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The Flood

Anthony Woodley

Victor Fraga - 18-06-2019

Asylum seeker has to convince hardened immigration officer that his plight is genuine in order to avoid deportation to a country where he will face certain death - British drama is in cinemas Friday, June 21st [Read More...]
Edinburgh International Film Festival @ Edinburgh - various venues
Jun 19 – Jun 30 all-day
Edinburgh International Film Festival @ Edinburgh - various venues

EIFF began life as the International Festival of Documentary Films, and was opened by John Grierson, founder of the British documentary movement. Early audiences were treated to work by filmmakers as varied as Roberto Rossellini, Robert Flaherty, Jacques Tati and pioneering animator Norman McLaren.

Over the years, EIFF has welcomed a huge number of guests, including John Huston, Gene Kelly, Jacques Tati, Jennifer Lawrence, Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, David Cronenberg, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood and Sir Sean Connery.

The Festival has hosted UK premieres of Blade Runner, Alien, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Withnail & I, The Usual Suspects, Amelie, The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF’s vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audiences with a strong ongoing stake in the development of the UK and Scottish film industries.

The openinf film for 2019 will be Boyz in the Wood (pictured).

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Bagri Foundation London Film Festival @ London - various venues
Jun 20 – Jun 29 all-day
Bagri Foundation London Film Festival @ London - various venues

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) showcases a new and exciting selection of cutting-edge independent films including UK premieres of short films, features and documentaries. Title sponsored by the Bagri Foundation since 2015, the festival is now Europe’s largest platform for Indian and South Asian independent cinema.

In 2019, the Festival will be ten years old and with the support of the Foundation, has continued to grow rapidly. In 2018, it took place across 13 cinemas in three cities; London, Birmingham and Manchester. The Festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Competition, presented in association with the Bagri Foundation, offers a £1,000 prize for emerging filmmakers and six, shortlisted entries are screened. The Festival also presents its Pure Heaven Icon Award and its Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Sun Mark Ltd.

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LOCO London Comedy Film Festival @ BFI Southbank
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
LOCO London Comedy Film Festival @ BFI Southbank

LOCO is a not-for-profit foundation that discovers, develops and screens the world’s most original comedy film-makers. They champion the craft of comedy filmmaking through training, screenings, outreach and funding. They also run the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, the UK’s only international comedy film festival, which returns in 2019.

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Jellyfish exposes Britain as a disingenuous dystopia


Paul Risker - 17-06-2019

Dirty writer Paul Risker argues that James Gardner’s feature debut is a scathing social and political indictment, bursting their proverbial bubble of a utopian dream of British unity [Read More...]


Philippe Faucon

Redmond Bacon - 17-06-2019

The harshness and poetry of immigrant life is empathetically rendered in this quiet slice-of-life drama about the power of human connection under difficult constraints - in cinemas Friday, June 21st [Read More...]


Georgia Parris

Eoghan Lyng - 29-05-2019

Starring acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, this is the tale of a London dancer caught between the beauty of choreography and the constraints of reality - in cinemas Friday, June 21st [Read More...]

Elisa and Marcela (Elisa y Marcela)

Isabel Coixet

Victor Fraga - 13-02-2019

The real story of two Spanish women who married with one of them posing as a man almost 120 years ago is a superb piece of filmmaking, excelling both in technical and in dramatic terms - now available on Netflix [Read More...]


Asif Kapadia

Victor Fraga - 12-06-2019

The Argentinian football superstar's turbulent years in Naples are the central pillar of Asif Kapapia's third biopic- in cinemas Friday, June 14th [Read More...]

Sometimes Always Never

Carl Hunter

Michael McClure - 09-06-2019

Tragedy turns into amusement, in this elaborate trinket of British filmmaking dealing with scrabble and starring a magnificent Bill Nighy - in cinemas Friday, June 14th [Read More...]

We The Animals

Jeremiah Zagar

Victor Fraga - 25-03-2019

Homosexuality of nine-year-old begins to flourish as he contends with his dysfunctional household, in lyrical drama based on eponymous novel - in cinemas and also on VoD [Read More...]

Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles

Salvador Simo

Jeremy Clarke - 13-06-2019

2D animated drama-doc details the reasons for and struggles of Luis Buñuel to make the documentary Land Without Bread - live from Annecy [Read More...]

The Edge of Democracy (Democracia em Vertigem)

Petra Costa

Victor Fraga - 09-06-2019

Highly personal Brazilian doc about the recent collapse of democratic institutions in the Latin American nation is a sobering and painful reminder that the individual and the political establishment are inextricable - at Sheffield Doc Fest and soon on Netflix [Read More...]

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier

Victor Fraga - 08-06-2019

Three documentarists travel to every corner of the planet in order to register the irreversible impact that humans have on our planet - from Sheffield Doc Fest [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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