Bold works from emerging Australian and New Zealand filmmakers.
Screened at Cannes in 2021, this psychological crime thriller pushes genre into daring territory and heralds a major new Chinese filmmaking talent.
A traumatised girl manifests a dragon in this imaginative fable from acclaimed visual artist Del Kathryn Barton, starring Simon Baker and Yael Stone.
A powerful documentary about the life and cultural impact of tennis icon Arthur Ashe, the first Black athlete to win a Grand Slam singles title.
This surreal, offbeat fable of environmental destruction and familial reconciliation defies audience expectations at every turn.
In this Cannes-premiering drama, a widower resists attempts to oust him from the land where his wife’s spirit returns to him as an ethereal mist.
Eddie Martin puts viewers on the frontlines of the 2019–2020 bushfires, capturing the catastrophe with a perspective and scale never before seen.
Bear witness to the possible futures of the planet’s oldest tropical rainforest in a world-first durational VR installation.
Springtime (The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard, Dirty Three’s Jim White and The Necks’ Chris Abrahams) joins Chopper composer Mick Harvey to rescore the Aussie classic.
A young woman must face the trauma of her childhood while spending an evening alone with her terminally ill father.
Winner of Sundance’s US Documentary Directing Award, this formidable, deeply personal piece of filmmaking inhabits the perspective of disability.
The Killing of Two Lovers director Robert Machoian returns with a slow-burning study of performative masculinity and its associated dangers.
A suburban psychologist negotiates the lives, loves and anxieties of her patients in this magic-realist black-comedy series.
In the first ever Pakistani film to premiere at Cannes – where it won the Queer Palm – a young man is torn between social conformity and pleasure.
This panoramic family drama – which plays out like a Tehran-based take on Dickens or Zola – heralds one of Iran’s most exciting up-and-coming voices.
In this daring and delirious ode to Philippine cinema, fiction clashes with reality and an elderly filmmaker becomes the hero of her own life.
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.
The stirring 2021 winner of Annecy’s Jury Prize explores the intricacies of freedom for women inside post-Taliban Afghanistan.
When strangers appear outside her window and lure her mother away, seven-year-old Sophie follows.
Winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Jury Award, this is the true story of two women who survived WWII’s horrors and smashed social taboos to pursue love.
Two women cross paths one afternoon as they move into and out of an apartment block.
A mermaid struggles with identity in an alienating suburban world without running water.
From the director of The Search for Weng Weng comes a film as delightfully irreverent as its subject, Fred Negro – “the unofficial mayor of St Kilda”.
The 2022 winner of the Berlinale’s Silver Bear Jury Prize is a haunting exploration of the murky complexities of the Mexican drug trade.
The story of a lamb and a boy faced with the challenge of becoming a man.
This archival treasure trove chronicles the rise and role of Melbourne and Sydney filmmaking cooperatives in the 1960s and 1970s.
Having directed episodes of Moon Knight and Loki, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return to their kitchen-sink roots with a DIY sci-fi mind-bender.
In a post-collapse world, a prisoner cleans an all-white room while a rebel investigates a decaying factory.
While staying with her uncle, a girl’s nightmares about a bizarre kitchen appliance manifest into reality.
An elderly Quecha couple face climate change in this tale of love, survival and tradition at high altitude, which won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Skate filmmaker Rick Charnoski crafts a penetrating, stylishly gritty story of a teenage vagabond on the fringes of 1980s California.
Made in collaboration with the Oglala Lakota community, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s Cannes Caméra d’Or winner is a powerful tale of coming of age.
As her father turns his car into a water pump, a little girl transforms into a force of nature.
Locarno’s Cinema e Gioventù Prize winner blends drama, absurdity and humour in depicting a Philippine city’s survival in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.