Screenings with subtitles
These screenings include films with English subtitles throughout, films with partial English subtitles, and films with no dialogue.
Films with English subtitles throughout
Dir Sébastien Lifshitz | France
This captivating coming-of-age documentary follows best friends Anaïs and Emma for five years of teenagehood.
Read more about Adolescents
Dir Fabrice du Welz | Belgium-France
The ‘lovers on the run’ genre is reimagined as childhood fairytale in this darkly unsettling odyssey from the acclaimed director of Calvaire and Alleluia.
Read more about Adoration
Dir-Scr Romina Paula | Argentina
Argentinian actor Romina Paula meditates on motherhood, identity and relationships in this enticing combo of real life and fiction.
Read more about Again Once Again
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.
Read more about And Then We Danced
Dir Mati Diop | France-Senegal-Belgium
Director and actor Mati Diop (35 Shots of Rum) delivers a hypnotic, genre-shifting portrait of a girl’s awakening.
Read more about Atlantics
Dir-Scr Nicholas Kharkongor | India
This bittersweet comedy follows immigrants in Delhi who are attempting to organise a wedding party, but soon find everything going wrong.
Read more about Axone
Dir-Scr Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles | Brazil-France
This brazen Brazilian weird western snatched the Cannes Jury Prize and is coming for your mind next!
Read more about Bacurau
Dir Kantemir Balagov | Russia
Two women who survive active service in the Second World War try to reconstruct their lives in post-war Leningrad, in Kantemir Balagov’s extraordinary award-winning second feature.
Read more about Beanpole
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 Gitanjali Rao | India-UK-France-Qatar
This animated feature is both epic and personal, and a glorious love letter to life and love in Mumbai.
Read more about Bombay Rose
Dir Eryk Rocha | Brazil-France-Argentina
Eryk Rocha’s edgy, impressionistic chronicle of the nocturnal encounters of a Rio cab driver vividly captures the strange unpredictability of a rapidly changing world.
Read more about Burning Night
Dir-Scr François Ozon | France
In one of his (seemingly) most straightforward but finest films yet, François Ozon deals very movingly with a real-life case of multiple child abuse.
Read more about By the Grace of God
Dir Feras Fayyad | Syria
Oscar-nominated Feras Fayyad’s (Last Men in Aleppo) essential film tells the harrowing story of an underground Syrian hospital and its extraordinary staff.
Read more about The Cave (Syria)
Dir-Scr Patricio Guzmán | Chile-France 2019
Veteran documentarist Patricio Guzmán completes his trilogy about Chile’s troubled past, meditating on how the Andes shaped its sense of identity.
Read more about The Cordillera of Dreams
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 Quentin Dupieux | France
One man’s love for his designer jacket escalates to dangerous heights in what might just be the strangest serial killer film ever made.
Read more about Deerskin
Dir-Scr Apolline Traoré | Burkina Faso
Civil war looms in Abidjan and relations begin to fray within a family in this tense and atmospheric thriller.
Read more about Desrances
Dir J-P Valkeapää | Finland-Latvia
A dominatrix offers an emotionally paralysed widower an unexpected chance for sexual and psychological release in this playful dark comedy.
Read more about Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Dir-Scr Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | France
Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau return with an elegant and intimate drama about love and revenge, crafted with dramatic intensity and visual dazzle.
Read more about Don’t Look Down
Dir Hyo-jin Kang | South Korea
A ballsy gangster accidentally possesses a timid schoolboy in this sassy body-swap comedy from South Korea.
Read more about The Dude in Me
Dir Rebecca Zlotowski | France
Rebecca Zlotowski investigates desire, the lure of the high life and the imagery of modern female sexuality in a French summer-of-sun drama with a difference.
Read more about An Easy Girl
Dir Pablo Larraín | Chile
Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s (Jackie, No) Ema features a superb Gael García Bernal and a spellbinding lead performance from newcomer Mariana Di Girolamo.
Read more about Ema
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 Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Bulgaria-Greece-Italy
After the funeral of Vasil’s wife, the belief that she has phoned from beyond the grave leads to a journey both touching and absurd.
