In this tense thriller direct from Cannes, affluence offers no security as a woman wakes up to the dangerous realities of life in Pinochet’s Chile.
A caustically funny art-world satire and an on-point millennial snapshot – The African Desperate wraps these and more into a delicious debut.
A filmmaker faces some home truths in this staggering, stylistically accomplished Cannes prize winner by auteur Nadav Lapid.
This multiple Busan International Film Festival award-winner, including Actress of the Year, is an electrifying portrait of familial rupture.
Screened at Cannes in 2021, this psychological crime thriller pushes genre into daring territory and heralds a major new Chinese filmmaking talent.
Amid Indonesia’s 1960s political upheaval, a woman in a loveless second marriage finds comfort and understanding from an unexpected quarter.
A tailor wrestles with his sexuality in this deeply felt film about the many forms that love can take within and outside a marriage.
A multilayered drama spotlighting the brutal world of labour in Mexico’s industrial borderlands through the eyes of a boy searching for his father.
Cannes’ Best Screenplay winner is a gripping, labyrinthine thriller that depicts the corruption and paranoia of Egypt’s religious and political elite.
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.
Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver star as activists providing abortions and a lifeline to desperate women prior to Roe v. Wade.
In remote Costa Rica, a sheltered 40-year-old woman with healing gifts experiences a sexual and mystical awakening.
Star-crossed teens meet across time, space and ancient myth in this romantically ravishing journey through the cosmic cycle of life and death.
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.
In his latest provocation, satire master Riley Stearns asks: if you had to duel your own clone to the death, would you win?
The winner of Rotterdam’s Tiger Award melds magic realism, mythology, ecology and ethnography into an exquisite cine-poem.
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.
Contemporary Europe, Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust form a bubbling cauldron in this intergenerational triptych.
Women’s liberation gets the high-stakes treatment in this slick Kurdish thriller about two sisters swindling their way to academic success.
Actor Charlotte Le Bon makes a bold directorial debut with this haunting coming-of-age romance set during a summer vacation, straight from Cannes.
A man’s devotion to his wife is put to the ultimate test in this rare cinematic venture into the Horn of Africa.
This engrossing, Cannes-premiering debut explores the trials and tribulations of a young Tunisian man in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution.
Lav Diaz explores mid-20th-century Philippine history through this rare venture into genre: a finely tuned black comedy.
In this polemical Iranian noir, an intrepid female journalist hunts down a serial killer who believes he’s doing Allah’s work.
Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins and Amy Schumer star in an ensemble drama about a family lunch that gets an existentialist horror spin.
In this sensitive Cannes-premiering drama, Hong Sang-soo reaffirms his status as a master miniaturist of the human condition.
The Killing of Two Lovers director Robert Machoian returns with a slow-burning study of performative masculinity and its associated dangers.
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.
Following the New Zealand anthologies Waru and Vai, this third film in the series recounts eight Asian women’s search for belonging across Aotearoa.
This Cannes prize winner offers an engrossing take on violence through the lens of an unorthodox attempt at rehabilitation in the Colombian jungle.
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 Chad, where religion rules with an iron fist, a teenage girl seeks to end her pregnancy.
When two sisters invent a machine that could help the Allies win WWII – or bring the joy of punk several decades early – what could possibly go wrong?
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.
Following the election of a far-right president, one Afro-Brazilian family takes stock while its youngest member dreams of outer space.
Un Certain Regard’s 2022 Best Screenplay winner is a disarming odd-couple story of middle age, male bonding and mental health in the Middle East.
Betrayal wears many faces in this award-winning debut that recreates the hardships of life for young Romanians in the 1970s.
In first-time feature director Michelle Savill’s anxiety-inducing knockout, a woman misses a flight and digs herself a very deep, very funny hole.
No flinching: here comes the unfettered concluding instalment of the manic yakuza trilogy that only Takashi Miike can deliver.
Stunning widescreen cinematography will keep you locked to the screen in this man-in-wilderness tale set among the glaciers of the French Alps.
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.
In this boldly bleak tragicomedy from rising star Jerrod Carmichael, two best friends decide today will be the day to end their lives.
Catalan provocateur Albert Serra’s most dazzling work yet is a Polynesian fever dream full of dark intrigue, ghost submarines and creeping menace.
In this powerfully unsettling examination of consent and predation, which won a Sundance Directing Award, a teenager falls for a man twice her age.
An honest man in a corrupt border village fatefully agrees to one last job, leading to a showdown during the local pagan carnival.
Charlotte Gainsbourg is the essence of Gallic cool in this moody, insouciant film from French dramatist Mikhaël Hers (Amanda).
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.
Blending character drama and procedural piece, this Lithuanian film follows two people visiting the sites of an immense loss in search of closure.
This disquieting sci-fi drama direct from Cannes envisions a dark path for Japan’s ageing population.
What would you get if you threw John Waters, Marlon Brando and A Clockwork Orange into a neon-soaked celluloid blender? This film might be the answer.
This adaptation of Jennifer Clement’s bestselling novel explores the visceral impact of Mexican drug cartels on the lives of three young girls.
Still waters run deep in this Irish-language story of love and loss set in 1980s Ireland, awarded the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus Grand Prix.
War and its personal fallout go under the microscope in this tale of one man’s struggle to live on in post-Maidan Ukraine.
Two discarded people in rural China are forced into an arranged marriage but find themselves falling tenderly in love.
An adopted young French woman journeys back and forth over several years to connect with her Korean roots – but she’s not sure what she’s looking for.
Austrian master of discomfort Ulrich Seidl returns with his first narrative feature in nine years: an irresistible study of a sleazy songster.
Palme d’Or–winning director Cristian Mungiu’s latest is an uncompromising, masterful psychodrama that takes on xenophobia in small-town Transylvania.
Meet the new Worst Person in the World: dangerously narcissistic and disastrously insecure, she’s ready to do whatever it takes to get your attention.
A couple’s sun-filled sojourn in Italy takes a dark, unexpected turn when their comfortable apathy is tested by the arrival of a migrant worker.
Black Panther’s Letitia Wright stars in this portrait of the infamous Welsh sisters who chose silence over speech to create their own fantasy world.
Palestine’s stunning entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar tangles with occupation and oppression in the contested Golan Heights region.
Following his exploration of male entitlement in Social Hygiene, Denis Côté returns with an intimate look at female sexuality – well, hypersexuality.
Winner of the 2021 Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes, this drama from the producers of Beanpole travels to the dark heart of an unusual family.
An elegant, intimate drama of sisterhood and generational conflict that explores the lives of three women on a Tunisian orchard.
A playfully formalist study of a Swiss anarchist movement at the dawn of global capitalism, awarded Best Director in Berlin’s Encounters section.
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.
Gaspar Noé comes for your ageing parents in this pitiless yet emotionally powerful examination of fragile mortality (starring the Dario Argento).
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.
A summertime romance awakens a Spanish town’s superstitious history in this lyrical drama about the gifts and burdens of family legacies.
From the ancient past to a dystopian future, this genre-hopping First Nations anthology film challenges colonial myths and celebrates resistance.
A sanctuary on the fringes of a dystopian civilisation crumbles from its own oppressive prejudices in this inventive and surreal feature debut.
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.
From the director of The Ornithologist comes a sexy queer sci-fi musical extravaganza, in which a dying king recalls a youth of lust and firefighting.
Toronto’s 2021 Platform Prize winner is a vibrant yet bittersweet portrait of adolescent girlhood colliding with the weight of cultural expectations.