Madeline’s Madeline (15)
dir: Josephine Decker
Highly original oddity in which a teenager (Helena Howard) finds joy and jeopardy at an experimental theatre company.
Happy as Lazzaro (12A)
dir: Alice Rohrwacher
Folklore meets social commentary in a witty, unpredictable fable about the peasants that time forgot.
dir: Mark Jenkin
Visually stunning black comedy about a Cornish fisherman battling the threat of extinction.
The Souvenir (15)
dir: Joanna Hogg
Student falls for saturnine mystery man in this barbed love story.
dir: Ari Aster
Florence Pugh gives the performance of the year as a grieving woman drawn into a pagan festival.
dir: Alejandro Landes
Teenage guerrillas fall apart in the mountains. Mica Levi supplies the score of the year.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (no cert)
dir: RaMell Ross
An elliptical doc on Alabama’s “black belt” of former slave plantations.
Under the Silver Lake (15)
dir: David Robert Mitchell
Comic noir with Andrew Garfield as a seedy gumshoe. Imaginative and widely misunderstood.
dir: Mati Diop
Take one Dakar woman whose lover is lost at sea then add ghosts and watch open-mouthed.
By the Grace of God (15)
dir: François Ozon
Anger, compassion and dynamic storytelling characterise this real-life drama about child abuse in the Catholic church.