Highlights included Ephraim Asili’s striking debut feature The Inheritance and Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna, an inventive story within a story.
Roee Messinger’s American Trial: The Eric Garner Story envisages a future that was denied to Eric Garner and his family, thanks to the extremely racist and flawed legal system in the United States.
In Varda by Agnès, the revered director makes her own cinematic eulogy.
The documentary The Booksellers argues that independent bookstores are more vital than ever in the digital age.
Devoted to experimental film and video work, the annual sidebar presents a range of shorts that explore the negotiation of identity in manners both playful and stark.
In Trouble, after learning that parts of a BBC documentary about her father were faked, Mariah Garnett sets out not to correct the record, but to play with it.
With Heimat Is a Space in Time, Thomas Heise explores how personal experience shapes the “objective” past.
Costa’s seventh feature, Vitalina Varela, is the latest in a filmography that consistently builds on its predecessors both thematically and stylistically, telling and retelling connected stories through different points of view.
Abbas Fahdel’s documentary Bitter Bread turns a compassionate eye on the hardscrabble lives of migrants in Lebanon.
Bacurau, a ferociously angry film, straddles the thriller and the social drama, invoking the history of resistance to state violence in the Brazilian sertão.
In eschewing claims to an unmediated reality, Synonyms reveals truths about French society often masked by reality itself, while Young Ahmed obscures crucial systemic injustices in Belgium under the guise of realism.
Film poet Manfred Kirchheimer shows off beautiful restored footage he shot in NYC from 1958 to 1960 in Free Time.