It's not difficult to see why 'Ultranova' didn't get a decent cinema release, as contemplative Belgian arthouse morality plays tend not to pack them in. But there are merits to be found in it, namely pace and style. 'Ultranova' is slow and subtle, and the scenes are almost like short films in themselves, at first seeming hardly to be connected at all. But by the end, you have more understanding for the film's characters than expected, and the ending itself has one of the best cuts between shots seen in a while. The plot centres around Dimitri, a quiet real estate executive who keeps the unknown fate of his parents a closely-guarded secret. You should tell very early in whether or not it's for you, and if not, well, at least it's short. [Alec McLeod]
Released 26th June.