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  • 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

  • Three to see at LFF if you like... animation

    Three hot tickets at this year’s BFI London Film Festival for all animation fans great and small.

    Justin Johnson
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Features

  • Washed away: lost films by female directors

    Cinema’s pre-segregated heyday of female filmmaking is sadly also its most hidden from history. Here seven critics nominate lost treasures they hope might yet be rediscovered.

    Isabel Stevens , Pamela Hutchinson , Ashley Clark , Jasper Sharp , Kim Morgan , Bryony Dixon , Louisa Wei
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Features

  • Scenes on the streets of 1960s London: unique films by Joan Littlewood

    A fascinating glimpse of London life and landmarks before the 60s began to swing.

    Josephine Botting
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Features

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