OUR BROTHERS (NOS FRANGINS)

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SPIRIT | WORLD France, Algeria 2022, 92 min, Director: Rachid Bouchareb Police brutality receives considerable media attention during our current Black Lives Matter moment, but French director Rachid Bouchareb’s (Days of Glory, MVFF29) drama…

ONE FINE MORNING (UN BEAU MATIN)

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MIND THE GAP | WORLD France 2022, 112 min, Director: Mia Hansen-Løve Even more moving for eschewing excess drama, writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve’s subtle film is a bittersweet exploration of how the vicissitudes of fate and the passage…

MY POLICEMAN

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WORLD UK, US 2022, 113 min, Director: Michael Grandage The events of the past impact a married couple’s present when a long-estranged friend moves into their home after a stroke in Michael Grandage’s elegant adaptation of Bethan Roberts’…

MOTHER AND SON (UN PETIT FRÈRE)

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HEART | WORLD France 2022, 116 min, Director: Léonor Serraille Spanning twenty years, Léonor Serraille’s beautifully sweeping second feature follows Rose (Annabelle Lengronne), who moves from the Ivory Coast to France in 1989 with her…

THE LOST KING

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WORLD UK 2022, 108 min, Director: Stephen Frears In 2004, Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins, Spencer, MVFF44) takes her son to see a production of Richard III. She becomes intrigued by the story of the malformed king who, per Shakespeare’s play,…

LIVING

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WORLD UK 2022, 102 min, Director: Oliver Hermanus This beautiful drama, written by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) and directed by Oliver Hermanus (Moffie), poses a question: How does a repressed and ineffectual bureaucrat respond…

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…

HOLY SPIDER (عنكبوت مقدس)

TRAILBLAZERS | WORLD Denmark 2022, 106 min, Director: Ali Abbasi Filmmaker Ali Abbasi follows up his acclaimed 2018 fantasy romantic drama Border (MVFF41) with a tense and unapologetically feminist procedural based on actual events. Zar Amir…

EO

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LAUGH | WORLD Poland, Italy 2022, 86 min, Director: Jerzy Skolimowski Revered Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski creates a new way of seeing the world in a film that chronicles nature’s beauty alongside human kindness and cruelty, from a…

EMPIRE OF LIGHT

Sam Mendes fills his superbly cast, deeply personal drama with surprises, all emerging from a cinema in a working-class town in 1980s England. Hilary (Olivia Colman, in another knockout performance) is a single woman who runs the ticket booth,…