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  • After the party: highlights from Rotterdam 2016

    A darkening holiday drama from the shores of Greece and a stirring new examination of ‘the new abduction of Europe’ from Catalan master Pere Portabella were two highlights at a festival attempting to reestablish its focus, reports Edward Lawrenson.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Tuesday 9 February 2016

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  • In the city of scarce muses: Turin 2015

    Wandering wives and wondering husbands in Yaelle Kayam’s Mountain and José Luis Guirín’s The Academy of the Muses were the highlights of this year’s Turin Film Festival, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 16 December 2015

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  • Day for night: the FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Dayer 2015

    Anton Bitel reports back from this year’s Halloween horror marathon, featuring three protagonists called Angela, two movies that really couldn’t be called horror and one gutsy chamber psychodrama set inside a tank.

    Anton Bitel
    Tuesday 24 November 2015

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  • ‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

    With women on film centre-stage at this year’s London Film Festival, Mar Diestro-Dópido rounds up ten films with a female flavour from Latin America, Spain, France and Italy.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Thursday 5 November 2015

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  • Artists in the houses: Berwick 2015

    Harriet Warman reports on the multiple permutations of fact, fiction, moving images and installation spaces presented at the borderlands festival of ‘film and media art’ under its new director Peter Taylor.

    Harriet Warman
    Thursday 5 November 2015

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  • Bodies and film: Experimenta 2015 at the London Film Festival

    Sophie Mayer on this year’s London Film Festival experimental allsorts, including revivals of the 1970s films of Argentina’s Marie Louise Alemann and New Zealand’s Joanna Margaret Paul, and new highlights from Tacita Dean, Sarah Turner, Vivienne Dick, Mike Kuchar, Jennifer Reeder and more.

    Sophie Mayer
    Wednesday 4 November 2015

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  • Questions and answers: Laurie Anderson and Brian Eno play twist or stick

    Frances Morgan reports on a stage conversation between the performance artist and the musician to accompany the London Film Festival premiere of Heart of a Dog, Anderson’s new essay film rich in grief and wonder.

    Frances Morgan
    Monday 2 November 2015

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  • Stories from the other side

    Three portraits of life on the modern edge at the London Film Festival – Something Better to Come, Songs My Brother Taught Me and Sailing a Sinking Sea – brought us hardy images of liminal struggles, reports Harriet Warman.

    Harriet Warman
    Friday 30 October 2015

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  • Different strengths: women to the fore (and aft) at London 2015

    Women were in the spotlight at this year’s London Film Festival, from Suffragette’s opening-gala platform to the Geena Davis Institute’s campaign on gender representation. But did the emphasis on symbols overshadow subjects and sensibilities, asks Simran Hans?

    Simran Hans
    Friday 30 October 2015

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  • Welcome to the brain wash: London 2015 ‘Cult’ round-up

    Anton Bitel considers 13 outré efforts at the 59th London Film Festival.

    Anton Bitel
    Thursday 22 October 2015

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