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Thank You for Calling (Je Compte sur Vous)

Pascal Elbé

Luca Marcello - 14-12-2017

French thriller set in a pre-Snowdon environment, shows government surveillance was already part of our cultural zeitgeist back then - watch it now as part of the Men on the Edge collection [Read More...]
French Film Festival UK @ various locations nationwide
Nov 2 – Dec 17 all-day
French Film Festival UK @ various locations nationwide


from 2 November to 17 December 2017.

For any cultural endeavour to reach a quarter century is a milestone worth celebrating. Your 25th French Film Festival UK marks a significant notch on its calendar with a programme that is even richer and more comprehensive than ever before. Involving leading independent cinemas around the country from Glasgow and Edinburgh to London, from Inverness to Dundee and Belfast, from Warwick and Leicester to Chichester and Bristol, and so many more places in between watch out for the crème de la crème of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema from 2 November to 17 December 2017.

A chorus of “grand merci” as ever is due to sponsors, advertisers, funders, supporters, cinema colleagues, distributors, sales agents, and the dedicated Festival team without whom none if it would happen – and that would be so triste!

p.16: GOLDEN YEARS Sun 19 Nov should read Sun 26 Nov 12:30
p.18: LOST IN PARIS Sun 26 Nov should read Sun 3 Dec 13:00
p.23 THIS IS OUR LAND Sun 12 Nov Cancelled
p.27: GAUGUIN Sun 3 Dec should read Sun 12 Nov 13:00

Click here for more information about the event.

ArteKino Film Festival
Dec 1 – Dec 17 all-day
ArteKino Film Festival

his December you have an extra reason to stay at home. Even better: you have 10 reasons to stay at home. As if you needed yet more encouragement to trade the freezing temperatures outside for the comfort of your sofa and the company of dirty European film. The online platform for independent films FestivalScope has teamed up with the European culture channel ARTE and come up with ArteKino, a unique online film festival featuring 10 carefully selected films not available anywhere else for a limited period only. And it’s entirely free: there are to hidden catches and credit card numbers to be given out!

Each film can be viewed by 5,000 people between December 1st and December 17th on a first-come-first-saved basis, and they are available everywhere in Europe unless stated otherwise (see exceptions below). All films area available in the UK and Ireland.

These gems were carefully handpicked by Olivier Père, Director of Film at ARTE France and Artistic Director at ArteKino Festival. He explains “ArteKino is designed to be a 100% free digital event, the festival was born out of ARTE’s desire to strengthen its support for modern European arthouse films in an original manner by giving yet them greater visibility and wider distribution. – Olivier Père, Director of Film, ARTE France/Artistic Director, ARTE Kino Festival”.

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68th Berlin International Film Festival
Feb 15 – Feb 25 all-day
68th Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlinale is the largest and one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Two journalists from DMovies, Victor Fraga and Tiago Di Mauro, will attend the event this year and unearth the dirt from under the red carpet firsthand and exclusively for you!

Click here for more information about the event.

Win a flight, hotel and pass to the Berlinale!!!


DMovies' team - 13-12-2017

Don't miss the opportunity to attend the largest film festival in the world, with more than 400 films to watch, film stars, professionals and cinephiles to meet and an incredible buzz to experience [Read More...]

Mountains May Depart

Jia Zhangke

Richard Greenhill - 14-12-2017

Between the sword and the Great Wall: compelling melodrama shines a pertinent light on the everyday experiences of China, and the constant struggle between tradition and modernity - in cinemas [Read More...]

The man who made a sullen Brazil laugh


Victor Fraga - 13-12-2017

Daniel Rezende is a young Brazilian director whose first film, about a very dirty and subversive TV clown, has brought laughter and reflection to a country undergoing tragic changes - he now answers our dirty questions [Read More...]

The Prince of Nothingwood

Sonia Kronluns

Victor Fraga - 13-12-2017

This is neither Bollywood nor Hollywood. Salim Shaleen is the "Afghan Spielberg", a filmmaker with 108 films under his belt as well as an intense joi de vivre - fascinating doc about charismatic artist in cinemas Friday [Read More...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson

Jeremy Clarke - 12-12-2017

The latest addition to the Star Wars franchise offers a visual spectacle and is one of the series’ best entries, with new places, odd creatures and a Jedi heroine in the pole position, amongst other dirty treats - in cinemas on Thursday [Read More...]

Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs)

Daniel Rezende

Victor Fraga - 10-12-2017

Think clowns don't get dirty? Real-life story of Brazilian television clown exudes charm, nostalgia, swagger and, dare I say, sensuality, plus it's one of the best films you will see this year - in cinemas Friday [Read More...]

Scarred Hearts (Inimi Cicatrizate)

Radu Jude

Alasdair Bayman - 13-12-2017

Heavy-hearted Romanian drama about man succumbing to TB during Interwar period reflects on our vulnerability, mortality and triggers of the intellect - watch it now with ArteKino [Read More...]

Fast Convoy (Le Convoi)

Frédéric Schoendoerffer

Alasdair Bayman - 08-12-2017

French thriller plays with the colour palette in order to convey a sense of broken masculinity, partly shunning gravity-defying cars in favour of more psychological depth - watch it now on VoD [Read More...]

Living and Other Fictions (Vivir y Otras Ficciones)

Jo Sol

Victor Fraga - 12-12-2017

Disabled man unabashed by his sexual desires strikes a friendship with a very romantic criminal, as they both seek to live comfortably in their own skin - watch it now on ArteKino Festival [Read More...]

Alita: Battle Angel

Robert Rodrigues

Alasdair Bayman - 11-12-2017

Watch the trailer for cyborg sci-fi romance with impressive aesthetics and facial CGI, produced by James Cameron, and guaranteed to generate controversy in the Summer of 2018 [Read More...]

Those bloody vegans!!!

DMovies' reader pours her heart out as she talks about Meet Your Meat the film that changed her life forever, in emotional statement.

Women don’t cower in silence!

Thais reveals the very dirty movie that made her become the strong woman and the empowered professional that she is now!

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