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  • Night Will Fall: the story of file number F3080

    In 1945, Allied forces filmed the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, but the shocking footage of what they found was subsequently shelved after the withdrawal of government support for the project. Nearly 70 years later, a new documentary tells the story of a vital memorial film that is finally seeing the light of day.

    David Parkinson
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Features

  • White river and black water: post-Yugoslav documentary festivals 2014

    Kosovo has more film festivals than cinemas. Croatia may have more than any other country in the world. Neil Young investigates DIY cinephilia in the lands of the southern Slavs.

    Neil Young
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Festivals

  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... documentaries

    Programme advisor Christine Bardsley gives her personal recommendations for great documentaries at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, selecting a new film by an established talent, a debut, and a wild card.

    Christine Bardsley
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Features

  • Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa coming to BFI Southbank

    The godfather of hip-hop culture, Afrika Bambaataa will appear in conversation with Don Letts at BFI Southbank in December, as part of our season Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder and its focus on Afro-futurism.

    Monday 15 September 2014

    Announcements

  • Hans Hillmann: four directors pay tribute to the film poster designer

    Edgar Reitz, Chrisoph Hochhäusler, Volker Schlöndorff and Peter Strickland talk to Isabel Stevens about German graphic designer Hans Hillman’s daring and radical film posters.

    Isabel Stevens
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Features

  • Toon of the month: Marcel, the King of Tervuren

    Ruling the roost, one day at a time: Chris Robinson hails a Belgian short animation about a cockerel’s mysteries of persistence.

    Chris Robinson
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Bytes

  • Three talking points for Debate at the LFF

    The LFF’s Debate strand presents films that rush headfirst and unafraid into some of the stormiest issues of the day. This year, three themes emerge in the programme that are sure to help stoke the post-movie discussion.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: Pride

    Welsh miners and London queers meet under the cosh of discrimination in this plucky (and timely) Ealing-esque look back to the 1984-85 miners’ strike, says Ben Walters.

    Ben Walters
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Why ‘cool’ doesn’t do Jim Jarmusch justice

    With hipster indie classic Down by Law back in cinemas, it’s a moment to reflect on Jim Jarmusch’s 30-year reign as the king of cinematic cool. But what does that even mean?

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Features

  • The Werner Herzog Collection Blu-ray

    Digitally remastered presentations of classics including Aguirre, Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre and Fitzcarraldo, complemented by a number of Herzog’s rare and acclaimed short films.

    Friday 12 September 2014

    New releases

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