Read more about The Father
Dir Oliver Laxe | Spain-France-Luxembourg
A pyromaniac returns to his mother’s farm in Oliver Laxe’s visually jaw-dropping study of the Galician landscape.
Read more about Fire Will Come
Dir Takashi Miike | Japan-UK
A young boxer on the brink of death falls in love with a woman caught in the crossfire between yakuza and triad gangs in a fight over stolen drugs.
Read more about First Love
Dir-Scr Denis Côté | Canada
Denis Coté’s latest uses superb camerawork, imaginative sound and pleasing narrative ambiguities to explore a community’s response to a local’s death.
Read more about Ghost Town Anthology
Dir-Scr Stéphane Demoustier | France-Belgium
Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this French courtroom drama about a teenager caught in the spotlight of a murder case.
Read more about The Girl with a Bracelet
Dir-Scr Lukas Moodysson | Sweden
He is the best! Lukas Moodysson’s long-awaited return and first TV series is a loving satire about the nicest child psychologist in provincial Sweden.
Read more about Gösta
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-Scr Bora Kim | South Korea-USA
Announcing a bright new voice in South Korean cinema, Bora Kim brings us this absorbing coming-of-age drama about a dysfunctional Seoul family circa 1994.
Read more about House of Hummingbird
Dir-Scr Ga-eun Yoon | South Korea
One for fans of the family dramas of Hirokazu Kore-eda: in The House of Us director Ga-eun Yoon proves herself one of the world’s finest filmmakers at capturing contemporary childhood onscreen.
Read more about The House of Us
Dir Yaron Zilberman | Israel
This slow-burn study of religious obsession tries to fathom what drove a young law student to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Read more about Incitement
Dir Halina Reijn | Netherlands
Carice van Houten flirts with danger in this confrontational interrogation of desire and consent.
Read more about Instinct
Dir-Scr Elia Suleiman | France-Qatar-Germany-Canada-Turkey-Palestine
Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman returns with another deadpan take on life in exile with the typically assured and moving It Must Be Heaven.
Read more about It Must Be Heaven
Dir Lijo Jose Pellissery | India
This thrilling, nightmarish ride into the depths of human bloodlust, finds a rampaging buffalo hunted by a violent mob.
Read more about Jallikattu
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 Jayro Bustamante | Guatemala-France
Spectres of the past come back to haunt a retired general with an unsavoury past in Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante’s taut genre-bending thriller.
Read more about La Llorona
Dir-Prod Abba Makama | Nigeria
A man who wakes up to discover he has undergone a transformation takes a revelatory journey to see if ancestral tradition has a place in modern life.
Read more about The Lost Okoroshi
Dir-Scr Pawo Choyning Dorji | Bhutan
A teacher struggling for inspiration travels to the most remote school in the world. It takes being so far away to understand the importance of his work... and to appreciate the value of yak dung!
Read more about Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Dir Rubaiyat Hossain | Bangladesh-France-Denmark-Portugal
How do you learn to speak out when everyone expects you to be silent? In a Bangladeshi factory, a determined young woman discovers the possibilities of activism.
Read more about Made in Bangladesh
Dir Yi Ok-seop | South Korea
Prepare to have your pants charmed off by this quirky freeform journey through a Seoul beset by mysteriously appearing sinkholes – all narrated by a catfish.
Read more about Maggie
Dir-Scr Michael Omonua | Nigeria
Across two crucial periods in Nigerian history, two young women must ponder the painful sacrifices they are forced to make for love.
Read more about The Man Who Cuts Tattoos
Dir Pietro Marcello | Italy-France-Germany
An original, stylistically dazzling and ambitious Italian adaptation of Jack London’s autobiographical novel about a self-taught and outspoken working-class writer who climbs the ranks of society.
Read more about Martin Eden
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 Syllas Tzoumerkas | Greece-Germany-Netherlands-Sweden
Greek Weird Wave auteur Syllas Tzoumerkas returns with a visually dazzling, narratively dizzying and genre-defying murder mystery set in a depressed seaside town.
Read more about The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea
Dir Alejandro Landes | Colombia-Argentina-Netherlands-Germany-Sweden-Uruguay-USA
Alejandro Landes delivers one of the most talked-about films of the year: a hallucinogenic, intoxicating thriller about child soldiers.
