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  • 10 great British summer films

    Temperatures are rising in Norfolk-set coming-of-age drama The Goob, the latest British bid for inclusion in the canon of great summertime movies.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 28 May 2015

    Lists

  • BFI London Film Festival announces Short Film Award

    A new Short Film Competition will run alongside the Festival’s Official, Documentary and First Feature Competitions.


    Thursday 28 May 2015

    Announcements

  • Abderrahmane Sissako for beginners

    Get up to speed with the work of one of modern world cinema’s most vital voices: the Mauritanian master filmmaker whose new film tackles the recent occupation of Timbuktu by jihadists.

    Basia Lewandowska Cummings
    Wednesday 27 May 2015

    Features

  • My Cannes top 15

    Now that the dust has settled on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, BFI Southbank’s senior programmer Geoff Andrew lists his personal best of the fest – the films to look out for when they arrive in UK cinemas.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 27 May 2015

    Features

  • The Goob: the man who fell to Norfolk

    Director Guy Myhill and his striking lead actor Liam Walpole tell all about their first feature film, a rites-of-passage drama set during a hot summer amid the fields and big skies of East Anglia.

    Lou Thomas
    Tuesday 26 May 2015

    Interviews

  • Cannes 2015: the winners

    And the Palme d’Or goes to… Jacques Audiard’s refugee drama Dheepan, while Son of Saul gets the Grand Prix.


    Sunday 24 May 2015

    Features

  • Germany Pale Mother: a rediscovered classic of New German Cinema

    Widely acclaimed on release in 1980, Helma Sanders-Brahms’ wartime drama disappeared from view in the decades since. Its release on Blu-ray is a chance to reappraise a vital work of feminist cinema.

    Erica Carter
    Friday 22 May 2015

    Features

  • 10 great romantic horror films

    ‘Lovecraft meets Linklater’ in the new part horror/part love story rulebreaker Spring. It joins a legion of memorable horror films with an often deadly romantic side.

    Michael Blyth
    Thursday 21 May 2015

    Lists

  • A history of Hollywood sequels in 10 influential films

    Hugely popular with audiences (if not critics), sequels have been around nearly as long as the history of cinema itself. Some are good, some are terrible, while the following films tell a changing story of how Hollywood does business.

    Stuart Henderson
    Wednesday 20 May 2015

    Lists

  • Screen International and BFI London Film Festival team for Stars of Tomorrow

    For the first time, Screen International will be launching its celebrated Stars of Tomorrow programme at the BFI London Film Festival.


    Monday 18 May 2015

    Announcements

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