Angels Are Made Of Light
Documentary tracking schoolchildren growing up in Kabul over a period of years.
Asako I & II
Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality.
At Eternity's Gate
The last days of Vincent van Gogh.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
An anthology of short films based on a fictional book of “western tales”.
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché
Documentary about the first woman director, producer and director of a studio in the history of cinema.
Border
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Burning
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Carmine Street Guitars
A shop resisting gentrification.
Cold War
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other.

D

Diamantino
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
A Faithful Man
Rom-com love triangle with added kid.
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.

I

If Beale Street Could Talk
A pregnant woman tries to prove her lover's innocence.
The Image Book
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
Introduzione all’Oscuro
Cinematic tribute to Hans Hurch, the long-time director of Vienna Film Festival.

M

The Marriage Of Maria Braun
A heart-breaking study of life for one woman in post-war West Germany. Out to own now on the RW Fassbinder Commemorative Collection: Vol 2.
Maria By Callas
The most famous soprano in the world, a true diva, recounts her life 40 years after her death.
Non-Fiction
A drama about the hopelessly intertwined world of publishing.

R

Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
Roi Soleil
Documentation of the Sun King’s final breaths. A filmed performance of an installation.
Roma
Chronicle of a middle-class family in the 1970s.
Searching For Ingmar Bergman
Director Margarethe von Trotta, extremely appreciated by Ingmar Bergman, follows the filmmaker’s footsteps as well as her own past and questions the new generation about the place left by the Swedish master.
Shoplifters
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
Slow Motion
Three people struggle to find direction in a film that probes the reliability of perception.
Sorry Angel
Two gay men struggle with love in the shadow of mortality.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
Documentary about Orson Welles unfinished film, The Other Side Of The Wind.
Transit
Georg flees to Marseilles to escape the German army. Assuming a false identity, he tries to obtain passage on a ship bound for Mexico. But then he meets Marie and his plans change.

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What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.
Wildlife
A portrait of a family in crisis.
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Abertoir
Horror returns to the hills - and the valleys - for another year

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International film festival with a particular focus on Eurasian cinema

Made In Prague
Czech film showcase

DOC NYC
Celebration of documentary film

French Film Festival
27th edition of the celebration of French-language film

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