With an unpretentious approach to existential questions, Finnish filmmaker Hanna Hovitie offers a perfect example of what humility can do in art.
Not a skateboard story, but a skateboard-inspired film: Cul-de-Sac urges characters and viewers to contemplate life, whatever that entails.
Zhang Dalei’s throwback to the 1990 Asian Games is inherently enigmatic yet rooted in ambiguity, leaving the viewer to fill in the emotional gaps.
A haphazard episode of an introspective sitcom: All Gucci My Broski is a wild dive into the existential crisis of a single white man named Jonny.
Faye Tsakas and Enrique Pedráza-Botero’s incisive documentary incursion into the lives of teenage findoms is also a smart commentary on contemporary American society.
Not sure where to look and cut, Jasna Safić’s portrait of an old man suffering from a mental illness makes up for its shortcomings by embracing a selfless humanity.
Two nun-like identical twins go silently through life in an almost unconscious state, portrayed by two elegant actors that patiently wait for their portraits to be drawn.
Through symbolism and suggestive framing, Zoljargal Purevdash tells a story of contemporary Mongolia’s troubles.
This Queer Palm winning short film holds an unattainable allure: unconventionally poetic yet accessible, personal but universal.
Jess Dadds’ social realist film is a tribute to the power of an individual to fight against the crippling issues caused by mental illness.
Douwe Dijkstra’s films are always simultaneously making-ofs, as he lifts the curtain on movie magic that employs green screen.
A character study of a middle aged woman, in many ways reminiscent of Yasujirō Ozu’s cinematic work.
The aspirations of LGBTQIA+ youth is at the centre of Tracing Utopia as much as the generation gap between millennials and GenZ is.
Pom Bunsermvicha’s embrace of metafiction in Lemongrass Girl comes as no surprise as it follows a recent trend in Thai cinema.
With an unhurried pace and poetic imagery, Ana Edwards paints a portrait of an Aymara shepherd who lives on the high plateau at the Chile-Bolivia border.
Jacqueline Lentzou seems to offer some solutions to our existential angst, as the title of her latest short film humorously suggests.
A humorous and quietly sharp observational documentary set aboard a cruise ship.