Aesthetica Short Film Festival


2017’s Film Festival


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Presidential Power Plays

Made in just nine months, Steven Spielberg’s The Post is a film for our times. This drama is about corruption and cover-ups in the White House – a clear reference to post-truths.

Shrinking Realities

Oscar-winning writer-director Alexander Payne returns to the scene with Downsizing, a sci-fi social satire, set in a world where new technology can reduce humans to five-inches tall.

LSFF: 5 to See Documentaries

The short, international documentaries screening at LSFF explore the fertile ground where fact and fiction in filmmaking collide.

The Golden Globes: Highlights

The first of this year’s major movie awards shows, the 75th Golden Globes, took place on Sunday in Los Angeles. Find out about highlights from this year’s awards and what this means for 2018.

Innovative Ambitions

The cinematic universe is rapidly expanding. Glasgow Film Festival takes an innovative interdisciplinary approach to programming.

Confessional Portrait

Lil Fini Zanuck is a director and producer, who won an Oscar for Driving Miss Daisy. She returns with Eric Clapton: A Life In 12 Bars, a candid depiction of one of the world’s great guitar players.

Midwest Masterpiece

Sometimes a film comes along that feels just right for the here and now. And yet, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a movie that very much belongs to the present.

Native Combat

After his country music debut Crazy Heart (2009), Scott Cooper has unerringly explored violence in the American psyche in films like Rust Belt drama Out…

Accounts of Humanity

David Scarpa’s latest script is for Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, the Golden Globe-nominated drama set around the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer).

Scandinavian Influences

This month, a major season of the films and television works of Ingmar Bergman begins at the BFI Southbank in London. This selection of key works is an ideal way into his themes.

A British Icon: John Hurt

This January marks the one year anniversary of the death of John Hurt, one of finest British actors ever to grace our screens. To celebrate his life, BFI Southbank has programmed a season of his finest.

Circus Lights

Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as real-life 19th century circus impresario P.T. Barnum, arrives in a shower of glitter and lights to take advantage.

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