The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.
Isabelle Huppert offers a mesmerising portrait of the artist as willing victim, in a troubling autobiographical narrative from Catherine Breillat.
Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger in Richard Ayoade’s latest curiosity.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s stunningly shot exploration of faith and history finds a novice nun coming face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
Two boys switched at birth rejoin their natural parents as director Hirokazu Kore-eda zeroes in on a father learning to loosen up and give affection.
Crossed wires and swapped lunches make for a delicious feel-good romance in Ritesh Batra’s Mumbai-set charmer.
An intense insight into the mind of a troubled school teacher that mixes sex and social comment, and which was briefly banned in South Africa in 2013.
Zac Efron is among the big-names portraying the ordinary people caught up in the Kennedy assassination in a powerful ensemble drama.
His 2010 film Microphone foretold revolution; now Ahmad Abdalla explores post-revolutionary Egypt through the eyes of a fictional prisoner on the run.
Clio Barnard’s poetic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s children’s story follows two young boys growing up in Yorkshire.
Director David Mackenzie blends beauty and brutality in this tale of a young offender relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
The latest from Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan follows a young man who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
Mia Wasikowska co-stars with the Australian landscape in John Curran’s spiritual, complex true-life traveller’s tale of outback endurance.
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