A summer camp for disabled teens becomes a movement for equality in this soul-nourishing Netflix documentary.
By Ella Kemp
Haifaa Al Mansour’s latest sees female doctor challenge Saudi Arabian social norms by running for local election.
A fierce blaze tears across rural Galicia in Oliver Laxe’s ruminative docu-fiction hybrid.
There’s myriad pleasures to be had in this sex-positive romantic comedy set in the world of BDSM.
Rivalry and romance bloom in Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin’s captivating coming-of-age drama.
By Biju Belinky
Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles skewer modern Brazilian history in this subversive survival thriller.
A measured, lightly poetic look at the life and work of one of the great modern storytellers.
Mark Ruffalo takes on a giant chemical company in Todd Haynes’ gripping procedural drama.
By Matt Turner
Luke Lorentzen’s timely chronicle of a family-run ambulance service makes for engrossing viewing.
A botanist develops a revolutionary new plant in Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi tinged social parable.
By Katie Goh
Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous, quietly radical 18th century love story is one of the year’s very best.
By Anton Bitel
A young romance blooms one wild night in Tokyo in director Takashi Miike’s high-energy caper.
Margot Robbie brings anarchy and attitude to the DCEU in Cathy Yan’s pop-punk ode to womanhood.
Bong Joon-ho’s class-clash black comedy will burrow under your skin and stay there.
By Maria Nae
Four local filmmakers attempt to revive cinema-going in Sudan in this playful, inspiring documentary.