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Dea Kulumbegashvili recalls her cinephile education at the Cinema House in Tbilisi

The director of Beginning remembers her lost youth escaping the summer heat in a shabby old Soviet cinema in Tbilisi, Georgia.

By Dea Kulumbegashvili

Dea Kulumbegashvili recalls her cinephile education at the Cinema House in Tbilisi
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“What happens after the film is as important as what happens during the film”: Cristi Puiu on cinema culture past, present and future

By Cristi Puiu

“What happens after the film is as important as what happens during the film”: Cristi Puiu on cinema culture past, present and future
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“Savour the NFT”: Gurinder Chadha on watching and shooting films at her favourite cinema

By Gurinder Chadha

“Savour the NFT”: Gurinder Chadha on watching and shooting films at her favourite cinema
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“It was a validation of their stories”: Sarah Gavron on showing Rocks in the cast’s own East London locality

By Sarah Gavron

“It was a validation of their stories”: Sarah Gavron on showing Rocks in the cast’s own East London locality
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“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras

By Nick Broomfield

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras
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Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown

By Katie McCabe and Isabel Stevens

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown
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Oliver Laxe on a profound encounter with Carl Theodor Dreyer on a day of reckoning for Spanish politics

By Oliver Laxe

Oliver Laxe on a profound encounter with Carl Theodor Dreyer on a day of reckoning for Spanish politics
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Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas

By Thomas Flew

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas
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“We can’t be so individualistic that we lose these shared experiences”: Lulu Wang on why the world needs cinemas

By Lulu Wang

“We can’t be so individualistic that we lose these shared experiences”: Lulu Wang on why the world needs cinemas
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“You’ve got to pick what you think is important in this world and make sure it survives”: Richard Linklater on sharing the gospel of cinema

“You’ve got to pick what you think is important in this world and make sure it survives”: Richard Linklater on sharing the gospel of cinema
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“The theatre experience transcends all the lines that separate us”: Regina King on her dream palaces

By Regina King

“The theatre experience transcends all the lines that separate us”: Regina King on her dream palaces
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“Viva cinema!”: Luca Guadagnino immerses himself in electric shadows

By Luca Guadagnino

“Viva cinema!”: Luca Guadagnino immerses himself in electric shadows
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“Cinema is an oneiric medium and the cinema hall transposes you there”: Chaitanya Tamhane on his dream palaces

“Cinema is an oneiric medium and the cinema hall transposes you there”: Chaitanya Tamhane on his dream palaces
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Lynne Ramsay on the magic behind the velvet curtain

Lynne Ramsay on the magic behind the velvet curtain
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Kleber Mendonça Filho on Recife’s Cinema São Luiz, his hometown picture palace

By Kleber Mendonça Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho on Recife’s Cinema São Luiz, his hometown picture palace
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“Cinema is my happy place”: Francis Lee celebrates cinemas as community spaces

By Francis Lee

“Cinema is my happy place”: Francis Lee celebrates cinemas as community spaces
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Christian Petzold on discovering The Deer Hunter one wintry night in Berlin

By Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold on discovering The Deer Hunter one wintry night in Berlin
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Cate Shortland on escaping suburbia in Australia’s arthouse cinemas

By Cate Shortland

Cate Shortland on escaping suburbia in Australia’s arthouse cinemas
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Małgorzata Szumowska on American movies and communist Krakow

By Malgorzata Szumowska

Małgorzata Szumowska on American movies and communist Krakow
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Viggo Mortensen on watching widescreen epics in 1960s Buenos Aires

By Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen on watching widescreen epics in 1960s Buenos Aires
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My dream palaces: Edgar Wright revels in a life at the movies

By Edgar Wright

My dream palaces: Edgar Wright revels in a life at the movies
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John Akomfrah on why the Rio in Dalston is more than a cinema

By John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah on why the Rio in Dalston is more than a cinema
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Guy Maddin recalls his anarchic teen years at the Gimli Theatre, Manitoba

By Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin recalls his anarchic teen years at the Gimli Theatre, Manitoba
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Ritesh Batra on the New Roshan Talkies, a cinema frozen in time from old Mumbai

By Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra on the New Roshan Talkies, a cinema frozen in time from old Mumbai
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Mark Cousins on Sarajevo’s Obala cinema and watching films in a war zone

By Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins on Sarajevo’s Obala cinema and watching films in a war zone
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Zhu Shengze on watching movies in Wuhan and the oasis that is Missouri’s Ragtag cinema

By Zhu Shengze

Zhu Shengze on watching movies in Wuhan and the oasis that is Missouri’s Ragtag cinema
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Peter Strickland on the Husets Biograf, Copenhagen’s cinematic cabinet of curiosities

By Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland on the Husets Biograf, Copenhagen’s cinematic cabinet of curiosities
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Wanuri Kahiu pays tribute to Nairobi’s Fox drive-in cinema

By Wanuri Kahiu

Wanuri Kahiu pays tribute to Nairobi’s Fox drive-in cinema
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Richard Stanley hymns London’s Scala cinema

By Richard Stanley

Richard Stanley hymns London’s Scala cinema
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