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  • Satyajit Ray’s masterpiece Charulata gets UK rerelease

    The great director’s sublime portrait of a bored housewife living in 19th-century Bengal will be released nationwide in a new digital restoration in August.


    Wednesday 18 June 2014

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  • Preview: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

    A John le Carré adaptation starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and a DSK-inspired drama featuring Gérard Depardieu are among the starrier premieres at this year’s EIFF.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 18 June 2014

    Features

  • National Picnic Week: great picnics on film

    ‘Do you want a leg or a breast?’ As the UK celebrates National Picnic Week, we open up the hamper of film history to select 12 classic picnic scenes.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 17 June 2014

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  • Preview: East End Film Festival 2014

    A memory-loss drama set in New Orleans opens the 13th East End Film Festival, a 12-day celebration of international cinema that takes place across east London.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 13 June 2014

    Features

  • 10 great football films

    Films about football are rarely much good, but occasionally one gets past the goalie. With the 2014 World Cup about to get under way, here’s a team of 10 of the best – including a couple of TV plays that were too good to leave out.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 12 June 2014

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  • Three films selected for BFI support through pitch session at Doc/Fest

    An intimate portrait of Grace Jones, a North Korean kidnap love-story and a moving journey of a son to reconnect his family find backing from the BFI Film Fund at the Sheffield Doc/Fest pitching session.


    Wednesday 11 June 2014

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  • Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies aged 56

    The irreverent comic star of cult sitcoms The Young Ones and Bottom has passed away.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 9 June 2014

    Features

  • Preview: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

    New films from Martin Scorsese and Alex Gibney and the world premiere of a celebration of kissing on screen are among the roll call of documentary delights at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 6 June 2014

    Features

  • Television without pity: Dennis Potter’s TV criticism

    Not just Britain’s greatest TV writer, Dennis Potter also worked for years as a TV critic, earning the reputation of a hellfire preacher who was as passionate damning the witless as he was singing the praises of some surprising favourites.

    Lisa Kerrigan
    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Features

  • 10 great concert films

    With a new behind-the-scenes documentary of Pulp’s farewell gig raising the curtain on this year’s Sheffield/Doc Fest, we go backstage in the annals of film history to select 10 of the best concert movies.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 5 June 2014

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