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  • The making of Suffragette: ‘These women are warriors’

    Ahead of its grand opening of the 59th BFI London Film Festival, we spoke to director Sarah Gavron and producers Faye Ward and Alison Owen about their ambitious new film about the epic struggles of the suffragettes.

    Diana Lodderhose
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Interviews

  • Chantal Akerman: a primer

    Throughout her career, the great director Chantal Akerman – who has sadly died, aged 65 – pursued certain themes and ideas. Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a guide to some of the most important.

    Cristina Álvarez López , Adrian Martin
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • The time Alec Guinness met Fidel Castro

    Cuba, 1959. The Batista regime has just been overthrown by Castro and his revolutionaries. Enter Alec Guinness, Noel Coward and Carol Reed to make a film of Graham Greene’s comic spy story Our Man in Havana…

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • The year of the strong woman part 1: 10 great diverse talents at LFF

    In the BFI London Film Festival’s ‘year of the strong woman’, let’s celebrate 10 brilliant directors and actors of colour featured in this year’s programme.

    Jemma Desai
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Lists

  • Chantal Akerman has died aged 65

    Akerman leaves behind a groundbreaking body of work, including the three-hour classic Jeanne Dielman.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • Seven must-see American indie films at LFF

    It’s a bumper year for US independent cinema at the BFI London Film Festival, including the new film from the director of Listen Up Philip and a host of impressive debuts.

    Tricia Tuttle , Kate Taylor
    Monday 5 October 2015

    Lists

  • Where to begin with Jia Zhangke

    With his latest film in this year’s BFI London Film Festival and the man himself appearing on stage and in conversation, now’s a good time to get up to speed with the work of modern Chinese master Jia Zhangke.

    John Berra
    Monday 5 October 2015

    Features

  • Suffragettes in film

    How the battle for women’s suffrage in the early years of the 20th century was captured on film.

    Monday 5 October 2015

    Features

  • John Guillermin (1925-2015)

    The late British director is worth remembering for much more than latter-day blockbusters The Towering Inferno and King Kong – his early career was packed with lively dramas and thrillers.

    Kevin Lyons
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Features

  • Craig Roberts: ‘I wanna get Welsh cinema out there as much as possible’

    Submarine star Craig Roberts has turned director at 24 with the ‘coming-of-age noir’ Just Jim. Here Roberts recalls channelling the influence of Scorsese, Kubrick and Punch-Drunk Love in small-town Wales.

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Interviews

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