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Review of Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa in Aesthetica Magazine, Curzon Artificial Eye

Review of Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa in Aesthetica Magazine, Curzon Artificial Eye

Director Charlie Kaufman returns in full-form in a new collaboration with animator Duke Johnson. Tragicomedy Anomalisa approaches human­kind’s relationship with modern life through delicately crafted characters.

Networking Opportunities at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

Networking Opportunities at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival offers visitors the chance to interact with film aficionados and experts alike. The Networking Sessions are a particular highlight for many filmmakers.

Review of Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth

Review of Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth

Michael Caine delivers a stunning but subtle performance as a man existing in everyday mediocrity but hampered by his role as national treasure.

Bas Jan Ader at Simon Lee Gallery, London

Bas Jan Ader at Simon Lee Gallery, London

A solo show of work by Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader opens at Simon Lee Gallery. 40 years after the end of his brief career, his concise body of some 35 works continues to inspire artists, writers and curators.

Review of Alice Winocour’s Disorder in Aesthetica Magazine, Soda Pictures

Review of Alice Winocour’s Disorder in Aesthetica Magazine, Soda Pictures

Suspense is the order of the day in this modern thriller from French director Alice Winocour. When soldier Vincent returns home from the front line, his military contacts get him a job on a security detail for a high society party.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Masterclass Series

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Masterclass Series

This year’s exciting and diverse programme includes sessions on directing and producing, presenting audiences with a chance to gain top advice from those shaping the film world today.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Celebrates its 70th Edition

Edinburgh International Film Festival Celebrates its 70th Edition

The 70th iteration of the Edinburgh International Film Festival promotes fresh and innovative ideas in cinema from 15-26 June. EIFF welcomes over 1,400 industry delegates, filmmakers and enthusiasts.

Art Basel 2016 Film Programme

Art Basel 2016 Film Programme

Art Basel reveals its film programme for the upcoming art fair. This year’s line-up has been curated for the second time by the Cairo-based film curator and lecturer Maxa Zoller, and New York film lecturer Marian Masone.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Guest Country programme: China

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Guest Country programme: China

Aesthetica Short Film Festival champions international contemporary cinema and has screened films from over 65 countries, paying tribute to the universal appeal of film.

Review of Eva Husson’s Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Review of Eva Husson’s Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Bored teens swap the ennui of classroom and life for group love ins in this parallel tale to Larry Clark’s Kids. But Bang Gang is more complex than the synopsis indicates.

Sydney Film Festival Returns for its 63rd Edition: Highlights and Attendees

Sydney Film Festival Returns for its 63rd Edition: Highlights and Attendees

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival will be held on 8-19 June. In preparation for the upcoming event, the festival unveils the list of filmmakers scheduled to attend. We take a look at a selection of highlights for this year’s edition.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Highlights from the Documentary Strand

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Highlights from the Documentary Strand

Here we take a closer look at the Documentary strand, featuring two previous winners of best in this category, who also went on to receive the prestigious overall Festival Winner award.

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