Understanding Nature

Becoming Animal follows directors Emma Davie and Peter Mettler on a journey with the influential philosopher David Abram to the Grand Teton Park in North America.

Transformative Experience

Director Yen Tan’s 1985, set during the early days of HIV/ AIDS crisis, revolves around Christmas for one family in Texas, whose eldest son Adrian is home for the first time in a long while.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films on release this week that range from comforting Christmas fare to astounding documentary to hardcore arthouse.

Cruel Intentions

The infamous case of Lizzie Borden has enticed true-crime enthusiasts since it took place in New England in 1892. This latest re-telling comes from Bryce Kass and Craig William Macneill.

Fatal Attractions

Lars von Trier is the acclaimed Danish filmmaker and winner of Cannes’ Palme d’Or for Dancer In The Dark. His latest film, The House That Jack Built, chronicles 12 years in the life of a serial killer.

December Previews: Netflix and Amazon

This month we look at streaming releases from Netflix and Amazon; from comedy dramas to critically acclaimed features. Including Roma, Counterpart and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

Capitalist Critique

Musician Boots Riley, the leader of hip hop collective The Coup, makes his directorial debut with this wildly ambitious workplace satire. A stinging meditation on…

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films from around the world, ranging from madcap satire to period drama and true-life crime drama. Exploring identity and family crisis to corporate exploitation.

There Is Still Life

Dir. Thibault Houdon & Maxime Roz In a museum, a night guard is doing his watch. A glimpse of light draws us into a remote…

Cairo International Film Festival

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Cairo International Film Festival is the oldest cinematic gathering in the Arab and African world, featuring 196 films from 59 countries.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films around the globe, with directors hailing from Britain, America, Turkey and Chile. A lively and diverse mix of films that uncover deep family dramas.

Narratives of Devotion

So the story goes, actress Rachel Weisz saw Sebastián Lelio’s film Gloria and immediately requested he direct Disobedience, an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects new films from across the globe, from Japan to America, the UK and Argentina. Themes include family surrogacy, the beauty of art and devastation of violence.

Stolen Moments

The subject of “what constitutes family?” is at the heart of Shoplifters – the latest film from Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes this year.

Classic Reformation

It seems timely – eight years after his last film, The Ward – that StudioCanal are bringing four of John Carpenter’s famous films back, each with a 4K restoration and Blu-Ray release.

Dark Comedy

Tom Edmunds is a British writer-director who began his career with a series of shorts. He now makes his feature debut with the black comedy Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back).

Evocative Revival

Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake is less about scares and more about psychological meltdown, masterfully conjuring an absorbing atmosphere of dread in a two-and-a-half hour arthouse tale.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films from Britain, Italy, France and America. In this selection, money, beauty, power, politics, death and literature are all under the microscope.

ASFF 2018: Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s festival are announced – with 12 genres of short film, as well as features, VR, a screenplay writers award from the Northern Film School.

ASFF Round-up: 11 November

Today marks the closing day for ASFF 2018; the last chance to engage with this year’s industry delegates and to experience the BAFTA-Qualifying Programme.