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  • Chantal Akerman has died aged 65

    Akerman leaves behind a groundbreaking body of work, including the three-hour classic Jeanne Dielman.

    Samuel Wigley
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • Tom Hiddleston becomes founding BFI Ambassador

    The High-Rise actor’s new Ambassador role will be a life-cause to advocate for British film and the BFI’s vital work in building the next generation of film talent and film lovers in the UK.

    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Announcements

  • Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

    Chantal Akerman’s films found a new, personal way of screening women, argues Janet Bergstrom.

    Janet Bergstrom
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • The making of Suffragette: ‘These women are warriors’

    Ahead of its grand opening of the 59th BFI London Film Festival, we spoke to director Sarah Gavron and producers Faye Ward and Alison Owen about their ambitious new film about the epic struggles of the suffragettes.

    Diana Lodderhose
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Interviews

  • Chantal Akerman: a primer

    Throughout her career, the great director Chantal Akerman – who has sadly died, aged 65 – pursued certain themes and ideas. Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a guide to some of the most important.

    Cristina Álvarez López , Adrian Martin
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • The time Alec Guinness met Fidel Castro

    Cuba, 1959. The Batista regime has just been overthrown by Castro and his revolutionaries. Enter Alec Guinness, Noel Coward and Carol Reed to make a film of Graham Greene’s comic spy story Our Man in Havana…

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    Features

  • Seven must-see American indie films at LFF

    It’s a bumper year for US independent cinema at the BFI London Film Festival, including the new film from the director of Listen Up Philip and a host of impressive debuts.

    Tricia Tuttle , Kate Taylor
    Monday 5 October 2015

    Lists

  • Where to begin with Jia Zhangke

    With his latest film in this year’s BFI London Film Festival and the man himself appearing on stage and in conversation, now’s a good time to get up to speed with the work of modern Chinese master Jia Zhangke.

    John Berra
    Monday 5 October 2015

    Features

  • Suffragettes in film

    How the battle for women’s suffrage in the early years of the 20th century was captured on film.

    Monday 5 October 2015

    Features

  • Craig Roberts: ‘I wanna get Welsh cinema out there as much as possible’

    Submarine star Craig Roberts has turned director at 24 with the ‘coming-of-age noir’ Just Jim. Here Roberts recalls channelling the influence of Scorsese, Kubrick and Punch-Drunk Love in small-town Wales.

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Interviews

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