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Sundance Film Festival: A Preview

The latest edition of the Sundance Film Festival, North America’s most iconic gathering of independent movies from around the globe, launches online from 20-30 January 2022.

5 Vimeo Staff Picks: January 2022

Everyone loves Vimeo, the platform that is tailor-made for uploading short films for the world to see. ASFF picks five wonderful shorts that have been added in the past month.

Tragic Consequences

Joel Coen – this time without brother Ethan behind the camera – returns with ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, an adaptation of Shakespeare. Denzel Washington & Frances McDormand star.

What’s New To Streaming?

What’s new to streaming? ASFF selects five new TV series that are available stream on some of the world’s best platforms across January, including BBC’s ‘The Tourist’ and ITV’s ‘Anne’.

Moral Dilemmas

Asghar Farhadi, the director of ‘A Separation’ and ‘The Salesman’, returns with his latest film ‘A Hero’, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Filmed in Real Time

British director Philip Barantini talks to ASFF about his latest film ‘Boiling Point.’ Remarkably shot in an unbroken take, Stephen Graham stars as Andy Jones, a chef enduring a meltdown.

What to Watch in 2022

As 2021 draws to a close we look forward to the new year in the cinema. From Viking dramas to a Marilyn Monroe biopic, here are five of the most exciting films to watch out for in 2022.

5 Best Films of 2021

From 14th Century England via 1920s Montana to mid-Eighties Naples, this year directors took audiences to some wild and wondrous places. Here, ASFF rounds up some of the best of 2021.

Extreme, Intense, Unforgettable: Titane

Julia Ducournau’s controversial ‘Titane’, winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes earlier this year, arrives in the UK. Newcomer Agathe Rousselle stars as Alexia in this unforgettable, transgressive film.

Nostalgia Trip

‘There Will Be Blood’ director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film ‘Licorice Pizza’ stars Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim. With romance never far away, this tale set in 1970s San Fernando Valley.

2022’s Unmissable Film Events

As 2022 approaches, ASFF looks forward to five film events in the coming year that allow us to get together and celebrate the magic of motion pictures, from festivals to secret cinemas.

Moving Pictures

Mark Cousins continues his odyssey exploring the history of cinema with his new essay-documentary ‘The Story of Film: A New Generation’, looking at recent developments in moviemaking.

Tension and Turmoil

Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her directorial debut with ‘The Lost Daughter’, an adaptation of the novel by Elena Ferrante, which stars Olivia Colman as a mother sifting through the memories of her past.

Film London Jarman Award: 2021

The 14th Film London Jarman Award has been announced, with the £10,000 prize going to moving image artist Jasmina Cibic, who is a former alumnus of the Aesthetica Art Prize.

5 Festive Film Events 2021

The festive season is in full swing, so what better way to get into the holiday season than by taking in a Christmas movie? Here are five recommendations for fantastic festive film events.

Waves of Change

The Red Sea International Film Festival, the first ever such gathering in Saudi Arabia, is underway, with a dazzling collection of Middle Eastern and Arabic films, as well as from around the globe.

Animal Magnetism

Icelandic first-time writer-director Valdimar Jóhannsson makes his feature debut with Lamb, a surreal tale set on a rural sheep farm and starring Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snær Guðnason.

Relative Values

Mike Mills, the director of ‘Beginners’ and ‘20th Century Women’, returns with ‘C’mon C’mon’, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a radio journalist who must look after his nephew.

Sensual Awakenings

‘Bach Is Blue’ explores the world of a young woman who is rediscovering her senses. We talk to director Sophie Kenny and leading actor Victoria Emslie about this remarkable short.

December Streaming: What to Watch

What’s new to watch on demand? Aesthetica Film Festival selects five engaging and varied movies that are available stream on some of the world’s best platforms across December.

Lesson 7

Having downloaded a self help programme devised and narrated by the enigmatic Max, we follow Ash as he prepares to tackleLesson 7: Confronting Death. A twisting journey of anguish.

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