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  • Encounters 2013: Swiss Encounters

    Harriet Warman finds notes of electro-psychedelic-ambient Dadaism, abstract football fandom, perilous femininity and existential hopelessness in a Swiss buffet at this year’s Bristol short-film expo.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 3 October 2013

    Festivals

  • Video: Tim Rice on From Here to Eternity

    Lyricist Tim Rice reveals his love for From Here to Eternity, the inspiration for his new musical.

    Thursday 3 October 2013

    Video

  • Found footage turns up bold new horrors at the LFF

    New films from Ti West and Bernard Rose prove the trend for found-footage horror movies still has some nasty tricks up its sleeve.

    Michael Blyth
    Thursday 3 October 2013

    Features

  • Encounters 2013: Best of British (live action)

    Dylan Cave on a septet of standouts at this year’s Bristol short-film festival, featuring old people, young people, a house and a stick.

    Dylan Cave
    Wednesday 2 October 2013

    Festivals

  • 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

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