THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

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LAUGH | WORLD Ireland, UK, US 2022, 114 min, Director: Martin McDonagh While civil war rages across Galway Bay, another kind of battle bursts forth on the tiny island of Inisherin when fiddler Colm (Brendan Gleeson) severs his friendship with…

TÁR

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CREATE | US US 2022, Director: Todd Field A transcendent Cate Blanchett brilliantly portrays Lydia Tár, one of the greatest composer-conductors who never lived: a genius, an EGOT, and the first ever female chief conductor of a major German…

RODEO

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | WORLD France 2022, 105 min, Director: Lola Quivoron Lola Quivoron kicks up major cinematic dust with her riveting feature debut. Julia, a young woman in love with motorbikes and addicted to speed and dangerous…

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…

PLAN 75

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SPIRIT | WORLD Japan 2022, 112 min, Director: Chie Hayakawa Chie Hayakawa’s feature debut, which premiered at Cannes, puts our ageist society under a microscope. This dystopian drama may provoke comparisons to 1970s-era classics Logan’s…

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…

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…