3-Iron
The silent love affair between a battered wife and a respectful intruder.
9 Songs
Two people meet at a gig and have lots of sex, while Michael Winterbottom watches.
The Aristocrats
Documentary about a filthy joke, told by a succession of professional comedians.
The Ballad Of Jack And Rose
The dangers for impressionable teenage daughter of living with ex-hippie eco warrior dad.
Ballets Russes
Documentary tracking the pirouettes and personalities in the world-famous ballet company.
Between
American lawyer goes looking for her sister in Mexico and loses her marbles.
Brick
A teenager investigates the underworld of a local high school.

D

Dear Wendy
Allegorical story of guns and gun culture set in a mythical American mining town.
The Devil And Daniel Johnston
Biographical documentary about an underground singer/songwriter extraordinaire.
The Dying Gaul
A recently bereaved screenwriter struggles to get his film produced without too many compromises, but personal compromises can be much more dangerous.
Grizzly Man
Werner Herzog examines the psyche of Timothy Treadwell, a man who lived and died with bears.
The Girl From Monday
In a dystopian near future, counter revolutionaries battle the multimedia conglomerate that runs their lives.
Happy Endings
The complication of mixed gender relationships in a modern American "comedy... sort of".
Hard Candy
A thirtysomething man picks up an underage girl in a cyber cafe and gets more than he bargained for.
Hustle & Flow
Niceguy pimp becomes killa streetsmart rap artist in feelgood Memphis sweetdream.

I

Inside Deep Throat
Documentary on the making of the most famous blow job in the history of blue movies.
Inside I'm Dancing
Anarchic behavior in a care home leads to freedom and independence for two disabled Irishmen.
The Jacket
A casualty of war returns to a world that appears strange and unreal.
Junebug
Love and understanding are tested in a Southern comedy-romance-tragedy.
Kekexili: Mountain Patrol
True story of poacher hunters in the mountains of Tibet.
Kung Fu Hustle
A good guy, trying to convince people he's a bad guy, runs into serious trouble.
Lackawanna Blues
A celebration of the black communities in New York during the Fifties and Sixties.
Layer Cake
Cockney drug dealer become enmeshed in gang war over stolen happy pills.

M

March Of The Penguins
A year in the life of the emperor penguins of Antartica.
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing And Charm School
A sad baker helps a dying motorist and discovers that he's not the only one who can't dance.
The Matador
The last fling of a burned out hitman and his uncommon friendship with a failing businessman.
Me And You And Everyone We Know
A snapshot of a family and its struggle to adjust to a new life.
MirrorMask
A circus girl falls into a fantasy world where darkness threatens the kingdom of light.
Moo(n)
On a small planet lived a girl and a cow.
Murderball
The passionate, violent, disabled world of quad rugby is uncovered as Team USA seeks gold in Athens.
On A Clear Day
A redundant shipworker from Glasgow dreams of swimming the English Channel.
Oldboy
A revenge drama from South Korea creates a mystery for the long term prisoner who is released. Now out to own as part of the box set.
Police Beat
The life of a Seattle cop, who worries more about his personal life than city crime.
Pretty Persuasion
A clever girl in a Beverly Hills private school has no inhibitions about causing emotional havoc.
The Puffy Chair
Surprisingly real road trip movie about a quest to find a piece of furniture.

R

Rize
A dance craze supersedes gang culture in South Central, LA.
Shakespeare Behind Bars
Murderers and rapists perform Shakespeare and learn forgiveness.
Shake Hands With The Devil
Story of Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire's UN role in Rwanda, tracing his return to the country 10 years after the genocide.
The Squid And The Whale
Breaking up is hard to do - especially for the kids.
Sugar
A horrific discovery in a one room apartment leads into a surreal, claustrophobic nightmare.
Three Extremes
Three of Asia's premier horror directors deliver spine-tingling short tales of terror, torture and tormented twins.
Thumbsucker
Teenager from the 'burbs attempts to quit suckin'.
Tony Takitani
A lonely man's search for happiness.
Unknown White Male
Controversial documentary about an amnesiac.
The Upside Of Anger
Deflecting the fury of a woman scorned with frequent showers, Bloody Marys and a little light humour.

V

What Is It?
Avant garde examination of a lonely life.
Wolf Creek
Backpackers go looking for hedonism in the Aussie outback... and find horror.
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

More news and features

Playing Now

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

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

London Korean Film Festival
A celebration of the best in Korean cinema.

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.