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Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience

Ben Sharrock’s Limbo is a tragicomic portrait of a group of asylum seekers passing time on a remote Scottish island. As it arrives in UK cinemas, we examine a growing body of films over the past two decades that have sought to reframe our understanding of the refugee experience.

By Agnes Woolley

Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience
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Settlers fights for its life on Mars

By Kim Newman

Settlers fights for its life on Mars
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Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up

By Jonathan Romney

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up
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The World to Come finds forbidden love in a 19th century New York winter

By Kate Stables

The World to Come finds forbidden love in a 19th century New York winter
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Old washes up on the sands of time

By Kim Newman

Old washes up on the sands of time
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Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty

By Leila Latif

Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty
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Directors’ Fortnight: round-up

By James Lattimer

Directors’ Fortnight: round-up
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The Story of My Wife is all at sea in its exploration of marital dysfunction

By Guy Lodge

The Story of My Wife is all at sea in its exploration of marital dysfunction
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Memoria shows Apichatpong at the peak of his mesmerising powers

By James Lattimer

Memoria shows Apichatpong at the peak of his mesmerising powers
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The Year of the Everlasting Storm forges international bonds with a pandemic-era anthology

By Nicolas Rapold

The Year of the Everlasting Storm forges international bonds with a pandemic-era anthology
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After Yang finds gif-sized glimpses of life after AI death

By Jessica Kiang

After Yang finds gif-sized glimpses of life after AI death
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France shows that all the world’s a stage for the media

By Giovanni Marchini Camia

France shows that all the world’s a stage for the media
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Red Rocket shoots for the (porn)stars and finds them in the gutter

By Jessica Kiang

Red Rocket shoots for the (porn)stars and finds them in the gutter
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A Hero finds a debt-ridden prisoner walking streets paved with gold

By Guy Lodge

A Hero finds a debt-ridden prisoner walking streets paved with gold
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The Tsugua Diaries delights with a playful Portuguese puzzle

By Giovanni Marchini Camia

The Tsugua Diaries delights with a playful Portuguese puzzle
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The French Dispatch pens a lavishly Andersonian love letter to journalism

By Leigh Singer

The French Dispatch pens a lavishly Andersonian love letter to journalism
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Three Floors is a Roman apartment block story not worth writing home about

By John Bleasdale

Three Floors is a Roman apartment block story not worth writing home about
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Bergman Island looks at a filmmaking couple’s creative processes through a glass darkly

By Elena Lazic

Bergman Island looks at a filmmaking couple’s creative processes through a glass darkly
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Ali & Ava serenades its Bradfordian sweethearts

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Ali & Ava serenades its Bradfordian sweethearts
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Mothering Sunday loosens the corset of the English heritage drama

By Leigh Singer

Mothering Sunday loosens the corset of the English heritage drama
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Compartment No. 6 forces a chalk-and-cheese couple into a cramped train carriage

By John Bleasdale

Compartment No. 6 forces a chalk-and-cheese couple into a cramped train carriage
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Flag Day is reluctant to share its family secrets

By Anna Smith

Flag Day is reluctant to share its family secrets
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Hit the Road packs humour and heartbreak into an oddball Iranian family’s SUV

By Leigh Singer

Hit the Road packs humour and heartbreak into an oddball Iranian family’s SUV
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The Storms of Jeremy Thomas is a perfect primer for the producer’s portfolio

By Trevor Johnston

The Storms of Jeremy Thomas is a perfect primer for the producer’s portfolio
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Benedetta is transfigured by ecstacy both religious and sexual

By John Bleasdale

Benedetta is transfigured by ecstacy both religious and sexual
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Black Widow fails to balance low key pseudo-familial bickering with CGI-smashing action

By Kim Newman

Black Widow fails to balance low key pseudo-familial bickering with CGI-smashing action
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Italian auteurs and American upstarts: the Cannes Film Festival in 1976

By Penelope Houston

Italian auteurs and American upstarts: the Cannes Film Festival in 1976
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Ahed’s Knee bristles with a filmmaker’s fury against Israeli censorship

By Caspar Salmon

Ahed’s Knee bristles with a filmmaker’s fury against Israeli censorship
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Cow laments the transformation of animals into livestock

By Jessica Kiang

Cow laments the transformation of animals into livestock
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