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‘Butterfly Vision’ (‘Bachennya Metelyka’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

Rita Burkovska stars as a soldier who is captured by the enemy and must cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and more in this timely Ukrainian feature, which played in Un Certain Regard.

‘Will-o’-the-Wisp’ (‘Fogo-Fatuo’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

Portuguese writer-director João Pedro Rodrigues' queer fantasy sci-fi musical stars Mauro Costa as a royal prince who learns the ways of firefighting from Andre Cabral's hunky hose jockey.

‘Mediterranean Fever’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Winner of the best screenplay award in Cannes' Un Certain Regard strand, Palestinian writer-director Maha Haj's follow up to 'Personal Affairs' stars Amer Hlehel and Ashraf Farah as frenemy neighbors in Haifa.

‘Jane Campion: The Cinema Woman’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Drawing upon interviews from throughout the filmmaker’s career, Julie Bertuccelli’s documentary explores the process and philosophy of the ‘Power of the Dog’ helmer.

‘Under the Fig Trees’ (‘Sous les figues’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

Erige Sehiri’s narrative debut chronicles and animates the lives of a group of women Tunisian fig harvesters.

‘Pacifiction’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Albert Serra ('Liberté') competes with this noir-tinged story set in contemporary French Polynesia starring Benoît Magimel.

‘Mother and Son’ (‘Un petit frère’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

Léonor Serraille's second feature is a sweeping, impressionistic portrait of an Ivorian mother building a life with her two sons in France.

Michelle Williams in Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Showing Up’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

A sculptor nervously prepares for an exhibit while juggling the distractions of her family and friends in this gorgeous reflection on making art, the fourth collaboration between the director and star.

‘Godland’ (‘Vanskabte Land/Volada Land’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

A young priest travels from Denmark to Iceland in the late 19th century, where his mission is mocked by nature and by the corruptibility of his faith in Hlynur Pálmason’s striking elemental epic.

‘Return to Seoul’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Six years after Davy Chou’s ‘Diamond Island’ screened in Critics’ Week, the writer-director returns to the Croisette with a drama about an adoptee’s uneasy exploration of her Korean roots.

Lukas Dhont’s ‘Close’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The Belgian director explores the fragile world of childhood bonds in his second feature, starring Eden Dambrine and Gustave De Waele as 13-year-old best friends.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Broker’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Song Kang-ho (‘Parasite’) leads the ensemble in this story of crime and compassion, about a Korean alternative family looking to find a home for an abandoned baby.