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  • Herzog’s ark

    From the beasts of the jungle to the rats, cats and bats of Nosferatu, the films of Werner Herzog are full of the wonders of the animal kingdom. With our 18-film Herzog collection now available on Blu-ray/DVD, here’s our guide to the legendary director’s movie menagerie.

    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer picks his favourite Werner Herzog films

    Acclaimed director Joshua Oppenheimer, whose The Act of Killing was voted the best film of 2013 by Sight & Sound, tells us what inspires him about the work of his film’s executive producer: Werner Herzog.

    Joshua Oppenheimer
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Nicolas Roeg’s Flash Gordon: the Flash that never was

    Spectacular designs that reveal what the film of Flash Gordon would have looked like in the hands of its original director – the man behind Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

    Claire Smith
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Werner Herzog, globetrotter – the map

    Is Werner Herzog cinema’s most travelled director? Explore our map of the great German filmmaker’s most far-flung locations.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • A-list meets arthouse: when megastar actors work for auteurs

    She’s an Oscar winner and fashion icon, but Marion Cotillard’s new film finds her in the urgent, unvarnished world of master filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. As Two Days, One Night comes out on the BFI Player, we look at 10 other times when A-list stars went arthouse.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Lists

  • On location with Werner Herzog

    Rare images of Werner Herzog in production on some of his greatest films, courtesy of the Werner Herzog Collection held by Deutsche Kinemathek.

    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Two Days, One Night

    The Dardenne brothers and Marion Cotillard aim to thaw out wage-slave society, says Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Thursday 21 August 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening revealed as The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    The BFI National Archive is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new restoration of a major British silent film, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, will be unveiled as the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala screening, presented in in partnership with American Express®.

    Thursday 21 August 2014

    Announcements

  • 10 great films about aliens visiting Earth

    They come in peace… or else to bring about the annihilation of the human race. With David Bowie’s turn as The Man Who Fell to Earth lighting up our Sci-Fi weekend, we count down 10 of the best movies about extraterrestrials coming to our planet.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 21 August 2014

    Lists

  • Charulata: the pinnacle of Satyajit Ray’s art

    The great Bengali director Satyajit Ray established a reputation as a realist with his classic debut Pather Panchali, but by the time of his 1964 masterpiece Charulata was pushing in a new, exquisite direction.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 20 August 2014

    Features

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