Read more about Monos
Dir-Scr Hinde Boujemaa | Tunisia-Belgium-France-Qatar
Noura and Lassad’s delicate love story turns into a nightmare when Noura’s husband Sofiane is unexpectedly released from prison, days before their divorce is finalised.
Read more about Noura’s Dream
Dir Luis Buñuel | Mexico
Luis Buñuel’s searingly powerful account of the brutalised lives of delinquent Mexico City street kids fuses stark realism with surrealist flourishes, and re-established his international reputation.
Read more about Los Olvidados
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-Prod-Scr Wang Quan’an | Mongolia
Wang Quan’an returns with a witty, tender and visually bewitching tale of death, desire and camels on the plains of Mongolia.
Read more about Öndög
Dir Dominik Moll | France-Germany
A hypnotic and elusive French thriller weaves together the stories of various individuals connected with the disappearance of a woman, her car found abandoned on a remote mountain roadside.
Read more about Only the Animals
Dir-Scr Shahrbanoo Sadat | Denmark-Germany-France-Luxembourg-Afghanistan
Caught selling black market cinema tickets, young Qodrat is sent to a Soviet orphanage where he daydreams himself into his favourite Bollywood films.
Read more about The Orphanage
Dir Louis Henderson, Olivier Marboeuf | France-Haiti-UK
Reflecting on the legacy of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture, Ouvertures follows a collective’s process of translating Édouard Glissant’s play Monsieur Toussaint from French to Creole.
Read more about Ouvertures
Dir-Scr Sung-A Yoon | Belgium-France
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Filipino women train to become domestic workers abroad. This quietly gripping and often startling documentary shows us how.
Read more about Overseas
Dir-Prod-Scr Václav Marhoul | Czech Republic-Slovakia-Ukraine
Based on Jerzy Kosiński’s 1965 novel and a long time in the making, Václav Marhoul’s extraordinary The Painted Bird finds a lone Jewish boy on a dark odyssey towards home during wartime.
Read more about The Painted Bird
Dir Haifaa Al Mansour | Germany-Saudi Arabia
Celebrated Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda, LFF 2012) returns to the Festival with an inspiring drama about a young doctor unexpectedly becoming an electoral candidate.
Read more about The Perfect Candidate
Dir Claudio Giovannesi | Italy
A teenage Scarface meets Romeo and Juliet, in Claudio Giovannesi’s gripping depiction of young gangsters running amok in Naples.
Read more about Piranhas
Dir Jean-François Laguionie, Xavier Picard | France-Luxembourg
This exceptional animated film comes from the mind of Jean-François Laguionie and follows his earlier feature A Monkey’s Tale.
Read more about The Prince’s Voyage
Dir Mariko Minoguchi | Germany
In her ambitious debut, Mariko Minoguchi shifts seamlessly between déjà vu psychodrama, romantic weepie and punchy thriller, constantly playing with the notion of destiny versus chance.
Read more about Relativity
Dir Peter Mackie Burns | Ireland-UK
This second feature by Daphne director Peter Mackie Burns is a nuanced and deeply cinematic portrait of a middle-aged Dublin man disintegrating on all fronts.
Read more about Rialto
Dir John Skoog | Sweden
An invitation to step inside the beautiful confusion of nature in Swedish artist John Skoog’s innovative and luscious CPH:Dox award-winning debut.
Read more about Ridge
Dir-Scr Shahad Ameen | Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates-Iraq
The story of a fishing village in thrall to mysterious sea creatures makes for a spellbinding feature debut from Shahad Ameen.
Read more about Scales
Dir-Scr Lucía Garibaldi | Uruguay-Argentina-Spain
An intriguing coming-of-age tale is presented through the allegorical prism of an environmental incident.
Read more about The Sharks
Dir Svetla Tsotsorkova | Bulgaria-Qatar
A teenage girl’s habitual fantasies have unforeseen consequences in Svetla Tsotsorkova’s sensitive take on the apparently mundane lives of a mother and her two daughters.
