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From the Sight and Sound archive

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

The old pioneer ethics of fortitude and hard work drive the trio of contemporary tales that make up Reichardt’s Montana-set Certain Women, a film that’s sharply attuned to life on the margins as it outlines its characters’ determined efforts to forge a connection. From our March 2017 issue.

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
From the Sight and Sound archive

City of God: angels with dirty faces

By Ismail Xavier

City of God: angels with dirty faces
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
From the Sight and Sound archive

Out of oblivion: Alice Guy-Blaché

By Francis Lacassin

Out of oblivion: Alice Guy-Blaché
Features

Lost and found: Ping Pong

By George White

Lost and found: Ping Pong
Features

What to see at BFI Future Film Festival 2024: the programmers’ picks

By Rosie Bailey, Bethan Celeste Davies and others

What to see at BFI Future Film Festival 2024: the programmers’ picks
From the Sight and Sound archive

The eyes of Texas: Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven

By Richard Combs

The eyes of Texas: Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven
Then and now

Mind the doors! In search of the locations for the underground horror Death Line

By Adam Scovell

Mind the doors! In search of the locations for the underground horror Death Line
Where to begin

Where to begin with Dorothy Arzner

By Caroline Cassin

Where to begin with Dorothy Arzner
Where to begin

Where to begin with the Taviani brothers

By Pasquale Iannone

Where to begin with the Taviani brothers
Bookends

Sidney Lumet’s first and last films: 12 Angry Men and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

By Brogan Morris

Sidney Lumet’s first and last films: 12 Angry Men and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
From the Sight and Sound archive

Out of the shadows: Sergei Parajanov

By Ian Christie

Out of the shadows: Sergei Parajanov
Where to begin

Where to begin with Werner Herzog

By Leigh Singer

Where to begin with Werner Herzog
The NHS at 75

How a 1965 documentary captured changing ideas about mental health

By Rebecca Vick

How a 1965 documentary captured changing ideas about mental health
Features

EVCOM awards 2023 and the year in communications filmmaking

By Patrick Russell

EVCOM awards 2023 and the year in communications filmmaking
Features

Spirited away: a tour of Ghibli Park with Miyazaki Goro

By Andrew Osmond

Spirited away: a tour of Ghibli Park with Miyazaki Goro
Where to begin

Where to begin with Michael Mann

By Brogan Morris

Where to begin with Michael Mann
Features

The Red Shoes: Moira Shearer’s ballet shoes and other artefacts from the making of Powell and Pressburger’s classic

By Claire Smith

The Red Shoes: Moira Shearer’s ballet shoes and other artefacts from the making of Powell and Pressburger’s classic
From the Sight and Sound archive

Gojira mon amour

By Ken Hollings

Gojira mon amour
Features

5 things to know about The Red Shoes, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ravishing film about a dancer

By Pamela Hutchinson

5 things to know about The Red Shoes, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ravishing film about a dancer
Features

In Prospero’s Room: the magick worlds of Derek Jarman and Powell and Pressburger collide at Prospect Cottage

By Brian Robinson

In Prospero’s Room: the magick worlds of Derek Jarman and Powell and Pressburger collide at Prospect Cottage
Features

Nuns, land girls, ballet dancers: the paradoxes of Powell and Pressburger’s women

By Rachel Pronger

Nuns, land girls, ballet dancers: the paradoxes of Powell and Pressburger’s women
Where to begin

Where to begin with Aki Kaurismäki

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with Aki Kaurismäki
Festivals

The view from Thessaloniki 2023

By Georgia Korossi

The view from Thessaloniki 2023
From the Sight and Sound archive

A monumental reckoning: how Abel Gance’s Napoleon was restored to full glory

By Paul Cuff

A monumental reckoning: how Abel Gance’s Napoleon was restored to full glory
All about...

All about... how we archive television

By Lisa Kerrigan, Charles Fairall and others

All about... how we archive television
Features

Watching Black Narcissus in Lahore

By Nasheed Qamar Faruqi

Watching Black Narcissus in Lahore
Features

May December and our obsession with scandal

By Ibrahim Azam

May December and our obsession with scandal
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