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Kaleem Aftab


331 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 07/01/2020.

Sam Mendes’ 1917 receives nine nominations at the BAFTAs

Sam Mendes’ 1917 receives nine nominations at the BAFTAs

BAFTA comes under fire for lack of diversity in leading performance nominations and absence of women nominated in the Best Director category  

07/01 | BAFTA 2020

Principal photography has begun on Malgorzata Szumowska’s Wonder Zenia

Principal photography has begun on Malgorzata Szumowska’s Wonder Zenia

The film is shooting in and around Warsaw and stars Stranger Things’ Alec Utgoff  

18/12/2019 | Production | Funding | Poland/Germany

Antonia Campbell-Hughes stars in Black Medicine, currently filming in Northern Ireland

Antonia Campbell-Hughes stars in Black Medicine, currently filming in Northern Ireland

Writer-director Colum Eastwood’s new movie is the 11th film backed by Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme  

12/12/2019 | Production | Funding | UK

Review: Binti

Review: Binti

Writer-director Frederike Migom focuses on immigrants without papers in Belgium in this charming, politically charged film aimed at children  

12/12/2019 | Films | Reviews | Belgium/Netherlands

Review: The Two Popes

Review: The Two Popes

The dramatic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is told as an unlikely buddy-buddy comedy in this film helmed by Fernando Meirelles  

12/12/2019 | Films | Reviews | USA/Italy/Argentina/Uruguay/UK

MUBI director of acquisitions Vanja Kaludjercic appointed director of IFFR

MUBI director of acquisitions Vanja Kaludjercic appointed director of IFFR

The Croatian co-production and market expert will work alongside managing director Marjan van der Haar  

11/12/2019 | IFFR 2020

A strong contingent of European films prepares to head to Sundance

A strong contingent of European films prepares to head to Sundance

18 European co-productions will be debuting in competition at the US gathering, including movies by Zeina Durra, Amanda Kernell and Visar Morina  

06/12/2019 | Sundance 2020

For Sama emerges as the first documentary to win the top prize at the BIFAs

For Sama emerges as the first documentary to win the top prize at the BIFAs

Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ film and The Personal History of David Copperfield were the big winners at the 22nd British Independent Film Awards  

02/12/2019 | Festivals | Awards | UK

Fernando Meirelles  • Director of The Two Popes

Interview: Fernando Meirelles • Director of The Two Popes

“The whole idea of tradition and a church is supposed to connect you to God and not to people in society”

Cineuropa met up with director Fernando Meirelles in London to talk about the star-studded The Two Popes  

29/11/2019

Review: 1917

Review: 1917

Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have created a stunning continuous-shot dash into enemy territory during World War I  

27/11/2019 | Films | Reviews | UK/USA