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Josh Hartnett & Atsuko Hirayanagi

Josh and Atsuko discuss Oh Lucy!’s themes, characters and the filmmaking process. Actor Josh Hartnett and director Atsuko Hirayanagi have brought their film Oh Lucy! to London to open the 2017 edition of the Raindance Film Festival. The film is a study of a unique female character, as well as taboo themes that we are […]

Raindance Film Festival: Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy! Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi Starring Shinobu Terajima, Kaho Minami, Josh Hartnett, Shioli Kutsuna and Koji Yakusho Screening at Raindance September 20th, 27th, 2017 by Joanna Orland Atsuko Hirayanagi first told the story of Oh Lucy! in her 2014 award-winning short film of the same name. Expanded into feature length, the film is a […]

On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul Directed by Ildikó Enyedi Starring Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Itala Békés, Éva Bata, Pál Mácsai, Zsuzsa Járó and Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei In UK Cinemas September 22nd, 2017 by Joanna Orland An exploration of dreams and what it is to have a body and a soul, Ildikó […]

12th London Korean Film Festival Programme

12th London Korean Film Festival LKFF

12th London Korean Film Festival 26 October – 19 November 2017 www.koreanfilm.co.uk The London Korean Film Festival has announced its lineup for 2017, with several UK and International premieres. This year brings the usual mix of new releases and old classics, alongside strands focusing on Korean Noir, and contemporary female voices. The LKFF had been […]

25th Raindance Film Festival Programme

25th Raindance Film Festival 2017

25th Raindance Film Festival September 20th-October 1st, 2017 Vue Leicester Square, London The 25th annual Raindance Film Festival kicks off on September 20th with the film Oh Lucy! starring Josh Hartnett. Running until October 1st and closing with Michael Berry’s Stuck, the film is London’s biggest celebration of global independent cinema. 2017 festival highlights will […]

74th Venice Film Festival

74th Venice Film Festival La Biennale di Venezia 30 Aug 2017 – 9 Sep 2017 Venice, Lido by Joanna Orland and Richard Hamer The 2017 Venice Film Festival brought world famous movie stars, auteur directors and outstanding innovation to the Lido di Venezia. Alongside showcasing a handful of the best upcoming films, this year’s Biennale […]

74th Venice Film Festival: Video Gallery

74th Venice Film Festival

Videos from the 74th Venice Film Festival press conferences:

Venice Film Festival: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Venezia 74 Directed by Martin McDonagh Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Caleb Landry Jones and Peter Dinklage by Joanna Orland Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is by far Martin McDonagh’s finest film. It retains McDonagh’s classically cutting dialogue, but has a maturity about it […]

Venice Film Festival: The Third Murder (Sandome No Satsujin)

Sandome No Satsujin (The Third Murder)

The Third Murder (Sandome No Satsujin) Venezia 74 Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu Starring Fukuyama Masaharu, Yakusho Kōji and Hirose Suzu by Richard Hamer This is director Hirokazu Koreeada’s 12th feature film, but his first foray into the crime genre. While The Third Murder is not without issues in pacing and dialogue, it is still an […]

Venice Film Festival: mother!

mother!

mother! Venezia 74 Directed by Darren Aronofsky Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson and Ed Harris by Joanna Orland Is mother! Darren Aronofsky’s worst film to date? (No, but it’s a close second.) In what can only be described as pretentious nonsense (and that is putting it kindly), mother! is an abstract […]