Drama

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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Downton Abbey: A New Era

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

The sprawling period drama returns to the big screen for a giddy swirl of lawns and penguin suits.

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Casablanca Beats

By Marina Ashioti

A former rapper sets up a hip-hop programme for the participants of his local youth group in Nabil Ayouch’s well-meaning drama.

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We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

By Lillian Crawford

A teenage girl gets caught up in a mysterious online game in Jane Schoenbrun's fascinating tech-horror debut.

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Saint-Narcisse

By Marina Ashioti

Queercore godhead Bruce LaBruce returns with a wild, camp incest odyssey set in 1970s Quebec.

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Happening

By David Jenkins

Audrey Diwan’s significant and unflinching adaptation of Annie Erneux’s memoir of a teen abortion is one of the year’s best films.

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Playground

By Caitlin Quinlan

A young brother and sister’s relationship is tested when they experience schoolyard bullying in Laura Wandel’s harrowing drama.

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The Great Movement

By David Jenkins

A Bolivian miner with a terminal lung disease searches for salvation in Kiro Russo's psychedelic latest.

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Operation Mincemeat

By David Jenkins

Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen team up to foil a Nazi plot in this likeable World War Two caper.

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The Northman

By Hannah Strong

Robert Eggers assembles an intrepid team for the epic tale of a wronged Viking prince’s quest for vengeance.

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Benedetta

By Hannah Strong

Dutch master provocateur Paul Verhoeven serves up a blasphemous delight in his convent-set Italian romp.

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