Studio Spotlight

Mati Diop

Debut director Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” — the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — tells a star-crossed love story infused with…

Chinonye Chukwu

In Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Clemency,” years of carrying out death-row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (…

Ira Sachs

Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal — known for its dense gardens and gorgeous villas…

Terrence Malick

The new film from legendary director Terrence Malick (“Badlands,” “Days of Heaven,” “The Tree of Life”), “A Hidden Life” tells the real-life story…

Destin Daniel Cretton

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, "Just Mercy" follows young civil-rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (“Black Panther’s” Michael B. Jordan…

Dan Krauss

When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier taking part in the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent…

Jessica Hausner

Alice (Emily Beecham), a single mother, is a dedicated plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very…

Noah Baumbach

The fest opens with one of the year’s most critically lauded films, “Marriage Story,” a dramedy from Oscar-nominated writer-director Noah Baumbach…

Jeremy Teicher

In the romantic comedy “Olympic Dreams,” Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a young cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist,…

Céline Sciamma

In 1760 France, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left…

Rashaad Ernesto Green

On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, 17-year-old poet Ayanna (co-writer Zora Howard) meets Isaiah (…

Scott Z. Burns

In “The Report” — a thriller based on actual events — idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss, Sen. Dianne…

François Girard

In this musically rich film by François Girard, director of “The Red Violin,” Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread…

Marco Bellocchio

“The Traitor” — directed by legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (“Fists in the Pocket,” “The Wedding Director”) — tells the true story of…

Hirokazu Koreeda

Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Shoplifters”) journeys to France for his latest work — which premiered at Venice — and recruits an impressive…

Fernando Meirelles

Director Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”) tells the intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years.…

Trey Edward Shults

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, “Waves” traces the epic…

Corneliu Porumboiu

In this wry, twisty noir thriller by Corneliu Porumboiu (“12:08 East of Bucharest,” “Police, Adjective”) — which debuted at Cannes — corrupt…