Festivals

Why the Sundance Film Festival should be top of your 2020 travel plans

By Hannah Woodhead

Set in the picturesque mountains of Utah, Sundance is a film lover’s paradise with a difference.

10 highlights from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

By Patrick Gamble

Space dogs, muscle men and a Soviet cinema icon were at the forefront of this year’s event.

Discover the free online film festival which celebrates Europe

By Little White Lies

ArteKino is an innovative digital film festival showcasing the crème of new European cinema.

Six of the best films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019

By Hannah Clugston

York’s annual showcase of groundbreaking short-form cinema returned for its biggest ever edition.

Can you mourn for a person of whom you have no memory?

By Beth Webb

Korean director Noh Young Sun reflects on her deeply personal debut feature, Yukiko.

How the UK Jewish Film Festival expanded out east

By Hannah Woodhead

We meet UKJFF Head Programmer Nir Cohen who explains how he plans to reach new audiences.

Exploring indigenous Canadian films at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

By Justine Smith

This year’s edition of the Montreal-based festival showed the value of giving marginalised native filmmakers a platform.

Did Ethan Coen deliver the strangest screenwriting lecture ever?

By Flavia Ferrucci

The writer-directors maps out the past, present and future of cinema through its depiction of… surgery?

Fanny Lye Deliver’d – first look review

By David Jenkins

This slow-burn folk horror set in old, weird England marks the auspicious return of talented British director Thomas Clay.

Meet the Guy Maddin-esque gonzo filmmaker challenging Canadian identity

By Justine Smith

Director Matthew Rankin discusses his experimental debut feature The Twentieth Century.

Nocturnal – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Cosmo Jarvis shines in this portrait of flawed, inarticulate masculinity by first-time feature director Nathalie Biancheri.

A new film explores New York’s Chinatown through an unlikely heroine

By Jenna Mahale

Writer/director Sasie Sealy discusses the making of her “risky” debut feature, Lucky Grandma.

How do you decide what to watch at a film festival?

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sprawling programmes and a focus on new talent makes buying tickets a tough task. But it need not be.

Is de-ageing technology the way forward for the time-spanning epic?

By Lillian Crawford

Two films at the San Sebastian Film Festival showcase a more old school way of depicting the bittersweet passage of time.

Programmers Picks from the 2019 BFI London Film Festival

By Anton Bitel

Away from the showpiece gala screenings, these are the films worth seeking out at this year’s LFF.

Zeroville – first look review

By Lillian Crawford

An intended orgy of cinephile pleasure translates as a misguided and misbegotten dud in James Franco’s long-delayed Hollywood satire.

Greed – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Steve Coogan plays an odious fast fashion magnate in Michael Winterbottom's latest comedy.

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