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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

    Obituaries

  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

    Festivals

  • Donald Trump, reality chimera

    In the land of Reagan, right-thinking types are shocked – shocked – at the rise of a prime-time blowhard and professional bully. Yet isn’t it our media naivety that’s on show here, asks Robert Greene?

    Robert Greene
    Thursday 26 May 2016

    Unfiction

  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

    Festivals

  • The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare

    Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.

    Nikki Baughan
    Wednesday 11 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

    Festivals

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