The films in this selection are an opportunity to dip into cinematic stories that will impress, fascinate and challenge in equal measure. Australian cinema features prominently this year with the acclaimed Acute Misfortune, The Flip Side, Top End Wedding and Undertow. Other highlights include two South Korean action adventure masterclasses, Unstoppable and box office smash Extreme Job; the enchanting Bulbul Can Sing; Hong Kong action romp Bodies at Rest; an impressive Richard Dreyfuss in Astronaut and the wonderful New Zealand portmanteau film Vai.

View all films in the World Perspectives strand here.