Preview the next generation of homegrown directors.
A multilayered drama spotlighting the brutal world of labour in Mexico’s industrial borderlands through the eyes of a boy searching for his father.
Mixing realism and myth, this award-winning film uses a unique animation style to tell the story of two war-torn siblings with beauty, light and hope.
From the frontlines, this thriller-esque documentary cuts like a chainsaw at the heart of the Philippines’ fight for its environmental life.
Lucile Hadžihalilović’s latest enigma – a beguiling body-horror nightmare – will wriggle its way into your mind.
Filled with fun and joy, this vital documentary shows kids how to move, nourish, respect and embrace their bodies.
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.
An unconventional rom-com and a compelling portrait of grief that makes innovative use of hand-drawn animation within its live-action narrative.
Women’s liberation gets the high-stakes treatment in this slick Kurdish thriller about two sisters swindling their way to academic success.
A silent exploration of the beauty of unadorned human faces and the identities they express.
In this spectacularly shot late-19th-century-set drama, an unwelcome priest is pushed to the limits of his faith and humanity.
Spend an hour with the celebrated “one-man third wave of Mexican cinema”.
This Cannes prize winner offers an engrossing take on violence through the lens of an unorthodox attempt at rehabilitation in the Colombian jungle.
On a hot day in Melbourne’s western suburbs, a young woman paints her nanna’s pergola before the house is auctioned.
Emma-Kate Croghan’s rom-com about five uni students and their intertwined sexual and academic crises captures the chaos and energy of 1990s Melbourne.
Colorado’s Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop to this exquisite romantic drama about a lonely woman yearning to reconnect with an old flame.
A Male is a distinctly authentic coming-of-age story that doubles as a smart and probing study of the havoc wreaked by toxic masculinity.
Don your skinny jeans and vintage tees for this ode to New York’s aughts rock renaissance, featuring The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem.
Seeking to emerge from her mother’s shadow, a 12-year-old sabotages the aspiring celebrity’s reality TV audition.
No flinching: here comes the unfettered concluding instalment of the manic yakuza trilogy that only Takashi Miike can deliver.
Confined to his room in an aged-care facility, an older man in decline struggles with his son’s abrupt departure.
Sinéad O’Connor broke the mould: she was a nuclear bombshell, an angelic-voiced firebrand and a woman ahead of her time. But she was broken in return.
Hong Sang-soo reunites with muse Kim Min-hee for another casually evocative tale of chance encounters, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
Follow the yellow rock road to this cult Australian riff on The Wizard of Oz, with a cracking soundtrack from Daddy Cool leader Ross Wilson.
For this Sri Lankan immigrant, it’s another day of stacking supermarket shelves – and of cultural misunderstandings.
An idealistic film student is drawn into an enigmatic performance artist’s shadowy world in Alena Lodkina’s follow-up to the acclaimed Strange Colours.
This disquieting sci-fi drama direct from Cannes envisions a dark path for Japan’s ageing population.
Two discarded people in rural China are forced into an arranged marriage but find themselves falling tenderly in love.
Austrian master of discomfort Ulrich Seidl returns with his first narrative feature in nine years: an irresistible study of a sleazy songster.
This film from world-renowned ensemble Back to Back wonders whether an AI-led future society will further disenfranchise the disability community.
Across place and time, lucid dreams reconnect two people who once crossed paths.
For one teenager, queer identity collides with familial expectation and the intricacies of the immigrant experience.
A mother’s love for her son is tested by his increasingly alarming behaviour.
When a filmmaker son sets out to make a documentary about his filmmaker father, long-buried feelings and dormant memories bubble to the surface.
Frankie and Charlie regret moving into a tiny home, but a sick cockatiel offers a welcome distraction.
On the streets of Kabul, a child dreams of making it big. Will a chance encounter with a foreigner bring his shot at stardom closer?
A beguiling and big-hearted animated reimagining of Anne Frank’s story from the lauded director of Waltz With Bashir.