Romance and ambition lead a YouTuber to cross a line this week in A Brixton Tale and a teenager aims to realise his drag queen ambitions in Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Meanwhile friends hope a giant fly will make them rich in Mandibles, a bereaved boy makes a dangerous bargain in The Djinn and a psychologist takes on Ted Bundy in No Man Of God - we interviewed director Amber Sealey. A crime lord's daughter discovers her destiny in Yakuza Princess - see what star MASUMI told us about it - and a criminal is sent to rescue a kidnapped woman in Prisoners Of The Ghostland. A lawyer tries to help a client who will offer no defence in The Collini Case - see our interview with director Marco Kreuzpaintner - and a thrilling real life mystery surrounds The Lost Leonardo. A criminal fleeing an assassin takes refuge in a Copshop and a woman discovers she has a talkative unborn child in Ninjababy and there's love, loss and indie music in Giddy Stratospheres. A domestic abuse survivor tries to build a new life - and home - for her kids in Herself, a girl befriends a late night visitor who might not be human in Martyrs Lane - we spoke with director Ruth Platt - while a woman has a strange encounter in the forest in Gaia and a filmmaker's legacy is remembered in Inferno Rosso: Joe D'Amato On The Road Of Excess. Fans of archive film should also look out for detective thriller The Maltese Falcon the restored version of The Servant, which are out on re-release.

You can find additional suggestions to watch on television and streaming services at home in our Stay-at-Home Seven, plus our Streaming Spotlight which this week focuses on pirates. On the festival front, we're bringing you coverage of San Sebastian and the Glasgow Youth Film Festival, while looking forward to the New York Film Festival.


We chat to Alessandro Cassigoli and Casey Kauffman on their long-term commitment to Californie Link #Venezia78

A teenager aims to realise his drag queen ambitions in Everybody's Talking About Jamie Link #JamieMovie

A debt collector's life is complicated when he falls in love in Collection Link

Avast me hearties, we be shining our Streaming Spotlight on pirates this week Link

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We're bringing you coverage from the San Sebastian Film Festival, where Dusk Stone is screening. We're also covering the Glasgow Youth Film Festival, which is showing old favourite Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.


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We're bringing you news, reviews and interviews from the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Glasgow Youth Film Festival .

We're looking forward to the New York Film Festival and Grimmfest.

We've recently covered the Venice Film Festival and Deauville, horror favourite Frightfest, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival,.LGBTQ+ favourite Outfest Los Angeles and the Locarno Film festival.

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