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American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor

Maysa Monção - 23-09-2016

Are wounds of the Newark riots still open? Read our verdict of Ewan McGregor's debut as a director, a film packed with social woes and family taboos - live right now from the San Sebastian Film Festival [Read More...]
Free Fire + High Rise @ Cineworld at the O2
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Free Fire + High Rise @ Cineworld at the O2 | London | England | United Kingdom

Ben Wheatley is one of Britain’s greatest and most prolific modern directors, and as if to prove it he’ll appear at Empire Live with not one but two movies. Wheatley will be on hand to introduce some preview footage from his next movie, Free Fire, a gripping thriller about a drug deal gone bad. With an all-star cast including Michael Smiley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and newly-minted Oscar winner Brie Larson. We follow this up with a full screening of his all-star adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise. Previously thought unfilmable, the movie stars Tom Hiddleston as a doctor who gets caught up in the mania that grips the inhabitants of a tower block in the 1970s. With Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss also in the cast, this darkly funny, gripping, provocative film is a must-see. This really is a double bill not to be missed.

Read our interview with director Ben Wheatley.

Alberto Iglesias in Conversation @ BFI Southbank
Sep 27 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm
Alberto Iglesias in Conversation @ BFI Southbank | London | England | United Kingdom

We welcome one of Pedro Almodóvar’s closest collaborators, multi-Oscar® and BAFTA-nominated composer Alberto Iglesias, to discuss his creative relationship with the Spanish director and his career in music. Iglesias has worked with Almodóvar on 10 films, beginning with The Flower of My Secret and including this year’s Julieta (see our review), and has also worked with Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone and Tomas Alfredson. We’re proud to welcome one of cinema’s most acclaimed composers to the BFI stage to discuss his illustrious career.

This event will be hosted by renowned conductor, arranger and broadcaster Robert Ziegler.


Cristi Puiu

Maysa Monção - 21-09-2016

It's NOT a wonderful life: a family reunion can be as pleasurable as a funeral and as controversial as an election debate; Romanian film epitomises the feuds of modern Europe - live from San Sebastian Film Festival [Read More...]

The Cambridge Squatter (Era o Hotel Cambridge)

Eliane Caffé

Maysa Monção - 20-09-2016

The Brazilian melting pot at boiling point: Brazil has a long tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from all over the globe; this unusual blend of documentary and fiction exposes the wounds of these people as well as and the woes of the nation in a very urgent moment - live from the San Sebastian Film Festival [Read More...]


Bertrand Bornello

Maysa Monção - 19-09-2016

A punch in the stomach: this film is as unexpected and powerful as the attacks it portrays - read our review of this sobering reflection on terrorism and the shortcomings of social integration in France - right now at the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival [Read More...]


Martin Radich

Lina Samoili - 19-09-2016

Like mercenary, like son? Taut and somber thriller investigates the troubled relation of an adolescent and a father with very questionable morals whom he adores; Norfolk is out in cinemas right now [Read More...]

Because life’s too short


Lina Samoili - 16-09-2016

Encounters Film festival is one of the leading events in short film and animation in the UK and Europe; its 22nd edition takes place this week in Bristol, with a hot selection of politically-charged and socially-engaged movies, and a tribute to Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy [Read More...]

Film curator for a day!


Maysa Monção - 16-09-2016

Rattle the world of cinema: joint initiative by the Barbican and Film London “What London Watches: Ten Films That Shook Our World” gives people like you the opportunity to pick a dirty film for the British capital to see; don't miss the deadline! [Read More...]

El Sur

Victor Erice

Victor Fraga - 16-09-2016

Memories of my father: a young girl reconstructs her dad through a blend of recollections, dreams and allegories, in a tale set in a very somber and mournful Francoist Spain - this dirty classic is one of Almodóvar's favourite films, and it's showing now in cinemas [Read More...]

Dare to Be Wild

Vivienne De Courcy

Pedro Miguel - 13-09-2016

Power to the flower: biopic of Irish landscape designer Mary Reynolds provides a plush and superb portrait of nature, but does not analyse the broader impact of her work in detail [Read More...]

The night I lost my innocence

Almiro Andrade opens up and for the first time talks about the fateful night Viktor suddenly came into his life and turned it upside down - exclusively for DMovies

Talking to fascists in Brazil

Jean Wyllys, Brian Robinson and Lucia Nagib talk about 'Rat Fever', sexual freedoms and reactionary politics in Brazil, in DMovies first debate, at the Brazilian Embassy in London

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