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  • Screen or scream? Fight or flight? Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee on the perils of festivals

    As they prepare for work-in-progress screenings at the Otherfield Film Festival on a farm in Suffolk, filmmakers Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee remember the kinds of festival experience they’d like to get away from.

    Penny Woolcock , Ross McElwee
    Friday 8 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Deeper, longer, realer: VR at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    There was some serious second-wave virtual-reality ambition on show this year at Doc/Fest’s ever-burgeoning Alternate Realities showcase, reports Marisol Grandon – if you could get a headset to find out.

    Marisol Grandon
    Friday 8 July 2016

    Festivals

  • Film of the week: Weiner

    All on camera: Leigh Singer on Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s highly entertaining, stranger-than-satire portrait of the self-combusting NYC politician.

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 7 July 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Abbas and me

    Geoff Andrew remembers the private side of the late Abbas Kiarostami.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 6 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Nicolas Winding Refn: ‘I really love Jason Statham’

    The director of Drive and Only God Forgives talks about his new high-fashion horror The Neon Demon, narcissism, and his unexpected fondness for a British action hero.

    Lou Thomas
    Wednesday 6 July 2016

    Interviews

  • Abbas Kiarostami, 1940-2016

    The most celebrated of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami expanded the frame of documentary and narrative fiction forms in human dramas that resonated with international audiences, writes Ehsan Koshbakht.

    Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

    Tom Charity on the Oscar-winning writer-director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate: an artist whose extravagance served to shut the door on Hollywood’s 1970s golden age.

    Tom Charity
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Robin Hardy, 1929-2016

    Vic Pratt remembers the director of The Wicker Man, an indefatigable creative communicator and joker.

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

    Obituaries

  • Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man

    Mauled by the studio, obsessed over by fans, deconstructed by academics, remade with Nicolas Cage – yet the pagan British weirdness of The Wicker Man remains fresh. Unveiling The Final Cut in 2013, its director recalls the making of a myth to Vic Pratt.

    Vic Pratt
    Monday 4 July 2016

    Features

  • Euan Lloyd 1923-2016

    We remember the producer of popular British action films including Who Dares Wins and The Wild Geese, who received unlikely acclaim from Stanley Kubrick.

    James Blackford
    Monday 4 July 2016

    Features

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