Aesthetica Short Film Festival


2018’s Film Festival


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Freedom of Expression

Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow is the story of Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev. It explores what made this unquestionably brilliant star defect from the Soviet Union to the West.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend we showcase five new films from around the globe that take us into the lives of others with experiences remotely different to most of us. Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ features.

BFI Flare: 2019

It’s Flare time once more at London’s BFI Southbank, which means ten days of the best LGBTQ+ cinema around. The curtain-raiser is Chanya Button’s sophomore…

A Powerful Story

Lukas Dhont’s feature directorial debut Girl centres on the transgender teenager Lara (Victor Polster), who is determined to become a professional ballerina.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s selection of films explores diverse themes including familial tragedy, the search for meaning in modern-day society and finding love where you least expect it.

Girl: A Review

After a series of shorts, Belgian writer-director Lukas Dhont makes his directorial debut with Girl. Playing in Cannes last year, the powerful film made an immediate international impact.

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