Interviews with soldiers involved in 1967’s “Six Day War” reveal the damaging effects of armed conflict.
Talking household pets are the source of a murderous rampage in Marjane Satrapi’s wicked, comic-tinged slasher movie.
Jessica Beshir's striking debut feature offers an immersive look into the ritual practices and commodification of Khat in Ethiopia.
Norway’s favourite synth-pop sons receive the full music biography treatment in this intimate documentary.
By Leila Latif
Joe Wright returns to his wheelhouse with a big-screen musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.
By Mark Asch
Sean Penn’s directorial follow-up to The Last Face is a blatantly self-indulgent vanity project full of tiring clichés.
By Mark Asch
Apichatpong Weerasethakul meticulously crafts a sensory journey soaked in introspection and metaphysical perplexity.
By Anton Bitel
A backwater preacher pushes his small congregation to its limits in this quasi-mystical Colombian parable.
A filmmaker turns serial killer in this lively meta mockumentary from writer/director Gillian Wallace Horvat.
This troubling and effective study of workplace abuse focuses on a disoriented slalom champ.
Henry Blake’s assured debut sees a young boy forced into trafficking drugs across the UK’s internal borders.
A spiky, lovable tale about a confused playwright who finds a second creative wind in hip hop.
A group of young women come of age against the backdrop of civil war in Mounia Meddour’s vibrant, nuanced debut.
The curious world of rare book sellers is the subject of this documentary from director DW Young.
A summer camp for disabled teens becomes a movement for equality in this soul-nourishing Netflix documentary.
By Maria Nae
Four local filmmakers attempt to revive cinema-going in Sudan in this playful, inspiring documentary.
At the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, five films directed by women signalled a new chapter for Korean cinema.
The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.
By Jesc Bunyard
Moana directors Ron Clements and John Musker reflect on how Robin Williams broke the mould in Aladdin.
By Henry Boon
The Purple People Eater is the latest in a host of seemingly innocuous tunes that have their association forever changed through horror films.
As multiverses and IP dominate the box office, we look back to Altman’s biting satire on the unoriginality of Hollywood.
Jack Black, Glen Powell, and Zachary Levi lend their voices to the new rotoscoping project.
By Sam Judd
Laura Torenbeek, founder of Green Film Productions, explains how the industry can do its bit in tackling the climate crisis.
The pioneering First Nations filmmaker’s debut feature screens as part of a new season at the Barbican this February.
The late Japanese director explores the twin national disasters of 3.11 and World War Two in an epic series of films.
Twenty-five years on, this adaptation of the classic Henry James novel offers an unflinching study of female sorrow.
Two of the UK’s preeminent heartthrobs will pool their dreaminess as the leads of Oliver Hermanus’ upcoming film.
The Barbican’s programme includes a diverse selection of work that puts neurodiverse voices front and centre.
By Silva Chege
Criticism of Daniel Kaluuya’s role in Judas and the Black Messiah only serves to divide the diaspora.
Brighten up your year with our illustrated celebration of Lee Isaac Chung’s charming immigrant fable.
Otto Bell’s The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima shows the devastating aftermath of a nuclear disaster.
By Elena Lazic
Klassiki is launching on the back of a popular lockdown movie club.
From apparel to book and Blu-rays, here are some of our favourite movie-themed items for this festive season.
The upcoming edition of GFF features an entire day of features directed by women.
This deeply nuanced treatise on the tragedy of motherhood marks the extraordinary feature debut of Alice Diop.
The Czech Republic festival is fast becoming a showcase for exciting new talent.
Oska Bright Film Festival is offering a bold, inspiring vision for how disability can be represented on and off the screen.
Immerse yourself in the cinematic delights of East Asia as this annual celebration goes from strength to strength.
By Mark Asch
Tilda Swinton is extraordinary in a film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul which comprises of “pure vibes”.
By Mark Asch
Sean Penn returns to Cannes five years after the fiasco of The Last Face with a somehow even more calamitous family drama.
Andrea Arnold successfully adapts her social realist mode to minutely chronicle the life of an average dairy cow.
Kogonada’s sci-fi-tinged family drama confirms its writer/director as one of cinema’s most vital new voices.
Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s drama takes a dim view of Iran’s discriminatory justice system.
By Weiting Liu
Lou Ye’s The Shadow Play and a Midi Z retrospective are among the highlights of CineCina iFest.
This year’s LFF will offer online screenings, free screen talks and more, widening access across the UK.
By Jack King
David France’s vital documentary interrogates the ongoing queer genocide in the Russian republic.
By Max Copeman
The Netherlands’ premier celebration of cinema returns in January with a new-look programme.
Dee Rees, Josephine Decker, Miranda July, and much, much more...
By Beth Webb
Korean director Noh Young Sun reflects on her deeply personal debut feature, Yukiko.
This year’s edition of the Montreal-based festival showed the value of giving marginalised native filmmakers a platform.
By Rowan Woods
One half of the cross-country buddy comedy Green Book muses on changing political attitudes in Hollywood.
The Witch puts in an early bid to be crowned 2016’s scariest film. Meets its director.
The British character actor talks toxic masculinity and filming in sub-zero temperatures for Andrew Haigh’s The North Water.
Carey Mulligan is into taking risks, and her role as Cassie Thomas might just be her biggest one yet.
The director of Netflix’s prequel series reveals how Jim Henson inspired him to become a filmmaker.
The American Animals director discusses his unconventional approach to putting true stories on screen.
The radical director of Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? talks race and legacy in America.
The director of Mudbound on how she grappled with the legacy of slavery in the Deep South.
By Matt Thrift
The American director discusses his long-awaited return to feature filmmaking with Logan Lucky.
The Dunkirk director reveals the challenges of transforming documented reality into an experience fit for the multiplex.
The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.
The great Guillermo del Toro talks about his magnificent Gothic ghost story.
The acclaimed British documentarian on Dreamcatcher and why we all need to start standing up to child abuse.