Head of Film4 Channel Julia Wrigley shares some upcoming TV highlights – and would love to hear your thoughts and feedback…
We often get asked about what is coming up on Film4, particularly regarding foreign language films, and here are some highlights, plus a quick recap of what we have shown already. We would love to get your feedback about what you have enjoyed, want to see more of, and what you haven’t cared for…
We have a real commitment on the channel to showing the best of British, independent and world cinema, whether as individual titles or as part of curated seasons. This year has seen premieres ranging from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Che, and A Prophet through to Confessions, Cold Weather, Bal and Le Quattro Volte. We are looking forward to showcasing films of the calibre of Las Acacias, Poetry, Mother, Paprika, Tekkonkinkreet, Carlos and Uncle Boonmee, all of which will feature this year on Film4. In addition to the season of African films we showed back in May, and our Kelly Reichardt season – which featured all of her films, including her little-seen debut film River of Grass – we will be celebrating C4’s 30th anniversary with a thrilling season of British films later in the year – The British Connection will contain recent outstanding Film4 Productions as Submarine, Kill List, Tyrannosaur and Attack the Block, as well as the UK premiere of Weekend.
This year also saw Mark Kermode return to the channel to host an Extreme season with titles ranging from Antichrist, to Bug, from Mark’s favourite director William Friedkin, and Love Exposure.
Our annual FrightFest season is nearly upon us, and this year’s line-up is particularly exciting – there will be full details soon on the website, but it contains premieres, classics, cult films and discoveries, including Frozen, Audition, Curse of the Demon, and Hansel and Gretel.
There is plenty more to come, but hopefully that gives a flavour of what to look forward to over the next few months.
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