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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Come show off with us: Flatpack’s ten years of public spaces and spirits

    Birmingham’s peerlessly eclectic Flatpack Film Festival marked its first decade with more of the regional and communal celebration that makes it special. Thirza Wakefield rounds up three rum portraits of 1970s community-art action, 80s Nottingham breakdancing and 1990 video stars in Blyth.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 27 May 2016

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  • Outside in: creative cinematic documentary comes to the UK

    Taking inspiration from founts of nonfiction heterodoxy like CPH:DOX and True/False, the ICA’s Frames of Representation festival found a ready audience for its inaugural eight-film showcase of documentary ‘new visions’ from less beaten corners of the world, reports Ben Nicholson.

    Ben Nicholson
    Friday 27 May 2016

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  • Cannes 2016: all the awards, and reaction

    Ken Loach wins his second Palme d’Or, Andrea Arnold wins her third Jury Prize and Iran’s Asghar Farhadi wins two awards for best actor and screenplay – but Maren Ade’s widely admired Toni Erdmann leaves empty-handed. Do juries shun comedies? Do actors always lean to theatre stories, wonders Nick James?

    Nick James
    Sunday 22 May 2016

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  • Cannes 2016 roundup: what should win?

    With the latter half of this year’s competition as discouraging as the first week was inspiring, Germany’s Maren Ade seems as deserving an awards candidate as the likes of Olivier Assayas, Jim Jarmusch, Kleber Mendoça Filho and Cristian Mungiu, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Saturday 21 May 2016

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  • Cannes 2016: midway roundup

    Maren Ade’s impeccable comedy Toni Erdmann and Andrea Arnold’s tantalising road movie American Honey are only the cream of some serious treats unveiled at this year’s showcase so far, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Tuesday 17 May 2016

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  • Women’s work: ten female filmmakers at Cannes 2016

    From veterans to newcomers: Isabel Stevens picks out ten female talents at this year’s festival, and their work to watch.

    Isabel Stevens
    Tuesday 17 May 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    Club class: Cannes’s 2016 intake

    Cannes wants to be a meritocracy. But who gets to play, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Nick Bradshaw
    Tuesday 10 May 2016

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  • Lost in inner space: ten highlights of Sci-Fi-London 2016

    Games, traps and crises of identity and mortality loom large amongst the best conceptual science fiction on offer in this year’s London showcase, reports Anton Bitel.

    Anton Bitel
    Wednesday 27 April 2016

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