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The world premiere of Ken Loach's The Spirit of ’45 tops a strong showing for Team GB at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
The missing 1923 film Love, Life and Laughter, considered one of the finest British features at the time and part of the BFI Most Wanted search for 75 ‘missing’ British films, has been found at an archive in Amsterdam.
‘Do you want a leg or a breast?’ As the UK celebrates National Picnic Week, we open up the hamper of film history to select 12 classic picnic scenes.
From Victim to Weekend, we remember some of the best British gay films.
While Hollywood may have dominated film musicals, a newly restored version of Powell & Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffmann proves that the UK has made plenty of bold and imaginative contributions to the genre. Here are 10 worth singing about.
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Sight & Sound magazine
Behind every great female-directed film is a female director. It’s time to make them iconic, says Isabel Stevens.
Hardy’s inked-up, Welsh-inflected, half Native American sailor strides through a richly gothic gallery of rogues in the BBC’s graphic novel-inspired drama series, says Nick James.
Céline Sciamma hones her art with the “near-perfect” Girlhood – and Atom Egoyan returns to form with the grim fable Captives, finds Nick James.
Noah Baumbach's latest is a thematic, mature sequel to his breakthrough The Squid and the Whale, with Dustin Hoffman at the head of a dysfunctional brood of New York intellectuals, writes Michael Leader.
Five new American documentaries hold up a mirror to the country’s recent marked failures of justice, finds Ashley Clark.
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Education and research
Read the full programme, watch the plenary sessions and access speakers’ notes and presentations from our 2013 conference.
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Supporting UK film
The story of British science-fiction film, from silent classics like A Message from Mars (1913) to Monsters (2010).
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