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Cinema Today

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.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos’ harrowing award-winning Hitchcockian psychological thriller unfolds like a cryptic dollhouse of mirrors.

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Ireland, UK (2017)

The Short Films of 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)

The Square

Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner is a biting satire on the art world and upper middle class guilt.

Dir. Ruben Östlund
Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark (2017)

The Venerable W.

This hard-hitting documentary by Barbet Schroeder examines Burmese Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu’s anti-Islamic vitriol in Myanmar.

Dir. Barbet Schroeder
France, Switzerland (2017)

The Wound

Gorgeously rendered, this South African film is an excoriating look at the toxicity and violence that erupts from repressive taboos.

Dir. John Trengove
South Africa, France, Germany, Austria (2016)

Zama

A white magistrate in South America awaits his transfer to a more respectable post and finds his life suspended in existential absurdities.

Dir. Lucrecia Martel
Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Portugal, USA (2017)


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