Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) makes his first film outside Japan with this French-language fantasy, about an aging photographer whose obsession with an archaic technique draws his young assistant and beautiful daughter into a dark and mysterious world.
The sequel to Australian director Ivan Sen’s impressive crime thriller Mystery Road continues the adventures of rugged and laconic Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen), who uncovers some seriously shady dealings in the middle of the Outback while investigating the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker.
Heal the Living
Ivory Coast-born filmmaker Katell Quillévéré adapts Maylis de Kerangal’s Booker Prize–longlisted novel for this elegant and affecting film which draws three seemingly unrelated stories together into a tale about the moment when tragedy meets hope.
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait
The dazzling new film from Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers and Magicians) chronicles a sacred jungle ritual whose masked, anonymous participants seek after complete self-knowledge — or descend into thievery, violation, and murder.
Challenging our notions of cinema for young adults, the new film from Belgian director Fien Troch (Kid, Unspoken) is a daring and nuanced exploration of three troubled teenagers’ relationships both with each other and the adult world around them.
Provocative Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, No) depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).
Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk to 19th-century England, in this Gothic tale about a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves
Mathieu Denis (Corbo) and Simon Lavoie (Le torrent) evoke Godard’s La Chinoise with this stunning fusion of fiction and documentary about a radical Quebec leftist cell seeking to sow mayhem in Montreal as a prelude to overthrowing the government.