Counting down our favourite feature-length releases from the past 12 months.
The Australian writer/director on why her brutal new film The Nightingale is about love, not hate.
By Elena Lazic
Jennifer Kent follows up The Babadook with a gruelling yet vital portrait of colonialism in 19th century Tasmania.
In reckoning with the horrors of colonialism, Jennifer Kent’s film implicates the audience in the graphic acts of sexual and racial violence it depicts.
Indispensable first-hand advice for International Women’s Day 2019.
Jennifer Kent follows up The Babadook with a devastating interrogation of Australia’s dark past.
Their feature-length western will screen in competition alongside new works from Luca Guadagnino, Jennifer Kent and Alfonso Cuarón.
By Leila Latif
A Quiet Place and Hereditary are the latest films to challenge idealised notions of motherhood.
Claire Denis, Yorgos Lanthimos and Terrence Malick could be competing for this year’s Palme d’Or.
By Joe Boden
Upcoming features to look out for, including new works from Wes Anderson, Ava DuVernay and Jennifer Kent.
The all-female Black Rose Anthology is a necessary catalyst for achieving gender equality in the genre.
The Nightingale will tell the dark history of colonialism in Australia.
By Katy Vans
Karyn Kusama and St Vincent’s Annie Clark are among those contributing to an all-female anthology film.