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  • A Farewell to Arms

    Frank Borzage’s 1932 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the tragic Great War romance is now available in a dual format edition.

    Thursday 23 October 2014

    BFI Blu-rays and DVDs

  • Red Shift

    Take a journey through English history in this film by Alan Garner and John MacKenzie.

    Thursday 23 October 2014

    New releases

  • The novelisations that got away

    Some books of the films ring the changes; some even wring art from their sources – as Quentin Tarantino would be the first to tell you, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Bradlands

  • Paris: animation capital of the world?

    Have the French conquered the high ground of art cartoons, asks Alex Dudok de Wit?

    Alex Dudok de Wit
    Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Features

  • How many sci-fi characters can you spot?

    The Terminator, Ripley, 12 Doctor Whos, E.T., Marty McFly – they’re all to be found in this illustration for our blockbuster season Sc-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 21 October 2014

    Features

  • Forbidden fruit: censorship at Antalya Golden Orange 2014

    At this year’s festival in Turkey’s bustling resort city, filmmakers and organisers worked out a new lesson the hard way: thou shalt not subtitle defamations of Turkish officialdom in English. Kaya Genç reports.

    Kaya Genç
    Tuesday 21 October 2014

    Festivals

  • Bearing witness to the Arab spring: We Are the Giant

    A remarkable new documentary screening at BFI Southbank offers personal testimonies from individuals caught up in this decade’s history-making student uprisings across the Arab world.

    Tuesday 21 October 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Björk Biophilia Live

    Hi-tech and all-natural, Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland’s ‘coloured-in’ concert recording from the last night of Björk’s 2013 Biophilia tour is a psychedelic tour de force, says Sam Davies.

    Sam Davies
    Monday 20 October 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • The 15 best pictures from this year’s LFF red carpet

    The red carpets at Leicester Square played host to a huge number of stars (and their umbrellas) arriving for premieres at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Here are 15 of the 58th festival’s most striking photographs.

    Monday 20 October 2014

    Features

  • Discover Chinese Britain on Film

    A new collection available to view online on the BFI Player tells the story of Chinese Britain on film, with a selection of rare feature films and shorts.

    Dylan Cave
    Monday 20 October 2014

    Features

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