Compelling stories with distinctive perspectives from both masters and emerging names – those making an essential contribution to world cinema. Marriage Story and Babyteeth explore intimate relationships, while the loneliness in The Lighthouse drives its two occupants towards an intense psychological confrontation. Pedro Costa’s latest Vitalina Varela and Golden Bear winner Synonyms confront the search for identity, while Swallow uncovers a woman’s difficult relationship with her body. And Then We Danced and Portrait of a Lady on Fire delicately deal with forbidden love and LGBTQ issues. Bacurau and Monos are driven by socio-political happenings. Finally, the racial tour de force of Les Misérables completes the curation of films set to move and astound us.
The Lighthouse is a theatrical sea shanty, charting acclaimed actors Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe’s descent into madness.
Brazil’s question of who should be spared from political persecution looms large today, and Bacurau strikes with an ambitious solution.
Shot in secrecy under the protection of bodyguards, this coming-of-age romance is a rare celebration of Georgia’s LGBTQ community.
In an era of migratory anxiety, how does one shed the old self? With stubborn persistence, an Israeli man is determined to become French.
Madness descends on a squad of child soldiers guarding a hostage. This fever dream of a film is Lord of the Flies on psychedelics.
A housewife begins eating tiny objects in this psychodrama with a dash of body horror. Best seen on an empty stomach.
Highly acclaimed and awarded at the recent Cannes Film Festival, this French period romance is a precise story of forbidden love, freedom and memory.
Winner of the Golden Leopard at this year’s Locarno Film Festival, Vitalina Varela is a profound letter to Lisbon’s Cape Verdean immigrants.
Smothered with parental affection, a cancer-stricken teenager seeks a way out of her despairing world with a small-time drug dealer.
Tensions run high between residents and the police in this explosive portrait of the Montfermeil district where regular rules do not apply.
Shot on 35mm film, Marriage Story is an incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
A beautifully poignant dance of yearning and inhibitions; two childhood friends are forced to face their feelings for one another.