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  • A Farewell to Arms: a greater film than Hemingway knew

    Made within two years of the publication of Ernest Hemingway’s classic WWI romance, Frank Borzage’s 1932 film of A Farewell of Arms may have riled the author but it deserves rediscovery as an exhilarating ode to love in wartime. 

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 30 May 2014

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  • Kenji Mizoguchi’s masterpiece Sansho Dayu turns 60 years old

    It’s 60 years since the premiere of the heartbreaking historical tragedy Sansho Dayu, revered by critics as one of the world’s greatest films.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 30 May 2014

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  • Video: Imelda Staunton on how Dennis Potter changed TV

    At a BFI reception before the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the BAFTA-winning actor discusses Dennis Potter’s influence on television.


    Thursday 29 May 2014

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  • 10 great First World War films

    With the definitive screen version of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms returning to cinemas to mark the centenary of the First World War, eyes front for our list of 10 of the best films set during World War I.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 29 May 2014

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  • A Century of Chinese Cinema: an introduction

    We introduce the five sections that make up our huge, four-month celebration of 100 years of filmmaking in China.

    Noah Cowan
    Wednesday 28 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: a roundup

    So did the prizes go to the right films? The BFI’s Senior Film Programmer, Geoff Andrew, gives his personal lowdown on the best that Cannes had to offer in 2014.

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 27 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: the winners

    And the Palme d’Or goes to… Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s meditative Anatolian drama Winter Sleep.


    Saturday 24 May 2014

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  • Behind the scenes: the Indiana Jones films

    It’s 30 years since the release of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – a good opportunity to enjoy these fantastic behind-the-scenes photos of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and the cast at work on all four Indiana Jones films.


    Friday 23 May 2014

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  • 10 great hip-hop documentaries

    With James Lavelle’s Meltdown festival bringing some rare hip-hop films to BFI Southbank, we do some digging of our own to find 10 landmark docs on hip-hop’s history and culture.

    Dylan Cave
    Thursday 22 May 2014

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  • See London in bloom in 1924

    To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, we present a rare opportunity to see 1920s London in bloom, from gardens to florists’ shops and the great market at Covent Garden.


    Thursday 22 May 2014

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