Cannes: Opening Narratives
The 71st Cannes Film Festival got off and running this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on the 2010 novel by Willy Vlautin, at its core Lean on Pete is a very simple tale of a boy and his horse boasting the same innocence and purity as Ken Loach’s classic Kes.
Michael Pearce makes his feature debut with Beast, a Jersey-set coming-of-age tale about a young girl who becomes embroiled with an outsider who harbours a dark secret.
Lost In America, the new season of movies at London’s BFI Southbank, delves into the archives of the American independent scene, its subtitle is The Other Side of Reagan’s ’80s.
“I wanted to reject the idea of a landscape idea of depicting African culture because that’s a way of looking at traditional culture from an outsider’s perspective.” – John Trengove on The Wound.
Claire Denis is the acclaimed writer-director whose work includes Chocolat, 35 Rooms and White Material. Let The Sunshine In is an adaptation of Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments.
The feature directorial debut of Alexandra Dean, Bombshell: The Heddy Lamarr Story sees the director explore the formidable, yet misunderstood persona of this Hollywood star.
Marking the 100th anniversary since women won the right to vote, Barbican stages a mini-season of films about inspirational women. Suffrage, Cinema and Beyond is part of The Art of Change season.
The title of Italian director Paolo Virzi’s first English-language movie refers not to a person, but an RV owned by an ageing American couple, John and Ella, (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren).
To this day, the First World War endures as one of the most impacting human conflicts. A turning point for technology, morality and social responsibility…
In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide. But today they face a grave threat. Mark Day discusses The Islands and the Whales.
Adrian Shergold’s work includes Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, Low Winter Sun and He Kills Coppers. His latest film, Funny Cow, stars Maxine Peake as a would-be stand-up comedian.
This week, the East End Film Festival gets underway. First formed in 2000, the festival now opens with a real coup including Boom For Real, Revenge and Pin Cushion.
Directed by Boldizsár Cr, Cry of the City narrates the challenges that young people have to face in order to follow their dreams. The film screened as part of ASFF 2017’s Fashion strand.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco is art historian, curator and filmmaker James Crump’s third feature film, which tells the story of the most influential fashion illustrator of the 1970s.