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Serafima Serafimova’s Frantic ‘Freeze Frame’ Captures the Magic and Motion of the Winter Olympics

Animation, Premiere

19th October, 2020

Ice skating, hockey, skiing and more collide in Serafima Serafimova's frantic 'Freeze Frame', a rotoscoped collage and homage to the Winter Olympics.

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10 Essential Feature Films from the London Film Festival 2020

Film Festival

18th October, 2020

From great local talent to international provocateurs, here is our complete can't-miss selection from the London Film Festival 2020.

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Kenneth Karlstad’s ‘Sult’ Re-Imagines Knut Hamsun’s Classic Norwegian Novel to Mind-Bending Effect

Art & Fashion, Premiere

15th October, 2020

Kenneth Karlstad's experimental approach to the cinematic form sees reality give way to a delusionary existence in disorientating short adaptation 'Sult'.

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Nano Clow Provides a Fresh Surrealist Take on the Post-Apocalyptic Genre in ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World’

Live Action, Premiere

14th October, 2020

Shot in the beautiful British Columbia countryside Nano Clow's The Loneliest Boy in the World' conveys loneliness through a mix of fascinating contrasts.

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A Father Hides a Life-Changing Secret From His Wayward Son in ŁUkasz RucińSki & Michał WłOdarczyk’s ‘Transparent’

Music

13th October, 2020

A clash of cultures lies at the heart of 'Transparent' — an empathetically told portrait of LGBTQ life from Łukasz Ruciński and Michał Włodarczyk.

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64th London Film Festival Preview: More Inclusive Than Ever

Film Festival

5th October, 2020

London Film Festival 2020 mixes big-hitting premieres with highlighting small British voices. Here's the essential preview to help plan your schedule.

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Charlie Reader on Capturing Isolation Through Sci-Fi in Novo Amor Music Video ‘If We’re Being Honest’

Music

1st October, 2020

Charlie Reader reveals how he captured today's feeling of isolation through the power of science fiction in Novo Amor music video 'If We're Being Honest'.

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Groundhog Day is Given a Dark Working Class Update in James Price’s Delightful Scottish Short ‘Spiral’

Live Action, Premiere

29th September, 2020

A man caught in a time-loop finds his life quickly flying out of control in James Price's delirious 'Spiral', a dark inversion of the Groundhog Day concept

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The Terror of Intrusive Thoughts Are Vividly Brought to Life in Suraya Raja’s ‘Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant’

Animation

28th September, 2020

We speak to Suraya Raja about using stop motion to convey the daily battle for self-control fought by OCD suffers in 'Don't Think of a Pink Elephant'

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Helen Takkin Breaks Down Using Drowning as a Powerful Metaphor for Depression in ‘Descent’

Live Action

22nd September, 2020

Helen Takkin breaks down the production process behind her powerfully deployed metaphor of drowning in devastating mental health short 'Descent'.

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The Ten Best Shorts of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2020

Film Festival

19th September, 2020

For a mere £7.50 you can watch the entirety of the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival Programme. We suggest you start with these ten standout DN picks.

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James Price Brings All the Colours of a Real Night Out to Life in Father-Son Drama ‘Boys Night’

Live Action

17th September, 2020

A son walks his father home in the tender, heartfelt, shocking, yet very funny 'Boys Night' — a great Glaswegian drama from director James Price.

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