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Faya Dayi

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jessica Beshir's striking debut feature offers an immersive look into the ritual practices and commodification of Khat in Ethiopia.

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Theo and the Metamorphosis

By Caitlin Quinlan

Damien Odoul crafts an intriguing yet monotonous cinematic odyssey through the visions of a young man with Down's syndrome.

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Moon, 66 Questions

By Marina Ashioti

Jacqueline Lentzou's distinctively poetic debut feature offers a heartfelt study of unconventional family dynamics.

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Everything Went Fine

By David Jenkins

François Ozon’s adaptation of Emmanuèle Bernheim’s novel focuses on the relationship between a father and daughter.

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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

By Leila Latif

A retired widow sets out on a journey of sexual discovery in Sophie Hyde’s sensual, sex-positive dramedy.

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Pleasure

By Savina Petkova

A young woman sets out to become the next adult film superstar in Ninja Thyberg’s audacious feature debut.

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Swan Song

By Emily Maskell

Udo Kier plays a world-weary stylist who returns to his hometown for a lucrative job in Todd Stephens' touching comedy-drama.

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Il Buco

By David Jenkins

This singular, awe-striking reenactment of an Italian cave exploration from the 1960s is one of the year’s major achievements.

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Earwig

By Saffron Maeve

A young girl with ice cubes for teeth comes of age in strange ways in Lucile Hadžihalilović’s disturbing and elliptical latest.

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Bergman Island

By Lillian Crawford

Mia Hansen-Løve’s lilting rumination on art, relationships and cinephilia is one of her most accomplished and moving films to date.

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Luzzu

By Lucy Vipond

A Maltese fisherman grapples with modernity in director Alex Camilleri’s sobering second feature.

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Emergency

By Alicia Haddick

Three college students eager to party end up in a fraught situation in director Carey Williams’ comedy-thriller.

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Benediction

By Adam Woodward

Terence Davies explores the tragic and complex life of World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon in this elegantly moving biopic.

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The Drover’s Wife

By David Jenkins

Leah Purcell writes, directs and stars in this violent psychological western about a Bushwoman defending her lonesome patch.

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Vortex

By Adam Woodward

An elderly Parisian couple struggle with the trials of ageing in Gaspar Noé’s miserable but intriguing new film.

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Father Stu

By Charles Bramesco

A skeptical amateur wrestler finds religion in writer/director Rosalind Ross’ uninspired biopic.

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The Quiet Girl

By Alicia Haddick

A young girl’s difficult home life takes a turn for the better in Colm Bairéad’s impressive debut feature.

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