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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Groundbreaking UK animation studio Halas & Batchelor is 75 years old

    From Animal Farm to a film for Kraftwerk, John Halas and Joy Batchelor blazed a trail for British animators. On their studio’s 75th anniversary, our curator of animation picks his five favourite Halas & Batchelor creations.

    Jez Stewart
    Monday 18 May 2015

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  • Only Angels Have Wings – this Cary Grant adventure film is just bliss

    Danger, desire, death and a donkey – Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth are flying high in a welcome return to the big screen for Howard Hawks’s peerlessly entertaining tale of aviation in the Andes. 

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 12 May 2015

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  • Cannes 2015: the films to look forward to

    It’s an open field in competition at Cannes this year, with new films by Jacques Audiard, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Gus Van Sant and Yorgos Lanthimos among the big hitters jostling for recognition.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 11 May 2015

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