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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Anna Karina: 2 or 3 things we now know about her

    The films Anna Karina made with Jean-Luc Godard in the 1960s represent one of cinema history’s greatest actor-director partnerships. Here’s what we learned from the recent on-stage appearances of a French film icon.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 22 January 2016

    Features

  • 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

  • BFI Film Audience Network boosts distribution for foreign language films

    The BFI Film Audience Network’s New Release Strategy aims to expand the reach of titles that may be perceived as ‘challenging’, including foreign language films, ensuring they are seen by more people in more cinemas.

    Thursday 21 January 2016

    Announcements

  • British films at Sundance 2016

    A strangler on the streets of LA? Evil spirits on the loose in Iran? A new film from Asif Kapadia? The selection of brand new British movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is as varied as ever.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 21 January 2016

    Features

  • Federico Fellini: 10 essential films

    Fellini was a flamboyant Italian master whose genius still looms large over the history of cinema. Here are 10 key films that continue to inspire filmmakers and audiences today.

    Pasquale Iannone
    Wednesday 20 January 2016

    Lists

  • Where to begin with David Lynch

    Your next obsession: the weird and wonderful world of David Lynch.

    Leigh Singer
    Wednesday 20 January 2016

    Features

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