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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

    Features

  • 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

    Features

  • Mob rules: Party Girl and the Blacklist

    Trivialised as a stylish film noir frivolity, Party Girl seems to have been written as an On the Waterfront-like apologia for informing – a moral turned inside out by its director Nicholas Ray, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 26 May 2015

    Bradlands

  • The Goob: the man who fell to Norfolk

    Director Guy Myhill and his striking lead actor Liam Walpole tell all about their first feature film, a rites-of-passage drama set during a hot summer amid the fields and big skies of East Anglia.

    Lou Thomas
    Tuesday 26 May 2015

    Interviews

  • Cannes 2015 roundup: in praise of slow-burners

    Nick James wakes up the morning after the party pondering the less flamboyant movies that got away – at least from the festival prize-givers.

    Nick James
    Monday 25 May 2015

    Festivals

  • 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

    Features

  • Cannes 2015 awards, and reaction

    The decorations from a Coen brothers-led jury spanned the good, the bad and the wacky, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Sunday 24 May 2015

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2015: the Posters d’Or

    Cannes gives out more and more prizes every year. So why not a Palme d’Or for posters? Isabel Stevens surveys the best designs on show at this year’s festival.

    Isabel Stevens
    Saturday 23 May 2015

    The pictures

  • Review: Tomorrowland – A World Beyond

    Brad Bird and Disney venture a return to techno optimism, says Catherine Wheatley.

    Catherine Wheatley
    Saturday 23 May 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Fatima – first look

    Shame and pride, self-doubt and fortitude play out across two sides of a French/Arab generational divide in this deft portrait of a stymied poet and her daughters, says Amy Taubin.

    Amy Taubin
    Friday 22 May 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

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