If Only is a charming, gentle and at times poignant coming-of-age story told from the point of view of an 8yo Italian girl yearning for her divorced parents to reunite. Imbued with a sense of authenticity, beautifully written and performed.
Bellbird is a heartfelt dramedy that tracks the struggle of a taciturn New Zealand farmer and his son to come to terms with a bereavement. Warm, funny and poignant – and quintessentially Kiwi.
Les Misérables is a powerful and confronting realist work depicting a contemporary French migrant suburb on the edge of anarchy. A brilliant powder-keg of a cop thriller, all the more remarkable for being writer/director Ladj Ly’s feature debut.