Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2018’s Film Festival

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5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that reach beyond the everyday and offer narratives that reflect upon the world around us. These features combine directorial debuts with biopics.

Adolescent Desires

Trudie Styler has long been working in the film industry as a producer. Now she makes the transition to feature film director with Freak Show, an endearing tale with a message of acceptance.

EIFF: A Preview

The Edinburgh International Film Festival gets under way this week with an intriguing mix of films and events for filmgoers north of the border. The festival opens with Puzzle, a drama of awakenings.

New Perspectives

Back for its ninth year, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival returns with an array of films from the subcontinent, as the largest South Asian film festival in the UK and Europe.

Spiritual Mediation

Ari Aster now delivers his first feature, the critically acclaimed Hereditary. Toni Collette stars as Annie, a parent who becomes increasingly unhinged after the death of her mother.

Capturing Dissolution

Jeffrey Dahmer remains one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. So, credit is due to writer-director Marc Meyers for this sensitive and acutely observed biopic.

Iconic Film Noir

This month, the BFI Southbank launches an intriguing season of films starring and/or directed by Ida Lupino, who made her name in Hollywood at the height of the studio system.

Responsive Filmmaking

This year’s edition of Film4 Summer Screen offers groundbreaking stories of ambition, freedom and desire based on the captivating theme: The Dream Life of Cinema.

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Looking to the future of film, the 25th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest celebrates emerging trends and new cinematic approaches, offering a diverse programme of documentary and non-fiction works.

Independent Visions

For those who can’t afford a trip to Park City in Utah in January, the folk at the Sundance Film Festival hit on a smart move. Bring the best of the fest to London for a four-day taster.

Mirrored Lives

François Ozon is the prolific French writer-director behind Swimming Pool, In The House and Potiche. His latest film, a psychosexual thriller, is a loose adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ Lives of the Twins.

A Novelistic Portrayal

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

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