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BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2024

Our springtime celebration of queer cinema is back! We can’t wait to welcome you to discover the best in contemporary LGBTQIA+ cinema from around the world – 13 to 24 March 2024.

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The Greatest Films of All Time issue

Once a decade the magazine asks critics to select the best films ever made. Explore the results in a special edition.

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Interviews

The City of God phenomenon: a new interview with Fernando Meirelles

The Brazilian director remembers the moment the phone started ringing off the hook at the Cannes Film Festival, and teases details of an upcoming director’s cut.

By Sam Wigley

The City of God phenomenon: a new interview with Fernando Meirelles
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 February

By Sam Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 February
Festivals

Dahomey: Mati Diop’s otherworldly documentary gives voice to looted African artefacts

By Rachel Pronger

Dahomey: Mati Diop’s otherworldly documentary gives voice to looted African artefacts
Interviews

Stephen Fry on his new Holocaust survivor drama Treasure: “A script can be idea-shaped or human-shaped. This was human-shaped”

By Lou Thomas

Stephen Fry on his new Holocaust survivor drama Treasure: “A script can be idea-shaped or human-shaped. This was human-shaped”
Festivals

Small Things like These: this grimy, moving portrait of 1980s Ireland knows the power of restraint

By Jessica Kiang

Small Things like These: this grimy, moving portrait of 1980s Ireland knows the power of restraint
Reviews

Perfect Days: Wim Wenders captures the beauty of the everyday in his best fiction film since Wings of Desire

By Nick James

Perfect Days: Wim Wenders captures the beauty of the everyday in his best fiction film since Wings of Desire
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10 great Brazilian films

By Filipe Furtado

10 great Brazilian films
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The founders and creative leaders of the Irish studio Cartoon Saloon discuss their work and how they produce strong stories and a high-quality, hand-drawn aesthetic.

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