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  • Mania Akbari on Close-up

    The filmmaker Mania Akbari, who played the driver-protagonist of Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten in 2002, remembers her first encounter with his life-changing cinema.

    Mania Akbari
    Friday 8 July 2016

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  • Abbas and me

    Geoff Andrew remembers the private side of the late Abbas Kiarostami.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 6 July 2016

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  • Robin Hardy, 1929-2016

    Vic Pratt remembers the director of The Wicker Man, an indefatigable creative communicator and joker.

    Vic Pratt
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

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  • Abbas Kiarostami, 1940-2016

    The most celebrated of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami expanded the frame of documentary and narrative fiction forms in human dramas that resonated with international audiences, writes Ehsan Koshbakht.

    Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

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  • Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

    Tom Charity on the Oscar-winning writer-director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate: an artist whose extravagance served to shut the door on Hollywood’s 1970s golden age.

    Tom Charity
    Tuesday 5 July 2016

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  • Carla Lane, 1928–2016

    Liverpool’s great sitcom tragi-comedist, co-writer of The Liver Birds, Bread and Butterflies, has died at the age of 87, writes Lisa Kerrigan.

    Lisa Kerrigan
    Wednesday 1 June 2016

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  • This bird has flown: elegy to Victoria Wood

    Comedy producer Hannah Mackay gives it up to Victoria Wood, a great British comedian who saw all of us and shared our love.

    Hannah Mackay
    Friday 22 April 2016

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  • Tony Conrad, 1940-2016

    William Fowler and William Raban pay tribute to modernist master of both flicker film and drone music, who brought an effortlessly human charm and idiosyncrasy to bear in his live art.

    William Fowler, William Raban
    Monday 18 April 2016

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  • Jan Nemec, 1936–2016

    Michael Brooke on one of Czech cinema’s most prodigious talents and uncompromising nonconformists, whose career was derailed by the post-1968 repression of the Prague Spring.

    Michael Brooke
    Tuesday 22 March 2016

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  • Designing dreams and nightmares: Ken Adam on his finest sets

    The late, great movie production designer reflects on his most indelible set constructions, from Dr. No to Dr. Strangelove, in these excerpts from a 2012 interview with Ian Christie.

    Ian Christie
    Monday 14 March 2016

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