The new film from Lav Diaz breaks from the traditions of his previous work in many ways, resulting in one of his strongest works to date.
THE ORNITHOLOGIST is one of Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ most conceptually impressive films, cementing him as one of Portugal’s most impressive filmmakers.
BANGKOK NITES certifies Katsuya Tomita as one of Japan’s most important filmmakers working today, as a winding, layered, and thought-provoking meditation on history and identity.
Anocha Suwichakornpong’s first feature since her 2009 debut MUNDANE HISTORY is a compelling portrayal of creative process and the inability to transcend Earthly limitations.
CORRESPONDÊNCIAS is an alluring look at epistolary intimacies, that unfortunately alienates in its obtuseness and length.
SCARRED HEARTS is a poignant reflection on the life and writings of Romanian author Max Blecher, and the latest testament to Radu Jude’s strength as a filmmaker.
WET WOMAN IN THE WIND is an amusing, uncomfortable, and divisive revitalisation of Nikkatsu’s roman porno genre.
Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s sophomore feature, SLAVA, is a multi-faceted and captivating work, actively building on the pathos-laden approach to narrative taken in their debut.
THE WHISPERING STAR is a minimalist change of pace for the ever-prolific Sion Sono, which doesn’t sacrifice his style or originality.
THE YARD is another conceptually and visually impressive work from Swedish director Måns Månsson on the effects of globalisation on labour.