Globetrotting picks from around the world.
Fancy something a little different? Our new Discovery Passes are designed to help you explore the hidden treasures in our programme. Carefully curated by our programmers, it’s a way of discovering the Festival treats you might have otherwise missed.
To make them extra-tempting, these films are available for the special price of three for £30.
Just choose any three films from our curated selections and use the code DISCOVER before adding seats to your basket. The ‘Discovery Pass’ price will then become available to select.
Dir Stephen McCallum | Australia
When the violent leader of an Australian motorcycle gang gets out of prison, his deputy has to choose between loyalty and family.
Read more about 1%
Dir-Scr Pablo Berger | Spain-France
From the director of Blancanieves comes a wacky women’s melodrama with some absurdist supernatural digressions and a fabulous central performance from Maribel Verdú.
Read more about Abracadabra
Dir-Scr Xavier Legrand | USA-UK
Winner of the Best Director and Best First Feature prizes at the Venice Film Festival, this taut, tense drama heralds an exciting filmmaker to watch.
Read more about >Custody
Dir Adrian Shergold | UK
In 1970s and ’80s Northern England, a woman rises above abusive relationships and crass sexist audiences to become a female stand-up comedian.
Read more about Funny Cow
Dir Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi | Spain
From the Basque directors of Loreak (LFF 2014) comes an unsettling tale of sibling rivalry based on the true story of the world’s tallest man.
Read more about Giant
Dir-Prod-Scr Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken | Norway
Mum’s gone. Work’s gone tits up. Dad’s got his dress on. It’s time to hit the road.
Read more about Going West
Dir-Scr Dustin Guy Defa | USA
A cinematic breath of fresh air, this New York City ensemble drama is like 1970s Robert Altman seen through a distinctly 2017 lens.
Read more about Person to Person
Dir Jakob Lass | Germany
There’s an anti-capitalist vigilante on the streets of Berlin and she’s looking for a protégé in this witty, ultra-violent, female-focused fight-fest.
Read more about Tiger Girl
Dir-Scr Jenny Suen. Co-Dir-Scr Christopher Doyle | Hong Kong
Debut director Jenny Suen collaborates with Christopher Doyle for this gorgeous Hong Kong-based drama, set to delight dreamers, outcasts and sensualists.
Read more about The White Girl
Dir-Scr Xin Yukun | China
A Touch of Sin meets Spaghetti Western in this contemporary Chinese arthouse thriller following a mute man’s search for his missing son.
Read more about Wrath of Silence