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Trudie Styler

Maysa Monção - 02-11-2017

Baby, I was born this way! Despite the bullying, Alex Lawther is an unabashed cross-dresser in this gentle coming-of-age tale - in cinemas Friday, June 22nd [Read More...]
Edinburgh International Film Festival @ Various venues - Edinburgh
Jun 20 – Jul 1 all-day
Edinburgh International Film Festival @ Various venues - Edinburgh

Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh Film Festival is the oldest in the UK and arguably the longest continually-running film event in the world. Click here for more information and the full programme.

Our dirty picks include Mug (pictured), Cold War and Eaten by Lions.

London Indian Film Festival @ Various venues - London, Manchester and Birmingham
Jun 21 – Jul 1 all-day
London Indian Film Festival @ Various venues - London, Manchester and Birmingham

This is the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival. It returns for a ninth year with an entertaining and thought provoking line-up of independent films that offer a rare window into a billion South Asian lives in the sub-continent right now.

Our dirty picks include Love Sonia and Eaten by Lions.

Click here for more information about the event.

South Social meets Latin America @ Elephant Park
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day
South Social meets Latin America @ Elephant Park

South Social is going outdoors! We occupy a brand new park, Elephant Park, behind Elephant & Castle station, with dancing, swinging, eating, drinking and binge watching of Latin American movies.

South Social meets Latin America is a true summer event open to families, children and everybody who wants to enjoy lying out in the grass, eating Latin American food from Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Argentina, having children engaged with fun activities and be free to wonder around and discover the world.

South Social meets Latin America is a trans-geographical, multicultural and multidimensional festival that will celebrate LATIN AMERICA by way of independent cinema, dance, world music, art and regional cuisine from 29-30 JUNE at the brand new Elephant park, in ELEPHANT & CASTLE.

The festival will run for a whole weekend and each day will be dedicated to a different country, exploring diversity and cultures to shine a light on the Latino community based in the area.

Friday 29th will be dedicated to ARGENTINA and we start the day with a Latin American dance workshop with Damarys Farres, a genuine passionate dancer, choreographer, teacher of​ Cuban/ Afro-Cuban dance. At 7pm con​cert with Brixton Cumbia Association,​ a fun, energetic collective recreating the best songs from their native country, Argentina. At 8:30pm screening of a classic black humour comedy WILD TALES by Damián Szifron. Six tales of ordinary madness produced by Almodovar.

On Saturday 30th the focus will be on COLOMBIA, launching a Latin American dance workshop with Elsa Pere​z, 82,​ has danced around the world, exploring dance from South America, the Caribbean and her own South Africa. She will teach and entertain the public with her wonderful dancing.

7pm C​oncert​ Nirk ​Molina Vallenato King, a shining light of the Colombian vallenato London scene, with his fusion of pop vocals and traditional music of the Colombian rural people. He embodies the very soul of Latin America Vallenato, which originated in the Valle de Upar in northeastern Colombia. To end a wonderful festival, a premiere of a Colombian comedy AMALIA the secretary by ​Andrés Burgos (2017 Colombia).

The event:

5pm Opening, Food & drinks stalls (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico), Children activities, 6pm Workshop of Latin American dance, 7pm Latin American band, 8:30 Screening of a family friendly film, 10:30pm End of festival.

Launched in 2015, South Social Film Festival dedicates every unique event to a different country, turning it into a platform to celebrate diversity through art, cinema, world music and food for South London. Created and founded by Italian film journalist, Paola Melli, SSFF has nurtured a loyal clientele of film, music and food enthusiasts.

Click here for more information, and in order to purchase your ticket now!

75th Venice Film festival @ Venice - various locations
Aug 29 – Sep 8 all-day
75th Venice Film festival @ Venice - various locations

The 75th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

Click here for more information about the event.

Cold War (Zimna Wojna)

Paweł Pawlikowski

Victor Fraga - 21-06-2018

Director of the instant classic IDA returns with an equally stunning "melodrama" dealing with Polish identity, war allegiances and the inability to settle down, all harmonically tied together by sumptuous music - from the Edinburgh International Film Festival [Read More...]

In The Fade (Aus dem Nichts)

Fatih Akin

Victor Fraga - 20-06-2018

German thriller starring an electrifying Diane Kruger blends an explosive mixture of neo-Nazi terrorism, pan-European fundamentalism and court drama - in cinemas Friday, June 22nd [Read More...]

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Mari Okada

Victor Fraga - 21-06-2018

Japanese animation unusually directed by a female has a very interesting twist on motherhood and is worth a watch, despite the highly elliptical narrative - in cinemas Wednesday, June 27th [Read More...]

Loveless (Nelyubov)

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Victor Fraga - 18-05-2017

To Russia with loathe: the latest movie by the director of the superb Leviathan is an allegory of hateful mother Russia, and how she's sacrificing her own children - now on all major VoD platforms [Read More...]

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Sara Driver

Victor Fraga - 19-06-2018

Dirty words, scrawls and scribbles! Documentary about one of the most subversive artists of the 20th century, who treated the entire world much like his own private scrapbook, investigates a very specific segment of his life - in cinemas Friday, June 22nd [Read More...]

Eaten by Lions

Jason Wingard

Eoghan Lyng - 21-06-2018

When Pete and Omar lose their beloved Gran they go in search of Omar's estranged father, confronting him on the day of his daughters’ engagement party - British comedy with Indian flavours shows at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and also at the London Indian Film Festival [Read More...]

The Lodgers

Brian O'Malley

Eoghan Lyng - 17-06-2018

Gothic Irish horror about haunted house makes good and imaginative use of a classical filmic devices, but there's also a very English problem with casting - out on June 25th [Read More...]

Mug (Twarz)

Małgorzata Szumowska

Victor Fraga - 24-02-2018

Polish film about face transplant and a giant Jesus statue combines elements of drama and comedy, but the outcome is a little clumsy - from the Edinburgh International Film Festival [Read More...]

Dark River

Clio Barnard

Alasdair Bayman - 22-02-2018

British rural drama about woman haunted by her past builds on the success of films like 'The Levelling' and 'God's Own Country', but it lacks the sophistication of its predecessors - now on VoD [Read More...]

The Happy Prince

Rupert Everett

Jeremy Clarke - 13-06-2018

Like Oscar, Like Rupert! Rupert Everett writes, directs and stars as Oscar Wilde in the disgraced playwright's final years following his time in prison for committing homosexual acts – in cinemas from Friday June 15th [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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