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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.

Doc/Fest: A Round-Up

Opening with the world premiere of Sean McAllister’s A Northern Soul, Sheffield Doc/Fest’s 2018 programme boasted a large number of events. ASFF provides a round up from this year.

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.

A Directorial Debut

A former graduate of New York University film school, Sophie Brooks makes her feature directorial debut with The Boy Downstairs, a breezy New York romantic comedy that premiered at Tribeca.

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.

Abstract Narratives

Veteran French director Arnaud Desplechin returns with Ismael’s Ghosts, one of the more dense films of his career. The film has a semi-autobiographical feel, as any movie about a filmmaker will have.

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.

Redemptive Landscapes

Edie is an 83 year-old woman who decides to climb Mount Suilven in Scotland. Marriage, and the servitude it brought, has left her embittered. Maybe ascending this Scottish peak will heal her?

Reflective Animation

Nora Twomey is an Irish-born animator who works for Cartoon Saloon. She now returns with The Breadwinner, a stirring adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ best-selling book.

Cannes: A Round Up

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, with many award-winning films addressing timely themes of identity.

A Novelistic Portrayal

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

Cannes: Opening Narratives

The 71st Cannes Film Festival got off and running this week.

Realist Sequences

Entebbe looks at the crisis from various viewpoints, cutting between nervy scenes on board the plane to heated around-the-table discussions by Israeli top-level politicians.

New Adaptation

Adapted from the Neil Gaiman short story, John Cameron Mitchell’s latest movie is the comedic How To Talk To Girl At Parties. Set in Croydon in 1977, at the time punk ruled the airwaves, Enn meets Zan.

Cannes: A Preview

The 71st Cannes Film Festival gets underway next week and something feels a little different about this year’s event. To begin with, the critics will have to wait.

Music as Influence

Modern Life is Rubbish is Daniel Jerome Gill’s
first feature as director. It tells the story of a couple Liam (Josh Whitehouse) and Natalie (Freya Mavor) who are at breaking point after 10 years together.

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