The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.
The Award was established in 2009 and first won by Jacques Audiard for A Prophet. Recent winners include Alejandro Landes’ Monos, Sudabeh Mortezai’s Joy, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless and Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women.
Oscar-nominated anime director Mamoru Hosoda returns with an outstanding tale, following a socially awkward girl who transforms herself into a megastar within a virtual world.
A decade after his acclaimed Le Quattro Volte, Michelangelo Frammartino returns with a meticulous and engrossing true story of cave mapping.
The Hand of God
Paolo Sorrentino’s bitingly funny, semi-autobiographical family tale is set during the Maradona-obsessed Naples of the 1980s.
Hit the Road
Panah Panahi’s thrilling debut is by turns tender, quirky, even laugh-out-loud funny – a wondrously-observed reflection on family and the ambivalence of saying goodbye.
Lingui, the Sacred Bonds
Following his international success with A Screaming Man, Daratt and Abouna, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s powerful new drama once again celebrates the heroic individualism of ordinary people.
The disturbing true story of a young man who, in 1996, went on a killing spree in the Tasmanian town of Port Arthur.
From a filmmaker unafraid of tackling life’s more challenging questions comes a complex, searing study of what it means to try and become someone else.
Harry Wootliff returns to the Festival with this fascinating psychological drama, starring Ruth Wilson and adapted from Deborah Kay Davies’ novel True Things About Me.