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Impassioned narratives from this continent’s best.
A crowd favourite at Sundance, Brian and Charles is a quirky, cheerful comedy about robots, cabbages and friendship.
A community’s dark secrets bubble under the surface in this tense fish-out-of-water thriller.
A delicately handled documentary portrait of a sparky teen girl torn between her community’s traditions and an independent future.
Vicky Krieps is mesmerising as Empress Elisabeth of Austria in this bold, revisionist Cannes prize winner that uncinches the Sissi legend forever.
A family escapes toxic Beirut for the idyllic countryside in this heartfelt, politically charged debut set in a near-future Lebanon.
In this Cannes Directors’ Fortnight feature debut, a humble Sudanese brickmaker has a magical side project: a mud golem with revolution on its mind.
From the frontlines, this thriller-esque documentary cuts like a chainsaw at the heart of the Philippines’ fight for its environmental life.
Two young girls take a walk through a transformative landscape.
Step inside New York’s iconic Chelsea Hotel as a decade-long refurbishment nears completion, and meet its colourful residents and illustrious ghosts.
Aubrey Plaza plays a woman with nothing to lose in this thriller about the late-capitalist lines some are willing to cross for the American Dream.
Culinary tradition clashes with political sanctions in award-winning Palestinian artist Jumana Manna’s contemplative third feature.
Questioning their gender identity, a young person shares a transformative night out with a stranger in this experiment with form and perspective.
Márta Mészáros’s debut – the first Hungarian film made by a woman – announced the arrival of a vital new voice in European cinema.
MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna Domini Marshall (Slap) delivers an affecting exploration of victim-survivor trauma.
A vivid and empathetic inside look at one of Naples’ toughest neighbourhoods, where one boy finds his dreams threatened by a dark legacy.
The 2021 Venice competition’s Special Jury Prize winner is a gorgeous meditation on light, landscape and the passage of history.
French fabulist Quentin Dupieux returns with a goofball comedy involving time travel, the pandemic and one man’s robotic penis.
One of the 1980s’ most underrated horror films, giallo genius Dario Argento’s thematic sequel to Suspiria is a masterwork of malevolence and unease.
In this sensitive Cannes-premiering drama, Hong Sang-soo reaffirms his status as a master miniaturist of the human condition.
In Lucile Hadžihalilović’s evocatively unsettling debut, a child is exposed to a hostile world.
The ‘modernisation’ of Melbourne in the 50s razed much of the city, including its elegant cinemas. Now, a Melbourne-made doc brings them back to life.
An imaginative, deeply personal story about the tensions that develop between an immigrant mother and a young woman as she prepares to head abroad.
The first Australian film to win the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Grand Prix, Mate is a relentless encounter with self-destruction.
Reflecting on her own culpability, a woman recounts the traumatising assault she witnessed of a young man in a small Australian coastal town.
A grandmother teaches her grandson about the origins of their remote Indigenous village in this stunning, ethereal short.
Inside a pavilion in the centre of a flower garden, five women serve their queen.
A classic Fassbinder film is reimagined as a story of sadomasochistic queer male desire – and a riff on the auteur’s own tumultuous personal life.
A gripping child’s-eye view of the cycles of bullying and how the schoolyard mirrors the ‘playground’ of adult life.
The first feature film to have been directed by a woman from Africa is a powerful masterwork of anti-colonial and feminist cinema.
Cleverman’s Hunter Djali Yumunu Page-Lochard stars in this gorgeously shot First Nations mystery that tells of ancient spirits inhabiting the land.
Both a “lockdown journal” and a piece of fiction, this collaboration between Portuguese auteurs pushes the limits between truth and tale.
An elegant, intimate drama of sisterhood and generational conflict that explores the lives of three women on a Tunisian orchard.
From the ancient past to a dystopian future, this genre-hopping First Nations anthology film challenges colonial myths and celebrates resistance.
Toronto’s 2021 Platform Prize winner is a vibrant yet bittersweet portrait of adolescent girlhood colliding with the weight of cultural expectations.