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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • John Guillermin (1925-2015)

    The late British director is worth remembering for much more than latter-day blockbusters The Towering Inferno and King Kong – his early career was packed with lively dramas and thrillers.

    Kevin Lyons
    Friday 2 October 2015

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  • Craig Roberts: ‘I wanna get Welsh cinema out there as much as possible’

    Submarine star Craig Roberts has turned director at 24 with the ‘coming-of-age noir’ Just Jim. Here Roberts recalls channelling the influence of Scorsese, Kubrick and Punch-Drunk Love in small-town Wales.

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 2 October 2015

    Interviews

  • 10 great Chinese-language films of the 21st century

    With dazzling new films from modern masters Jia Zhangke and Johnnie To screening at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, we got to wondering: what are the essential films from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan this decade?

    John Berra
    Thursday 1 October 2015

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  • Films, people and places that inspired our film Catch Me Daddy

    From the Red Riding Quartet to Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns – filmmakers Daniel and Matthew Wolfe give us an exclusive rundown of the inspirations that fed into their atmospheric Yorkshire-set thriller Catch Me Daddy.

    Daniel Wolfe , Matthew Wolfe
    Thursday 1 October 2015

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