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  • BFI edition of silent classic Underground wins best Blu-ray at DVD awards

    The restored, high definition edition of Anthony Asquith’s 1928 classic of London life is named the year’s best Blu-ray by Italy’s esteemed Il Cinema Ritrovato festival.
    Friday 4 July 2014

  • 10 great films set in the swinging 60s

    It’s 50 years since the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night helped put a swing in the step of 60s British cinema, heralding London’s emergence as the epicentre of hip fashion, art and music. Here are 10 of the best swinging London films that followed in its wake.
    Thursday 3 July 2014

  • Behind the scenes with the Beatles and Richard Lester

    Rare images, many from the private archive of director Richard Lester, show the Fab Four playing around on the set of their swinging 60s pop film classics A Hard Day’s Night and Help!
    Thursday 3 July 2014

  • 10 great wuxia (swordplay) films

    Based in a centuries-old genre of Chinese literature, the wuxia martial arts movie takes place in a world of swords, sorcery, chivalry and romance. Here are 10 of its jaw-dropping milestones.
    Thursday 26 June 2014

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  • Some favourite films at the LFF

    Finding it difficult to keep your head above water with the huge LFF programme? Here are one programmer’s personal recommendations.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 2 October 2013

    Features

  • New video-on-demand service BFI Player unveiled

    The BFI launches a new video-on-demand service offering six collections, including day-and-date releases for The Selfish Giant and The Epic of Everest.

    Wednesday 2 October 2013

    Announcements

  • Laura Mulvey on Riddles of the Sphinx

    Laura Mulvey remembers shooting her groundbreaking avant-garde classic Riddles of the Sphinx – now released on Blu-ray/DVD.

    Chris Fennell
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Interviews

  • Poland’s coming out

    Two box-office breakthroughs this year suggest the country’s cinema is finally emerging from the closet, says Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Features

  • Mutant mutations

    The late ‘exploitation’ master Jess Franco was a paragon of the art of muddying clear blue waters, writes Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Bradlands

  • Berwick 2013: border tensions

    This year’s Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival took aim at the boundaries between films and installation art, as well as between Berwick and its North Sea neighbours, reports Michael Pattison.

    Michael Pattison
    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Festivals

  • The BFI turns 80

    It’s 80 years since the British Film Institute was formed.

    Monday 30 September 2013

    Features

  • Five to see at the LFF: road movies

    Five stories of escape, discovery and murder on the open road at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 30 September 2013

    Features

  • Video: Destiny Ekaragha on Gone Too Far!

    Director Destiny Ekaragha discusses Gone Too Far!, her comedy about the adolescent passions and cultural tensions at play between a group of South London teenagers.

    Monday 30 September 2013

    Video

  • Peter Worden (1938-2013)

    Original custodian of the Mitchell and Kenyon films of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, the late Peter Worden was a film enthusiast with an indomitable passion for history.

    Patrick Russell
    Friday 27 September 2013

    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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