FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

If you have a burning love for cinema, you can check out Baz Luhrmann's Elvis on the big screen this week, while prisoners put on a play in The Big Hit and a man tries to rebuild his life as a pandemic causes amnesia in Apples - director Christos Nikou shared his thoughts. A young woman becomes her father's carer in Moon, 66 Questions - we spoke with director Jacqueline Lentzou - and Sufi Muslims go on a spiritual journey in Faya Dayi - see what director Jessica Beshir told us about it. There are adventures in space as Lightyear goes to infinity and beyond, while a man finds himself caught up in a strange experiment in Ultrasound - see our interview with director Rob Schroeder and team - and a girl faces a difficult coming of age in Summer In The Shade. A stripper and a religious protester are trapped together in Revealer, a student's life is turned upside down by an unplanned pregnancy in Happening, and a retired teacher hires a sex worker in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. A couple try to evade lie detection software in Guidance, a father seeks help to die in Everything Went Fine and a young woman tries to build a porn career in Pleasure, plus there are rereleases for Rambo story First Blood and perennial fan favourite Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

If you can't get to a cinema, we have plenty of suggestions for films to watch on television and streaming services in our Stay-at-Home Seven, plus we're shining a spotlight on Tribeca Film Festival winners.

DVD/STREAMING HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of Cha Cha Real Smooth on Cha Cha Real Smooth Streaming now on Apple TV+
A directionless college graduate embarks on a relationship with a young mum and her teenage daughter while learning the boundaries of his new bar mitzvah party-starting gig.
Packshot of Pleasure on Pleasure Streaming now on MUBI
A 20-year-old woman moves from her small town in Sweden to LA for a shot at a career in the adult film industry.

FESTIVALS

We're bringing you reviews from this year's DocFest in Sheffield, where Off The Rails is screening, and we're also looking forward to Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

News

Shaping myths Elena López Riera on the shifting nature of stories and gender roles in The Water

A world in miniature Erige Sehiri reflects on the origin and themes of Under The Fig Trees

The almost futuristic Shirin Neshat on Michael Brook, Sheila Vand, Isabella Rossellini, Matt Dillon, Sam Shepard and Land Of Dreams

Finding trust Phillip Lewitski and Joshua Odjick on working relationships, wasps and Wildhood

Describing the nuances Moshe Rosenthal in conversation on Karaoke, Sasson Gabay, Rita Shukrun, and Lior Ashkenazi

KVIFF rebuffs Ukrainian protest Karlovy Vary organisers defend inclusion of film, which is 'critical of Russian regime'

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from Sheffield DocFest.



We're looking forward to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival and Outfest Los Angeles.



We've recently covered the Tribeca Film Festival, Canadian 2SLGBTQ festival Inside Out, the Cheltenham International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, Brazil's Fantaspoa and New Directors/New Films.



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Win Blu-ray copies of The Burning Sea, plus a trio of films from Studiocanal's Vintage Classics series - The Third Man, The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Elephant Man in our latest competitions.