FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

A historic slave revolt is remembered this week in The Birth Of A Nation, we speak to Oliver Stone about his version of the story of Edward Snowden, a kiss complicates life for two footballers in The Pass, and a teenage sociopath grows suspicious of his neighbour in I Am Not A Serial Killer - see what director Billy O'Brien had to say about it. There's epic adventure in Disney's Moana, teenage angst complicates life at The Edge Of Seventeen, a boxer fights back after a car crash in Bleed For This, and Spike Lee reimagines Lysistrata in Chi-Raq. A film director documents his autistic brother's story in Life, Animated, John Pilger contemplates conflict in The Coming War On China, and there's another chance to see David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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"I Am Not A Serial Killer is not for everybody, it is marmite in that way" - we chat to Billy O'Brien Link

We catch up with Werner Herzog's documentary about the internet, Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World Link

A teenage sociopath grows suspicious of his neighbour in I Am Not A Serial Killer Link

Two Frenchman help an RAF bomber crew shot down over Paris during the German occupation in La Grande Vadrouille Link

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

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On the streets of Ukraine, a pastor kidnaps children to try and save them from a life of drug abuse and destitution.
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After a brief encounter in a Paris sex club, two men fall abruptly and unexpectedly in love.

FESTIVALS

We've recently been reporting from the French Film Festival UK, which had screenings up and down the country from November 3. Also taking place recently was London's Made In Prague celebration of Czech culture. Meanwhile, we're still bringing you reviews from DOC NYC.

News

Making a killing, part 1 Billy O’Brien on I Am Not A Serial Killer and how he became a filmmaker.

Magnetism of Magnus Benjamin Ree on the challenges and rewards of his chess documentary.

Honours for Isabelle Isabelle Huppert on colours and cats, Elle and Things To Come.

89th Academy Awards Oscar Best Documentary shortlist announced DOC NYC choices prove popular.

Sundance announces 2017 Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight selections The Incredible Jessica James will close festival.

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from the French Film Festival UK and the Made in Prague Film Festival.



We're looking forward to Welsh horror spectacular Abertoir.



We've recently been at the Scottish Mental Health Arts And Film Festival, the London Film Festival, Grimmfest and the New York Film Festival.



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