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  • Notes from Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

    Cricket, gospel music, Greenpeace and the social divide – this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest offered a typically diverse platter of themes, finds BFI curator Ros Cranston.

    Ros Cranston
    Tuesday 9 June 2015

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  • BFI Film Fund films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

    The lowdown on the three exciting new BFI-backed documentaries which have received their UK premieres at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.


    Monday 8 June 2015

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  • From South Park to London Road: the rise of the alternative musical

    The modern world needs a modern kind of musical. South Park and Team America knew this, and so does Rufus Norris’s London Road, which bravely sets to song a community’s reactions to the Ipswich prostitute murders of 2006.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 3 June 2015

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  • Chaplin’s first masterpiece: The Vagabond

    The sublime run of comedies Charlie Chaplin made for the Mutual company show an artist developing complete control of his medium. They include his most moving film of the time.

    Graham Fuller
    Tuesday 2 June 2015

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  • Remembering Julie Harris, costume designer for Bond and Hitchcock

    Curator Josephine Botting pays tribute to the late, Oscar-winning costume designer, one of our last surviving links with the golden age of British cinema.

    Josephine Botting
    Monday 1 June 2015

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  • Marilyn: the icon

    Was Marilyn Monroe, as photographer Bert Stern declared, ‘the first American goddess – our goddess of love’? 

    Mary Wild
    Friday 29 May 2015

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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