Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan (The Wild Pear Tree) presents an ambitious epic of maladjusted male ego.
Bold works from emerging Australian and New Zealand filmmakers.
This dryly humorous, Wiseman-esque film about an esteemed Czech art school asks: who gets to decide what art is?
A gripping, darkly funny portrait of a middle-aged Iranian man whose life is rapidly unravelling.
The genius and hubris of the tech industry collide in this wildly entertaining account of the dramatic rise and fall of the world’s first smartphone.
A chance encounter after dark offers an autistic man a moment of transcendence.
Parasite’s Song Kang-ho stars as a 1970s filmmaker-in-crisis in this chaotic comedy from the director of I Saw the Devil.
Australian New Wave stalwart Bruce Spence (Stork; Mad Max 2) stars as a senile man haunted by events he can’t recall.
Heed the call of the waves and dive headfirst into this innovative and visually resplendent Chinese animation.
This multi-award-winning interactive VR experience shows the rise and fall of an entire civilisation.
‘Would you choose them as your mates?’ asks this dark and dreamlike snapshot of a teenage friendship group.
An engrossing moral thriller set against a nation torn in two, which won the inaugural Un Certain Regard Freedom Prize.
A 10-year-old girl becomes newly aware of her cultural identity in this impressive debut that received a Tribeca Narrative Short Special Jury Mention.
This deeply moving Clermont-Ferrand International Special Jury Prize winner follows a troubled teen’s last-ditch attempt at freedom.
In this surreal and haunting documentary, a Ukrainian filmmaker obsessively sifts through the shrapnel of the MH17 plane crash.
A harrowing yet hypnotic true story from the frontline of North America’s abortion debates, told through hallucinatory episodes.
A multi-award-winning Melbourne director shows how trauma can radically reconfigure our worldview.
First-time director Hsieh Wen-Yee presents a surreal trip through a post-apocalyptic Taiwan.
In this tense coming-of-age drama direct from Cannes Critics’ Week, a teenage boy confronts the political injustice upheld by his mother.
An unprecedented and enlightening chance to witness the world through an autistic child’s eyes.
The winner of Venice’s Best Immersive Experience award remembers Taiwan’s political detainees.
This Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) and Teddy Award for Best Short Film winner depicts a Yankunytjatjara man’s search for belonging.
Scissors out! Someone literally slays at a hairdressing competition in this exuberant one-take murder mystery.
A snapshot of a Vietnamese-Canadian family’s routines during its matriarch’s final days.
An intimate kaleidoscope of stories from the best emerging filmmakers working in Canada today.
Four First Nations trailblazers – a senator, a magistrate, a media icon and a poet – put everything on the line for a brighter future.
Hugo Weaving and Phoenix Raei play a hermit and cop who form an unlikely connection amid crisis in this wonderfully weird sucker-punch of tenderness.
The rivalry between teenage brothers reaches dangerous heights in Toronto’s 2022 Best Canadian Short winner.
A quest for personal and national healing, based on the experiences of a Khmer Rouge survivor.
An immersive fairytale whose everyday heroes are mothers and children in Italian prisons.
A series of formally daring vignettes about the absurdity and menace of state control in Iran, laced with both scathing irony and glimmers of hope.
A cast of neurodivergent teens prepare to come of age and hit the stage in their school’s time-travelling, John Farnham–themed musical.
A deft exploration of the brutal scars of colonialism whose genre twists and turns give new meaning to ‘the horror of war’.
Claire Denis’s divisive, seductively erotic horror film rises again, with Béatrice Dalle and Vincent Gallo in all their grisly, sensuous glory.
From the team behind epic environmental VR installation Gondwana comes an intimate experience of (mis)perception.
Mud Crab director David Robinson-Smith returns with a stirring cine-poem about the rental crisis, starring Thom Green (Of an Age).