The Interaction between Classical Music, Theatre and Film: Michel van der Aa, Barbican, London

Review by Nathan Breeze Touring six major European culture halls, Liebestod was a cross-genre performance by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta exploring the interaction between Classical Music…

UK Film: Global Stage

The UK Film industry has taken a few major blows recently. In the face of this, British films are being picked up by overseas film festivals: next stop, Tribeca.

On a Road to Nowhere

Across the Atlantic there’s a strong tradition of road trip films, the bulk of the action based in or around the car and the endless dusty highway ahead.

Leap Year

Leap Year delivers an emotional and graphic examination of loneliness through the listless life of journalist Laura.

Bella

Bella is a beautifully shot film, and has a narrative that viewers will relate to, easy to watch because of its deep exploration of personal choice.

Slingshot

Slingshot follows a group of petty criminals or “tiradors” (in local slang), in a slum neighbourhood in Manila.

Catfish

By turns sinister and tragic, Catfish makes use of the various social mediums and communications that replace face-to-face contact in the modern world.

Open House

When Alice is imprisoned in her own house by the psychotic David, it isn’t long before David develops a misguided relationship with his prisoner.

I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, a bizarre portrayal of a year in the life of acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix.

Birds Eye View

Birds Eye View’s Rachel Millward talks about how their popular film festival applauds the creativity and brilliance of women in film.

Patagonia

Marc Evans’ latest film, Patagonia, looks at the idea of homeland, history and belonging through a parallel narrative.

Make Your Film: Part Two

How to get your film out there: Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance Festival, offers top tips to help promote your film.

Making Shorts in Today’s Film Culture

The results for the Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2010 have been announced. The finalists have their say on what it takes to make a great short and how that fits within the landscape of cinema today.

Make Your Film: Part 1

Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film Festival, offers Ten Ways to help you Make Compelling Content.

The Arbor

Clio Barnard’s exploration of playwright, Andrea Dunbar’s life, combines reality with artifice in an exciting new creation.

The New Frontier of Cinema & Digital Culture

The digital landscape has altered how and when we experience cinema. In 2010 the Abandon Normal Devices Festival opened to explore these junctures in more detail.

Undertow

Undertow is Javier Fuentes-León’s first feature film. Having won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2010, it opened in the UK in August 2010.

Beautiful Kate

Humanising forbidden love, with breathtaking cinematography, Beautiful Kate explores the effects of place, isolation and burgeoning sexualities.

Video Art At Its Best: Johanna Billing at Modern Art Oxford

Swedish artist, Johanna Billing’s videos reflect routine, rehearsal and ritual with an emphasis on the fragility of individual performance and the power of collective experience…

Secret Cinema

In both work and pleasure, there is a sentiment that audiences are looking for more. Today’s entertainment is about the immersive, interactive experience.