Criminal Enterprises

Simon Rumley returns with gangster film Once Upon a Time in London, an epic tale about the real life rivalry between Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone) and Billy Hill (Leo Gregory).

Frames of Representation

Now in its fourth year, Frames of Representation festival is back at London’s ICA. Celebrating transgressive cinema, this year’s theme is “de-framing.”

Mounting Pressures

Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie centres on the plight of one family after their landlord sells their rented home. Homeless and struggling to find a room for a night, the family are forced to live out of their car.

5 to See: This Weekend

From a dance biography/documentary to a coming-of-age tale, a genre thriller, a Hollywood comedy and a homegrown feelgood drama, the range of what’s on offer is hugely diverse.

Stanley Kubrick Season

In a career that spanned almost 50 years, Stanley Kubrick made just 13 features and a handful of shorts. Even then, that doesn’t tell the whole story. BFI and Design Museum step into tell us more.

Growing Pains

Actor Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with Mid90s, a mini-masterpiece that turns the clock back a quarter of a century for this old school tale of growing pains.

Between Emotions

Bing Liu’s Academy Award-nominated Minding the Gap explores the rich emotional textures between childhood and adulthood, following 23-year-old Zack and 17-year-old Keire.

Analogue Encounters

Alice Rohrwacher’s third film Happy as Lazzaro was celebrated when it premiered in Cannes, winning the Italian director a Best Screenplay prize. The script is daring – mixing fantasy and fable.

5 to See: This Weekend

One documentary and four features, hailing from across Europe and America, these movies tackle a variety of themes: survival, greed, exploitation and the importance of family, surrogate or otherwise.

A Dark Narrative

Jonas Åkerlund is a Swedish-born filmmaker, famed for music videos for such iconic artists as U2, Metallica, The Rolling Stones and Madonna. He now returns with Lords of Chaos.

A Distinctive Voice

Carol Morley’s new film, Out of Blue, is based on Amis’ 1997 novella Night Train, which itself was a comic parody of detective fiction. The result is a curious and unique sense of storytelling.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films from around the world. A mix of fact, fiction and documentary, these titles draw from a variety of reference points from astrophysics to art.

Jury 2019

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Human Encounters

Ali Abbasi’s Border, co-written by Isabella Eklöf, centres around customs officer Tina and an encounter with Vore that transforms her sense of identity and place in the world.

Freedom of Expression

Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow is the story of Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev. It explores what made this unquestionably brilliant star defect from the Soviet Union to the West.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend we showcase five new films from around the globe that take us into the lives of others with experiences remotely different to most of us. Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ features.

BFI Flare: 2019

It’s Flare time again at London’s BFI Southbank, which means ten days of the best LGBTQ+ cinema around. The curtain-raiser is Chanya Button’s sophomore feature, Vita & Virginia.

A Powerful Story

Lukas Dhont’s feature directorial debut Girl centres on the transgender teenager Lara (Victor Polster), who is determined to become a professional ballerina.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s selection of films explores diverse themes including familial tragedy, the search for meaning in modern-day society and finding love where you least expect it.

Girl: A Review

After a series of shorts, Belgian writer-director Lukas Dhont makes his directorial debut with Girl. Playing in Cannes last year, the powerful film made an immediate international impact.