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Reviews

Four Daughters: the facts and fictions of a Tunisian family’s history blur in this fascinating hybrid documentary

Kaouther Ben Hania’s docudrama sees a mix of actors and real members of a Tunisian family reenact painful events that preceded two elder daughters leaving to join ISIS.

By Jonathan Romney

Four Daughters: the facts and fictions of a Tunisian family’s history blur in this fascinating hybrid documentary
From the Sight and Sound archive

“It is about moments of connecting and not connecting”: Kelly Reichardt on Certain Women

By So Mayer

“It is about moments of connecting and not connecting”: Kelly Reichardt on Certain Women
Festivals

What to watch at Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2024

By Alex Ramon

What to watch at Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2024
Festivals

Black Tea: a labyrinthine multicultural love story

By Nick James

Black Tea: a labyrinthine multicultural love story
10 great

10 great French thrillers

By David Parkinson

10 great French thrillers
News

Cannes Critics’ Week opener Àma Gloria to be released by the BFI in UK and Ireland on 7 June

Cannes Critics’ Week opener Àma Gloria to be released by the BFI in UK and Ireland on 7 June
Festivals

Abiding Nowhere: a beautiful addition to Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker film series

By Nick James

Abiding Nowhere: a beautiful addition to Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker film series
Festivals

Pepe: Pablo Escobar’s philosophical hippo takes viewers on a radically inventive journey

By Jonathan Romney

Pepe: Pablo Escobar’s philosophical hippo takes viewers on a radically inventive journey
News

Spring 2024 highlights at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX: seasons dedicated to Gene Tierney, Italian neorealism, Lindsay Anderson and Víctor Erice

Spring 2024 highlights at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX: seasons dedicated to Gene Tierney, Italian neorealism, Lindsay Anderson and Víctor Erice
Festivals

10 to see at Glasgow Film Festival 2024

By Josh Slater-Williams

10 to see at Glasgow Film Festival 2024
News

UK Global Screen Fund renews support of European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films

UK Global Screen Fund renews support of European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films
Festivals

Architecton: a daunting look at the rubble of our existence

By Nicolas Rapold

Architecton: a daunting look at the rubble of our existence
Lists

The 25 oldest living film directors

By David Parkinson

The 25 oldest living film directors
Festivals

Spaceman: Adam Sandler and an alien spider embark on a mission to Jupiter in this dull sci-fi

By Jessica Kiang

Spaceman: Adam Sandler and an alien spider embark on a mission to Jupiter in this dull sci-fi
Interviews

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

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
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