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2018’s Film Festival

@ASFFest: #weeklyreads With @Festival_Cannes nearing its close, ASFF provides a round-up of the best films from the 2019 edit…

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Cannes: Closing Narratives

With Cannes nearing its close, it’d be fair to say that the selection by artistic director Thierry Frémaux and his team has left most critics more than satisfied. ASFF sums up the top films.

5 to See: AR at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 opens next month, presenting a diverse programme of innovative non-fiction storytelling. ASFF selects must-see films from the Alternate Realities programme.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects new films that open in cinemas around the UK. Documentary, biopic-musical, action-adventure take audiences into both fantastical realms and real-life scenarios.

10 to See: Cannes 2019

Cannes Film Festival continues this week. ASFF selects ten top films to watch from the 2019 selection, including works by Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Mati Diop and Bong Joon-ho.

Beats: A Review

Brian Welsh’s film Beats is fresh, funny, trippy and touching, a black-and-white love letter to teenage rebellion that feels like its preserved from another era. Cult status beckons.

New Representations

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage is set against the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s, exploring the corrupting influence of money and power.

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