Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2018’s Film Festival

@ASFFest: #newrelease Based on real-life experiences, the award-winning GIRL is a powerful and sensitively told story about g…

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Exploring Addiction

Felix van Groeningen makes his English-language debut with Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, in a true story of journalist David Sheff and his son.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films – four features and one documentary – that all set out to explore the human condition. Each film is packed with intellect, intrigue and narrative.

Royal Rivalry

Arriving just three weeks after Yorgos Lanthimos’ eccentric Queen Anne drama The Favourite, Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots can’t help but seem more traditional.

The Video Show 2019

Video content is integrated into culture, with one-third of online activity spent watching the moving image. The Video Show responds, debuting this March at the NEC, Birmingham.

January Previews: Netflix and Amazon

This month we look at streaming releases pulling audiences into worlds near and far, strange and familiar. An intriguing mix of comedy, period drama and iconic characters.

Family Traumas

Based on the 2015 autobiographical book by Christine Angot, Catherine Corsini’s An Impossible Love is a shocking tale that is almost unrelenting in its unhappiness.

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