Crises of Faith: Christianity, Aboriginal Spirituality and Colonisation in Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy

Valley of Iniquity: Escaping Subjugation in Gloriavale

Mirror Image: Thomas M Wright on The Stranger

Open Investigations: Love and Obsession in Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave

Spinning Tales: Myth and Magic in George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing

No Place to Run: Inescapable Politics in Mounia Akl’s Costa Brava, Lebanon

Mechanisms of Control: Yaara Bou Melhem on Unseen Skies

A God Is Born: Religion and the Absurd in Ritwik Pareek’s Dug Dug

Subterranean Trauma: The Palestinian Experience in Darin J Sallam’s Farha

A Whole New World: Metaverse as Fairytale in Belle

Journey into Darkness: Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant on Nitram

Performing Truth: The Films of Ryūsuke Hamaguchi

Confession Space: Danny Cohen and Courtney Barnett on Anonymous Club

Sacred Arts: Devotion and Disillusionment in Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple

Women on the Verge: Haifaa Al Mansour’s The Perfect Candidate

Documenting the Self: Art, Celebrity and Storytelling in 20,000 Days on Earth

Confinement and Camaraderie: Girls Behind Bars in Starless Dreams and Sunless Shadows

Breaking the Spell: Nostalgia and New Directions in Earwig and the Witch

Judge, Jury and Executioner: Voyeurism and Vigilantism in Alex Roberts and Daniel Leclair’s The Meddler

Uneasy Transition: The City Documented in Hong Kong Moments and Many Undulating Things

Signs and Wonders: Bringing The Luminaries to Screen

Laughter Through Tears: Palestine and Self-portraiture in the Films of Elia Suleiman

Playing a Part: Neurodiversity and Self-discovery in Sex and Death

Dreams and Nightmares: The Animated Worlds of Satoshi Kon

Multiplayer Mode: Loss and Growing Up in Makoto Nagahisa’s We Are Little Zombies

We Unhappy Few: Muddy Morality and Ugly Truth in David Michôd’s The King

Finding Home in a Daydream: Shahrbanoo Sadat’s The Orphanage and Afghan Storytelling

Ghost in the Algorithm: Justin Krook’s Machine and Advancing AI

Pantomime of Violence: Gender and Outrage in Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch

Chosen Land: Affection and Ambivalence in Nadav Lapid’s Films About Israel

Aural Reflections: Music, Self and Objectivity in Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening and Her Sound, Her Story

Melbourne Plays Itself

Quiet Rage: The Fire and Finesse of Lee Chang-dong’s Cinema

Communal Complicity: Family and Fairness in Hirokazu Koreeda’s Shoplifters and The Third Murder

Heading for Deep Water: Interrogating Detention in Gabrielle Brady’s Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Glacial Contemplations: The Meditative Films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Cut-up Country: The Polemics of Presentation in [Censored] and Terror Nullius

Dance of Despair: Israel, Trauma and Samuel Maoz’s Foxtrot

Salt of the Earth: Virtue and Vengeance in Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man of Integrity

High Price Tag: Art and Absolution in Have You Seen the Listers?