Festivals

At War – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Cannes darling Stephane Brizé returns with a trudging, cacophonous insight into the guts of industrial activism.

The House That Jack Built – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Lars von Trier, provocateur at large, returns to the fray with a mad, bad and dangerous serial killer opus.

BlacKkKlansman – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Spike Lee’s latest interrogation of racism in America is his most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years.

Happy as Lazzaro – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Alice Rohrwacher brings a touch of rustic magical realism to Cannes with an enigmatic film about a young Italian farmhand.

Shoplifters – first look review

By David Jenkins

Another bittersweet bon-bon concerning the agreeable hum of domestic life from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda.

3 Faces – first look review

By David Jenkins

Movies and stories are everywhere in the beguiling new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

Girl – first look review

By David Jenkins

This brilliant rites of passage drama from Belgium sees a trans girl fighting to become a career ballerina.

Climax – first look review

By Adam Woodward

It’s party time in Gaspar Noé’s latest about a dance ensemble’s dizzying descent into hell.

Leave No Trace – first look review

By David Jenkins

Debra Granik’s long-awaited follow-up to Winter’s Bone is a hushed masterpiece.

Girls of the Sun – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Eva Husson’s timely ode to female resistance and survival sees an all-female Kurdish battalion take on ISIS.

L’Ange – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Luis Ortega’s portrait of a real-life Argentinian serial killer makes for a fascinating character study.

Sauvage – first look review

By Ella Kemp

This passionate debut from Camille Vidal-Naquet boldly challenges our perceptions of male sex workers.

Ash is Purest White – first look review

By Adam Woodward

China’s foremost auteur Jia Zhangke returns with a stirring and constantly surprising social critique.

Image Book – first look review

By David Jenkins

Obscure doesn’t even begin to cover the intractable delights of the latest cine-sortie from Jean-Luc Godard.

Sorry Angel – first look review

By David Jenkins

This eloquent and expressive gay romance from Christophe Honoré is one of the director’s finest achievements.

Summer (Leto) – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This shapeless, drama-free dirge through the rock scene in 1980s Leningrad has no place in the Cannes competition.

Cold War – first look review

By David Jenkins

This miniature monochrome epic from Pawel Pawlikowski is a extraordinary piece of cinematic craftsmanship.

Yomeddine – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

This sweet but slight Egyptian road movie follows a leper and an orphan on the road to self-discovery.

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