Blake Williams returns to MIFF with a stereoscopic 3D piece that collapses time, distance and intimacy.
A visionary exploration of the inherent biases in surveillance technology from one of North America’s most fascinating and inventive documentary filmmakers.
The perpetration and subsequent cover-up of one of the 20th century’s worst mass murders are examined in detail in Sergei Loznitsa’s remarkable archival collage.
Sex is fodder for black comedy in this scathing portrayal of life in the age of COVID-19.
One of world cinema’s most famous locations becomes the backdrop for this intricate relationship drama by Mia Hansen-Løve.
A unique melding of biopic and biographical documentary, this 90s classic – sumptuously restored in time for its 30th anniversary – pays tribute to a vanished era of cinema.
Veteran filmmaker Frederick Wiseman offers a fascinating longform insight into the dramas, frustrations and triumphs of local government.
A striking work of mood and atmosphere from one of Thailand’s most daring formalist filmmakers.
The intricacies of a moment of connection are dwelt on in this meditative examination of male desire by Tsai Ming-liang.
A Soviet official finds her loyalty to the regime tested when her daughter goes missing in the aftermath of a massacre.
Ryūsuke Hamaguchi returns with another enigmatically melancholy tale of human desire, loneliness and love – one that nabbed Cannes’ Best Screenplay award.
IFFR Tiger Award winner Daïchi Saïto presents an absorbing, otherworldly study of our planet.
In a nondescript place, seemingly forgotten by time, a teenager tries to outrun his loneliness.
Contemporary Europe, Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust form a bubbling cauldron in this intergenerational triptych.
Slow-cinema master Lav Diaz returns with another mordantly meditative piece – one that nabbed him Venice’s Orizzonti Best Director gong.
An intricate psychological ode to simmering emotion amid unfettered separation anxiety, which took home two Encounters awards at the Berlinale.
Remembrance blooms in this New York Film Festival–premiering avant-garde short.
Shot on cold-hued 16mm, this mournful, restless ode to Hong Kong sketches the city’s fragile present and indefinite future.
Misogynist or champion of women? This expansive portrait of a controversial fashion icon captures both light and shade.
The new film from dual Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, which took home Cannes 2021’s Grand Prix, is a tale of redemption, veneration and modern morality.
A satirical, modern-day David-and-Goliath tale that presents a persuasive case for citizens’ responsibility to fight for the future.
Tilda Swinton sets the screen ablaze in Pedro Almodóvar’s expressionistic, dangerously dramatic English-language debut.
Kevin Jerome Everson’s camera dances with a rollerskater in this mesmerising exercise in fluidity and embeddedness.
A collective springs to life in this radiant tribute to radical Black politics.
In a forest in England, Ben Wheatley builds the folk horror of your most feverish pandemic nightmares.
Connection is at the heart of Hong Sang-soo’s charming yet deceptively complex multiple-character study.
Poised at the intersection of activism and art, wunderkind Fox Maxy’s TikTok-esque tapestry documents the injustice and legacy of colonisation.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with this hotly anticipated English-language collaboration with Tilda Swinton, which won the 2021 Cannes Jury Prize.
Winner of the Silver Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, this shocking, dystopian thriller is an incendiary indictment of class, racism and power that speaks to our times.
From the director of Golden Bear winner Fire at Sea comes an achingly poetic, humane meditation on life in the shadow of war and the Islamic State.
Céline Sciamma returns with a delicate tale of childhood and an intergenerational connection that crosses through time.
Capturing the malaise of Chinese society at the tail end of the 20th century, Jia Zhang-ke’s restored feature debut is ripe for re-examination.
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.
An exquisitely shot insight into dance, dramaturgy and performance featuring dancer Michelle Heaven.
Love and reality go under the scalpel in this story of obsession on the streets of Budapest.
Denis Côté’s witty, theatrical battle of the sexes turns social distancing into an exercise in mutual estrangement.
Questions of morality and duty play out against the backdrop of the Iranian justice system in the 2020 Berlinale’s Golden Bear winner.
Siegfried A. Fruhauf returns with a dazzlingly abstracted Rorschach-like lightshow.
From Palme d’Or winner Nanni Moretti comes this highly anticipated new drama of disparate lives in an Italian apartment complex.
Peter Tscherkassky pays homage to avant-garde filmmaker Kurt Kren, his own film L’arrivée and the cinema’s original muse in this Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection.
Both a “lockdown journal” and a piece of fiction, this collaboration between Portuguese auteurs pushes the limits between truth and tale.
Christian Petzold’s reimagining of an ancient myth will pull you in with its shadowy undertow.
Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy present a lo-fi 3D film captured in the crushing shadow of volcanoes.
Bill Morrison revisits lesser-known chapters of Soviet film history in this hypnotic fever dream that melds art and archive.
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.
Just your ordinary story of a girl who falls in love with a wolfman and raises their children – this anime classic celebrates difference and unconventional families.
Jafar Panahi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Laura Poitras and other global cinema heavyweights reflect on 2020 in this sweeping anthology film for the COVID age.