Sophie Hyde’s follow-up to 2019’s Animals, Good Luck to You Leo Grande is an intimate, painfully frank, and often funny examination of female desire and exploration, with two staggeringly honest central performances from Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack.
At the heart of Brian and Charles, year’s Sundance London Audience Award winner, is a simple question of companionship, the lengths people will go to alleviate loneliness, and a robot who is half washing machine.
There is a moment in Michel Franco’s latest film that captures both the appeal and the weakness of Sundown in an instant. A man pulls up to a packed beach on a jet ski, pulls out a gun and assassinates another man, who up until that moment has been enjoying a day in the sun. While people gather around in the aftermath, Neil (Tim Roth) the films’ protagonist, simply takes the hand of the young woman sitting next to him and walks away without so much as a backwards glance.
It’s no surprise the amount of hype that surrounded the run-up to the premiere of Marry Me. The early 00s heyday of mainstream romantic comedies that wholly embrace their place in the genre (27 Dresses, What’s Your Number, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) has long gone, and there’s been a significant void that hasn’t been filled.
Women X returns this year with a hybrid festival taking place both online and in person at the ARC – Stockton Arts Centre in Stockton-On-Tees in the North East of England.
Their mission is to create a ‘dynamic new type of festival’ for a ‘dynamic new type of filmmaker’, as Women X aims to break down these barriers that underrepresented voices face in the industry, and bring together female and non-binary creatives and filmmakers together for a celebration of film in a safe and inclusive space...
Take One Action – the UK’s leading global change film festival – has announced the full programme for its 14th annual edition. As Scotland gears up to host the UN Climate Conference (aka COP26) the festival will host 20+ international, UK and Scottish film premieres, inspiring conversations and exclusive digital content in Glasgow, Edinburgh and online from 22 – 26 September. In-person festival editions will also take place in Aberdeen (22-24 October) and Inverness (29-31 October).
There are no shortage of articles, posts, and Twitter threads about the importance of platonic love, the highs and lows, the breakups that can often feel more painful than the end of a romantic relationship. Nikole Beckwith’s new film Together Together captures the complicated relationship between two very different people, brought together through surrogacy.
SUNDANCE LONDON ’21: ‘The Most Beautiful Boy In The World’ Is A Devastating Look At Abuse In The Film Industry
After casting Björn Andrésen as Tadzio in his 1971 film Death in Venice, Luchino Visconti dubbed the young teenager ‘the most beautiful boy in the world’, and Andresen was thrust into the international spotlight with devastating consequences.
SUNDANCE LONDON ’21: ‘First Date’ Can’t Quite Decide What It Want To Be – But Does That Really Matter?
Remembering your first date – either with a current partner, or perhaps the first time you ever went out with someone – is sure to bring back memories. The awkward crushes of youth, those butterflies in the stomach, bad conversations, these memories are often universal. What most first dates don’t usually involve are dodgy car deals, shootouts, an elderly couple making out in the front seat, and in-depth discussions about the merits and shortcomings of ‘Of Mice and Men’.
Billed as a deep dive into your favourite band’s favourite band, Edgar Wright brings his dynamic and musical-infused filmography to the documentary drama for the first time in this loving and occasionally over-long investigation of the history of Sparks.
Discovering yourself in text, whether through characters, situations, or the locations that are depicted in text, can feel revelatory. As Natalie Olah has recently written of her hometown of Birmingham, it can give you a ‘complete validation through literature’ which grounds you in the moment and lets the text flow through you as familiar references, places, street names bring the text to life – even more so when the area described is one seldom found in literature.
With the UK version of the Utah-based festival taking place in the last week of July – a little later than usual – we look forward to our 5 most anticipated films that are screening at Sundance London.
Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition Opens For Submissions – Exclusive Screen Queens Discount Code Available!
For the third year the ‘Killer Shorts’ Horror Short Screenplay Competition is accepting submissions. The Screenwriters Network is partnering with top figures in the horror genre (producers, execs and literary managers) to select the Top 10 scripts from the pool of submissions.
MyFrenchFilmFestival have announced their 2021 lineup with a selection of films from both their own history and previous editions of the Cannes Film Festival.