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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A forgotten classic: Nothing but a Man

    Geoff Andrew explains why the time is now for Nothing but a Man, Michael Roemer’s lost classic about life in 1960s Alabama.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 27 September 2013

    Features

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