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Kleber Mendonça Filho on Recife’s Cinema São Luiz, his hometown picture palace

For our #MyDreamPalace campaign, the director of Bacurau and Aquarius reflects on a gilded 1950s temple that’s still a bastion of independence and wonder.

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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Céline Sciamma on the Cinema Utopia, the cinema of her teens

By Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma on the Cinema Utopia, the cinema of her teens
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Rian Johnson on the distinct charm of the New Beverly Cinema

By Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson on the distinct charm of the New Beverly Cinema
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Tug of love: a cinema pilgrimage with Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins

By Nick James

Tug of love: a cinema pilgrimage with Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins