Featuring new films by both established and upcoming international filmmakers, Cinema Today looks at the fast-changing perspectives of World Cinema today.
Highlights include Zama, Lucrecia Martel’s feverish experimental masterwork, nine years in the making; a riotous Franco-Japanese animation Mutafukaz; and the striking Irish musical homage Song of Granite. Catch Warwick Thornton’s award-winning Australian western Sweet Country as well as new queer classics in Call My By Your Name, God’s Own Country and BPM (Beats Per Minute), as well as a special screening of Ana Lily Amirpour’s short films.
Look out for fresh new discoveries from countries such as the Dominican Republic, Russia and South Africa, playing alongside the year’s most exciting titles from Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Locarno.
A Skin So Soft
Six men obsessed with bodybuilding reveal their intimate relationship with their bodies in experimental master Denis Côté’s latest outing.
Dir. Denis Côté
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Bursting with unflinching energy, BPM (Beats Per Minute) serves up a fully realized portrait of urgency of the 1980s AIDs crisis.
Dir. Robin Campillo
Call Me By Your Name
Luca Guadagnino captures first love in all its resplendence in this wonderfully sensual coming of age queer drama.
Dir. Luca Guadagnino
Italy, United States, Brazil, France (2017)
Director Kantemir Balagov’s award-winning debut feature about a Jewish family under crisis stuns with its glowering commentary on generational conflict and religious divides.
Dir. Kantemir Balagov
A meek evangelist enters a moral dilemma following immense pressure to avenge his father’s murder.
Dir. Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
Dominican Republic, Argentina, Germany, Qatar (2017)
Kogonada’s poetic observational drama ponders the weight of familial responsibilities, finding light in the restorative salve of architecture and altruism to luminous effect.
God’s Own Country
The spiritual successor to Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, this fiercely powerful gay romance comes alive in the defiant, gritty Yorkshire countryside.
Dir. Francis Lee
The French lovechild of Grand Theft Auto and The Matrix, Mutafukaz is a stylized thriller as pulsating as it is inventive.
Dir. Guillaume "Run" Renard, Shojiro Nishimi
France, Japan (2017)
Short Films by Ana Lily Amirpour
Known for her genre-bending feature films A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014) and The Bad Batch (2016), Ana Lily Amirpour’s films epitomises a distinctive and adventurous vision.
Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour
Various Countries (2009-2012)
Song of Granite
This impressionistic black and white portrait is a finely wrought melodic homage to a revered Irish traditional folk singer.
Dir. Pat Collins
Ireland, UK (2017)
Director Warwick Thornton returns with a grim western outback on brutal colonialism inspired by real-life events.
Dir. Warwick Thornton