FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

A Dundee music promoter sets up shop this week in Schemers, while a nurse has to pick up after an organ trafficking deal gone wrong in 12 Hour Shift and an interpreter tries to protect her family from a massacre in Quo Vadis, Aida? An imprisoned Iranian feminist is profiled in Nasrin and there's a rerelease for feminist horror film The Woman. A pregnant woman tries to tick off a bucket list in Baby Done, there's an Indian rags to riches tale in The White Tiger, and new love blooms during Ramadan in Breaking Fast - see our interview with director Mike Mosallam. Death threats prompt suspicion among genocide researchers in The Exception, Wuhan doctors' experience of the pandemic is documented in 76 Days, and chaos ensues when a radio host is bitten by a rabid bat in Ten Minutes To Midnight.

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Secrets are forced into the open after one half of a retired lesbian couple falls ill in Two Of Us (aka Deux) Link

Nomadland won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress at this year's OFCS awards Link #OFCS

Imprisoned Iranian feminist Nasrin Sotoudeh is profiled in Nasrin Link

Events surrounding the Srebrenica massacre are seen from the perspective of an interpreter and her family in Quo Va… Link

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of Polytechnique on Blu-Ray Polytechnique Blu-Ray Review
Multi-textual examination of a mass-murder
Packshot of Le Cercle Rouge on Blu-Ray Le Cercle Rouge Blu-Ray Review
After leaving prison, a thief crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot a heist.

FESTIVALS

This week, Sundance Film Festival returns with an online edition - we'll be bringing you full coverage from Thursday. Among the films screening is short documentary A Concerto Is A Conversation.

If you're looking for inspiration about what to catch at home, try our weekly column, the Stay-At-Home Seven, which suggests films you can watch on UK TV or streaming services in the coming days, plus this week's Streaming Spotlight highlights penguins at the pictures.

News

Hiding and seeking Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us and working with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier

Stay-At-Home Seven: January 25 to 29 Films to watch on streaming services and television this week

Moments of entry Atom Egoyan on childhood mysteries and Guest Of Honour

Streaming Spotlight - Penguins at the pictures Films to pick up and stream this week

Bacri - 'flawless' mover and shaker of French cinema Partner of Agnès Jaoui bows out after struggle with illness

Nomadland wins big at OFCS Awards Chloé Zhao takes Best Director

Mouret takes top Lumière honours France’s Golden Globe winners revealed in Paris

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We're looking forward to Sundance and the Glasgow Film Festival.



We've recently covered New Directors/New Films andTallinn Black Nights, DOC NYC, Sheffield DocFest, the London Korean Film Festival, Welsh horror festival Abertoir, New York's Newfest, the October edition of Frightfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.



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