Cannes

Flag Day – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Sean Penn returns to Cannes five years after the fiasco of The Last Face with a somehow even more calamitous family drama.

Drive My Car – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Ryusuke Hamaguchi adapts Murukami and delivers a masterpiece study on the fickle dynamics of human emotion.

Compartment No. 6 – first-look review

By Mark Asch

This delicate Finnish comedy of social and political manners has all the trappings of an arthouse crowd-pleaser.

The Velvet Underground – first-look review

By Michael Leader

Todd Haynes’ first documentary takes a thrilling, cautiously ambivalent look at the NY art-rock demigods.

La Fracture – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A small domestic tiff spirals out into city-wide civil war in Catherine Corsini’s comedy-infused political drama.

Ali & Ava – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Clio Barnard returns with a social realist riff on the classic romcom, and it’s one of her best films to date.

Cow – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Andrea Arnold successfully adapts her social realist mode to minutely chronicle the life of an average dairy cow.

Benedetta – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Lip-smacking provocation and saucy humour abounds in Paul Verhoeven’s rip-roaring nunsploitation romp.

The Worst Person in the World – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Joachim Trier returns to Cannes with a keenly-observed drama about the often turbulent nature of modern romance.

After Yang – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Kogonada’s sci-fi-tinged family drama confirms its writer/director as one of cinema’s most vital new voices.

Everything Went Fine – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

François Ozon takes a light-hearted look at the banality and bureaucracy of assisted suicide in his misfiring latest.

Lingui – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s bright, hopeful film addresses the persistent issue of women’s reproductive health in present-day Chad.

Ahed’s Knee – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid serves up a spiky, intelligent drama about conflict and reconciliation.

Annette – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Leos Carax’s audacious rock opera about a baby with a very special gift.

Between Two Worlds – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Juliette Binoche excels as an undercover author in the world of low-wage domestic labourers.

A new documentary will go behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival

By Charles Bramesco

Cannes Uncut will capture the “glorious excesses” of the world’s most glamorous film festival.

It Must Be Heaven

By Charles Bramesco

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman goes in search of parallels to his homeland in this charming road movie.

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