In the midst of a global amnesia pandemic, one man is sent to a government facility to remember who he is.
This psychological crime thriller pushes genre into daring territory and dazzles with a lush visual style that heralds the arrival of a major new Chinese filmmaking talent.
An unplanned pregnancy unites two very different Costa Rican women in unique ways.
Sex is fodder for black comedy in this scathing portrayal of life in the age of COVID-19.
An explosive study of a woman unravelling, and awakening, amid religious intolerance, domestic indifference and gender-based persecution.
Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza match wits – and red pens – as a cranky author and peppy publisher in this rollicking literary comedy.
In this timely and electric Un Certain Regard–premiering drama, a family must contend with the distressing prospect of being separated by immigration officials.
This complex, evocative period piece about human disconnection invites you to a party in 1990s Belgrade – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume optional.
A sweet, touchingly funny tale about a working-class teen whose newfound passion for singing helps her connect with her deaf family in new ways.
Winner of a Silver Bear at the Berlinale, this genre-bender takes an immersive, existential ride deep inside the Mexico City police force.
The intricacies of a moment of connection are dwelt on in this meditative examination of male desire by Tsai Ming-liang.
Ryūsuke Hamaguchi returns with another enigmatically melancholy tale of human desire, loneliness and love – one that nabbed Cannes’ Best Screenplay award.
This hypnotic exploration of a family’s psychological turmoil under the shadow of Thai history won the FIPRESCI Prize in this year’s IFFR competition.
A real-life mother–daughter duo play a semi-fictional mother–daughter duo struggling to make ends meet in this charismatic feminist class comedy.
Contemporary Europe, Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust form a bubbling cauldron in this intergenerational triptych.
An elegant, neorealist debut that captures the beating heart of Lagos in the stories of two local dreamers struggling with their city’s Kafkaesque capitalism.
This Gen Z Before Sunrise finds tender romance in youthful self-discovery.
Slow-cinema master Lav Diaz returns with another mordantly meditative piece – one that nabbed him Venice’s Orizzonti Best Director gong.
A man’s devotion to his wife is put to the ultimate test in this rare cinematic venture into the Horn of Africa.
In this achingly romantic postwar-set film, which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, a man imprisoned for his sexuality finds that love offers sweet release.
The bold directorial debut of Portrait of a Lady on Fire actor Luàna Bajrami is a luminously kinetic depiction of teenage ennui and troublemaking.
A satirical, modern-day David-and-Goliath tale that presents a persuasive case for citizens’ responsibility to fight for the future.
Connection is at the heart of Hong Sang-soo’s charming yet deceptively complex multiple-character study.
Constance Wu stars in this elegiac Hawaiian drama as the late wife of a man haunted by his past and slowly becoming a spectre in the present.
Essie Davis is incandescent as a squeegee-wielding mama bear who won’t stop fighting for those she loves – even if it ruins her own life.
This illustriously produced vigilante drama centres on a mother who will do anything to get her kidnapped daughter back.
Ema star Mariana Di Girólamo is magnetically front and centre – literally – as a dangerous wannabe social media influencer in this dark drama.
A Palestinian man’s relationship with his homeland is put to the test in this Un Certain Regard–premiering film from the award-winning director of The Band’s Visit.
Selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes, Spanish filmmaker Clara Roquet’s coming-of-age debut captures female desire and friendship on the lush coast of Catalonia.
This story of a Syrian refugee awaiting resettlement on a remote Scottish island is at once heart-wrenching and humorous.
Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.
A lead turn reminiscent of Marlon Brando anchors this neo-realist look at the Maltese fishing industry.
Emma Dante adapts her own acclaimed play: a melancholy tale of five Sicilian sisters whose lives are forever changed by a trauma from their youth.
In this Brazilian Gothic cri de coeur, the murder of a trans woman reverberates in the lives of the people around her.
Göteborg’s 2021 Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award winner dives into personal memories that embody the persistence of life in the face of enormous tragedy.
A mysterious package reopens old wounds and breaks down walls of intergenerational silence in this drama about mothers and daughters, history and time.
This bruising, tender queer drama reminiscent of Beau Travail explores homophobia and repressed desire in the Apartheid-era South African military.
In Jacqueline Lentzou’s exceptional feature debut, an already strained father–daughter relationship is put under pressure.
Two brothers with diametrically opposed approaches to their faith are pitted against one another in this tense family drama.
You’re in excellent hands with this wicked class satire about a very special immigrant masseur and the affluent individuals who grow besotted with him.
A young prison inmate is transformed into a modern-day Scheherazade in this electrifying tribute to the power of storytelling.
A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.
The lives of Indigenous women collide in this powerful feature debut, which takes aim at poverty, prejudice and the patriarchy.
This winner of multiple Czech Lion awards as well as Venice’s UNICEF Award is a stunning, utterly harrowing indictment of humanity at its worst.
Awarded IFFR’s top prize, this lean, arresting debut follows a primal father–son road trip across the arid landscapes of southern India.
Nicolas Cage is back with the perfect film for his skill set: a revenge thriller centred on a stolen truffle pig, but with a sober tone that showcases the Oscar winner of yore.
In this delightful slacker story, a young Parisian comic-book artist is on the hunt for stability, a career, self-confidence, love – but nothing seems to go her way.
Göteborg’s Best Feature Film winner fearlessly dissects the contemporary porn industry through the perspective of a young woman determined to be a star.
This adaptation of Jennifer Clement’s bestselling novel explores the visceral impact of Mexican drug cartels on the lives of three young girls.
Love and reality go under the scalpel in this story of obsession on the streets of Budapest.
This gutsy and charming film about a young Ghanaian-American woman at a crossroads marks the arrival of a filmmaker with a fresh, unique vision.
A troubled medical scholar pits herself against institutional sexism in this steely moral thriller selected for Un Certain Regard.
Mads Mikkelsen headlines this ingenious, pitch-black Scandi revenge comedy.
Tradition and technology meet head-on in this tense coming-of-age drama about two Egyptian teens and a web of deceptions.
Rising alt-comedy star Patti Harrison joins Ed Helms in this wry surrogate-pregnancy comedy that upends traditional gender dynamics and subverts expectations.
A tense mother–daughter survival story that paints an empathetic picture of outsider life across the subways and streets of New York City.
Winner of the 2021 Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes, this Russian drama from the producers of Beanpole travels to the dark heart of an unusual family.
Christian Petzold’s reimagining of an ancient myth will pull you in with its shadowy undertow.
This Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner is a romantic, Kafkaesque fable full of poignant whimsy and playful imagery.
Japanese favourite Ryūsuke Hamaguchi enchants with a playfully enigmatic, female-centric triptych that won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes his first foray into period filmmaking with a twisty, Hitchcockian tale of love and betrayal in WWII, which earned him a 2020 Silver Lion.
An infamous tweetstorm about a wild, pole-dancing Florida road trip has become one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year.