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  • Child of the 90s: Anthony Chen on Ilo Ilo

    Winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Sutherland Award for Best First Feature, London-based filmmaker Anthony Chen tells us about recreating his own childhood in Singapore for the family drama Ilo Ilo.

    Chris Fennell
    Monday 28 April 2014

    Interviews

  • Review: Transcendence

    Johnny Depp takes over the internet in a rickety nightmare of the Now, says Michael Atkinson.

    Michael Atkinson
    Saturday 26 April 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Film of the week: Exhibition

    Joanna Hogg explores process, sick artists syndrome and the ghosts of modernism in a gleaming London live/work house. By Andrew Tracy.

    Andrew Tracy
    Saturday 26 April 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Shelter from the storm: the Orphan Film Symposium 2014

    This year’s convention of ‘archivists, artists and scholars’ dusted off curios including a Polish typewriter camera, a bonfire of valve radios, Josephine Baker in clogs and the eye-popping Gasparcolor system. Ian Francis reports.

    Ian Francis
    Saturday 26 April 2014

    Festivals

  • Behind the scenes: Rebel without a Cause

    Nine rare shots of James Dean behind the wheel, lounging on set and wielding a knife during production of the all-time great teen film, Rebel without a Cause.

    Friday 25 April 2014

    Features

  • Mitchell & Kenyon: the accidental anthropologists

    Travel back in time with our incredible Edwardian footage and uncover the origin of the two-fingered salute.

    Mark Duguid
    Friday 25 April 2014

    Features

  • 10 great British films directed by women

    With Joanna Hogg’s third film, Exhibition, confirming her as among our best new directors, we look back at some of the finest films directed by women in the UK.

    Jemma Desai , Selina Robertson , Alex Davidson , Josephine Botting , Jez Stewart , Michael Brooke , Ros Cranston , Lisa Kerrigan , Katy McGahan , Dylan Cave
    Thursday 24 April 2014

    Lists

  • Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank gets UK premiere at Sundance London

    The relationship between music and cinema is spotlighted in the programme of this year’s Sundance London, including the UK unveiling of Lenny Abrahamson’s new film starring Michael Fassbender as cult musician Frank Sidebottom.

    Thursday 24 April 2014

    Features

  • On this day in 1944: Double Indemnity premiered

    On 24 April 1944, one of the all-time great film noirs had its first public screening: Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 24 April 2014

    Features

  • UK and China sign film co-production treaty

    A treaty negotiated for the UK by the BFI, with support from the DCMS and UK Trade & Investment in Beijing, will allow qualifying British/Chinese co-productions to access national benefits including sources of finance and an easier passage to audiences.

    Wednesday 23 April 2014

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