Francesco Sossai builds a queasy claustrophobia in the neo-giallo The Birthday Party.
Feminism and sex triumph at the same time in Flóra Anna Buda’s big winner of the Cannes, Annecy, and Sarajevo short film prizes.
Ary Zara’s intimate, beguiling portrait of a trans sex worker takes trans* storytelling in new directions.
Rita Barbossa presents a woman in need for real connection and underlines the right to embrace the pleasures of life without shame.
In the north of Colombia, a group of queer activists use extravagant performative actions to denounce the disastrous exploitation by the country’s largest coal mine.
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.
Jean-Sébastien Chauvin’s city symphony generates affect before analytics, allowing it to continuously play with expectations and observations as it progresses.
Nikita is a young teenager and a real techno music aficionado. Berlin is calling in this Eastern European love child of Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy.
The aspirations of LGBTQIA+ youth is at the centre of Tracing Utopia as much as the generation gap between millennials and GenZ is.
In Doytcheva’s account of Bulgarian queer life, we are constantly reminded that identification does not have to be tied in to subjective manner of narrating.
Portuguese filmmaker Diogo Costa Amarante’s follow-up to his Golden Bear-winning 2016 short Small Town with a more straightforward celebration of the power of friendship.
Two young Black men are on a hike together. There are sparks of intense eroticism. But Tebogo Malebogo is not one to kiss and tell, nor are his characters.