A charming documentary about Britain’s oldest amateur filmmaking club puts a quintessentially Northern story in the spotlight.
Miryam Charles' debut is a stunning drama that takes direct inspiration from her cousin's unexpected death.
The Chilean director on the very contemporary political and philosophical questions at the core of literary period piece, The Wonder.
Master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán turns his gaze to the enigmatic Andean mountain range as he examines the troubled histories of Chile.
Alli Haapasalo’s vibrant, sex-positive depiction of the highs and lows of modern girlhood is as charming as it is unapologetic.
Luis De Filippis' film is a great addition to a transgender cinematic canon in that it refuses to rely on overt explorations of trauma.
This searingly intense character study sees a woman questioning her cosy bourgeois lifestyle in Pinochet’s Chile.
Eddie Sternberg discusses the risks and challenges of expanding his 2015 short into a feature-length film.
Hanna Bergholm's directorial debut is a cracking, artfully-crafted creature feature set in a gaudy suburban dollhouse.
Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós blur fiction and documentary in their hybrid tale of Brazilian resistance, independence and survival.
From Glass Onion to Decision to Leave, this year’s cinematic bonanza is packed to the gills with discovery and delight.
A cautionary tale about environmental exploitation veers into predictability in Lee Haven Jones' slow-burn directorial debut.
A family embarks on a perilous road trip in Iranian director Panah Pahani’s assured, darkly comic debut.
A teenage girl discovers dark family secrets when she investigates the sudden disappearance of her father.
Jay Bedwani presents a captivating portrait of drag icon Donna Personna as she writes a play to commemorate the bravery of her trans sisters.
Jacqueline Lentzou's distinctively poetic debut feature offers a heartfelt study of unconventional family dynamics.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis perform an intimate yet expansive session at the Battersea Arts Centre. The results are mesmerising.
A former rapper sets up a hip-hop programme for the participants of his local youth group in Nabil Ayouch’s well-meaning drama.
Queercore godhead Bruce LaBruce returns with a wild, camp incest odyssey set in 1970s Quebec.
Tatiana Huezo’s first narrative feature is a masterfully evocative portrait of coming of age in the shadow of Mexico’s narco wars.
In praise of Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6 and a scene of human connection around shots of moonshine.
The relationship between the art of filmmaking and the necessity of protest lies at the heart of Payal Kapadia’s spellbinding feature debut.
A Polish documentary explores the history and artistic trauma surrounding Andrzej Żuławski’s fragmented sci-fi magnum opus.
Prescient and deeply affecting Ukraine-set doc exploring the lives of children displaced by the country's 2014 invasion.
Our series on the most spell-binding moments from 2022’s Best Picture Nominees continues with Jane Campion’s tense take on the Old West.
Not even Willem Dafoe’s narration can save this meandering documentary with tired colonial overtones.
A young Iraqi refugee seeks refuge in Bulgaria in writer/director Haider Rashid’s heart-stopping drama.
William E Badgley trains his camera on cult figure Don Letts, chronicling the collision between the UK’s punk and reggae scenes.
Denzel Washington’s fourth directorial effort is a story of love, loss and sacrifice told through the journal of Charles Monroe King.
A bookstore meet-cute leads to a transformative relationship for two gay men in Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare’s drama.
Andrea Arnold’s long-awaited fifth feature is a remarkable and visceral assault on the senses.
Jessica Chastain’s passion project is a questionable espionage thriller that flaunts its international cast of A-Listers.
This tender and affecting documentary on a visionary of contemporary dance offers a glimpse of the man behind the genius.
This anthology film from director Mohammad Rasoulof explores the social consequences of Iran’s death penalty.
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This fittingly radical documentary chronicles the feminist punk subculture which sprung in London in the 1980s.
How a love of cars, London and UK garage informed the writer/director’s madcap debut feature, Pirates.
This atmospheric World War Two drama from Hungarian director Dénes Nagy is too dour for its own good.
An entertaining deep dive into the adventure-filled travails of famed oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau.
Teenage romance blossoms by the seaside in first-time director Marley Morrison’s caravan park-set coming-of-ager.
This gripping biopic of the enigmatic Marc-André Leclerc captures the essence of solo alpine free climbing.
Morality, justice and the limits of the law are explored in this clichéd adaptation of Ferdinand von Schirach’s bestselling novel.
Anne Zohra Berrached’s ’90s-set romance fictionalises the private life of United 93 hijacker Ziad Jarrah and his lover.
A sombre and emotive documentary depicting the painful realities of the Islamic State’s reign of terror.
David Bruckner’s architectural horror stands up to the contemporary challenges of dabbling with ghosts and jump scares.
Writer/director Chris Baugh’s vampire comedy-horror fails to breathe new life into a stale genre.
Manchester International Festival returns to the city, reflecting a broad spectrum of culture, visual arts and performance
The 23th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival showcases a selection of top homegrown talent.