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5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s round-up includes Johnny Gogan’s anti-fracking documentary, ‘Groundswell,’ and ‘True Mothers’, the latest deeply human drama from Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase.

Revenge Mission

Actress and filmmaker Emerald Fennell makes her directorial debut with revenge tale ‘Promising Young Woman’, the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated film starring Carey Mulligan.

BAFTA 2021: Winners & Nominees

A look at this year’s BAFTA awards, which produced both an impressively diverse slate of nominees and a fine selection of winners led by Chloé Zhao’s four-time winning ‘Nomadland’.

April Previews: Netflix and Amazon Prime

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows and films on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video including ‘Thunder Force’ and ‘Without Remorse’.

Dating Games

ASFF reviews Samuel Van Grinsven’s debut, queer coming-of-age feature ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’. Deftly exploring sexuality in the modern age, this is a movie that cannot be ignored.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including Francisco Márquez’s ‘A Common Crime’ and ‘Songs My Brother Taught Me’, from awards season favourite Chloe Zhao.

Family Roots

Based on his own childhood, Lee Isaac Chung’s Oscar and BAFTA nominated drama ‘Minari’ follows a father-of-two who moves his family to rural Arkansas.

Extreme Captivity

Kevin Macdonald is back with a new feature drama. ‘The Mauritanian’ stars Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a former detainee of Guantánamo Bay.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including Doug Liman’s sci-fi ‘Chaos Walking’, Adam Wingard’s knockout sequel to ‘Godzilla’ and Christian Petzold’s mystical ‘Undine’.

This Is Short

A brilliant new innovation from the European Short Film Network collates the programmes of four acclaimed short film festivals into one online portal. Unity and collaboration are at its centre.

Emotional History

Francis Lee, the director of ‘God’s Own Country’, returns with ‘Ammonite’, starring Kate Winslet as 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, and Saoirse Ronan as the woman she falls for.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand. From family favourites to wartime espionage and ghost stories, they look at deeply human themes include grief, guilt and the trials of faith.

Matters of the Heart

Hungarian filmmaker Lili Horvát writes and directs an enigmatic romantic drama starring Natasa Stork as a neurosurgeon who gives up her promising career in America for love.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

ASFF previews this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which is streaming films online. The programme bears witness to human rights violations in direct storytelling and exposé form.

5 to See: This Weekend

Discover the latest film releases from around the world. In this round-up, music and technology documentaries meet thrilling dramas and touching explorations of family.

March Previews: Netflix and Prime Video

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows and films on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video including Amazon’s new animation for adults: ‘Invincible.’

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including the latest from Canadian director Patricia Rozema’s ‘Mouthpiece’, a story about one woman played by two actresses.

Agents of Change

Shaka King directs ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’, a historical thriller starring Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, a Black Panther party member who was assassinated by the FBI in 1969.

Berlin Film Festival 2021: Report

ASFF brings you coverage from this year’s online Berlin Film Festival. Among the world premieres were Céline Sciamma’s haunting ‘Petite Maman’ and comedy-drama ‘Language Lessons.’

5 to See: This Weekend

What’s new on demand? Our picks include prize-winning documentary director Gianfranco Rosi’s exploration of Middle East war zones, ‘Notturno’, and Disney’s latest, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon.’

Unlawful Actions

Bryan Fogel returns with his new documentary. Screening at the Glasgow Film Festival, ‘The Dissident’ is a forensic look into the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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