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ASFF Recommends: Bookshelf Essentials

ASFF selects five key books from the world of filmmaking. This list provides plenty of new ideas and cinematic inspiration. Delve into the selection whilst staying at home.

5 Film Podcasts to Listen To

Staying home is essential right now, which means there’s plenty of time to discover the breadth of free cultural content. ASFF selects key film podcasts to listen to during this time.

Bruising Encounters

Nick Rowland makes his feature debut with ‘Calm With Horses’, an atmospheric Irish-set crime drama starring Cosmo Jarvis as an ex-boxer with ties to a ruthless local family.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020

ASFF previews the 24th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which premieres fourteen features and documentaries, including closing night gem ‘Made In Bangladesh’.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF previews the week’s new cinema releases. With films coming from Britain, Ireland, America and Brazil, these stories embrace comedy, horror, satire and true-life.

March Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows on Netflix and Amazon, including the third season of the hugely-popular ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF takes in the week’s cinema releases, including the new Pixar movie ‘Onward’ and a documentary about one of America’s great modern authors, ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.’

Road To Redemption

British director Julian Jarrold, the filmaker behind ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Red Riding 1974’, returns with ‘Sulphur and White’. The true story of city trader David Tait, it stars Mark Stanley in the lead.

Berlin Film Festival: Report

ASFF reports from the 70th edition of the Berlin Film Festival, which has seen premieres from Sally Potter, Christian Petzold and Jia Zhang-ke. Discover the highlights from this year’s festival.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF takes a look at the week’s cinema releases, a rich selection including the long-awaited return of Richard Stanley and Céline Sciamma’s sublime ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’.

Dark Waters

Todd Haynes, the director of ‘Velvet Goldmine’ and ‘Carol’, returns with ‘Dark Waters’, a true-life tale of corporate negligence on a grand scale, starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s cinema releases, including documentary ‘Midnight Family’ and Jessica Hausner’s ‘Little Joe’, featuring a Cannes-winning turn from Emily Beecham.

Berlin Film Festival 2020

The 70th edition of the Berlin Film Festival kicks off this week. ASFF previews some of the highlights, including Sally Potter’s latest, ‘The Roads Not Taken’.

Money Matters

Michael Winterbottom reunites with Steve Coogan for ‘Greed’, a satrirical comedy about a wealthy high-street fashion tycoon about to celebrate his 60th birthday with a lavish bash.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF looks at the week’s releases, including documentaries, ‘Jihad Jane’ and ‘When Lambs Become Lions’, and the new feature from Japanese maverick Takashi Miike, ‘First Love’.

Genetic Modifications

Jessica Hausner, the director behind ‘Lovely Rita’ and ‘Amour Fou’, returns with her first English-language tale, ‘Little Joe’. A scientist develops a happiness-inducing plant.

Regency Resplendence

Autumn de Wilde makes her feature debut with ‘Emma’, a sparkling adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel that stars Anya Taylor-Joy as the matchmaking heroine in Regency-era England.

February Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights new shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime, including the penultimate season of the brilliant ‘Better Call Saul’.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s cinema releases, including ‘Mr. Jones’, a harrowing true-life historical drama, and Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning ‘Parasite’.

Class Warfare

A black comedy-thriller about the rich-poor divide, Bong Joon-ho’s multi-award winner – and six-time Oscar nominee – ‘Parasite’ has finally arrived in the UK.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF looks at the week’s wide-ranging and topical cinema releases, including Clint Eastwood’s latest drama, ‘Richard Jewell’ and the hard-hitting thriller ‘Queen & Slim’.

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