Exploring Addiction

Felix van Groeningen makes his English-language debut with Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, in a true story of journalist David Sheff and his son.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films – four features and one documentary – that all set out to explore the human condition. Each film is packed with intellect, intrigue and narrative.

Royal Rivalry

Arriving just three weeks after Yorgos Lanthimos’ eccentric Queen Anne drama The Favourite, Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots can’t help but seem more traditional.

The Video Show 2019

Video content is integrated into culture, with one-third of online activity spent watching the moving image. The Video Show responds, debuting this March at the NEC, Birmingham.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new feature films from Britain, America and France. Four of them tell true stories – some famous, some not – while the fifth is a Gallic drama of reconciliation.

Political Recall

The first of two American political dramas to hit screens this month – the second is Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney tale Vice – Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner takes audiences back to 1988.

Double Act

Jon Baird returns to the big screen with Stan & Ollie, a loving tribute to Hollywood comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

January Previews: Netflix and Amazon

This month we look at streaming releases pulling audiences into worlds near and far, strange and familiar. An intriguing mix of comedy, period drama and iconic characters.

Family Traumas

Based on the 2015 autobiographical book by Christine Angot, Catherine Corsini’s An Impossible Love is a shocking tale that is almost unrelenting in its unhappiness.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new feature films, from Hollywood to Bollywood, that are opening over the Christmas period. And there’s plenty to unwrap, from broad comedy to sci-fi.

Queen and Country

Yorgos Lanthimos is the Greek filmmaker behind such acclaimed and award-winning films as Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. He returns with The Favourite.

Provocative Fantasy

The case of Mark Hogancamp is a particularly upsetting one. Chronicled in the 2010 documentary Marwencol, he was beaten without provocation in a bar in his home town of Kingston, New York.

The Empathetic Lens

Lorna Tucker discusses cinema’s strength of presence for engaging an audience, the responsibility of the audience and the need for the conversation that has begun to continue.

ASFF Oscar Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its shortlist for the 91st Oscars, and we’re delighted to see that five of our 2018 Alumni have been nominated.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new feature films from around the globe, from India to France and all over America, ranging from remakes and romantic comedies to dance movies.

Post-Apocalyptic Legacy

Susanne Bier’s Bird Box is a dystopian thriller that centres around the plight of pregnant artist Malorie (Sandra Bullock), who witnesses people compelled to suicide by a mysterious force.

Island Living

Originally made in 1973, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Papillon starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman at the peak of their powers. The 2018 film stars Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek.

Festive Films

Feeling festive yet? Need to get your Christmas cheer on? There’s no better way than hunkering down for a Yuletide cinematic treat, and there’s plenty on.

Black Sheep: 2019 Oscar Shortlist

ASFF 2018’s Best of Fest, Best Documentary and Best Screenplay – Black Sheep by Ed Perkins – has been shortlisted in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Oscars.

Crossing Over: The Art of Jeremy Down

Dir. Mike Bernard An artist nearly drowns and is saved by two eagles.