Festivals

Leila’s Brothers – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Saeed Roustayi’s panoramic melodrama of a poverty-stricken Tehran family in the midst of disintegration is a knockout.

Paris Memories – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Alice Winocour draws on her brother’s experiences of the 2015 Bataclan attack to create a drama about recovering from trauma.

Fogo Fatuo – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

A man on his deathbed recounts his youth as a firefighter in João Pedro Rodrigues’ striking queer feature.

Domingo and the Mist – first-look review

By Ryan Coleman

A Costa Rican man resists attempts to destroy his home in director Ariel Escalante Meza’s mystical drama.

Love According to Dalva – first-look review

By Alexandria Slater

Emmanuelle Nicot paints an achingly beautiful portrait of friendship, recovery and identity through a young girl’s sexual abuse story.

Tori and Lokita – first-look review

By Mark Asch

The Dardenne brothers return with a harrowing story of human trafficking in Belgium, centring on two young migrants.

The Silent Twins – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance star in Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s ambitious but flawed biographical feature.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s humanist portrait of care, surgery and technology is one of the highlights of Cannes 2022.

Sick of Myself – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A narcissistic couple engage in a constant game of one-upmanship in Kristoffer Borgli’s disappointingly one-note feature.

Crimes of the Future – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

David Cronenberg’s return to filmmaking can’t quite deliver on its promise that surgery is the new sex.

Funny Pages – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A teenage cartoonist searches for authenticity in writer/director Owen Kline’s pleasingly grubby debut feature.

Moonage Daydream – first-look review

By Ed Gibbs

This multi-sensory look at David Bowie’s life and career is an all-consuming affair that explores and safeguards the man’s legacy.

Decision to Leave – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A police detective forms a dangerous bond with a woman suspected of murdering her husband in Park Chan-wook’s swooning crime drama.

Forever Young – first-look review

By Steph Green

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi mines her memories attending the prestigious Théâtre des Amandiers for this nostalgia-soaked drama.

The Super 8 Years – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Annie Ernaux and her son David piece together a magical home movie essay on marriage, motherhood and the whole damn thing.

The Five Devils – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

A family’s quiet mountain life is disrupted by the arrival of a relative in Lea Mysius’ beguiling second feature.

Falcon Lake – first-look review

By Steph Green

First-time director Charlotte Le Bon draws out sweet performances from her young co-stars in this idyllic coming-of-ager.

War Pony – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Gina Gammel and Riley Keough’s debut feature focuses on two Oglala Lakota teenagers as they come of age in South Dakota.

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