Top 5 films if you want a wild ride


One of the great joys is the chance to head into a cinema and take a trip into the unknown — of strange new worlds to explore while our own strange world goes on outside. If you are looking for a wild ride, consider checking out the dreamy Brazilian fable A Yellow Animal 2020, the impossible romance of Zoé Wittock’s Jumbo 2020, the worlds within worlds within screens in Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s final film Labyrinth of Cinema 2019, the dark hypnotic vision of Los Conductos 2020, and the lo-fi outlandishness of The Twentieth Century 2019.


1. A Yellow Animal

A Yellow Animal 2020 / Director: Felipe Bragança

2. Jumbo

Jumbo 2020 / Director: Zoé Wittock

3. Labyrinth of Cinema

Labyrinth of Cinema 2019 / Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

4. Los Conductos

Los Conductos 2020 / Director: Camilo Restrepo

5. The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century 2019 / Director: Matthew Rankin

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Featured image: Production still from Labyrinth of Cinema 2019 / Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi / Image courtesy: AMG Entertainment