Film Festival Category

DN342: After Love – Joachim Lafosse

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

4th November, 2016

Joachim Lafosse discusses how he depicted a couple's acrimonious separation and divorce through the use of long fluid sequence shots of domestic hostility.

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Jewel’s Catch One

Documentary, Film Festival

1st November, 2016

C.Fitz's new documentary focuses on a real life hero, a women who for over 40 years supported the LGBT and black community from her nightclub, Catch One.

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DN341: The Day Will Come – Jesper W Nielsen

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

26th October, 2016

Jesper W Nielsen delivers a painfully honest depiction of a Danish orphanage where two brothers try to escape the wrath of their headmaster’s tyranny.

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Black Stars: Belafonte, Poitier and a Long Overdue Celebration of Black Cinema

Film Festival

24th October, 2016

DN revels in film writer Ashley Clark’s diverse, sensitive and enthralling curation for the BFI's celebration of black actors on film and TV.

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DN340: On Call – Alice Diop

Documentary, Film Festival, Podcasts

19th October, 2016

Alice Diop's latest documentary seeks to put names and faces to the asylum seekers suffering a life of loneliness and fear as they live in exile in Paris.

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DN339: TOWER – Keith Maitland

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Podcasts

14th October, 2016

Keith Maitland shares how he combined archival footage & rotoscoped animation to place audiences in the crosshairs of his Texas Tower shooting documentary.

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Pregnant Pause

Film Festival, Live Action

13th October, 2016

Writer/director Alice Seabright talks tight deadlines and relatable characters as she joins us to discuss the first in a series of character-driven shorts.

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Wild

Film Festival, Live Action

12th October, 2016

A young woman rejects societal norms in favour of her own desires after forging an all consuming connection with a wolf in Nicolette Krebitz's 3rd feature.

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Your Mother and I

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2016

Hoping to make you laugh & cry with a story encompassing the micro & macro, Anna Maguire joins us to discuss her adaptation of Dave Eggers' short story.

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A Date for Mad Mary

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2016

Darren Thornton kicks off our LFF coverage with his realistic exploration of the difficulties of reintegrating into life on the outside after prison.

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Reading & Leeds 2016 Cinema Tent Shorts

Film Festival

26th August, 2016

This weekend Directors Notes braves the outside world to screen some of our favourite shorts from the past year at the Reading & Leeds music festivals

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DN333: Passion & Insanity Make for Destructive Bedfellows in Jakob M. Erwa’s Tense Psychodrama ‘Homesick’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

16th December, 2015

“Don’t sit & wait for the chance, do it! If you fall you fall. Stand up, do it again!” Dir. Jakob M. Erwa shares the rallying cry that powered the

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