10 to See: ASFF Film Library

With an incredible selection of films on offer, the ASFF film library showcases work from filmmakers around the globe. From comedy and dramas to thrillers and animations, we select 10 films available to watch.

Black Sheep
(dir.) Dir. Ed Perkins, UK, 2018

Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed in what became one of the UK’s most high-profile cases.

Kindred
(dir.) Samona Olanipekun, UK, 2018

Samona Olanipekun considers the concept of home, identity and belonging, whilst tapping into the underlying presence of wider globalisation in today’s world.

Maradona’s Legs
(dir.) Firas Khoury, Palestinian Terriroties, 2019

During the 1990 World Cup, two Palestinian boys are looking for ‘Maradona’s Legs – the last missing sticker that they need in order to complete their world cup album and win a free Atari.

Tooty’s Wedding
(dir.) Frederic Casella, UK, 2010

A young couple’s marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country. Daisy Haggard (who has since gone on to create the BBC show Back To Life) stars as Tooty.

Throw Me To The Dogs
(dirs.) Aaron Dunleavy, Joseph Ollman, UK, 2015

A troubled and unstable teenage boy, growing up in a dreamless wilderness and isolated from those around him, is stripped of his dignity as his father abandons him for the outside world.

Catherine
(dir.) Britt Raes, Belgium, 2017

Time for some animation. The bittersweet life story of a young girl who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady, Britt Raes’ brightly coloured and humorous style contrasts with the sadness of the narrative.

Irregulars
(dir.) Fabio Palmieri Italy, 2015

In 2015, 400,000 people from Africa, Asia and Middle East tried to enter Europe. They flee from war, persecution and poverty. They face a dangerous and often deadly voyage.

Breakdown
(dir.) Dominic O’Riordan UK, 2020

When a man’s car breaks down, salvation doesn’t quite come in the form he was hoping for. This breakdown is like no other, and this will surely be a day to remember for this unfortunate man.

Oh Willy…
(dirs.) Emma De Swaef, marc James Roels Belgium/France/Netherland, 2012

Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. In confused sadness, he flees to the forest. Beautiful, innovative stop-motion animation.

Lock In
(dir.) Neville Pierce UK, 2016

When a menacing stranger traps a landlord and his pregnant daughter in their pub, a game of cat and mouse begins. Written and directed by former Empire film critic, Nev Pierce.


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James Mottram