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  • Video: Imelda Staunton on how Dennis Potter changed TV

    At a BFI reception before the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the BAFTA-winning actor discusses Dennis Potter’s influence on television.

    Thursday 29 May 2014

    Video

  • 10 great First World War films

    With the definitive screen version of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms returning to cinemas to mark the centenary of the First World War, eyes front for our list of 10 of the best films set during World War I.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 29 May 2014

    Lists

  • A Century of Chinese Cinema: an introduction

    We introduce the five sections that make up our huge, four-month celebration of 100 years of filmmaking in China.

    Noah Cowan
    Wednesday 28 May 2014

    Features

  • Cannes 2014: a roundup

    So did the prizes go to the right films? The BFI’s Senior Film Programmer, Geoff Andrew, gives his personal lowdown on the best that Cannes had to offer in 2014.

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 27 May 2014

    Features

  • New Philippine (and Mongolian) cinema

    Anton Bitel rounds up recent highlights from the Philippines’ broad and bustling film industry – plus a missive from Mongolia that couldn’t be ignored.

    Anton Bitel
    Monday 26 May 2014

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2014: awards and reaction

    Congratulations to Cannes’ rising stars Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Alice Rohrwacher; commiserations to the ill-rewarded Marion Cotillard and Abderrahmane Sissako, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Saturday 24 May 2014

    Festivals

  • Cannes 2014: the winners

    And the Palme d’Or goes to… Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s meditative Anatolian drama Winter Sleep.

    Saturday 24 May 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: The Punk Singer

    Sini Anderson’s crowdfunded, zine-styled portrait of riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna gets playful and powerful with the personal and political, says Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Saturday 24 May 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Cannes 2014: Palme predictions

    Time for prizes and wonder. Who will Jane Campion’s jury beckon up the red carpet, asks Isabel Stevens?

    Isabel Stevens
    Saturday 24 May 2014

    Festivals

  • Behind the scenes: the Indiana Jones films

    It’s 30 years since the release of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – a good opportunity to enjoy these fantastic behind-the-scenes photos of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and the cast at work on all four Indiana Jones films.

    Friday 23 May 2014

    Features

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  • Oscars 2014

    Oscars 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the Academy Awards.

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  • BAFTAs 2014

    BAFTAs 2014

    Interviews, news and comment on the British Academy Film Awards.

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