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  • Cannes 2016: my top 15

    BFI Southbank’s programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew lists some personal favourites from a vintage year at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 24 May 2016

    Features

  • Making ground: remembering Kathleen Collins

    As the reputation of Kathleen Collins’ enrapturing, semi-autobiographical Losing Ground finally grows, nearly 35 years after its release, Ashley Clark pays tribute to its late maker and her all-too-brief career.

    Ashley Clark
    Monday 23 May 2016

    Features

  • How Bresson creates profound emotion from small moments

    Fifty years on from the release of Au hasard Balthazar, we celebrate how master director Robert Bresson’s minimalist style worked to create one of the most moving films ever made.

    Leigh Singer
    Monday 23 May 2016

    Features

  • Divines – first look

    Isabel Stevens on an exuberant, go-its-own-way young female buddy thriller from the self-taught Houda Benyamina – officially the best debut feature at Cannes 2016.

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The Death of Louis XIV – first look

    Six decades after The 400 Blows, Jean-Pierre Léaud plays the dying Sun King in a stately, majestic study of flesh and emblems from Albert Serra – surely the most beautiful film at Cannes 2016.

    Jonathan Romney
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Cannes 2016: all the awards, and reaction

    Ken Loach wins his second Palme d’Or, Andrea Arnold wins her third Jury Prize and Iran’s Asghar Farhadi wins two awards for best actor and screenplay – but Maren Ade’s widely admired Toni Erdmann leaves empty-handed. Do juries shun comedies? Do actors always lean to theatre stories, wonders Nick James?

    Nick James
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    Festivals

  • Elle – first look

    A typically inimitable Isabelle Huppert takes no prisoners in Paul Verhoeven’s typically black-comic provocation, a rape-reaction art melodrama that’s his first film in ten years, writes Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Cannes 2016: the Posters d’Or

    For our second annual showcase of the festival’s best posters, we picked two winners – from a wonderfully rich field. Is a festival the best place to see the uncompromised art of the film poster, asks Isabel Stevens?

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    The pictures

  • Cannes 2016: the winners

    And the Palme d’Or goes to… Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. Andrea Arnold’s American Honey wins the jury prize.

    Sunday 22 May 2016

    Features

  • Risk – first look

    Isabel Stevens on Laura Poitras’s righteous, embedded portrait of Julian Assange and two years of WikiLeaking.

    Isabel Stevens
    Sunday 22 May 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

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