Previews announced for new cat documentary

It has been announced there will be five preview screenings of KEDI, the new film about the street cats of Istanbul, starting on Monday 26 June 2017. The short UK tour will visit London, Nottingham and Sheffield before a nationwide cinema release on 30 June. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Ceyda Torun who will explain more about the innovative cat cameras and filming techniques used to capture the unique lives of these roaming street cats. The full preview schedule is as follows: Monday 26 June – BFI Southbank, London Wednesday 28 June – … Continue reading Previews announced for new cat documentary

The street cats of Istanbul

A new documentary about the cats of Istanbul is to be shown in UK cinemas. Ceyda Torun’s film KEDi, which means feline in Turkish, follows the lives of 7 cats – Sari, Bengü, Aslan Parçasi, Psikopat, Deniz, Duman and Gamsiz – as they roam through the streets of Turkey’s biggest city. The film makers designed and developed innovative cat cameras and techniques to capture the lives of these unique characters whose backgrounds and stories are as varied as the humans surrounding them. Variety magazine labelled the film “splendidly graceful and quietly magical” while the LA Times called it “remarkable”. Watch … Continue reading The street cats of Istanbul

We Are X released for home entertainment

A new film about Japan’s most iconic rock band is to be released on exclusive Mondo edition Blu-ray Steelbook® and DVD. We Are X examines the history and future of Yoshiki, Toshi, Pata, Heath, Sugizo and the late Hide and Taiji who together make up X Japan. The band have sold over 30 million singles and albums and continue to tour the world performing sold-out shows. The Steelbook extras include an 8 page booklet, the Born To Be Free Fan Video Live, interviews with Yoshiki and X Japan Band Members and deleted scenes. “The most dramatic rock story you’ve never … Continue reading We Are X released for home entertainment

New 6 Days character posters revealed

Four new posters have been released to promote the forthcoming film about the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980. Written by Glenn Standring, 6 Days follows the perspective of three people closely involved in the dramatic events. Mark Strong plays hostage negotiator Max Vernon, Abbie Cornish stars as news reporter Kate Adie and Jamie Bell features as Rusty Firmin, leader of the one of the SAS teams which stormed the building in Princes Gate. Directed by Toa Fraser, the movie was shot on location in and around Knightsbridge in central London. The film tells the story of an historic … Continue reading New 6 Days character posters revealed

New film about Iranian Embassy siege

6 Days is a new feature film dramatising the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980. “In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before,” states the official synopsis. Written by Glenn Standring, the screenplay follows the perspective of three people intimately involved in events at the time. Max Vernon was the hostage negotiator … Continue reading New film about Iranian Embassy siege

Netflix to screen new Second World War documentary

Netflix have announced a new original documentary series called Five Came Back. Adapted from Mark Harris’ book ‘Five Came Back: a story of Hollywood and the Second World War’ it tells the story of how Hollywood was changed by the tumultuous events of World War II. It is told through the interwoven experiences of five film makers who interrupted their careers to serve their country: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens. To guide viewers through the different personalities, interweaving chronologies and multiple locations, the documentary team have turned to the voices of five modern cinematic … Continue reading Netflix to screen new Second World War documentary

Mad To Be Normal

This new film tells the story of psychiatrist R.D Laing and the community at Kingsley Hall in east London during the 1960s. Laing published his most famous work – The Divided Self: an existential study in sanity and madness – when he was just 28 and during his career repeatedly challenged established conventions. His occasional therapeutic use of LSD and his belief in metanoia (self-healing) were regarded as irresponsible and unscientific. Mad To Be Normal stars David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne and receives its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on 26 February 2017. “I … Continue reading Mad To Be Normal