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Hogir Hirori/ Shinwar Kamal

Victor Fraga - 23-04-2018

When altruism knows no bounds: army colonel Fakhir Berwari devoted his time to defusing mines in Iraq, despite knowing that his dangerous job would almost inevitably lead to his very own death - in cinemas April 27th [Read More...]
East End Film Festival @ London - various venues
Apr 11 – Apr 29 all-day
East End Film Festival @ London - various venues

Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest film festivals. An annual multi-platform festival held in London, the EEFF presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. The EEFF’s mission is to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences.

Attracting an annual audience of more than 30,000, the EEFF has established itself as a major international film festival situated at the heart of London’s most dynamic quarter. Committed to the work of first and second time directors, the annual EEFF showcases more than fifty feature film screenings, several short film programmes, and a variety of cross-arts events and industry activities across the festival. The EEFF’s established awards system includes: Best Film (reserved for first and second time directors); Best UK Short Film; Accession Award (reserved for a particular industry discipline); the EEFF Short Film Audience Award and new for 2017; the Rising Star Award; and our £10,000 Transit Award.

Our dirty picks include Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Tehran Taboo.

Click here for more information about the event.

The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film @ Various venues - London
May 1 – May 7 all-day
The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film @ Various venues - London

This year the Festival celebrates are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first proper SF novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, with a little WTF twist.

The opening night movie is Maurice Haaems’ debut, Chimera, a powerful film that asks “do you want to live forever?” They close with a fantastic and prescient film called Division 19, a UK production written and directed by Suzie Halewood.

There are myriad shorts in the festival – five programmes of them… be sure to catch at least one! And new this year is their partnership with The Moxy Hotel and Pitch, both great drinking spots for after screening socials.

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Festival de Cannes
May 8 – May 19 all-day
Festival de Cannes

The opening will therefore take place on the evening of Tuesday, 8th May and the awards ceremony will be on Saturday, 19th May.

“Following 2017’s anniversary edition, the Festival is beginning a new period in its history,” says Festival President Pierre Lescure. “We intend to renew the principles of our organisation as much as possible, while continuing to question the cinema of our age and to be present through its upheavals.”

This new schedule will allow us to rebalance the two weeks of the event and to bring new energy to the proceedings.

What is more, starting on a Tuesday will allow us to hold an additional gala evening before the Festival weekend and to organise previews of the opening film throughout France.

Finally, bringing forward the announcement of awards by one day, to Saturday evening, will increase its prestige, while at the same time giving the closing film better exposure.

DMovies will be following Cannes live. Click here for more information about the event.

Sundance Film Festival London @ Picturehouse Central
May 31 – Jun 3 all-day
Sundance Film Festival London @ Picturehouse Central

Sundance Film Festival: London returns to Picturehouse Central in 2018, bringing the best of the annual festival from across the pond to London audiences. The programme has already been announced.

Our dirty picks includes Eight Grade (Bo Burnham) and Generation Wealth (Lauren Greenfield).

Click here for more information about the event.

Lean on Pete

Andrew Haigh

Alasdair Bayman - 23-04-2018

British director's latest film is a sombre and melancholic immersive experience, not dissimilar to his previous films, this time dealing with a young boy emotionally attached to the underperforming titular race horse - in cinemas May 4th [Read More...]

Dirty expectations: 10 films to look out for in Cannes


Victor Fraga - 22-04-2018

With just over two weeks left before Cannes begins, our editor has picked 10 potentially dirty gems to keep an eye for; we'll be live at the event unearthing the dirt exclusively for you! [Read More...]

Let the Sunshine In (Un Beau Soleil Intérieur)

Claire Denis

Alasdair Bayman - 14-04-2018

The French beacons of light: Claire Denis lets her visceral and rebellious genius shine through again in this loose adaptation of Roland Barthes's essays - but not without Juliette Binoche's dazzling light - in cinemas Friday, April 20th [Read More...]


Valeska Grisebach

Teodosia Dobriyanova - 20-04-2018

East and West meet, clash and finally come together in Valeska Grisebach’s third feature film and first directorial return after an 11-year hiatus - in cinemas now! [Read More...]

Big Fish & Begonia (Dayu Haitang)

Liang Xuan, Zhang Chun

Jeremy Clarke - 11-04-2018

Born this way, reborn that way! Groundbreaking Chinese fantasy animation follows girl who transforms into dolphin and fights to bring a boy back to life, in a story about rebirth in different shapes and forms - in cinemas from Wednesday 18th [Read More...]

Happy Prince

Rupert Everett

Petra von Kant - 20-04-2018

The online trailer for Rupert Everett's biopic of Oscar Wilde is out now; the director himself incorporates the literature genius as he lives his final days in exile [Read More...]

WARNING: film spoilers can kill!


Charlie Jones - 20-04-2018

Cinema-goer Charlie Jones argues in favour of spoilers, and why he thinks readers should be given the choice whether to find out about the dirty twists in a film or not! [Read More...]

Never Steady, Never Still

Kathleen Hepburn

Victor Fraga - 18-04-2018

Rural Canada provides a serene backdrop to grief-ridden family drama about young widow with advanced Parkinson's disease and a introverted and confused son - in cinemas Friday, April 20th and then on VoD the following week [Read More...]

This is no laughing matter!!!


Charlie Jones - 15-04-2018

Our 25-year-old reader Charlie Jones has come across some epic and glistening pieces of filmic garbage in his relatively short life as a cinema-goer; he shares his favourite gems and advises how to make the best of the experience! [Read More...]

Human Flow

Ai Weiwei

Victor Fraga - 05-12-2017

Why are we failing so many fellow human beings? Chinese artists's eagerly awaited doc takes looks at the shocking plight of refugees in various corners of the planet, in a heartbreaking 140-minute journey - now on all major VoD platforms [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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