We have seen the future: it’s sometimes tense, requires a suspension of disbelief but this programme of imagined realities is consistently captivating, always mesmerising and quite beautiful to witness. We can also predict the following: divorce will deny you the ability to stand up straight in Finland, worshipping a Golden Calf in Spain will lead to a life of lies and looting, a 19th century workers’ revolution in Portugal will force us to never forget our past, family bonds will always prevail in New Orleans and, perhaps most importantly, revenge is a dish better not served at all.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only)