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Director Tom Hardiman on Buzzy Locarno Hairytale ‘Medusa Deluxe’

Tom Hardiman becomes a director to track with “Medusa Deluxe,” a deliciously dark murder mystery set in the competitive hairdressing competition which is about to bow at Locarno.…

Ignas Jonynas, Payal Kapadia, Francisco Vargas Projects Hit Locarno’s Match Me!

Anyone wanting signs that film production is alive and kicking in some parts of the world – and not only the most obvious – need go no further…

U.K. Independent Film Sector Strained to Market Failure Level, Grim BFI Report Finds

A perfect storm of flatlining production budgets, galloping costs and declining revenues have led to the U.K. independent film sector being strained to the point of market failure,…

Paul Mescal’s Cannes Title ‘Aftersun’ to Open Edinburgh

“Aftersun,” by Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells, will open the 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). The film, Wells’ feature debut after several acclaimed shorts, debuted at Cannes’ Critics’…

British Independent Film Awards Go Gender Neutral for Acting Categories

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have made all acting prizes gender neutral from this year. In the BIFAs’ 25th year, the traditional best and supporting actress and…

Charlotte Wells on Cannes Critics’ Week Film ‘Aftersun’: ‘I Got More and More of Myself Into Both Characters’

New York-based Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells’ feature debut “Aftersun,” premiering at Cannes Critics’ Week, aims to achieve a balance of joy and melancholia in equal measure. Framed as…

BFI, British Council Unveil Hot U.K. Projects Headed to Cannes in 2022

The BFI and British Council have revealed the line-up for this year’s Great8 showcase, which allows international distributors and festival programmers to get an early look at eight…