Features and reviews

Discover the latest from the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.

Interviews

“The Human Voice came about as a caprice”: Pedro Almodóvar on his spellbinding lockdown project

The iconic Spanish director talks directing in English for the first time, his symbiotic relationship with Tilda Swinton, and a dog who wouldn’t sit still.

By Mar Diestro-Dópido

“The Human Voice came about as a caprice”: Pedro Almodóvar on his spellbinding lockdown project
Features

Playing a round: loops, lockdown and Atomicrops

By Henry Barnes

Playing a round: loops, lockdown and Atomicrops
Lists

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films

By Alex Ramon

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films
News

Sight & Sound: the June 2021 issue

Sight & Sound: the June 2021 issue
News

Latest projects supported through Young Audiences Content Fund announced

Latest projects supported through Young Audiences Content Fund announced
Reviews

Charlatan diagnoses fear and malady in post-war Czechoslavakia

By Carmen Gray

Charlatan diagnoses fear and malady in post-war Czechoslavakia
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 May
From the Sight and Sound archive

On beauties and their beasts

By Marina Warner

On beauties and their beasts
News

2021 IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award to focus on representation and inclusion

2021 IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award to focus on representation and inclusion
10 great

10 great films about space travel

By Brogan Morris

10 great films about space travel
Reviews

Zana explores a Kosovan town obsessed with a woman’s fertility

By Lisa Mullen

Zana explores a Kosovan town obsessed with a woman’s fertility
Reviews

Cowboys rides all guns blazing into its transgender childhood story

By Alex Davidson

Cowboys rides all guns blazing into its transgender childhood story
Features

Jungle Fever at 30: Spike Lee’s thorny interracial love story

By Alex Ramon

Jungle Fever at 30: Spike Lee’s thorny interracial love story
Interviews

Barry Jenkins is rebuilding American history with The Underground Railroad

By Devika Girish

Barry Jenkins is rebuilding American history with The Underground Railroad
Reviews

Antebellum is an unpleasantly brutal depiction of anti-Black racism

By Leila Latif

Antebellum is an unpleasantly brutal depiction of anti-Black racism
Reviews

Apples is a memorably deadpan take on the will to forget

By Anton Bitel

Apples is a memorably deadpan take on the will to forget
Reviews

Atlantis imagines mere glints of hope in a post-traumatic Ukraine

By Jessica Kiang

Atlantis imagines mere glints of hope in a post-traumatic Ukraine
Features

In pictures: Makeup in the age of the flapper

By Nigel Arthur

In pictures: Makeup in the age of the flapper
News

New BFI Blu-rays and DVDs announced for July/August 2021

New BFI Blu-rays and DVDs announced for July/August 2021
Interviews

How do actors like Daniel Kaluuya and Daisy Edgar-Jones master new accents?

By Nicole Davis

How do actors like Daniel Kaluuya and Daisy Edgar-Jones master new accents?
Reviews

The Flight Attendant is pandemic escapism at its finest

By Kate Stables

The Flight Attendant is pandemic escapism at its finest
Reviews

Violation twists the rape-revenge subgenre into anti-fantasy

By Katherine McLaughlin

Violation twists the rape-revenge subgenre into anti-fantasy
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this bank holiday weekend – 30 April to 3 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this bank holiday weekend – 30 April to 3 May
Reviews

Labyrinth of Cinema summons peace through frenetic cinephilia

By Tony Rayns

Labyrinth of Cinema summons peace through frenetic cinephilia
Reviews

Identifying Features shines a light on Mexico’s disappeared as a mother searches for the truth

By Anjana Janardhan

Identifying Features shines a light on Mexico’s disappeared as a mother searches for the truth
From the Sight and Sound archive

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation

By Folke Isaksson

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation
Reviews

Exterminate All the Brutes tracks the march of genocide

By Paul Tickell

Exterminate All the Brutes tracks the march of genocide
Reviews

Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation shows two great American writers as friends and rivals

By Ela Bittencourt

Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation shows two great American writers as friends and rivals
Reviews

X&Y tests the intersections of art and gender

By Tara Judah

X&Y tests the intersections of art and gender
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