FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

A brilliant son sends his mother on a mission this week in The Book Of Henry and a widow comes to aid of an impoverished man in Hampstead. Society tries to constrain a passionate woman in From The Land Of The Moon - see our interview with director Nicole Garcia - and artist and storyteller John Berger is celebrated in The Seasons In Quincy - we chatted to director Colin MacCabe. Britain's most famous Prime Minister comes under scrutiny in Churchill, a custody battle rages over a child who is Gifted, and there's beachside black comedy in Slack Bay - read what director Bruno Dumont had to say about it. Meanwhile, the experiences of Holocaust survivors are explored in Destination Unknown and the life of a conflict photographer is the subject of A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey . All this, plus we have news and reviews coming in from the Edinburgh International Film Festival and London's East End Film Festival.

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"The real soul of the city is actually, I think, the cats" - Ceyda Torun on Istanbul and KEDi Link

Deserts and libraries and the history of Egypt collide in A Distant Echo Link #edfilmfest

We review documentary Leviathan: The Story Of Hellraiser And Hellbound: Hellraiser II Link

A railway worker's honesty lands him in hot water in black comedy Glory Link #edfilmfest

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of The Autopsy Of Jane Doe on Blu-Ray The Autopsy Of Jane Doe Blu-Ray Review
Father and son coroners get more than they bargained for when they examine a cadaver.
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After a man witnesses an attempted murder, he soon finds himself the next killer's next target

FESTIVALS

We're bringing you all the latest news and reviews direct from the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which opened with God's Own Country. We're also bringing you coverage of London's East End Film Festival, and we're looking forward to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

News

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Picturing a life Aisling Walsh on Maud Lewis, her home, her paintings and the passing of time.

Ricardo Darín to be honoured with Silver Shell San Sebastian celebrate work of Argentinian star.

55th New York Film Festival poster revealed Richard Serra design references the camera eye.

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the Edinburgh International Film Festival and from the East End Film Festival in London.



We're looking forward to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.



We've recently been at the Cannes Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and New Directors, New Films in New York.



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