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  • 10 great films about masks

    In the guise of a tie-in with the release of Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as masked singer Frank Sidebottom, we celebrate the rich history of masks on screen.

    Michael Brooke
    Thursday 8 May 2014

    Lists

  • Tom at the Farm out on BFI Player from 9 May

    A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception in Xavier Dolan’s acclaimed psychological thriller, available on the BFI Player from Friday 9 May.

    Thursday 8 May 2014

    Announcements

  • Major BFI projects announced to mark First World War centenary

    The BFI launches a five-year programme of screenings, archive restorations and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. 

    Tuesday 6 May 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Blue Ruin

    The wages of vengeance: Trevor Johnston hails an expertly turned, classically fashioned revenge thriller from second-time writer-director Jeremy Saulnier.

    Trevor Johnston
    Monday 5 May 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great anime films

    With Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki bowing out with a final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, we name 10 classics from the fantastic and wildly popular world of anime.

    Jasper Sharp
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Lists

  • Audrey Hepburn quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the irreplaceable star of Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady.

    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Quotes

  • The day Bob Hoskins visited the BFI

    Somebody had compared Bob Hoskins to the great French actor Jean Gabin; Hoskins wanted to know what they were ‘on about’. Curator Nigel Algar shares an anecdote about welcoming the Mona Lisa star to the BFI to explain all.

    Nigel Algar
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

  • Stunning cover design for new book on anime classic Akira

    We reveal the winning entry in a competition to design cover art for a BFI Film Classic on the anime masterpiece Akira, one of nine special editions being published to coincide with our upcoming Science Fiction blockbuster season.

    Lucinda Knight
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

  • Paths of Glory: Stanley Kubrick’s first film of ‘genius’

    With Paths of Glory, a powerful account of injustice and corruption set in the trenches of the First World War, Stanley Kubrick stepped up his game to announce himself as a filmmaker of rare ambition and talent.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 1 May 2014

    Features

  • Bob Hoskins: a career in pictures

    Visual highlights from the films and television of the late, great, British actor Bob Hoskins, star of The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    Wednesday 30 April 2014

    Features

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