Having already picked up a slew of awards and now selected for the Oscar shortlist (see the others nominated below), Stutterer is a film about a young man with a speech impediment looking for love. Ironically Greenwood works as a typographer and loves words, he just can’t seem to get them out when he needs them. With a generous budget (for a short) of 5k the film stars Matthew Needham in the main role and has very high production values.
Frans Afman was a respectable banker from the Netherlands who he saw an opportunity to fulfil a dream of working in films; by financing them. Not a well-known figure outside of the industry he was responsible for funding over 900 films; many of them Oscar winners such as Dances with Wolves and Platoon and popular blockbusters like Superman, Terminator and Total Recall.
Magali Pettier’s first feature documentary was shown at Sheffield DocFest earlier this year and has now gotten a cinematic release in the UK this weekend. She managed to give us some time out of her busy schedule on the day of her London premiere to answer a few questions.
Following a year in the lives and livestock of a farming family this documentary shines a light on a side of life you don’t normally see. In the Pennines Tom and Katy Hutchinson take care of their prize winning flock of Swaledale sheep; hoping not only for more prizes but for a return on the hard work they put in.
Flares, Jags, jugs (Google it), geezers, guns, boozers; The Long Good Friday is all a bit 70s Sweeney at the same time moving into the Thatcher years of the 80s with Concord, yachts and money men.
Watching Solveig Melkeraaen’s film with a psychiatrist gave me answers the audience are denied in this underexplored self-portrait of depression and ECT
This study of a young stroke patient’s struggle to regain language and memory manages to be at once visually arresting, deeply moving and uplifting
Robert Altman was a well-respected if not necessarily always commercially successful director whose career spanned over 40 years. He started off in TV and finally got his big break when he directed M*A*S*H* which won him the Palme d’Or in 1970 and finally gave him the recognition he had been seeking.
This documentary is about how aspiring filmmakers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp ended up managing the career of The Who.
A gang of young eastern European men and boys hang around the Gare du Nord in Paris looking for marks; seemingly acting as prostitutes there is more to their designs on the clients than getting a few euros for sex. Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin) is a lonely businessman who takes a shine to Marek (Kirill Emelyanov) but his initial plan gets twisted and it has life changing consequences for them both.