Beanpole
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.

I

The Irishman
Story of the union official with mob ties, Frank Sheeran, and the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
Joker
Origin story of Batman's arch nemesis.

M

Motherless Brooklyn
A lonely private detective with Tourette's attempts to solve his friend's murder.
Mum's Cards
The filmmaker's mother, a sociologist, used index cards throughout her career to make notes on all that she read. Now that she no longer has an office her house is filled with these cards.
Oh Mercy!
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Pain And Glory
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Party Day
Mena organises a birthday party for a daughter. But after a phone call from her mother, she becomes distraught.
Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You
Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

R

Synonyms
Tragicomedy about Yoav, a young Israeli determined to wipe out his origins and become French.

V

Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Young Ahmed
A teenager becomes radicalised.
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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