After being nominated for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last year, Kataryna Klimkiewicz’s Flying Blind begins its regional tour this Friday. The film will be screened at a selection of independent cinemas across the UK as part of the New British Cinema Quarterly initiative. The initiative takes a new British feature film around the UK every three months, pairing screenings with Q&A sessions to provide audiences around the country with the opportunity to engage directly with feature filmmakers. Read the full story
Call Me Kuchu (dirs Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall) was released in UK cinemas back in Nov 2012 and comes out on DVD today. Touching and inspirational, the film stands alongside The Queen of Versailles, One Mile Away and Sing Your Song, as one of the best documentaries of 2012. Read the full story
After being nominated for Best Film at the 56th BFI London Film Festival last year, Cate Shortland’s Lore will be released in UK cinemas this week. Set immediately after the fall of Nazi Germany, the film follows the children of Nazi Party members, who must journey across the country to the safety of their grandmother’s house. Read the full story
Set around the end of the 19th century, Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria centres on Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) as he starts a new job working for Dr. Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) in a clinic established solely for the treatment of women. Granville settles nicely into the clinic and quickly begins to fall for Dalrymple’s youngest daughter Emily (Felicity Jones). However, after the invention of a nifty electrical item for the treatment and pleasure of women, Granville’s world begins to turn upside down and he soon develops feelings for Dalrymple’s eldest daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Read the full story
Over five years after the release of her award winning feature film debut, Away from Her, writer/director Sarah Polley returns with Take This Waltz. A romantic comedy with a difference, the film explores romance and desire against the backdrop of a long term relationship. Margot (Michelle Williams), a seemingly happily married woman, falls for her neighbour Daniel (Luke Kirby). Despite caring deeply for her reliable husband Lou (Seth Rogen), she craves the excitement that Daniel provides. Torn between the two, Margot must choose between the comfort of the old and the thrill of the new. Read the full story
Based on the Man Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children spans generations of a family against a backdrop of real events in Indian history. Rushdie not only adapted his magical realist text, but also performed the voiceover narration which runs through the film.
Born at the exact moment when India broke from British rule, Saleem Sinai (Satya Bhabha) is one of many babies born with special powers. Calling themselves ‘Midnight’s Children’, the group have varying degrees of power depending on the proximity of their birth to the stroke of midnight. Saleem and Shiva (Siddharth) are the strongest of the set, born in the same hospital at the same time. After a damaging act from a hospital nurse (Seema Biswas), their destinies become inextricably linked not only to each other, but to the tumultuous transformation of their country. Read the full story