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  • Berlinale 2014: Cinema, art of light and shadow

    From Japan to Germany and America, ideas in movie lighting have long travelled on the wind. Daniel Fairfax reports on a Berlin/New York retrospective that follows their course.

    Daniel Fairfax
    Wednesday 26 February 2014

    Festivals

  • Straight to a DVD player near you?

    Brian De Palma and Francis Ford Coppola’s recent techno-fantasias have followed a once well-worn path for American indies too leftfield for cinema distribution, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 25 February 2014

    Bradlands

  • Behind the scenes: Funny Face

    Evocative shots that take us back to Paris in 1956, where Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire are filming on location for the musical romance Funny Face.

    Tuesday 25 February 2014

    Features

  • Gallic stars go Gallois: Borderlines 2014 preview

    Borderlines Film Festival patron Francine Stock on bringing her French screen heroes to the Welsh Borders.

    Francine Stock
    Monday 24 February 2014

    Festivals

  • Feng Xiaogang: an exclusive audience with China’s most successful director

    The director of some of the all-time biggest films at the Chinese box office, Feng Xiaogang, joined us to discuss his knack for connecting with audiences.

    Monday 24 February 2014

    Features

  • Dispatches: Situation critical

    The pessimists are convinced the end is nigh for film criticism in the digital age – but perhaps criticism isn’t what they think it is, says Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Monday 24 February 2014

    Comment

  • Berlin 2014: a programmer’s picks

    A family drama filmed over 12 years and an understated debut about a Chechen boy living in Vienna catch Geoff Andrew’s eye at this year’s Berlinale.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Stranger by the Lake

    Lakeside cruising and what lies beneath: Ben Walters on a spellbinding erotic mystery from French writer-director Alain Guiraudie.

    Ben Walters
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Luis Buñuel quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the provocative surrealist director behind Un chien andalou (1929) and Belle de Jour (1967).

    Friday 21 February 2014

    Quotes

  • 10 great films about sex

    As Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac arrives in cinemas and on the BFI Player, we survey sex on film with a list of some of cinema’s naughtiest classics.

    Samuel Wigley , Catherine McGahan , Josephine Botting , Michael Brooke , Alex Davidson , Jasper Sharp , Georgia Korossi
    Friday 21 February 2014

    Lists

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