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  • 10 things you (probably) never knew about the shower scene in Psycho

    Perhaps the most famous scene in the history of cinema, the shower killing in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is examined in forensic detail in the new documentary 78/52. Director Alexandre O. Philippe tells us what he found behind the curtain.

    Oliver Lunn
    Wednesday 25 October 2017

    Interviews

  • Video: LFF Connects – Nitin Sawhney at the BFI London Film Festival 2017

    One of the most distinctive contemporary musical voices – and the composer of the 2017 Festival’s Opening Night Gala Breathe’s score – discusses his career across a diverse selection of disciplines.

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    Video

  • Five iconic Japanese actresses of the golden age

    Much of the power and potency of the great films of Japan’s postwar golden age comes from their luminous stars. With our celebration of Japanese melodrama playing at BFI Southbank, here’s your introduction to five of the finest actresses of the period.

    Jasper Sharp
    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    Lists

  • Video: Greg Barker, John Battsek and Samantha Power on The Final Year

    The final, momentous year of the Obama administration is documented with extraordinary intimacy by Greg Barker. The BFI’s Tricia Tuttle was joined on stage for a Q&A by director Greg Barker, producer John Battsek and one of the key figures of the Obama administration, Samantha Power at their 2017 BFI London Film Festival screening of The Final Year.

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    Video

  • The BFI Podcast: Powell & Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death

    Powell and Pressburger’s war-time fantasy is being brought back to UK cinemas in December. To celebrate Henry Barnes talks to author Xan Brooks and historian Hollie Price about the genesis of their magic propaganda.

    Henry Barnes
    Monday 23 October 2017

    Video

  • LFF Connects – Ian McEwan at the BFI London Film Festival 2017

    Ian McEwan joined us to discuss the different disciplines of writing for the page and the screen and explore why his fiction continues to have such enduring appeal for big screen storytellers in an event hosted by novelist, radio and television presenter Francine Stock.

    Monday 23 October 2017

    Video

  • Mikio Naruse’s Wife: married to the mainstream

    This rarely shown film by the great Japanese director explores new ways for men and women to live together and apart – as victims of modernity spread their wings to embrace dangerous freedoms, writes Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Monday 23 October 2017

    Bradlands

  • Video: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Q&A

    We were joined by director Noah Baumbach and stars Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler for a Q&A session at the BFI London Film Festival 2017 Gala screening of The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).

    Monday 23 October 2017

    Video

  • African cinema: open your eyes

    After years of detective work, 24 lost African classics are screening at film festivals around the UK. If you’re curious about film, there’s no excuse not to dive in, says Mark Cousins.

    Mark Cousins
    Friday 20 October 2017

    Comment

  • Danielle Darrieux: from pre-war modernity to the epitome of Parisian chic

    The prolific French star mastered comedy, romance and noir in her eight-decade career – but may always be best remembered as the tragic heroine at the heart of Max Ophuls’ Madame de…, writes Ginette Vincendeau.

    Ginette Vincendeau
    Friday 20 October 2017

    Obituaries

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