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  • Come back, South Africa: Africa in Motion 2014

    Three recent documentaries about the birth and growing pains of post-apartheid South Africa epitomised the reflective mood at this year’s Scottish showcase of African cinema. Harriet Warman reports.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 5 December 2014

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  • Performing lives: Queer Lisboa 2014

    Ben Walters on four films at this year’s Queer Lisboa film festival that queered the art/life divide – in rising order of enigma.

    Ben Walters
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • Cinema of saudade: Doclisboa’14

    Nick James finds Portugal’s trademark wistful melancholia on screen via Dutch master Johan van der Keuken, Marguerite Duras and the longtime head of the Portuguese Cinematheque.

    Nick James
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • CPH:DOX 2014: history in the turning

    The Fall of the Wall was showcased at this year’s Danish celebration of documentary art; but the best of the fest raked over less fêted events, as well two forays in nonfiction performance. Carmen Grey reports.

    Carmen Gray
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • The trails of life: James Benning’s natural history and FAROCKI

    With two new works unveiled at the 52nd Viennale, James Benning is on teasing and pensive form, Michael Pattison reports.

    Michael Pattison
    Friday 14 November 2014

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  • London 2014 roundup: bi now (and then)

    From the 60s sexual and political awakening of Carol Morley’s The Falling to two vivacious modern New York coming-out comedies, bisexuality got frank and fun at this year’s London Film Festival, reports Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Monday 3 November 2014

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  • London 2014 roundup: Viggo goes west

    From Far from Men’s Algerian Civil War to Jauja’s Patagonian Conquest of the Desert, this year’s festival poster boy for the pioneer spirit of the western was Denmark’s Viggo Mortensen, says Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Monday 3 November 2014

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  • London 2014 ‘Cult’ roundup: the good, the bad and the ugly

    High-end horror and low-end horrors made strange bedfellows – and occasionally even stranger offspring – in the Cult strand of this year’s London Film Festival. Anton Bitel dived fearlessly in.

    Anton Bitel
    Monday 3 November 2014

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  • London 2014 roundup: ‘esperpento’ Iberian grotesque

    Absurdist, macabre family disorder seems to be the flavour of this year’s best Spanish-language comedies, finds Mar Diestro-Dópido.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Monday 3 November 2014

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  • Vice to the west, red ice-hockey champs to the east: New York 2014

    From Gone Girl to Birdman via Laura Poitras’s Edward Snowden doc and the latest from Paul Thomas Anderson and Nick Broomfield, this year’s New York Film Festival pulled some big-ticket premieres, reports Ashley Clark.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 23 October 2014

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