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Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience

Ben Sharrock’s Limbo is a tragicomic portrait of a group of asylum seekers passing time on a remote Scottish island. As it arrives in UK cinemas, we examine a growing body of films over the past two decades that have sought to reframe our understanding of the refugee experience.

By Agnes Woolley

Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience
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Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up

By Jonathan Romney

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up
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Directors’ Fortnight: round-up

By James Lattimer

Directors’ Fortnight: round-up
From the Sight and Sound archive

Italian auteurs and American upstarts: the Cannes Film Festival in 1976

By Penelope Houston

Italian auteurs and American upstarts: the Cannes Film Festival in 1976
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Up in flames: the ending of Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop

By Adam Solomons

Up in flames: the ending of Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop
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“I’m only interested in honest stories”: people watching with Márta Mészáros

By Michael Brooke

“I’m only interested in honest stories”: people watching with Márta Mészáros
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Jill Craigie: the woman who did

By Lillian Crawford

Jill Craigie: the woman who did
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“I'm a minimalist”: the dramatic stillness of Mads Mikkelsen

By Ryan Gilbey

“I'm a minimalist”: the dramatic stillness of Mads Mikkelsen
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The sprawling brilliance of Robert Altman’s Nashville

By Geoff Andrew

The sprawling brilliance of Robert Altman’s Nashville
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The long goodbye: has cinema finally learned how to depict dementia?

By Guy Lodge

The long goodbye: has cinema finally learned how to depict dementia?
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Tanu Muino has conquered the music video world – and she’s just getting started

By Sydney Urbanek

Tanu Muino has conquered the music video world – and she’s just getting started
From the Sight and Sound archive

Salaam Bombay! ranks with the masterpieces of neo-realism

By Alex Dudok de Wit

Salaam Bombay! ranks with the masterpieces of neo-realism
From the Sight and Sound archive

Hell freezes over: the Coen brothers on Fargo

By Lizzie Francke

Hell freezes over: the Coen brothers on Fargo
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Killers in the mist: the final scene of Gun Crazy

By Beatrice Loayza

Killers in the mist: the final scene of Gun Crazy
From the Sight and Sound archive

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

By Janet Bergstrom

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman
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Vile VHS: unspooling the history of the ‘video nasty’ controversy

By Kim Newman

Vile VHS: unspooling the history of the ‘video nasty’ controversy
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Revisiting pioneering transgender documentary A Change of Sex 40 years on

By Rachel Pronger

Revisiting pioneering transgender documentary A Change of Sex 40 years on
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Against the rules: anarchist cinema then and now

By Richard Porton

Against the rules: anarchist cinema then and now
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An archive-only BBC Four means losing a platform for quiet documentary storytelling

By Jeanie Finlay

An archive-only BBC Four means losing a platform for quiet documentary storytelling
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Call me by my name: Thandiwe Newton and the whitewashing of film stars’ names

By Christina Newland

Call me by my name: Thandiwe Newton and the whitewashing of film stars’ names
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“Rearrange their faces and give them all another name”: on Bob Dylan and I’m Not There

By Michael Gray

“Rearrange their faces and give them all another name”: on Bob Dylan and I’m Not There
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Quarantine foreseen: the films that accidentally predicted the pandemic

By Jonathan Romney

Quarantine foreseen: the films that accidentally predicted the pandemic
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Cinema paradiso: a tour through the BFI Southbank’s history

By Pamela Hutchinson

Cinema paradiso: a tour through the BFI Southbank’s history
From the Sight and Sound archive

On beauties and their beasts

By Marina Warner

On beauties and their beasts
From the Sight and Sound archive

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation

By Folke Isaksson

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind

By Quentin Tarantino

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind
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When the lights went out: cinemas during World War II

By Henry K Miller

When the lights went out: cinemas during World War II
From the Sight and Sound archive

“You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!”: the final scene of Shampoo

By Sheila O'Malley

“You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!”: the final scene of Shampoo
From the Sight and Sound archive

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974

By John Russell Taylor

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974
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