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Yes, God, Yes

By Keli Williams

Natalia Dyer plays a Catholic girl who experiences a profound sexual awakening in Karen Maine’s smart religious satire.

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Make Up

By Anton Bitel

A Cornish caravan park provides the backdrop to a young woman’s sexual (re)awakening in Claire Oakley’s impressive debut.

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Again Once Again

By Lillian Crawford

Argentine actor and author Romina Paula turns director for this sublime mediation on middle age womanhood.

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The Traitor

By David Jenkins

A key episode in Mafia history is documented in this engrossing, patient and unglamorous crime saga.

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Saint Frances

By Liz Seabrook

Kelly O’Sullivan writes and stars in this sensitive and timely survey of contemporary womanhood.

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Strasbourg 1518

By David Jenkins

Jonathan Glazer riffs on the so-called “dancing plague” which struck the French border city 500 years ago. The result is spectacular.

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Clemency

By Rogan Graham

An astonishing, intense performance from Alfre Woodard carries this sombre, powerful death row drama.

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Bad Education

By Hannah Woodhead

Hugh Jackman plays a tricksy teacher in director Cory Finley’s pitch-black classroom comedy.

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Litigante

By David Jenkins

A moving account of a mother trying desperately to balance a scandal at work and a health drama at home.

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A White, White Day

By Trevor Johnston

A police chief’s suspicion turns into an obsession in this chilly Icelandic drama from Hlynur Palmason.

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Da 5 Bloods

By Leila Latif

Spike Lee tackles black trauma, white saviourism and the ingloriousness of war in this searing Vietnam epic.

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The King of Staten Island

By Hannah Woodhead

Pete Davidson fictionalises his own adolescence in Judd Apatow's warmest bro comedy to date.

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The Vast of Night

By Josh Slater-Williams

Andrew Patterson’s incredible debut feels like a spiritual successor to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

By Hannah Woodhead

Eliza Hittman’s emotionally bruising, exceptionally tender abortion drama is not to be missed.

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Spaceship Earth

By Charles Bramesco

The true story of a group of people who spent two years quarantined in a giant replica of Earth’s ecosystem.

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Ema

By Caitlin Quinlan

A dancer goes on the warpath in Pablo Larraín’s scorching survey of love and family in modern-day Chile.

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The Half of It

By Grace Z Li

Alice Wu returns with a coming-of-age story about being an outsider – and being bold.

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