This week sees Golden Globe award nominee Robert Redford star as an elderly prison escapee in The Old Man & The Gun, and an ordinary man attracts media attention when he needs a face transplant in Mug. Scottish schoolkids take on zombies in award-winning musical Anna And The Apocalypse, Rachel Weisz plays a woman returning to her Orthodox Jewish community and the woman she once loved in Disobedience - we spoke to her co-star Alessandro Nivola - and Jean-Luc Godard explores a changing world in The Image Book. Eight hour documentary epic Dead Souls tells the story of the anti-rightist purges in China, Three Identical Strangers explores the bizarre story of triplets separated at birth in a strange experiment, and, just in time for Christmas, there are rereleases for Die Hard and Home Alone. All this, plus we have coverage of the French Film Festival UK , and we still have reviews coming in from the Marrakech Film Festival and the Scottish Queer International Film Festival.


A former comedian tries to cope after his mother falls victim to medical negligence in Bleed Out… Link

"Being able to make another film is always a privilege" - Yen Tan on 1985 Link

Documentary A Deal With The Universe charts a couple's multiple attempts to have a baby Link #SQIFF18

Irish-Italian actress Aisling Franciosi named among European Shooting Stars Aisling Franciosi Link

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The annual mourning procession for the murdered Hussain, grandson of the prophet Muhammad, is the setting for an allegorical tale of revolutionary struggle against injustice and oppression


We're bringing you news and reviews from the French Film Festival UK, which opened with Sink Or Swim - watch the trailer reel above. Plus the feature film programme for Sundance has been announced.

We've recently been at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival and the Marrakech Film Festival.


Home for Christmas Yen Tan on diverse casting, the AIDS epidemic and 1985

Welcome back CCA We report from the celebrations of the iconic Glasgow venue's resurrection

Urgent ideas Mohcine Besri on healthcare, hospitals and humour in his latest film

Finding her voice Wash Westmoreland on La Belle Époque and Keira Knightley as Colette

Something electric Julian Richards on sympathetic monsters, Reborn and Daddy's Girl

Aisling Franciosi named as European Shooting Star Irish-Italian actress branded 'one to watch'

The Favourite is favourite at the Critics' Choice Awards Black Panther and First Man among top contenders

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We're bringing you reviews from the French Film Festival UK.

We're looking forward to next year's Sundance Film Festival.

We've recently been covering the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the Marrakech Film Festival. the Talinn Black Nights festival, the Seville Film Festival, Welsh scarefest Abertoir, the Dunoon Film Festival, documentary focus DOC NYC, the Czech Republic's Made In Prague, the London Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

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