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  • Why ‘cool’ doesn’t do Jim Jarmusch justice

    With hipster indie classic Down by Law back in cinemas, it’s a moment to reflect on Jim Jarmusch’s 30-year reign as the king of cinematic cool. But what does that even mean?
    Friday 12 September 2014

  • Three talking points for Debate at the LFF

    The LFF’s Debate strand presents films that rush headfirst and unafraid into some of the stormiest issues of the day. This year, three themes emerge in the programme that are sure to help stoke the post-movie discussion.
    Friday 12 September 2014

  • 10 great prison break films

    Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch’s off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.
    Thursday 11 September 2014

  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... Italian cinema

    An Italian Breaking Bad is among programme advisor Adrian Wootton’s personal tips for the BFI London Film Festival, including a new film by an established director, an impressive debut, and a wild card to take a chance on.
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

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  • Celebrating Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove at 50

    As Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy Dr Strangelove turns 50, we share some production designs and behind-the-scenes shots from the making of a cold war masterpiece.

    Sarah Cox
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Features

  • Find the fun: editing documentaries the Mary Poppins way

    When he struggles to bring discipline and rules to his documentaries’ anarchic found moments, Robert Greene turns to Mary Poppins for help.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Unfiction

  • Kay Mander (1915-2013)

    Once told that a woman director wouldn’t be able to control a male crew, the late Kay Mander became one of UK documentary’s most passionate voices.

    Sarah Easen
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Features

  • The Stuart Hall Project: John Akomfrah interview

    Award-winning documentary-maker John Akomfrah explains the importance of archive film to his emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

    Georgia Korossi
    Tuesday 21 January 2014

    Interviews

  • Federico Fellini quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the great Italian director behind La dolce vita and 8½.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Quotes

  • Why I love... Zulu

    It’s 50 years since the premiere of the classic historical adventure that launched the career of Michael Caine.

    John Oliver
    Monday 20 January 2014

    Features

  • Behind the scenes: Zulu

    Six rare images of Michael Caine and the cast and crew grappling with the heat and dust of South Africa during the making of the now 50-year-old British classic.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Features

  • A year of film collaborations with China unveiled

    We launch Electric Shadows 2014 and a year of film collaboration with China, beginning with a special UK visit from China’s most popular film director, Feng Xiaogang.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Announcements

  • David Lynch quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the brains behind Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Muholland Dr.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Quotes

  • Close to perfection: The Night of the Hunter

    Why a single flaw never stops me from rewatching Charles Laughton’s beautiful and terrifying American masterpiece The Night of the Hunter over and over again.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 17 January 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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