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5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that examine notions of childhood, justice, hypocrisy, creation and memory. Three features and two documentaries, these films are as…

Celebrating Youth

Iain Morris, co-creator of The Inbetweeners, returns with feature film comedy The Festival, a film about a post-grad enduring a contemporary rite-of-passage: the music festival.

An Intimate Documentary

Filmmaker, critic and curator Mark Cousins returns with this highly personal and fascinating portrait of the great filmmaker Orson Welles, offering the chance to re-assess his work.

Official Selection: Artists’ Film at ASFF

Ralph Briscoe & Jay Stephen’s My Turtle Dove is a patriotic film celebrating diversity and tolerance in modern day Britain, screening in the Artists’ Film strand of ASFF 2018.

Official Selection: Animation at ASFF

Two Balloons is a stop-motion animated short film written and directed by Mark C. Smith. Two travellers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects films that transport and delight in equal measure. The five chosen works explore issues of faith, family, politics and class, taking us across four continents.

Establishing Dialogues

Wim Wenders is the acclaimed German filmmaker whose work includes the Oscar-winning Buena Vista Social Club. His latest film Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is a life-affirming interview.

A Creative Platform

The genre of Artists’ Film is rapidly evolving. Tapping into this, Jerwood Solo Presentations offers a platform for emerging filmmakers.

Official Selection: Advertising at ASFF

Start the Buzz is the latest film commissioned by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Fashion Council) to celebrate Milano Fashion Week A/W 2018/19. Part of the Advertising reels at ASFF.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that take the theme of family to heart. Coming from both Europe and America, these largely fictional tales examine unbreakable bonds between family members.

August Previews: Netflix and Amazon

This month’s previews include the return of the renowned Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul and Ozark, the much-acclaimed drama featuring Jason Bateman.

Visual Revelations

How do you re-tell a real-life horror story without forging just another exploitation movie? That’s the question that co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza ask themselves,

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films from around the world that deliver a feast for the senses, from a Jehovah’s Witness community in Oldham to rural Dominican Republic to the mountains of Kashmir.

Starring Roles

London’s BFI Southbank programmes a season around the irrepressible Joan Crawford, who takes centre stage in a two-month long showcase of her finest work, including The Grand Hotel and more.

Performance Artistry

Tom Cruise returns for a sixth outing as IMF spy Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Fallout. Whilst all stand-alone stories, the films have also grown in the integral characters revolving around Hunt.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that peak into vastly different worlds across three continents (and even into the future). Human experiences out of comfort zones are explored with tenacity.

Dinner Arrangements

French-born Novelist and playwright Amanda Sthers follows her 2009 drama Je vais te Manquer with an English-language romantic comedy that is set, for large parts, around the dinner table.

Autobiographical Drama

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn features Joe Cole who plays Moore, a heroin addict who is locked in a Thai jail and must fight – quite literally – to survive.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five films that set out to illuminate, thrill, amuse and unsettle. A mixture of documentary and dramatic features, this quintet of movies explores religion, education and love.

Maternal Instincts

Deborah Haywood’s Pin Cushion is a harrowing study of the parent-child dynamic as a socially-awkward mother and daughter try to make a new life in small-town Britain.

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