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Greg Day’s Top 10 Films at Film4 FrightFest 2014

11 Jul, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 FrightFest

Film4 FrightFest’s Greg Day runs through his 10 must-see films at this year’s festival, which runs from 21st – 25th August 2014 in Leicester Square…

The Babadook

1. The Babadook

Jennifer Kent’s directorial debut feature, which she also wrote, marks her out as a talent to watch. Combining genuine emotional depth with a deliciously dark and wicked sense of terror, this ‘monstrous’ film will keep you psychologically gripped right to the end, and beyond.

The Samurai

2. The Samurai

A simmering sexual energy runs through …

Film4 short film marks award-winning playwright’s directorial debut

10 Jul, 2014 Productions Posted in: Short films

Francesca Annis stars alongside Larry Lamb, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emma Fielding and Anna-Maria Nabirye in Lucy Kirkwood’s directorial debut The Briny, a Film4-backed short film which has just wrapped filming in Suffolk.

The Briny is the first film from Olivier award-winning playwright and screenwriter Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, NSFW, The Smoke). She directs her own original script which tells the story of Maureen (Annis), a woman who believes herself to be suffering from a sympathetic pregnancy to the Royal baby.

Eva Yates, Senior …

Live satellite preview of 20,000 Days On Earth

10 Jul, 2014 Productions Posted in:

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s Film4-backed drama-documentary about the iconic musician Nick Cave will receive a gala preview at London’s Barbican Hall on 17th September, followed by a unique live performance, with 150 venues UK-wide linked in via satellite.

A live satellite broadcast from London’s Barbican Hall to 150 UK cinemas on September 17th, this red carpet gala preview of 20,000 Days On Earth will be followed by a unique 60-minute live experience that includes a live performance with Nick Cave, …

Alan Jones’ FrightFest 2014 highlights

Film4 FrightFest’s Alan Jones on the horror festival’s move to the Vue Cinema and his own personal highlights of this year’s festival, running from 21st – 25th August 2014 in Leicester Square.

The Guest starring Dan Stevens

I’m not afraid to admit that Film4 FrightFest’s move to the Vue cinema Leicester Square has given me sleepless nights. I mean, we had everything at the Empire running smoothly… but their redevelopment plans meant we had to uproot ourselves and literally start from …

The Body Politic: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

04 Jul, 2014 Posted in: Edinburgh, Festivals Site Editor Michael Leader reports from the Edinburgh International Film Festival…

Taken out of its previous pride of place in the middle of the city’s turbulent festival months, the Edinburgh International Film Festival now grants the rare pleasure of experiencing one of the UK’s most beautiful cities out of season. Or, in this case, in the full flush of an unseasonal heatwave, which when conjoined with the pre-solstice evenings creates a time-warp of sorts.

Ever experienced that feeling when you escape …