Berwick New Cinema

Entering its third year, BFMAF’s 2018 competition strand featured resolutely contemporary films that transgress restraints of genre, capital and expectation. It was supported by Outset Scotland.

Short Films 21st Sep · 20:30 (78 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: Surge Channel

Short Films 22nd Sep · 15:45 (90 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: Balearic Abyssal

The Berwick New Cinema Competition features resolutely contemporary films that transgress restraints of genre, capital and expectation.

Short Films 22nd Sep · 20:30 (66 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: Romanche Trench

Feature film 23rd Sep · 17:15 (128 mins)

Milla

Valérie Massadian

Milla begins as half of a pair of runaways in a small town by the English Channel. The squatting teenagers eke out their romance and their resources in a vacuum adapted to their own design. Things soon start to change, especially for Milla who falls pregnant. We watch as her body slowly morphs along with her perspective, and the sea—at first marked out as a symbol of her understanding of time passing—becomes a protagonist that decides her fate. 

Short Films 23rd Sep · 14:00 (72 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: Rossby Wave

Feature film 23rd Sep · 17:15 (128 mins)

Milla

Valérie Massadian

Milla begins as half of a pair of runaways in a small town by the English Channel. The squatting teenagers eke out their romance and their resources in a vacuum adapted to their own design. Things soon start to change, especially for Milla who falls pregnant. We watch as her body slowly morphs along with her perspective, and the sea—at first marked out as a symbol of her understanding of time passing—becomes a protagonist that decides her fate. 

Short Films 23rd Sep · 20:30 (80 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: Porcupine Seabight

Short Films 24th Sep · 15:45 (76 mins)

Berwick New Cinema: Civil Twilight

Bodies as markers and makers of change. Desirable and desiring, abject, vulnerable, undignified, flawed and fragile, caught between the mundane and the mythological, the domestic and the supernatural. What shines through are the social, political and emotional ramifications of corporeal transgression.

Feature film 24th Sep · 18:00 (89 mins)

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose

John Torres

Recovering decaying 35mm footage, from under the bed of 1980s starlet Liz Alindogan, John Torres discovered it was from an unfinished film by Celso Advento Castillo, one of the Philippines' geniuses of 1970s and 80s genre cinema. Shot on the same island and at the same time as Oliver Stone's Platoon, it coincided with the People Power Revolution as Marcos was being thrown out of the country. A film of epic mystery, and erudite self-consciousness emerges from a waking dream.