Festivals

Five things to see at Cinema Rediscovered 2017

By Christina Newland

Jean-Luc Godard’s radical ’60s comedy La Chinoise is among the highlights of this year’s festival.

What to see at New Horizons Film Festival 2017

By Matt Thrift

Poland’s biggest arthouse extravaganza returns with a special tribute to Jacques Rivette.

Imagined Futures shorts at Shubbak film festival 2017

By Matt Turner

London’s annual celebration of Arab culture once again offers a window into an unseen world.

Why rep cinema is about more than just reliving the past

By Pamela Hutchinson

At the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna, digital restoration brings vintage film to new audiences.

Breathe to open the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

Andy Serkis’ period drama has been chosen to kick off this year’s festival.

The Arab female filmmakers breaking the mould

By Joanna Hawkins

Shubbak’s film programmer previews this year’s celebration of Arab culture.

10 things to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

By William Carroll

Hot picks from this year’s programme – including a Morrissey biopic and a British animation retrospective.

The best films from the Transylvania International Film Festival 2017

By Patrick Gamble

A film about ‘Stalin’s Space Monkeys’ and a participatory documentary were among the highlights of this year’s festival.

The 10 best films we saw at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

By David Jenkins

Our favourite documentaries from this year’s festival – all of which you should look out for.

How cinema is challenging the narrative around the Syria crisis

By Matt Turner

At Sheffield Doc/Fest a trio of films reveal the horror and hope at the heart of the conflict.

Meet the Programmer: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

By Sophie Wyatt

Mark Adams offers a preview of the 71st EIFF and discusses the challenges of organising a major film event.

Cannes Film Festival 2017 – The winners

By David Jenkins

The world’s greatest film festival is over for another year, and here are all the films that received awards.

Cannes Film Festival 2017: Palme d’Or predictions

By David Jenkins

Three scenarios for who might win big at this year’s prize giving.

Based on a True Story – first look review

By David Jenkins

This cunning literary thriller from Roman Polanski intrigues rather than wows at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

You Were Never Really Here – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Joaquin Phoenix bares his soul in Lynne Ramsay’s noir-tinged New York thriller.

The Rider – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Chloe Zhao’s hushed neo western offers a feminist perspective on a man in crisis.

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