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Pinocchio

By Lillian Crawford

Matteo Garrone’s live-action retelling of the classic Italian fairy tale is a dream come true.

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My Rembrandt

By Lillian Crawford

Dutch filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk examines the enduring appeal of the art world’s Old Masters.

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Papicha

By Lillian Crawford

A group of young women come of age against the backdrop of civil war in Mounia Meddour’s vibrant, nuanced debut.

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Perfect 10

By Keli Williams

A troubled young gymnast experiences the ups and down of adolescence in Eva Riley tender debut feature.

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Young Ahmed

By Charles Bramesco

The Dardenne brothers change tack with this provocative portrait of a teenage Muslim fundamentalist.

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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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Proxima

By Katie Goh

Director Alice Winocour and star Eva Green deliver a moving addition to the parent-in-space genre.

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Summerland

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Gemma Arterton plays a reclusive writer who rediscovers her romantic side in Jessica Swale’s tender wartime drama.

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How to Build a Girl

By Katie Goh

Beanie Feldstein brings bags of charm to this deft adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s coming-of-age novel.

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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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Father Soldier Son

By Charles Bramesco

There's a sense of cyclical despair at the heart of Leslye Davis and Catrin Einhorn's portrait of the modern day American veteran.

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

By Josh Slater-Williams

Salvador Simó presents a creative cartoon portrait of pioneering filmmaker Luis Buñuel.

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