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Paul Taylor

Maysa Monção - 22-11-2017

Words are very unnecessary! Older man and younger woman have silent, enigmatic and subversive relationship in this eerie chamber tale - now on VoD [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.

21st UK Jewish International Film Festival @ 115 screenings across London, Belfast, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham.
Nov 9 – Nov 26 all-day
21st UK Jewish International Film Festival @ 115 screenings across London, Belfast, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham.

At the core of UK Jewish Film’s existence is the notion that film is universal. It crosses cultures and divides and has the ability to unite, engage and educate diverse audiences through the telling of cinematic stories that provide stimulating, interesting and unique views of Jewish and Israeli life and culture.

UK Jewish Film aims to develop a culture where Jewish and Israeli film is recognised and enjoyed by the widest possible audience, and to bring Jewish related film to the heart of British culture.

UK Jewish Film – through its flagship, annual 16-day UK International Jewish Film Festival (with more than 14,000 visitors), its international festivals in Geneva and Zurich and, as well as its 450 year-round screenings and previews at venues across London and the UK, showcases a wide range of feature films, documentaries and shorts, which reflect the diversity of Jewish and Israeli life and culture. Since its inception the UK International Jewish Film Festival has welcomed over 200,000 visitors. Its popular video on demand platform brings its unique provision of film to many more.The organisation also runs acclaimed education programmes that reach hundreds of young people each year.

UKJF’s work encourages pride in and knowledge of Jewish culture amongst younger generations and promotes understanding and awareness towards Jewish and Israeli people and culture.

The 21st UK Jewish Film Festival will open on 9th November 2017, bringing the best of contemporary Jewish cinema from around the world, to a diverse range of UK audiences.

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CINECITY 2017 @ Brighton - various venues
Nov 10 – Nov 26 all-day
CINECITY 2017 @ Brighton - various venues

CINECITY 2017! 15th edition
10-26 November

Back for its 15th year, CINECITY is thrilled to bring you two weeks of previews, exhibitions, live scores, Q&As, workshops and special events.

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Women of the Lens @ Cinema Museum - London
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day
Women of the Lens @ Cinema Museum - London
Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival was created because the under-representation of black women and women of colour in the creative industries remains stubbornly low. The Festival was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of women who’re ordinarily overlooked in the conventional media-sphere. Their stories are ourstories…human stories with varied narratives and as such, wider audiences beyond those of colour can truly engage with complex tales that move beyond the common tropes reserved for these women in typical media representations.
At Women Of The Lens, we want to create a space, which attracts women within the industry and those who have vested interests outside of the industry that build reciprocal relationships that nurture and builds careers. We want to share knowledge which signposts opportunities and develops ideas.
Our Festival welcomes alliances with people who seek to challenge representations in front of and behind the camera irrespective of their ethnicities.

Click here for more information about the event, and get your tickets now.

It’s Not Yet Dark

Frankie Fenton

Alasdair Bayman - 16-11-2017

Doc about filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, who himself directed a movie while suffering from Motor Neuron Disease, will open your heart and fill the darkness with light! Just don't forget the tissues - now on VoD [Read More...]

Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman

Victor Fraga - 21-11-2017

Not your average coming-out tale! Movie about teen juggling his homosexual inclinations against a heteronormative circle of friends in Brooklyn is both moving and gently disturbing - in cinemas [Read More...]


Julian Rosefeldt

Maysa Monção - 24-01-2017

A chameleonic Cate Blanchett delivers a highly unorthodox and inventive history masterclass to cinema-lovers - in cinemas [Read More...]

Lost in Paris (Paris Pieds Nus)

Dominique Abel/ Fiona Gordon

Alasdair Bayman - 22-11-2017

Belgian-Australian duo direct and star in lighthearted comedy about our inner need to share beautiful moments, also featuring the late Emmanuelle Riva - in cinemas [Read More...]


James Carver

Richard Greenhill - 21-11-2017

Marketed as "the world's first selfie movie", could this innovative and low budget British film be the 21st century's answer to Lars von Trier's and Thomas Vinterberg's Dogme 95? In cinemas Friday [Read More...]

All of a Sudden (Auf Einmal)


Alasdair Bayman - 20-11-2017

Murder or cruel twist of fate? Convincing German drama delves with a mysterious death, class divides and family allegiances, and it has a nice David Fincher-esque finish - watch now on VoD [Read More...]

Red Sparrow

Francis Lawrence

Maysa Monção - 19-11-2017

Watch the trailer for the upcoming Hollywood thriller Red Sparrow, about a sexy and devious Russian spy played by Jennifer Lawrence [Read More...]

Benny Loves Killing

Ben Woodiwiss

Victor Fraga - 13-03-2016

This very intense British drama-horror flick proves that budget restrictions can be a catalyst for creativity, and not a handicap - now on Amazon [Read More...]


George Clooney

Victor Fraga - 02-11-2017

George Clooney's satire of suburban "Little America" has quite a few problems, but it still conveys a fitting message of tolerance plus it's mostly enjoyable to watch - in cinemas soon [Read More...]

Freedom For The Wolf

Rupert Russell

Richard Greenhill - 17-11-2017

Not as free as they seem! Countries around the globe appear to be shifting from Western-guided democracies into democratic illiberalism, in debut feature by Rupert Russell (son of the late Ken) - from the Amsterdam Documentary International Film Festival [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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