Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2018’s Film Festival

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Exploring New Technologies

Steven Soderbergh’s latest film stars Claire Foy as Sawyer Valentini, a woman who unwittingly becomes an inmate in a psych ward. He shot the film entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus. 

Positive Representation

The BFI Flare festival returns to take over the BFI Southbank for the next twelve days, offering an impressive array of LGBTQ+ movies and an exciting line-up of guest speakers.

Reinterpreting Narrative

Garth Davis reunites with the Biblical epic Mary Magdalene, in which Rooney Mara plays the title character, a follower of Jesus said to have witnessed his crucifixion.

Performative Cinema

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s new film The Square is an ambitious, provocative and exasperating work that will cause debate wherever it plays, dealing with issues of artistic expression.

The Human Condition

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 22nd edition, is back this month in London, with 14 new films offering fresh new perspectives on contemporary human rights issues.

Controversial Narratives

Lynne Ramsay is the acclaimed Scottish filmmaker behind Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar and We Need To Talk About Kevin. She returns with You Were Never Really Here, an elliptical but powerful tale.

Animation Revisited

This month is an excellent time to be an animation fan. Alongside the release of Isle of Dogs, BFI Southbank in London has programmed a mini-animation season, running until 18 March.

Illuminating Documentary

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a little-known Hollywood tale about a star who never received her due. Directed by Alexandra Dean, it’s an unearthing of Lamarr’s existence away from the spotlight.

Fashion Film: Beyond Materialism

Inviting an array of self-aware, ultramodern contemporary creatives to an avant-garde, castle-like interior, director Kathryn Ferguson considers what is luxurious in a new, digital age.

DYSPLA: New Sensory Experiences

Challenging the way individuals think about, visual information, the advantages of living with dyslexia and neurodivergency are highlighted in DYSPLA’s first International Moving Image Festival.

Sweet Country: Revisiting the Western

Warwick Thornton is the Australian director who made an impact with his debut, 2009’s Samson & Delilah. Now he returns as director with Sweet Country, a taut Outback western.

A Groundbreaking Performance

A groundbreaking work in more ways than one, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s fifth film is a powerful and heartbreaking piece that features a towering central performance.

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