Searching for Truth

Tim Travers Hawkins’ XY Chelsea follows the true story of whistleblower and ex-soldier Chelsea Manning. The director discusses the film, exploring ideas of identity and surveillance.

Personal Tragedies

Short movies can often be a launchpad into a feature filmmaking career, though its rare to see it evolve in the way it has for Thunder Road, developed from Jim Cummings’ 2016 film.

Historical Upheaval

László Nemes is the Hungarian-born filmmaker who began his career as Béla Tarr’s assistant during the making of The Man From London. He returns with Sunset, starring Juli Jakab.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF selects new films from across Europe and America that will be making it onto UK screens. Featuring protagonists following obsessions and new work from director László Nemes.

Interstellar Journeys

Joaquín Cambre’s coming-of-age drama, A Trip to the Moon, centres around teenager Tomas, who distracts himself from academic challenges with his interest in astronomy and space travel.

Cannes: Closing Narratives

With Cannes nearing its close, it’d be fair to say that the selection by artistic director Thierry Frémaux and his team has left most critics more than satisfied. ASFF sums up the top films.

5 to See: AR at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 opens next month, presenting a diverse programme of innovative non-fiction storytelling. ASFF selects must-see films from the Alternate Realities programme.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects new films that open in cinemas around the UK. Documentary, biopic-musical, action-adventure take audiences into both fantastical realms and real-life scenarios.

Rocketman: A Review

After the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody surprised everybody by becoming a global phenomenon and claiming four Oscars, attention inevitably turns to Rocketman.

10 to See: Cannes 2019

Cannes Film Festival continues this week. ASFF selects ten top films to watch from the 2019 selection, including works by Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Mati Diop and Bong Joon-ho.

Cannes Film Festival: First Look

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is underway, and so far, it’s been an enjoyable edition. ASFF unpacks a selection of stand-out films from this year’s event, including Ladj Ly and Ken Loach.

Beats: A Review

Brian Welsh’s film Beats is fresh, funny, trippy and touching, a black-and-white love letter to teenage rebellion that feels like its preserved from another era. Cult status beckons.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films set to be launched in UK cinemas. Hailing from Scotland to Colombia to Middle America – these films explore the ties that bind us.

Global Resonance

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War comedy masterpiece, ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’, will have a UK theatrical re-release this month.

New Representations

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage is set against the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s, exploring the corrupting influence of money and power.

ASFF Award-Winning Film Tour

ASFF has partnered with BFI Network and Film Hub North to present an initiative encouraging positive engagement with independent film, new talent and innovative visual storytelling.

Heightened Narratives

Based on the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, the gold medallists in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon, Beyond the River is the dramatised version of their story.

5 to See: This Weekend

Ranging from science fiction to concert movie, survival story to historical drama, these films dig deep into the wider human experience, exploring the meaning of existence to cultural appropriation.

Cannes 2019: A Preview

This year’s Cannes Film Festival gets underway next week with a host of familiar names vying to win the prestigious Palme d’Or. So what will be gracing the Croisette?

Inner Space

French auteur Claire Denis makes her first fully English-language movie, High Life. Fully, because her 2001 vampire film Trouble Every Daywas part French, part English. This, similarly…