CATCH ME DADDY Astonishingly unsettling thriller set among the Pakistani community in Yorkshire. A sort of rainy western, Daniel Wolfe’ s picture is distinguished by stirring cultural bra very and by delicious spooky cinematography from our own Robbie Ryan.
MOMMY The depressingly young Xavier Dolan– French-Canadian conjuror– has been threatening to push above ground for a few years. His singular tale of a war ring mother and son, shot ina rare narrow aspect ratio, delivered in moving style.
THE TRIBE The concept alone would set it apart. My ro slav Slaboshpytskiy’s film, set in a Hungarian school for the deaf, is played put in sign language with no subtitles. Gratifyingly, the finished product was as gripping as any mainstream thriller.
INSIDEOUT Can we avoid the phrase “return to form”? It seems not. Pixar moved on from disappointing sequels to an original( in several senses) comedy set within the head of a displaced young girl. It will be with us forever. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH CONTEMPLATING EXISTENCE We’ve used up half our word count just typing the title. Roy Anders son, Swedish absurdist of note, returns with a characteristic ally bar my satire that generates laugh sand outrage. A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT More weirdness. Ana Lily Am ir po ur’ s unclassifiable oddity concerns a female vampire set a drift in a city that is not quite in Iran and not quite in the American out lands. To be puzzled over and treasured.
ITFOLLOWS David Robert Mitchell’ s horror film carves out an original class of macabre: a curse is passed on through sexual intercourse. But, se tina present coloured by the Carpenter ian 1970s, the picture is also alive with influence.
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY Peter Strickland, directorof
Ber ber ian Sound Studio, confirms his position as the wizard of retro-bizarre. His latest follows a sado-masochistic lesbian romance in Ruritania.
45YEARS Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay return in triumph for a tense, sometimes bitter drama concerning the unveiling of secrets during a couple’ s wedding anniversary.
Clockwise from top left: John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster; Anne Dorval in Mommy; Sidse Babett Knudsen in
The Duke of Burgundy; Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay in 45 Years, Sheila Vand in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; Anna
Odell in The Reunion