Aesthetica Short Film Festival

2019’s Film Festival

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5 to See: This Weekend

With films from Spain, France and America, including Pedro Almodóvar’s latest ‘Pain & Glory’, ASFF surveys the week’s new releases, as stories of racism, repression and religion come to the fore.

Depraved Dreams

London’s annual genre festival, FrightFest, turns 20 this year. We survey the highlights of the five-day festival, including an on-stage interview with Dario Argento.

Self Reflections

Pedro Almodóvar’s twenty-first feature of his hugely distinguished career, ‘Pain & Glory’ stars Antonio Banderas as a film director in the midst of a creative slump.

ASFF Fashion Spotlight

ASFF celebrates the boldest names in fashion and film for its recurring strand of short films, masterclasses and networking opportunities across York’s most exciting cultural venues.

Hollywood Nights

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’, a love-letter to 1960s cinema and TV, is here. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie star.

Universal Export

A new two-month season at the BFI showcases the brilliance of British-born, American-made star Cary Grant, with films like ‘Notorious’, ‘His Girl Friday’ and ‘The Philadelphia Story.’

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