure the survival of the species?
In this modern reimagining of Frankenstein, the give-and-take of motherhood is tested through a collision of grief, creation and horror.
Harvey Keitel stars in this adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s tale of obsession and violence, now splendidly restored by Cinecittà.
A hypnotic, futuristic reimagining of a Buddhist folk tale that speaks to our chaotic moment.
Deep in the US’s Catskill Mountains of the 50s and 60s sat a refuge for transgender women and cross-dressing men to experience life without fear.
A ragtag cast and crew of theatre nerds bring extra drama to save their beloved summer camp in this uproarious mockumentary.
Australian New Wave stalwart Bruce Spence (Stork; Mad Max 2) stars as a senile man haunted by events he can’t recall.
Frederick Wiseman’s third foray into dramatic features centres on Sophia Tolstoy’s complicated marriage to her novelist husband.
Pioneering sexologist Shere Hite is rescued from history’s margins in this fascinating portrait from Oscar-nominated documentarian Nicole Newnham.
This delicate, absorbing portrait of motherhood follows a young Black woman caught up in a spiral of institutional disadvantage.
This account of an elderly woman’s nerve-racking journey across Manhattan is a heart-stoppingly sharp indictment of the US healthcare system.
Tilda Swinton and Tilda Swinton star in Joanna Hogg’s Gothic coda to her two Souvenir films, executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.
A maximalist mixtape of videogames, pop music and red paint, at once joyous and disruptive.
This heartfelt Sofia Coppola–produced drama explores the intricacies of a father–daughter bond blossoming amid queer liberation and the AIDS crisis.
With a laconic Jarmuschian vibe, Fremont is a heartfelt comedic ode to the immigrant experience.
Radical lesbians, radioactive fish lips and toxic cat food collide in this sci-fi – a transgressive landmark of anarcho-satire and queer hacktivism.
A twisted tale of broken legs, painkillers and phone sex that explores the dark heart of transactional relationships – and the sick thrill of a scam.
From Sundance comes a visceral and discombobulating depiction of a classroom crush.
A jovial, dreamy rumination on love, time, what we collect and how we connect.
A maximalist, kaleidoscopic visual essay of hurt and healing, and a one-of-a-kind statement of bodily sovereignty from wunderkind Fox Maxy.
Venture behind the pink tutu with the legendary Sex and the City stylist to discover the creative process that made her a New York icon.
The stakes are high but the cost of sitting idle is higher for a group of environmental activists who band together to disrupt the oil industry.
From the Deep South to DC, civil rights pioneer and I Am Not Your Negro subject James Baldwin revisits key sites in the US fight for racial equality.
Making mixtapes becomes a means of survival for a troubled 12-year-old Italian-American in this ferociously energetic, 80s-set coming-of-age story.
An intimate self-portrait of Black model, booking agent and fashion changemaker Bethann Hardison and her challenge to the colourist status quo.
An ancient Hindu demon stalks an Indian-American teen between two cultures in this terrifying and original monster movie.
A harrowing yet hypnotic true story from the frontline of North America’s abortion debates, told through hallucinatory episodes.
On Her Shoulders director Alexandria Bombach recounts how two unassuming childhood friends became lesbian icons as folk-rock duo Indigo Girls.
Tracing her stratospheric rise, this portrait of the legendary folk singer and civil rights activist reveals a rich life not without its struggles.
Produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, this film recounts how local musicians banded together with U2 to offer hope to Bosnians in war-torn Sarajevo.
A rollicking deep dive into the life of one of rock ’n’ roll’s most exhilarating personalities, whose queerness was hidden in plain sight.
Christianity clashes with African spiritualism when a mother summons a tribal priest to avenge her daughter in this oddity of 70s Black cinema.
This essential music documentary asks: why is the 1970s’ most original and ethereal folk singer almost forgotten today?
A pulsating, eerily ambient collage film exploring the impact of colonialism on human desire.
Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver deliver outstanding, nuanced performances in Paul Schrader’s latest explosive study of male guilt and redemption.
Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman team up in Todd Haynes’s perfectly camp melodrama that dredges up a sexual scandal.
In this award-winning feature debut, one chaotic day sees a young trans man’s past chase him as he chooses his future.
What if the lover who never was is ‘the one’? This swooning romance follows a Korean woman whose heart is torn by the road not taken.
Oozing blood, shapeshifting and a serial killer on the loose – this high school body horror is a feminist-charged frenzy, starring Alicia Silverstone.
Man Ray’s classic shorts are reimagined for their 100th anniversary alongside an ecstatic soundtrack from SQÜRL members Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan.
Direct from Cannes comes a charming, lo-fi fantasy caper for adults and children alike that’s destined for cult status.
First-time director Randall Park (Fresh off the Boat; Always Be My Maybe) takes on social mores with this fresh and fun misanthropic comedy.
As much an ode to the daily creative grind as it is to the creative partnership between director Kelly Reichardt and actor Michelle Williams.
A quest for personal and national healing, based on the experiences of a Khmer Rouge survivor.
This Sundance US Documentary Directing Award winner is a revelatory portrait of a hospital chaplain and the people under her care.
Sean Price Williams makes his feature directorial debut with this freewheeling picaresque trip through the cliques and communes of today’s USA.
William Greaves’s once-forgotten countercultural masterpiece about a beleaguered New York movie crew turns the conventions of filmmaking inside out.
The infectiously inspirational story of a self-taught Nigerian ballet dancer.
This archival explosion relives the wild and unhinged madness of the turn of the millennium.
Described by its maker as a “meditation on access and loss”, this trailblazing film reframes cinema from a d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing perspective.
The search for a mythical island triggers a fascinating contemplation on historical expeditions and the worlds of virtual reality and AI.
From Star Trek to actual space travel, 92-year-old William Shatner has done it all. Alexandre O. Philippe beams us up with this touching tribute.