RETURN TO DUST

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HEART | WORLD China 2022, 131 min, Director: Ruijun Li A film that created a stir at this year’s Berlinale competition, Ruijun Li’s Return to Dust is an unusually tender love story of middle-aged strangers pushed into marriage by their…

PROVO

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HEART | MIND THE GAP | US US 2022, 87 min, Director: Emma Thatcher Writer-director-star Emma Thatcher makes an arresting feature debut with this idiosyncratic love story that’s also a bitingly funny ode to the oddities of the American Midwest,…

LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

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HEART | MIND THE GAP | WORLD UK, US 2022, 105 min, Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s tastefully understated, elegantly updated version of D.H. Lawrence’s novel has bountiful pleasures on offer beyond the…

BODY PARTS

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HEART | DOCS US 2022, 86 min, Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Stunt coordinators prevent injuries on movie sets, but who protects the cast during those vulnerable moments of shooting a “sex” scene? In this wide-ranging primer on the…

THE BLUE CAFTAN

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HEART | WORLD Morocco 2022, 124 min, Director: Maryam Touzani In Salé, Morocco, Halim (Saleh Bakri, Costa Brava, Lebanon) and his ailing wife, Mina (Lubna Azabal, Adam), own and operate a made-to-measure dress shop. Halim handcrafts caftans…