Festivals

10 things to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

By William Carroll

Hot picks from this year’s programme – including a Morrissey biopic and a British animation retrospective.

The best films from the Transylvania International Film Festival 2017

By Patrick Gamble

A film about ‘Stalin’s Space Monkeys’ and a participatory documentary were among the highlights of this year’s festival.

The 10 best films we saw at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

By David Jenkins

Our favourite documentaries from this year’s festival – all of which you should look out for.

How cinema is challenging the narrative around the Syria crisis

By Matt Turner

At Sheffield Doc/Fest a trio of films reveal the horror and hope at the heart of the conflict.

Meet the Programmer: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

By Sophie Wyatt

Mark Adams offers a preview of the 71st EIFF and discusses the challenges of organising a major film event.

Cannes Film Festival 2017 – The winners

By David Jenkins

The world’s greatest film festival is over for another year, and here are all the films that received awards.

Cannes Film Festival 2017: Palme d’Or predictions

By David Jenkins

Three scenarios for who might win big at this year’s prize giving.

Based on a True Story – first look review

By David Jenkins

This cunning literary thriller from Roman Polanski intrigues rather than wows at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

You Were Never Really Here – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Joaquin Phoenix bares his soul in Lynne Ramsay’s noir-tinged New York thriller.

The Rider – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Chloe Zhao’s hushed neo western offers a feminist perspective on a man in crisis.

Radiance – first look review

By David Jenkins

Naomi Kawase channels Mills and Boon in this romance about the world of film audio description.

A Gentle Creature – first look review

By David Jenkins

Corruption and vice reign supreme in Sergei Loznitsa’s punishingly bleak descent into the bowels of Russia.

Top of the Lake: China Girl – first look review

By Matt Hoffman

Jane Campion and Elisabeth Moss return for a brilliant second season of this atmospheric crime saga.

Good Time – first look review

By David Jenkins

Robert Pattinson slays it as a petty hood on a downward spiral in the Safdie brothers’ ace crime thriller.

Jeune Femme – first look review

By David Jenkins

This delectable French coming-of-age farce is powered by a stunning central performance from actor Laetitia Dosch.

The Beguiled – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sofia Coppola stuns the Cannes crowd with an intoxicating film about repressed female sexuality.

The Day After – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Another day, another delicate, insightful gem from Korean director Hong Sang-soo.

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