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  • 10 great films set in Istanbul

    Grant Gee’s Innocence of Memories hits UK screens this week. Its uncanny depiction of Istanbul stands out among a bunch of great films where the city is a source of intrigue and fascination.

    Kaya Genç
    Thursday 28 January 2016

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  • Shooting the message #22: Buddy Films

    Riding the crest of a growing market for branded video content online, this Twickenham-based production company’s clients have included Google, Jaguar and the Football Association.

    Patrick Russell
    Wednesday 27 January 2016

    Features

  • Blithe spirit: Paolo Sorrentino on Youth

    The maestro behind The Great Beauty, Il Divo and The Consequences of Love tells Adrian Wootton about the music that drives his method, and why he’s not our era’s Federico Fellini.

    Adrian Wootton
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

    Interviews

  • Colour in Film: the 10 best film colour systems

    Do you know your Technicolor from your Kodachrome? The science of colour in film has brought us many innovative systems over the past 120 years – here’s an expert’s guide to 10 of the best.

    Uli Ruedel
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

    Lists

  • Franco Citti, 1935-2016

    Celluloid Liberation Front remembers the eternal face of Pasolini’s vanished vulgar Italy.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

    Obituaries

  • Where to begin with neo-noir

    Your next obsession: the dark and dangerous world of modern noir.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

    Features

  • Ettore Scola, 1931-2016

    Pasquale Iannone on the a versatile director and leading light of the post-war Comedy Italian Style.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Tuesday 26 January 2016

    Obituaries

  • BFI launches biggest ever programme of Shakespeare on film

    With no other writer impacting so greatly on cinema, this programme explores on an epic scale how filmmakers have adapted, been inspired by and interpreted Shakespeare’s work for the big screen.

    Monday 25 January 2016

    Announcements

  • 10 great films from 1996

    Take That broke up, the Spice Girls broke through, and Dolly the Sheep was born. But which films were in cinemas, and how do they shape up today?

    Nikki Baughan , Michael Brooke , Alex Davidson , Simran Hans , Georgia Korossi , Lou Thomas , Matthew Thrift , Samuel Wigley , Craig Williams
    Friday 22 January 2016

    Lists

  • Film of the week: The Assassin

    Hou Hsiao-Hsien casts the distant past as a plane of myth and fantasy in his wuxia-tinged take on the itinerant-warrior drama. It’s another of the Taiwanese master’s inimitably oblique, realist and ravishing wide-shot triumphs, says Roger Clarke.

    Roger Clarke
    Friday 22 January 2016

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