All provide a platform for dipping into cinematic stories that will impress, beguile and challenge in equal measure. We cannot hope to reflect every single country and cinematic trend, but this is a fascinating snapshot of developing world-cinema themes and styles.

New Chinese cinema is exemplified with Bo Hu’s acclaimed epic film An Elephant Sitting Still and with the clever and entertaining Girls Always Happy, directed by and starring Yang Mingming. From Brazil we have Loveling and Azougue Nazaré, while Kylie Minogue features in Stephan Elliott’s wild romp Flammable Children (Swinging Safari). We also take trips to Trinidad & Tobago (Moko Jumbie) and Kenya (Supa Modo) as well as featuring acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase’s wonderful film Radiance.

View all films in the World Perspectives strand here.