Aesthetica Short Film Festival


2018’s Film Festival


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Reflective Animation

Nora Twomey is an Irish-born animator who works for Cartoon Saloon. She now returns with The Breadwinner, a stirring adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ best-selling book.

A Novelistic Portrayal

On Chesil Beach is a heartfelt and deeply affecting take on Ian McEwan’s 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novel.

Realist Sequences

Entebbe looks at the crisis from various viewpoints, cutting between nervy scenes on board the plane to heated around-the-table discussions by Israeli top-level politicians.

New Adaptation

Adapted from the Neil Gaiman short story, John Cameron Mitchell’s latest movie is the comedic How To Talk To Girl At Parties. Set in Croydon in 1977, at the time punk ruled the airwaves, Enn meets Zan.

Cannes: A Preview

The 71st Cannes Film Festival gets underway next week and something feels a little different about this year’s event. To begin with, the critics will have to wait.

Music as Influence

Modern Life is Rubbish is Daniel Jerome Gill’s
first feature as director. It tells the story of a couple Liam (Josh Whitehouse) and Natalie (Freya Mavor) who are at breaking point after 10 years together.

Political Landscapes

Lost In America, the new season of movies at London’s BFI Southbank, delves into the archives of the American independent scene, its subtitle is The Other Side of Reagan’s ’80s.

Notes on Identity

“I wanted to reject the idea of a landscape idea of depicting African culture because that’s a way of looking at traditional culture from an outsider’s perspective.” – John Trengove on The Wound.

Reflective Persona

The feature directorial debut of Alexandra Dean, Bombshell: The Heddy Lamarr Story sees the director explore the formidable, yet misunderstood persona of this Hollywood star.

Poignant Reflections

The title of Italian director Paolo Virzi’s first English-language movie refers not to a person, but an RV owned by an ageing American couple, John and Ella, (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren).

Rethinking Tradition

In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide. But today they face a grave threat. Mark Day discusses The Islands and the Whales.

Northern Soul

Adrian Shergold’s work includes Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, Low Winter Sun and He Kills Coppers. His latest film, Funny Cow, stars Maxine Peake as a would-be stand-up comedian.

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