Ildikó Enyedi’s Sydney Film Prize winner squanders its surrealist potential, shedding its focus on magical intimacy to establish a well-worn and simplistic romance.
LA PRUNELLE DE MES YEUX is an unusually self-aware romantic comedy from La Lettre du Cinéma critic turned director, Axelle Ropert.
The adaptation of Mike Carey’s 2014 novel is a refreshing take on post-apocalyptic sci-fi, with an excellent breakout performance by Sennia Nanua.
MUSTANG is a revealing fable that conveys its message through substance, subtlety and honestly.
A gentle, slow story of familial intimacy at first glance, the rich and stunning Corn Island unfolds to become an immersive and ultimately devastating reflection on mercy and violence within both nature and humanity.
Anita’s Last Cha Cha captures the excruciating, exhilarating quality of a first love without sacrificing any detail in its female-focused portraits of intimacy and community in the rural Philippines.
Susanna Helke’s American Vagabond is an emotionally delicate and politically important study of two gay teenagers who flee Middle America for San Francisco.
THE WIND RISES, Hayao Miyazaki’s purported swansong, comes as a fitting end to a legendary career.
We review Tsai Ming-Liang’s singular JOURNEY TO THE WEST, one of the highlights of Melbourne International Film Festival and now in Festivals worldwide
A GIRL AT MY DOOR is a fascinating Korean film dissecting class, race and sexuality in the guise of a familiar police drama premise; one of the most interesting films to play at Melbourne International Film Festival.