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  • Always for pleasure: the adventures of Bill and Turner Ross

    Two prodigies of American documentary’s digital revolution, the Ross brothers beckon you aboard their wagon. Robert Greene is on already.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 22 June 2016

    Unfiction

  • Warland of hypnosis and knowledge: Ukraine in the mirror

    “Divided in mind” as well as in identity, Ukrainians get to see themselves on screen at their DocuDays film festival, which has valiantly nurtured a media-savvy audience over the past 14 years. This year, of course, provided plenty to open eyes and minds, reports Eero Tammi.

    Eero Tammi
    Monday 20 June 2016

    Festivals

  • Look back in wonder: FLARE 2016 critics’ roundtable

    On its thirtieth anniversary, the erstwhile London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival had plenty to reflect on, from biopics and revionist histories and rereleases to the new places queer cinema is going. Claire Kurylowski, Sophie Mayer and Ben Walters share notes in this podcast.

    Claire Kurylowski, Sophie Mayer, Ben Walters
    Monday 20 June 2016

    Festivals

  • Perchance to dream: a long night with Apichatpong’s shorts

    Giovanni Marchini reports on a marathon all-night reverie with Apichatpong ‘Joe’ Weerasethakul’s filmic lullabies – five of his features and 29 of his shorts – and wonders, as dawn broke and the films grew darker, if Joe has lost his joy?

    Giovanni Marchini Camia
    Friday 17 June 2016

    Features

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Cemetery of Splendour

    Things to do in Thailand when you’re in purgatory: Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest takes the pulse of a sleep-sick nation, says Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 17 June 2016

    Reviews and recommendations

  • A love letter to Carol White

    Catharine Des Forges remembers a Ken Loach romantic heroine and a genuine working-class 1960s British movie star, half a century after their quartet of classics that culminated in Poor Cow.

    Catharine Des Forges
    Friday 17 June 2016

    Features

  • Closer: Sundance London 2016

    After three years in the hinterlands and a year off to take stock, the premiere US indie showcase finally popped up in the heart of the capital with a hit-and-miss taster programme of premieres and talks. So what kind of outreach is this, asks Simran Hans?

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 16 June 2016

    Festivals

  • The rise of female documentary makers in Mexico

    Mexico may not be the easiest country in which to be a woman, and its cinema’s pecking order is as macho as most. But at this year’s Ambulante documentary festival, six female-directed finds show the country’s subordinate sex finding its voice, reports Neil Young.

    Neil Young
    Friday 10 June 2016

    Festivals

  • The new guard: an interview with the new heads of Sheffield Doc/Fest

    With a new leadership team in place, can the UK’s top showcase for nonfiction film replenish itself, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Friday 10 June 2016

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Fire at Sea

    The lives of others: nonfiction master Gianfranco Rosi depicts daily life and unconscionable tragedy back to back on the Mediterranean frontier island of Lampedusa – and asks us how to connect them, says Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 10 June 2016

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