Read more about Sister
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-Scr Mehdi M Barsaoui | France-Tunisia-Lebanon-Qatar
Challenging your emotions at every turn, Mehdi M Barsaoui’s debut is a riveting ride in which the euphoria of a family trip quickly turns into a nightmare.
Read more about A Son
Dir Neus Ballús | Spain-France
Neus Ballús’ second feature (after docudrama The Plague) follows a Spanish teenager who is forced to consider her whiteness on a family holiday in Senegal.
Read more about Staff Only
Dir-Scr Nora Fingscheidt | Germany
An intensive drama about a pre-pubescent girl who actually crashes Germany’s child and welfare system whilst on her quest for love and security.
Read more about System Crasher
Dir-Scr Suhaib Gasmelbari | France-Sudan-Germany-Chad-Qatar
This beautifully shot feature debut, winner of the Berlinale Best Documentary Award, couldn’t be timelier for Sudan.
Read more about Talking About Trees
Dir Belén Funes | Spain
An emotionally powerful drama from debut filmmaker Belén Funes, charts the trials and tribulations of a single mother with a singular sense of purpose.
Read more about A Thief’s Daughter
Dir-Scr Johnny Ma | China-France
Gentrification hits working-class China and a Sichuan Opera troupe struggle to survive in this vivid drama with fantasy flourishes, portraying tradition’s battle against time.
Read more about To Live To Sing
Dir-Scr Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Japan-Uzbekistan-Qatar
Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa explores cross-cultural miscommunication in this engagingly low-key portrait of a TV host becoming lost in Uzbekistan.
Read more about To the Ends of the Earth
Dir-Scr Jayro Bustamante | Guatemala-France-Luxembourg
Award-winning director Jayro Bustamante (whose La Llorona also features in the Official Competition) presents a complex and provocative portrait of queer identity in Guatemala.
Read more about Tremors
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 Alaa Eddine Aljem | Morocco-France
Alaa Eddine Aljem’s darkly comic feature debut is smart, refreshing, original and an astute reflection on the human need to believe in something.
Read more about The Unknown Saint
Dir Nuno Escudeiro | Italy-France
On the idyllic mountainous border of France and Italy, local residents are self-organising in order to help refugees, while law enforcers adopt underhand methods to intervene.
Read more about The Valley
Dir Pedro Costa | Portugal
Portuguese maestro Pedro Costa returns with another poetic portrait of Lisbon’s Cape Verdean community, focusing on one woman’s sorrows and survivor spirit.
Read more about Vitalina Varela
Dir Nima Javidi | Iran
In an ambitious follow up to his award-winning Melbourne, Nima Javidi’s thrilling second feature is as astutely crafted as it is suave and seductive.
Read more about The Warden
Dir-Scr Olivier Assayas | France-Brazil-Spain-Belgium
Olivier Assayas takes us deep into the world of Cuban spies in Florida, in this 1990s-set espionage drama with a sting in its tail.
Read more about Wasp Network
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
Dir Amp Wong, Ji Zhao | China-USA
In this visually ravishing animation, a girl with magical gifts embodies the Chinese legend of the White Snake, in a land of magic, demons and plenty of snakes.
Read more about White Snake
Dir-Scr Hlynur Pálmason | Iceland-Denmark-Sweden
Iceland’s finest actor Ingvar Sigurðsson gives a heart-breaking and Cannes award-winning performance as widowed cop who becomes increasingly obsessed with his wife’s death.
Read more about A White, White Day
Dir-Scr David Zonana | Mexico
Produced by Michel Franco, this gripping tale focuses on construction site workers who take matters into their own hands when their bosses ignore their requests.
Read more about Workforce
Dir-Scr Bertrand Bonello | France
The latest provocation from Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama, LFF 2016) splices Haitian history and folklore with contemporary life at an elite girls’ boarding school in Paris.
Read more about Zombi Child
Films with partial English subtitles (some scenes are not in the English language)
Dir-Scr Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles | Brazil-France
This brazen Brazilian weird western snatched the Cannes Jury Prize and is coming for your mind next!
Read more about Bacurau
Dir-Scr Tom Waller | Thailand-Ireland
This Thai production is the first film to dramatise 2018’s astonishing rescue of the Wild Boars football team from Tham Luang cave.
