Films by Collection

Staff Picks: Kailey Carruthers

There's no denying that this year's line-up doesn't leave much room for anything but a heavy cinema-based diet of Cannes titles, Incredibly Strange adventures and as many films by women that I can fit into my schedule.

A shortened version of my ever-growing wishlist, these titles are firmly parked in my 'unmissable' selection.

Toni Erdmann

Maren Ade

Hailed at Cannes as a brilliantly original comic masterpiece, Austrian writer/director Maren Ade’s epic of parent-child dysfunction centres on a father assailing his uptight corporate daughter with crazy pranks.

The Red Turtle

La Tortue rouge

Michael Dudok de Wit

Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production is a ravishing castaway fable that combines beauty, mystery, drama and heartbreak – with not a word spoken. It’s a triumph for animator Michael Dudok de Wit.

Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas

Kristen Stewart reunites with Clouds of Sils Maria director Oliver Assayas to play a young American in Paris, buying haute couture for her celebrity boss, and seeking contact with the spirit of her dead twin brother.