Films in Love
Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing.
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Dir-Scr Michael Schwartz, Tyler Nilson | USA
The spirit of Mark Twain lives on in this effortlessly charming buddy movie about a young man in pursuit of his dreams.
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Dir-Scr Levan Akin | Sweden-Georgia-France
Set to delight fans of Call Me by Your Name as well as lovers of traditional Georgian dance, this is one of the most buzzed-about films from Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
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Dir-Scr Nicolas Bedos | France
Daniel Auteuil’s illustrator is given the chance to visit a different era to re-evaluate his life in this resplendent slice of Westworld-style speculative fiction.
Read more about La Belle Époque
Dir-Scr José Luis Torres Leiva | Chile-Argentina-Germany
From José Luis Torres Leiva, one of the true poets of independent Latin-American cinema, comes an assured and compassionate meditation on landscape and the human condition.
Read more about Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes
Dir-Scr Lucio Castro | Argentina
A chance encounter reconnects two men in this heart-breaking lament on love, lust and missed opportunities.
Read more about End of the Century
Dir Gabriela Cowperthwaite | USA
Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck star in this intensely moving, beautifully mounted drama about how a friend saved a family after a young mother's diagnosis with terminal cancer.
Read more about The Friend
Dir Cédric Kahn | France
Family relations unravel to wonderfully excruciating comic and dramatic effect in this all-star ensemble piece from versatile French writer-director and here, co-star, Cédric Kahn.
Read more about Happy Birthday
Dir-Scr Ga-young Jeong | South Korea
Fleabag meets Hong Sangsoo in this funny and savage film that stars its director, Ga-young Jeong, as a woman without boundaries.
Read more about Heart
Dir Jan-Ole Gerster | Germany
Corinna Harfouch delivers a magnetic performance in this intimate and multifaceted examination of regret, family relations and the power of other people’s approval.
Read more about Lara
Dir-Prod Dermot Lavery, Michael Hewitt | UK
This poignant testament to the physical and emotional cost of war, centres on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Read more about Lost Lives
Dir-Scr Maura Delpero | Italy-Argentina
The notions of motherhood and the maternal care of a young girl are the focus of this powerful and poignant drama, set in a women’s refuge in Argentina.
Read more about Maternal
Dir-Scr Xavier Dolan | Canada
A kiss between two childhood friends has dramatic repercussions in the eighth film from Xavier Dolan.
Read more about Matthias & Maxime
Dir Nathalie Biancheri | UK
A teenage girl forms a mysterious relationship with an older man in this atmospheric debut from director Nathalie Biancheri.
Read more about Nocturnal
Dir-Scr Christophe Honoré | France-Luxembourg-Belgium
Gallic auteur Christophe Honoré returns with this exquisitely melancholic delectation about a married couple who have fallen out of love.
Read more about On a Magical Night
Dir Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn | UK
Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star in this intimate and sensitively-handled drama about a couple dealing with breast cancer.
Read more about Ordinary Love
Dir-Scr Tom Cullen | UK
Six scenes, six years: from first sparks to the fading embers of a love affair, in this intense relationship study by British actor-turned-director Tom Cullen.
Read more about Pink Wall
Dir Rashaad Ernesto Green | USA
Budding writer Ayanna’s life is transformed over the course of one hot Harlem summer, when a handsome and mysterious stranger walks into her life.
Read more about Premature
Dir-Prod-Scr Aki Omoshaybi | UK
Aki Omoshaybi’s earnest debut explores the love between two people who work hard to keep their romance on track while struggling to manage personal hardship.
Read more about Real
Dir Shonali Bose | India
This family drama with a big heart stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar as parents who will stop at nothing to save their sick daughter.
Read more about The Sky is Pink
Dir Wang Xiaoshuai | China
‘Sixth Generation’ director Wang Xiaoshuai offers an absorbing family chronicle that unfolds modern Chinese history with the rich insightfulness of a novel.
Read more about So Long, My Son
Dir Athina Rachel Tsangari | UK
Well ahead of broadcast, a special opportunity to be the first to see the initial two episodes of Athina Rachel Tsangari’s eagerly awaited BBC series, Trigonometry, written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods.
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Dir Filippo Meneghetti | France
The love between two older women is threatened by illness and secrecy in a moving French drama that features Barbara Sukowa at her very best.
Read more about Two of Us
Dir-Scr Aoife O’Kelly | UK-Nigeria
In coming to terms with his sexuality, Adrian is forced to choose between a compromised existence and the life that he would like to lead.
Read more about Walking with Shadows
Dir-Scr Anthony Chen | Singapore-Taiwan
Anthony Chen follows his First Feature Award-winning Ilo Ilo (LFF 2013) with this hugely satisfying portrait of a woman on a journey to rediscover herself.
Read more about Wet Season
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