Read more about The Cave (Thailand)
Dir-Scr Alex Gibney | USA-UK
Multiple award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney returns with a fascinating exploration of the contemporary Russian political landscape and a portrait of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Read more about Citizen K
Dir-Scr Mads Brügger | Denmark-Norway-Sweden-Belgium
This wild, stranger-than-fiction documentary depicts the most disturbing true-crime investigation you’re likely to have seen in recent years.
Read more about Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Dir Taghi Amirani | UK-Iran-USA
Award-winning director Taghi Amirani’s decade-long investigation into the 1953 CIA/MI6-led coup that overthrew Iran’s democratic Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh is a captivating tour-de-force.
Read more about Coup 53
Dir-Scr Roz Mortimer | UK
This is an elegiac account of the Nazi genocide of the Roma expressed through the supernatural myth of the ‘deathless woman’.
Read more about The Deathless Woman
Dir Kirill Mikhanovsky | USA
Kirill Mikhanovsky’s anarchic look at disability and race in working-class America shares a fresh street-level energy with Good Time and Tangerine.
Read more about Give Me Liberty
Dir-Scr Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong | UK-Thailand
Observing locals and visitors creates a highly original portrait of the Thai tourist town of Krabi in this collaboration between award-winning directors Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers.
Read more about Krabi, 2562
Dir-Scr Isabel Sandoval | USA
An undocumented immigrant searches for safety and security in this poignant mix of love story and social drama.
Read more about Lingua Franca
Dir Sasie Sealy | USA
A crafty Coen-esque black comedy about an elderly widow who inadvertently steals from the Chinese mob and subsequently takes on the gangs to secure her fortune.
Read more about Lucky Grandma
Dir James Mangold | USA-France
Matt Damon and Christian Bale give an acting masterclass in James Mangold’s (Logan, Walk the Line) study of a friendship that shaped 1960s motor racing.
Read more about Le Mans ’66
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 Oliver Hermanus | South Africa-UK
Oliver Hermanus follows The Endless River (LFF 2015) with a haunting examination of the violent persecution of gay men under Apartheid.
Read more about Moffie
Dir Agnieszka Holland | Poland-Ukraine-UK
James Norton stars as Welsh journalist Gareth Jones whose 1930s visit to Soviet Ukraine uncovered the truth of Stalin’s state-sponsored famine and reputedly inspired George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
Read more about Mr. Jones
Dir-Scr Joel Zito Araújo | Brazil
An outstanding documentary that unravels with skill and precision the life of an extraordinary man whose myth and music has endured long after his death.
Read more about My Friend Fela
Dir-Scr José Filipe Costa | Portugal
The lingering illiteracy, patriarchal power relations and sexual taboos of post-dictatorship Portugal are laid bare in this humorous and sex-positive docudrama with a feminist soul.
Read more about A Pleasure, Comrades!
Dir Brad Butler & Noorafshan Mirza | Turkey-UK
In Turkey, an MP, a former Police Commissioner, a right-wing assassin wanted by Interpol and a woman named Yenge are all involved in a car crash.
Read more about Ruptures
Dir Kim Longinotto | Ireland-USA
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Dreamcatcher) sketches a captivating portrait of defiant Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia, whose extraordinary work recorded the Mafia’s violent crimes.
Read more about Shooting the Mafia
Dir Mariah Garnett | USA-UK
A personal account of an estranged father set against the Northern Ireland conflict, this is a brave debut feature from Los Angeles artist Mariah Garnett.
Read more about Trouble
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 Corneliu Porumboiu | Romania-France-Germany
Under surveillance by his own force, a corrupt Romanian cop becomes involved in a plot to spring a money-laundering businessman from police custody.
Read more about The Whistlers
Films with no dialogue
Dir-Scr René Clair | France
Now part of the sci-fi canon, Rene Clair’s witty fantasy is a youthful ‘what if?’ whose delightful airiness will linger.
Read more about Paris qui dort
Dir-Scr Maria Klonaris, Katerina Thomadaki | France
A monumental work of sublime beauty, this exquisite 2K restoration of the Super8 original is profound in its expression of the eternal feminine.
Read more about Unheimlich II: Astarti