Films in Thrill
Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.
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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 Wash Westmoreland | USA
In this dark thriller set in 1989 Tokyo, Alicia Vikander plays a murder suspect at the centre of a tumultuous love triangle.
Read more about Earthquake Bird
Dir-Scr Atom Egoyan | Canada
David Thewlis excels in this story of family secrets, a typically complex and mischievous offering from Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan.
Read more about Guest of Honour
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 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-Scr Gerard Johnson | UK
A directionless call centre salesman gets more than he bargained for when he joins a local gym.
Read more about Muscle
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 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-Scr Sam Kelly | New Zealand
In a story spanning three decades, the sergeant in a violent New Zealand biker gang reflects on the defining moments that turned him into a feared outsider.
Read more about Savage
Dir Marco Bellocchio | Italy-France-Germany-Brazil
Italian maestro Marco Bellocchio’s bravura epic gangster odyssey dramatises the extraordinary real life story of Tommaso Buscetta, the first major Camorra boss to turn state’s informant.
Read more about The Traitor
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 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
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