Actor Neil Maskell makes his debut as a filmmaker with this spiky thriller.
A young hearing impaired boxer finds her hopes of going pro under threat due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Shô Miyake's loose adaptation of Keiko Ogasawara's autobiography.
A young man in Tunisia steps up to care for his younger sisters following the death of their father in Lotfy Nathan's electrifying drama.
A Danish priest mounts an escapade to Iceland with a camera in hand and a dream of building a church in Hlynur Pálmason’s darkly comic epic.
Park Chan-wook's elegant neo-noir has been shut out of the awards race, but Jung Ae Kwak's impeccable costume work deserves a closer look.
The director of The Inspection reflects on the experience of translating his time as a closeted marine into an affecting drama.
Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae stars in his directorial debut, a high-voltage espionage thriller set in 1980s South Korea.
Actor Neil Maskell makes his debut as a filmmaker with this spiky thriller.
Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes are unhappily married in John Michael McDonagh's uninspired culture clash drama.
A strong showing from Emma Mackey aside, this biopic of engineer Pierre Eiffel is built on rocky foundations.
Norway’s favourite synth-pop sons receive the full music biography treatment in this intimate documentary.
A tailor and his assistant become caught up in organised crime in Graham Moore’s compelling drama.
The star of Jacques Audiard’s Parisian drama reflects on her whirlwind journey from first-time actor to the Cannes red carpet.
Netflix rings in the new year with an austere World War Two espionage thriller from director Christian Schwochow.
It’s legends only as Takashi Miike returns to the scene of his family-friendly fantasy extravaganza from 2005.
The global pandemic seeped into this year’s programme in some unusual and surprising ways.
The star of the riotous Our Ladies talks classism, taking teens seriously and why Derry Girls comparisons are off base.
Set in ’90s Scotland, Michael Caton-Jones’ winning comedy-drama sees a group of Catholic girls cut loose.
Lee Won-tae follows up his 2019 hit The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil, with another accomplished underworld crime saga.
Netflix’s time-skipping horror trilogy reaches a satisfying conclusion via a 17th-century Sarah Fier origin story.
The second part of Netflix’s RL Stine-inspired horror trilogy is a serious upgrade on its muddled predecessor.
A lacklustre opening to this new trilogy of teen slasher yarns based on the books by RL Stine.
A charming and insightful docu-journey to rediscover one of the great pioneers of the ‘Zamrock’ movement.
A powder-keg performance from Ben Whishaw powers this visceral London-set crime thriller.
A filmmaker turns serial killer in this lively meta mockumentary from writer/director Gillian Wallace Horvat.
Istanbul’s semi-feral dog population is the focus of this thought-provoking ethnographic documentary.
Soi Cheang’s grisly yet dazzling monochrome noir follows a pair of cops investigating a serial murderer.
Tim Fehlbaum’s effective if overfamiliar sci-fi sees an astronaut become shipwrecked on a desolate Earth.
This muddled biopic of music industry figurehead Alan McGee features some truly disastrous cameo appearances.
An eccentric Italian engineer constructs an island utopia in the Adriatic Sea in this old-fashioned charmer.
A headless woman sparks a search for a mythical creature in Alejandro Fadel’s taut mountainside thriller.
Damien Manivel’s drama captures the grace and poise of pioneering choreographer Isadora Duncan.
Shinichiro Ueda follows up his breakout hit One Cut of the Dead with a similarly entertaining and inventive character drama.
She stars alongside fellow Safdie brothers alumni Buddy Duress in this darkly funny modern cautionary tale.
Salvador Simó presents a creative cartoon portrait of pioneering filmmaker Luis Buñuel.
Andrew Patterson’s incredible debut feels like a spiritual successor to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Grieving sisters attempt to cover up a grisly crime in this Coens-esque noir set in a small fishing town.
There’s myriad pleasures to be had in this sex-positive romantic comedy set in the world of BDSM.
Scott Graham’s impressive third feature stars Mark Stanley as a factory worker with a need for speed.
Wang Xiaoshuai’s domestic drama charts a generation of political and social upheaval in his native China.
Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough flounder in tepid psychosexual thriller, based on the Susanna Jones novel.
Adam Pearson of Under the Skin fame takes centre stage in Aaron Schimberg’s smart meta comedy.
A group of teenage guerrillas enter the heart of darkness in Alejandro Landes’ mountaintop tour de force.
William McGregor’s atmospheric Industrial Revolution-era folk horror runs out of plot.
There’s shades of early Steven Spielberg and The Twilight Zone in Andrew Patterson’s debut feature.
The colourful life of the late American fashion designer is the focus of Frédéric Tcheng’s latest documentary.
There’s shades of Brian De Palma and Park Chan-wook in this Allison Williams-starring Netflix thriller.
Mismatched buddy antics power this enjoyable and euphoric trip back to the '90s warehouse rave scene.
Matchbox Cineclub’s KeanuCon weekender will chart the cult star’s career from babe to Baba Yaga.
Toni Servillo is Silvio Berlusconi in this partially fictionalised biopic from Paolo Sorrentino.
Brie Larson directs and stars in this enjoyably idiosyncratic comedy about realising your childhood dreams.
Highlights from this year’s programme, including a tribute to legendary DoP Robby Müller.
This timely documentary recounts the inspiring story of a female sailing crew’s round-the-world voyage.
Two best friends have the night of their young lives in Brian Welsh’s rave-era coming-of-ager.
The character actor and screenwriter talks presenting truth on screen, and what he’s learned from his time in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
To celebrate the release of Burning, we survey the South Korean writer/director’s earlier work.
Eight Māori female directors combine for this heart-rending drama centred around a young boy’s funeral.
The curious tale of a first feature stolen by a crew member is the subject of Sandi Ten’s fascinating autobiographical documentary.
Filmmakers Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber discuss their provocative techno-thriller Cam.
A smorgasbord of international cinematic treasures was on offer at this year's festival.
Brie Larson directs and stars in this free-spirited indie comedy about a woman in pursuit of a pet unicorn.
A small Romani community is the setting for Jonas Carpignano’s tender coming-of-age story.
Matchbox Cineclub have programmed a weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world.
You know the songs, but is there more to this seemingly innocent high school musical than meets the eye?
Seek out these inspirations for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, including The Red Shoes and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The actor is at his intense and emotional best in Martin Scorsese’s underrated late ’90s thriller.
If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure to be underwhelmed...
There’s more to his larger-than-life turn than meets the eye.
A key death in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 sequel completely altered my perception of cinema.
Some major young acting talent is put to waste in Christopher Smith’s garbled and derivative neo-noir.
Rooney Mara is let down by weak scripting in this underpowered study of religious persecution in Ireland.
Jim Jarmusch lauds The Stooges, the greatest rock ’n’ roll band that ever lived.
The electro pop pioneer opens up his home and his studio in this intimate if uneven documentary profile.
There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn.
Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter star in this bland bohemian coming-of-ager from Chris Foggin.
Despite Melissa McCarthy’s best efforts this loose capitalist satire is a comically bankrupt affair.
There’s a touch of Thomas Vinterberg about this impressive Aussie debut from Simon Stone.
From the story of an easily seduced movie sub-titler to an innovative study of exhuming the dead through acting.
Olmo and the Seagull deserves its comparison to Rosemary’s Baby, despite being a very different beast.
This ultra-violent FPS inspired actioner is about as fun as watching someone else play a video game.
The release of Jem and the Holograms reminded us of these great fictional female groups.
This Glasgow based sex odyssey offers little more than soap opera erotica.