5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF selects five new, stimulating films opening in the UK. These top picks explore such themes as deception, eco-activism, celebrity, violence, reincarnation and motherhood.

Vox Lux: A Review

Brady Corbet returns with his second feature-length movie, Vox Lux. Like his debut, The Childhood of a Leader, he’s crafted a story with fictional characters plunged into real-world events.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five rich and rewarding new films from around the world, from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget indies and Chinese auteur cinema.

Pulp Fictions

Romain Gavras is a renowned French director, who made his name with commercials and music videos. He returns with The World Is Yours, an exhilarating gangster comedy.

Capturing Youth

The jungle of middle school is given a brutal raking over in Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, an acutely, wincingly brilliant slice of pre-teen observation set in the age of social media.

5 to See: This Weekend

From true-life stories that provide unique perspectives on recent history to fictional blood-soaked thrillers, these movies are packed with enticing themes for the Easter weekend.

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.