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Sonia Safonova ‘Tamara’

The 2016 winner of the London Short Film Festival was a truly European bringing together of filmmaking talent - a Russian, British and Czech co-production, seeing a collaboration between the London Film School, Prague’s FAMU and the SiberiaDOC development scheme, helmed by LFS grad Sofia Safonova and filmed in her hometown of Krasnoyarsk in Southern Siberia.

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T2 Trainspotting Official Trailer – At Cinemas January 27

First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal.

Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.

They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

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David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From

This video is dedicated to you if you are staring at a blank page, if you are struggling to make a deadline, if you are procrastinating, if you are losing optimism, if you are jealous of your friends, if you are eating cereal for every meal, if you can't be bothered to go to a party because at the party someone will ask you "What have you been up to recently?" and all you have been up to is staring at a blank page while a bowl of Cheerios coagulates next to you.

Suffering is bad for your art. Go and catch a beautiful fish.

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Adam Curtis' Hypernormality

If you're anything like me, you've probably spent much of 2016 asking yourself, 'How on earth did we get to this point? How has it come to this?'. And since you're reading this, you probably are.

Well, the new documentary from cult film maker Adam Curtis has arrived – just for us. Using complex, interconnected narratives, fascinating archival footage and a brilliant ambient soundtrack, Curtis attempts to navigate Brexit, Trump and your news feed. This is an essential – if not disheartening – unpicking of the post-truth landscape.

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We Rise: A Short Film by Rosie Baldwin

If you've been to the Picturehouse recently you will have been lucky enough to see this short, beautiful documentary (and if you saw the film I saw yesterday then you may wish you'd left the cinema straight after it finished and saved yourself two miserable hours).

The subject of We Rise is a rock band from Eastbourne, East Sussex, called Delta Seven. The band are made up of seven indiciduals with learning disabilities who have come together to express themselves, challenge stereotypes and find confidence through music.

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