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Muito Romântico

Gustavo Jahn/ Melissa Dullius
23-02-2017

Victor Fraga - 23-02-2017

Brazilian couple draws inspiration from German literature, Brazilian music and their very own experience as immigrants in order to create their first feature film, a very personal and multilayered concoction [Read More...]
Feb
15
Wed
Glasgow Film Festival @ Glasgow - various venues
Feb 15 – Feb 26 all-day
Glasgow Film Festival @ Glasgow - various venues
Glasgow Film Festival 2017 has announced its first special event and programme for next year’s festival.
On February 21st, Glasgow’s ABC will host a special screening of Lost in France (Niall McCann), exploring the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the ’90s, led by the cult Glasgow label Chemikal.
GFF audience is central to their programming and their ethos, as they aim to enable audiences to experience the best international cinema. GFF programme regularly features: new local and international film from all genres; mainstream crowd-pleasers to groundbreaking art-house experimentation; the return of well-loved classics alongside rare cult gems; with filmmaker guest appearances, interactive workshops and discussion panels to complete the mix!
Mar
6
Mon
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Mar 6 – Mar 17 all-day
Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. We work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. Through our Human Rights Watch Film Festival we bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

The HRW Film Festival currently screens in over 20 cities around the world throughout the year. The festival’s programming committee operates out of the New York office to screen more than 500 films each year. Through a rigorous vetting process, that includes review by Human Rights Watch’s programmatic staff, the festival chooses approximately 40 films each year to participate in our various festivals. It is then up to the particular city and its programming committee to choose films from this final selection for their specific festival.

In selecting films for the festival, Human Rights Watch concentrates equally on artistic merit and human rights content. The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films from both new and established international filmmakers. Though the festival rules out films that contain unacceptable inaccuracies of fact, we do not bar any films on the basis of a particular point of view.

Click here for more information about the event.

Mar
16
Thu
31st BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
Mar 16 – Mar 26 all-day
31st BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival

2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which decriminalised private homosexual acts in England and Wales. The Festival marks this anniversary in a number of ways:

  • Fifty Years of Queer History through the Moving Image and Beyond a unique afternoon of illustrated talks, screenings and storytelling with a wide range of historians, archivists and individuals who lived through the period.
  • The aforementioned Against the Law is the profoundly moving true story of Peter Wildeblood and the events that led to the creation of the Wolfenden Committee on sexual law reform.
  • BFI Flare will host the world premiere of the politically charged Pride? (dir. Ashley Joiner), a provocative and intelligent documentary which details the history of the Pride celebrations.
  • As previously announced, the BFI is also marking the 50th anniversary with a new season of screenings and events in July and August. Gross Indecency will explore the pioneering – and sometimes problematic – depictions of LGBT life in British film and TV in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Click here for more information about the event.

Patriot’s Day

Peter Berg
2017

Jeremy Clarke - 23-02-2017

A docudrama covering the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the citywide manhunt that ensued and the lives of professional and ordinary citizens caught up in that day and its aftermath. [Read More...]

We are X

Stephen Kijak
2017

Linda Marric - 20-02-2017

Meet the exotic Japanese who've rocked the world for 35 years with their exhilarating performances, outlandish costumes and... the hysterical fall-outs! In cinemas on February 28th [Read More...]

Elle

Paul Verhoeven
2017

Victor Fraga - 19-02-2017

Verhoeven's latest movie is a sensual ballad of visceral sex and dysfunctional relationships, elegant in its eccentricity and deliciously repulsive in its pathology, starring Isabelle Huppert - out in cinemas March 20th [Read More...]

Bones of Contention

Andrea Weiss
2017

Victor Fraga - 19-02-2017

Is it about time Spain unearths the bones of Federico García Lorca and uncover its dirty history? Or should the past be left undisturbed? Doc searches for the answer, at Berlinale [Read More...]

Vazante

Daniela Thomas
2017

Victor Fraga - 18-02-2017

Profoundly lyrical and feminine anthropological drama set in colonial Brazil opens the wounds of a country still grappling with its race and gender identity - from the Berlinale [Read More...]

Ana, mon Amour

Călin Peter Netzer
2017

Victor Fraga - 18-02-2017

Romanian drama with about turbulent relationship has great emotional depth and unusual chronology - it is one of the favourite for the Berlinale's top prize [Read More...]

Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le)

Liu Jian
2017

Victor Fraga - 17-02-2017

When the dreams of the Chinese turn into a bloody nightmare - this filthy animation is one of the best surprises of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Without Name

Lorcan Finnegan
2016

Maysa Monção - 17-02-2017

A hypnotic experience that suddenly descends into eco-horror, Lorcan Finnegan's new film will grip you from the very first minute - out in cinemas this weekend [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

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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