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  • Video essay: Lines of resistance – Anne-Marie Miéville’s The Book of Mary

    Counterpointing Godard: Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a taste of Anne-Marie Miéville’s cinema, and a look at the patterns at play in her prologue to her partner’s Hail Mary.

    Cristina Álvarez López , Adrian Martin
    Friday 26 February 2016

    Video

  • Stanley Baker: 10 essential films

    Appearing in classics such as The Guns of Navarone and Zulu, Welshman Stanley Baker was one of the great British screen actors of the 20th century.

    Andrew Nette
    Friday 26 February 2016

    Lists

  • Berlin Film Festival 2016: a top 10

    BFI Southbank’s senior film programmer Geoff Andrew picks his favourite films from this year’s Berlinale, including new work from Mia Hansen-Løve and Terence Davies.

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Features

  • Elephants in the auditorium: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, or ‘slow cinema’ revisited

    Lav Diaz’s latest is 485 minutes long, and your best chance to see it is likely to be a day out at a film festival. Does that count as a challenge? A privilege? An imposition, asks Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Festivals

  • Eldorado XXI – first look

    Salomé Lamas’s new experimental documentary depicts the hardscrabble lives of migrant workers on a mining hill in La Rinconada, Peru, with an immense patience born of devoted interest, says Harriet Warman.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great Canadian lesbian, gay and transgender films

    Canada leads the way in great queer cinema. Our favourites include a polarising male prison drama, a lush romance with a lesbian circus performer, and Kurt Cobain’s favourite film.

    Alex Davidson
    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Lists

  • Borderlines Film Festival 2016 – 10 to see

    Borderlines is back with a bigger than ever feast for film fans in Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, including a host of previews, the complete Tarkovsky features and a celebration of modern Romani cinema.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Features

  • Major new collection of rare railway films unveiled on BFI Player

    Newly digitised and free to watch online, the Railways on Film collection remembers the glories of Britain’s railways through the 20th century.

    Wednesday 24 February 2016

    Announcements

  • Andrzej Zulawski, 1940-2016

    Author of some of the cinema’s most delirious visions, the Polish-French director Andrzej Żuławski provided the likes of Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau with their most memorable roles, writes David Thompson.

    David Thompson
    Tuesday 23 February 2016

    Obituaries

  • Douglas Slocombe, 1913-2016

    From real-life entanglements with the Nazis to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark via the heyday of Ealing Studios, the veteran cinematographer Douglas Slocombe saw and filmed the whole gamut. By Nick Bradshaw.

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 23 February 2016

    Obituaries

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