Features and reviews

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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
10 great

10 great Brazilian films

By Filipe Furtado

10 great Brazilian films
Reviews

Out Of Darkness: a brutal, horrifying entry in the canon of prehistory on screen

By Kim Newman

Out Of Darkness: a brutal, horrifying entry in the canon of prehistory on screen
World of influence

From The Descent to Caspar David Friedrich: the influences on Stone Age horror Out of Darkness

By Sam Wigley

From The Descent to Caspar David Friedrich: the influences on Stone Age horror Out of Darkness
From the Sight and Sound archive

City of God: angels with dirty faces

By Ismail Xavier

City of God: angels with dirty faces
Festivals

10 films to watch at Borderlines 2024

By Faye D. Effard

10 films to watch at Borderlines 2024
Reviews

Memory: early-onset dementia and past traumas complicate a new relationship in Michel Franco’s warmest film to date

By Alex Ramon

Memory: early-onset dementia and past traumas complicate a new relationship in Michel Franco’s warmest film to date
Reviews

This is Me…Now: A Love Story: a musical extravaganza fuelled by fairytales, metaphors, and obsessions

By Elena Lazic

This is Me…Now: A Love Story: a musical extravaganza fuelled by fairytales, metaphors, and obsessions
Interviews

“Why does a guy like me dream about making a western?”: Lisandro Alonso on Eureka

By Arjun Sajip

“Why does a guy like me dream about making a western?”: Lisandro Alonso on Eureka
News

BAFTAs 2024: the winners in full

BAFTAs 2024: the winners in full
News

Award winners announced for BFI Future Film Festival 2024

Award winners announced for BFI Future Film Festival 2024
Interviews

How Britain got its groove back: the return of Cymande

By Leigh Singer

How Britain got its groove back: the return of Cymande
Reviews

River: a two-minute time loop traps a group of hospitality workers in this breezy Japanese sci-fi

By Josh Slater-Williams

River: a two-minute time loop traps a group of hospitality workers in this breezy Japanese sci-fi
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 16 to 18 February

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 16 to 18 February
Reviews

Madame Web: an unnecessary but lightly likeable addition to the Spider-verse

By Kim Newman

Madame Web: an unnecessary but lightly likeable addition to the Spider-verse
10 great

10 great Italian pastoral films

By Pasquale Iannone

10 great Italian pastoral films
Reviews

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son: a clear-eyed look at the issue of homelessness

By Philip Concannon

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son: a clear-eyed look at the issue of homelessness
News

Cohort of UK Black and global majority producers attending Berlin EFM thanks to BFI support

Cohort of UK Black and global majority producers attending Berlin EFM thanks to BFI support
Then and now

Carry On Regenerating: how locations from Britain’s sauciest series have changed since

By Adam Scovell

Carry On Regenerating: how locations from Britain’s sauciest series have changed since
Interviews

“The scale of any project is secondary – it’s always about the quality of the writing”: Cillian Murphy on Small Things like These

By Sinéad Gleeson

“The scale of any project is secondary – it’s always about the quality of the writing”: Cillian Murphy on Small Things like These
Interviews

Christopher Nolan: a showman’s odyssey

By James Bell

Christopher Nolan: a showman’s odyssey
Reviews

The Promised Land: potato farming turns bloody in this bold 18th-century Danish epic

By Adam Nayman

The Promised Land: potato farming turns bloody in this bold 18th-century Danish epic
Reviews

Eureka: Lisandro Alonso’s shape-shifting, decolonised western puts Indigenous stories front and centre

By Tom Charity

Eureka: Lisandro Alonso’s shape-shifting, decolonised western puts Indigenous stories front and centre
News

38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival full programme announced

38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival full programme announced
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