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  • Mexico earthquake: how the media responded

    The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century prompted an almost immediate media response. The initial rush of hashtags and memes were followed by film stars drumming up funds and a RubbleCinema’. Soon even escapist cinema took on a new meaning, writes Paul Julian Smith.

    Paul Julian Smith
    Tuesday 10 October 2017

    Features

  • Video: Lean on Pete Q&A

    Ravishing and doleful in equal measure, Andrew Haigh’s fourth feature is a resplendent portrait of a lonely neglected boy on a quest for home. The director joins Head of Festivals at the BFI Clare Stewart, producer Tristan Goligher and actor Charlie Plummer for a Q&A at the BFI London Film Festival 2017.

    Tuesday 10 October 2017

    Video

  • Video: David Batty and Sir Michael Caine on My Generation

    Kate Taylor was joined for an in-depth Q&A session at the BFI London Film Festival 2017 by director David Batty and Sir Michael Caine, who presents and narrates the swinging sixties documentary My Generation.

    Monday 9 October 2017

    Video

  • Video: Cory Finley, Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy on Thoroughbreds

    Director-Screenwriter Cory Finley and actors Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy joined Clare Stewart on stage in advance of the BFI London Film Festival 2017 screening of Thoroughbreds.

    Monday 9 October 2017

    Video

  • Video: Dark River Q&A

    We were joined by director Clio Barnard, producer Tracy O’Riordan and actors Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley and Esme Creed-Miles for an introduction to the BFI London Festival 2017 Special Presentation of Yorkshire-set drama Dark River.

    Saturday 7 October 2017

    Video

  • Video: Beast Q&A

    The BFI’s Kate Taylor is joined by first-time feature director Michael Pearce, actors Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn and producer Ivana MacKinnon to discuss the making of Beast, screening in the First Feature Competition, at the BFI London Film Festival 2017.

    Saturday 7 October 2017

    Video

  • Video: Redoubtable Q&A

    We were joined by director Michel Hazanavicius and actors Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin and Bérénice Bejo for a Q&A session at the BFI London Film Festival 2017 Gala screening of Redoubtable, an audacious biopic of French cinema’s most notorious director, Jean-Luc Godard.

    Saturday 7 October 2017

    Video

  • 10 Treasures from the Archive at the 2017 London Film Festival – as we first reviewed them

    From Lucía to The L-Shaped Room, Scarface to Suspiria and Saturday Night Fever, the 2017 LFF is reviving a host of classics – but which did we originally consider clumsy, vulgar or a “long slog” and which did we hail as a masterpiece?

    Jan Dawson , Richard Combs , Geoff Brown , Scott Meek , Sight & Sound contributors
    Friday 6 October 2017

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Behind the scenes on Hitchcock’s North by Northwest

    We celebrate the return of Hitchcock’s thrilling masterpiece to UK cinemas with a selection of behind-the-scenes photographs from the film’s shoot.

    Friday 6 October 2017

    BFI news, features and opinion

  • Faith and creation: Anoushka Shankar on her score for Shiraz

    The composer and sitarist tells Simon Broughton about the challenges and discoveries of writing her first film soundtrack – for the rare Indian silent film Shiraz: A Romance of India, which premieres as 2017’s London Film Festival Archive Gala.

    Simon Broughton
    Friday 6 October 2017

    Interviews

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