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5 to See: This Weekend

With films from Spain, France and America, including Pedro Almodóvar’s latest ‘Pain & Glory’, ASFF surveys the week’s new releases, as stories of racism, repression and religion come to the fore.

Depraved Dreams

London’s annual genre festival, FrightFest, turns 20 this year. We survey the highlights of the five-day festival, including an on-stage interview with Dario Argento.

Self Reflections

Pedro Almodóvar’s twenty-first feature of his hugely distinguished career, ‘Pain & Glory’ stars Antonio Banderas as a film director in the midst of a creative slump.

ASFF Fashion Spotlight

ASFF celebrates the boldest names in fashion and film for its recurring strand of short films, masterclasses and networking opportunities across York’s most exciting cultural venues.

5 to See: This Weekend

With films from Russia, Germany and America, including Christian Petzold’s ‘Transit’, ASFF surveys the week’s new releases, as directors explore issues of identity and oppression.

Hollywood Nights

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’, a love-letter to 1960s cinema and TV, is here. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie star.

Pitching Sessions at ASFF

ASFF has invited some of the most reputable names in British film development to York this year for our leading Feature Films Pitching Sessions.

Universal Export

A new two-month season at the BFI showcases the brilliance of British-born, American-made star Cary Grant, with films like ‘Notorious’, ‘His Girl Friday’ and ‘The Philadelphia Story.’

Musical Youth

British director Gurinder Chadha (‘Bend It Like Beckham’) returns with ‘Blinded By The Light’, a feelgood coming-of-age tale inspired by the songs of Bruce Springsteen.

Everyman at ASFF 2019

Running from the 6-10 November, the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival will be using Everyman’s Art-Deco cinema as one of the key venues for film screenings and events.

August Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF assesses new shows on Netflix and Amazon, from the second season of ‘Mindhunter’ to ‘Carnival Row’, with Orlando Bloom.

5 to See: This Weekend

A documentary about Gaza and four features, including the new movie from Gurinder Chadha, make up this week’s new releases, as themes from poverty to racism are under the lens.

New for 2019: ASFF Programme Preview

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns to York with an unrivalled programme of shorts, feature and VR films paired with over 100 industry events, guaranteed to inspire.

On the Turkish Coastline

Swedish-born director Isabella Eklöf makes a startling debut with ‘Holiday’, a drama starring Victoria Carmen Sonne and set on the Turkish coastline.

5 to See: This Weekend

With work including the new film from ‘The Lunchbox’ director Ritesh Batra, and a startling debut, this weekend’s new movies tackle friendship, family and male aggression.

Image Conscious

Ritesh Batra returns with his latest: ‘Photograph.’ Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a street photographer who begins a relationship with a shy stranger after taking her photo.

ASFF 2019 Jury Announced

ASFF is thrilled to welcome a dedicated selection of jurors to the festival this November, including representatives from BBC Films, Sky Drama and the Scottish Documentary Institute.

Free Love

Nick Broomfield is the British filmmaker behind ‘Kurt & Courtney’, ‘Fetishes’ and ‘Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer.’ He returns with his latest documentary, ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love.’

5 to See: This Weekend

With work including Nick Broomfield’s latest documentary, and a debut feature from Mexico, this weekend’s new movies tackle love, obsession, rivalry and injustice.

Emotional Charge

‘The Current War’, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, two rivals in electricity.

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