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  • Where to begin with Claude Chabrol

    Discover some wickedly entertaining genre kicks with our guide to the cinema of New Wave star, Claude Chabrol.

    Adam Scovell
    Monday 24 June 2019

    Features

  • Video: Georgia Parris on Mari

    The writer-director of a dance-drama about grief and a warring family is joined by choreographer Maxine Doyle and producer Emma Duffy to discuss making the film.

    Monday 24 June 2019

    Video

  • Six new British docs trying to make sense of our time

    How to explore the truth in the age of fake news? Homegrown films premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 showcased some novel approaches to nonfiction, from dance to collage, writes Rhys Handley.

    Rhys Handley
    Friday 21 June 2019

    Festivals

  • A new dawn in documentary VR? Common Ground at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

    Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities strand was on another level this year, and the highlight was Common Ground, a half-hour virtual-reality exploration of south London’s Aylesbury Estate, a community facing demolition and regeneration. Marisol Grandon talks to its director Darren Emerson.

    Marisol Grandon
    Friday 21 June 2019

    Festivals

  • Top up your watchlist... 38 classics directed by women

    From Czech New Wave classics to new voices in British cinema, see some of the best works by female filmmakers – all available with a free 14-day trial on BFI Player.

    Friday 21 June 2019

    Lists

  • Reclaiming failure: Zia Anger’s My First Film performance

    When the filmmaker offered a live text commentary on a ‘failed’ work at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the process was breathtakingly intimate as it revealed the true costs of working in this industry, writes Matt Turner.

    Matt Turner
    Friday 21 June 2019

    Festivals

  • Five things to watch this weekend – 21-23 June

    Around the world in three days with a weekend of myth-making in the Swiss Alps and the American west – via Berlin, Managua and Washington Square.

    Matthew Thrift
    Friday 21 June 2019

    Lists

  • Franco Zeffirelli obituary: a maestro of the opulent

    The lavish director of some of the cinema’s most emotive Shakespeare adaptations certainly courted controversy in both his art and politics, though it may be his grandiose opera work that will most endure, says David Thompson.

    David Thompson
    Thursday 20 June 2019

    Obituaries

  • Sophie’s Choice: Meryl Streep at 70

    As the great American actor turns 70, we tasked one Sophie – BFI contributor Sophie Monks Kaufman – with an impossible choice: picking out Meryl Streep’s 10 greatest screen performances.

    Sophie Monks Kaufman
    Thursday 20 June 2019

    Lists

  • Video: Asif Kapadia on Diego Maradona

    The Oscar-winning director of Amy and Senna visits the BFI Southbank to discuss the third film in a trilogy about the price of fame, his documentary on the Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.
     

    Thursday 20 June 2019

    Video

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