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The stratospheric rise of popular music in the 50’s and 60’s brought with it the dawn of the concert film, a genre that still exists but that arguably had its crowning glory with Talking Heads Stop Making Sense in 1984. The age of the superstar musician is pr ...
Independent film and politics have had a long been uneasy bedfellows. Film-makers continually probe society to find out what makes it tick and perhaps add a little tock themselves to the narrative. Here are five contemporary manifestations bred from this symbi ...
A collection of great films about love, relationships and heartbreak.
The Palme d'Or, the highest award given at the Cannes Film Festival is the most prestigious accolade in Europe. You can watch a number of previous winners right here on Volta, including the most recent winners, Amour and Blue Is the Warmest Colour. Take a look at our selection here.
One of Britain's most treasured filmmakers, a cultural icon and maste of the kitchen sink drama, Ken Loach has been casting his eye upon the fringes of UK society since the 1960's to warm and often heartbreaking effect.