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Irene's Ghost

'Irene's Ghost': London Review

A son tries to trace the story of his late mother in this poignant documentary

Vs.

'Vs.': London Review

Ed Lily sets his directorial debut in Southend’s battle rap scene, drawing strong performances from his young cast

That Time of Year

'That Time Of Year': London Review

Christmas in Denmark, with Paprika Steen and Sophie Gråbøl as feuding siblings at a family get-together

Sometimes Always Never

'Sometimes Always Never': London Review

Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter and Sam Riley star in Carl Hunter’s debut feature

Clean Up

'Clean Up': Busan Review

Debut from Kwon Man-ki shares top prize in Busan’s New Currents section

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'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead': Review

Ben Wheatley goes back to his roots for this family reunion set in a country house over New Year’s Eve

Been so long new site

'Been So Long': London Review

Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene star in this London-set musical, set for release on Netflix after a festival bow

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'Joy': London Review

Sudabeh Mortezai’s second film is winner of the Europa Cinemas Label

Working Woman

'Working Woman': Busan Review

An of-the-moment portrayal of sexual harrassment in the post-#metoo era from Israel’s Michal Aviad

Maggie

'Maggie': Busan Review

Exuberantly nonsensical debut from South Korea’s Yi Okseop

Bori

'Bo-ri': Busan Review

The only hearing member of a deaf family does her best to try and fit in in Kim Jinyu’s well-meaning feature

Urgent

'Urgent': Busan Review

A group of Moroccan strangers come together in an overburdened Casablanca hospital

Float like a butterfly westend

'Float Like A Butterfly': Busan Review

A standout second film from Ireland’s Carmel Winters

Your Face

'Your Face': Busan Review

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang studies the human face

The Little Comrade

'The Little Comrade': Busan Review

A six year old girl copes with life in Stalinist-era Estonia

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That Time of Year

'That Time Of Year': London Review

Christmas in Denmark, with Paprika Steen and Sophie Gråbøl as feuding siblings at a family get-together

Working Woman

'Working Woman': Busan Review

An of-the-moment portrayal of sexual harrassment in the post-#metoo era from Israel’s Michal Aviad