Matteo Garrone’s live-action retelling of the classic Italian fairy tale is a dream come true.
Dutch filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk examines the enduring appeal of the art world’s Old Masters.
A group of young women come of age against the backdrop of civil war in Mounia Meddour’s vibrant, nuanced debut.
A troubled young gymnast experiences the ups and down of adolescence in Eva Riley tender debut feature.
The Dardenne brothers change tack with this provocative portrait of a teenage Muslim fundamentalist.
Natalia Dyer plays a Catholic girl who experiences a profound sexual awakening in Karen Maine’s smart religious satire.
By Anton Bitel
A Cornish caravan park provides the backdrop to a young woman’s sexual (re)awakening in Claire Oakley’s impressive debut.
By Katie Goh
Director Alice Winocour and star Eva Green deliver a moving addition to the parent-in-space genre.
Gemma Arterton plays a reclusive writer who rediscovers her romantic side in Jessica Swale’s tender wartime drama.
By Katie Goh
Beanie Feldstein brings bags of charm to this deft adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s coming-of-age novel.
A key episode in Mafia history is documented in this engrossing, patient and unglamorous crime saga.
By Liz Seabrook
Kelly O’Sullivan writes and stars in this sensitive and timely survey of contemporary womanhood.
By Rogan Graham
An astonishing, intense performance from Alfre Woodard carries this sombre, powerful death row drama.
There's a sense of cyclical despair at the heart of Leslye Davis and Catrin Einhorn's portrait of the modern day American veteran.
Salvador Simó presents a creative cartoon portrait of pioneering filmmaker Luis Buñuel.