Populaire

Combining the genre of romantic comedy with 1950s France and colourful cinematography, Régis Roinsard’s Populaire is a heartwarming masterpiece.

Breathe In

Breathe In is a breathtaking thriller which seeks to articulate the unheimlich undercurrent swirling beneath the false smiles of America’s nuclear family.

Broken

Family dysfunction remains throughout in Broken , Rufus Norris’ powerful film of Daniel Clay’s novel of random cruelty and forced teenage evolution.

Me & You

Lorenzo is a teenaged misfit who takes a strange kind of refuge in the grimy basement of his apartment building, until drug-dependent Olivia appears.

Reality

Luciano, a Neapolitan fishmonger, decides he wants to become famous and sets out to be a contestant on Grande Fratello , the Italian version of Big Brother.

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines is an exploration of the things that happen beyond the expectations of society.

Flying Blind

Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz is clearly on the ascendant; her debut feature, Flying Blind, is about as human and intelligent as they come.

I Wish

Following successfully in the footsteps of such masters as Yasujiro Ozu, Hirokazu Kore-eda rejects action and relentless pace in favour of quiet family drama.

Beyond the Hills

Set in Moldova, which houses some of Europe’s most deprived people, this dark tale charts the loaded and complex friendship between two young women.

Post Tenebras Lux

It is still up for debate whether Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux is a richly rewarding tapestry of connubial complications or an indulgent self portrait.

Lore

Lore follows a teenage girl journeying across a land overrun with Allies with her four siblings as they battle to the safety of their grandmother’s home 900km away.

Beware of Mr Baker

Beware of Mr Baker couldn’t be more of an accurate title for this invigoratingly humorous biopic of one of the greatest drummers the world has ever seen.

To the Wonder

Terrence Malick’s latest consideration on the maelstrom of the human psyche uses landscape and weather as metaphors for changes in emotion and mood.

In the House

Teacher Germain becomes drawn to charismatic pupil Claude who, in turn, is fascinated by fellow pupil Rapha and his “perfect family”.

Vito

Vito Russo believed that he should be able to live his life as he chose, with a passion that eventually became politicised as his life, and those of his friends, became a struggle against injustice.

F*ck For Forest

Marczak brings free love to the fore in his new documentary F*ck For Forest, which follows a Berlin-based charity that believes that sex can change the world.

Planet of Snail

The hero is Cho Young-Chan, a deaf-blind South Korean man on the cusp of a sensory rebirth as he begins to escape from the isolation of his condition.

Love Crime

Love Crime is laden with too many easy clichés – not to say much too drawn out – to warrant fully the descriptions it has earned as “taut thriller” or “modern Noir”.

Sightseers

Sightseers accompanies ordinary couple Chris and Tina on a far from idyllic caravanning holiday, as they begin to bump off their fellow campers.

Zaytoun

Set during the first Lebanese war, Zaytoun opens in Beirut as the Palestinian protagonist, Fahed roams the crumbling streets selling cigarettes.