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Filmmaker Interviews: Jason Bradbury

Alcopops. VHS tapes. Cigarettes. Boys. MSN Messenger. This is 2003. Set on the Isle of Wight, fragments of the director’s teenage video diaries collide with a fictional story.

Sound and Cinema

ASFF is proud to be in partnership with London College of Communication’s Screen School for ‘Sound & Cinema: Past, Present & Future’, an innovative exhibition and events programme.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s new film releases, including legal drama ‘Just Mercy’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, and Japanese anime film ‘Weathering with You’ from Makato Shinkai.

High School Heartbreak

Director of ‘It Comes At Night’, writer-director Trey Edward Shults is back with ‘Waves’, the story of an African-American South Florida family torn apart by tragedy.

Female Empowerment

Based on a true story, Jay Roach’s ‘Bombshell’ stars Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman as Fox News employees who struggle against sexual harassment.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s new cinema releases, including the Safdie Brothers’ latest ‘Uncut Gems’, starring Adam Sandler, and British family adventure story ‘The Runaways’.

Radical Activism

Benedict Andrews is the Australian theatre director who made his feature debut with 2016’s ‘Una’, starring Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara. He returns with his second film ‘Seberg.’

Mission Impossible

Sam Mendes returns with his latest film, ‘1917’, starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman as two soldiers sent from the British trenches during WWI to deliver a vital message.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s new film releases, including the new film from Guy Ritchie, ‘The Gentlemen’, and a French-made exploration of tragedy, ‘Amanda’, starring Vincent Lacoste.

January Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights new shows on Netflix and Amazon, including the second season of ‘Sex Education’ and an Amazon documentary about Ted Bundy.

A WWII Narrative

New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi returns with his latest, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, an “anti-hate satire” set during World War II and co-starring Scarlett Johansson.

Award-Winning Insights: Gsus Lopez

ASFF 2019’s Best Fashion Film award-winner Gsus Lopez discusses the film ‘Lola’s Manifesto’, touching upon its meaning, cinematic inspirations and plans for future projects.

Sisterly Love

Greta Gerwig delivers her second film as director, with this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’, starring Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the films released over the Christmas week, including Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ and children’s animation ‘Spies In Disguise’.

2019: Year In Review

With 2019 almost over, it’s an opportune moment to look back on the year in cinema. And it’s been an impressive fight back in an industry evidently concerned by the impact of streaming.

December Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights new shows on Netflix and Amazon, including ‘The Witcher’ and – to the delight of its fans – the return of ‘The Expanse’.

End of an Era

Cinema’s longest-running family saga is finally brought to an end, with The Rise of Skywalker. The ninth film in the sci-fi series, it sees the return of J.J. Abrams as director.

Festive Movie Round-Up

In need of some festive spirit? There’s no better way than treating yourself to a seasonal movie. ASFF rounds up the best of holiday films on the big-screen.

Award-Winning Insights: Thomas Vernay

ASFF 2019’s Best Drama award-winner Thomas Vernay discusses the short film ‘Miss Chazelles’ – exploring inspirations and plans for the future.
The film is evocative and visually striking.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF previews the week’s cinema releases, including new documentaries from Alex Gibney and Lauren Greenfield and Danish debut ‘Sons of Denmark’.

Colourful Lives

British actor Tom Cullen makes his directorial debut with ‘Pink Wall’, starring Jay Duplass and Tatiana Maslany as a couple whose relationship is dissected – seen in six distinct chapters.

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