Cannes Film Festival

Tommaso – first look review

By Tom Bond

Ferrara digs deep into his personal life to deliver a moving character study starring Willem Dafoe.

Young Ahmed – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

The Dardenne brothers’ latest focuses on a young Islamic extremist with a deadly mission.

The Lighthouse – first look review

By Michael Leader

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are on top form in Robert Eggers’ stark maritime nightmare.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A painter falls in love with her subject in Céline Sciamma’s masterfully composed period piece.

Diego Maradona – first look review

By Adam Woodward

The team behind Amy and Senna tackle the highs and lows of a controversial footballing icon.

On a Magical Night – first look review

By Iana Murray

Christophe Honoré gives the romantic comedy genre a shot in the arm in this portrait of spousal strife.

A Hidden Life – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A conscientious objector finds salvation in Terrence Malick’s sublime World War Two-era romance.

Family Romance, LLC – first look review

By Tom Bond

Werner Herzog takes a sideways look at modern romance through the lens of Japan’s performance industry.

The Whistlers – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Corneliu Porumboiu’s melodious crime comedy takes the Romanian New Wave to exotic new climes.

The Wild Goose Lake – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Diao Yinan cements his status as a master filmmaker with another ingenious crime epic.

Too Old to Die Young – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Episodes four and five of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon series are filled with seedy, neon-soaked promise.

Zombi Child – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Teenage heartache and Haitian voodoo culture come to the fore in Bertrand Bonello’s spiritual folk horror.

Little Joe – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A new species of plant poses a threat to humanity in Jessica Hausner’s quietly chilling sci-fi.

Pain and Glory – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Pedro Almodóvar bares all in this affecting portrait of a filmmaker reconciling his past triumphs and tragedies.

Atlantique – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Mati Diop’s accomplished first feature blends social commentary and magical realism in present-day Dakar.

Sorry We Missed You – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Ken Loach and Paul Laverty return to Cannes with another bitter requiem for the working class.

Les Misérables – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Ladj Ly’s gritty portrait of suburban Paris tips its hat to La Haine and Do the Right Thing.

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