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A cluster of unique new films from emerging talents heads up the UK selection at this year's Venice International Film Festival.
The LFF will welcome over 540 guests – over 170 directors and over 120 actors – representing 248 feature films presented over the 12-day Festival.
Like the new adaptation of Vera Brittain's First World War memoir Testament of Youth, these 10 film classics explore the contributions and experiences of women during wartime.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, writers from across the BFI nominate great women both in front of and behind the camera whose work they admire.
Russian drama Leviathan wins big at the LFF festival awards, netting the prize for best film. The Tribe takes First Feature award, while Silvered Water is named best documentary.
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Sight & Sound magazine
The first Saudi teen rebel girl's bike movie has its eyes on the prize, says Hannah McGill.
Lies pile on lies in Asghar Farhadi’s devastating dissection of Tehrani upper-middle-class dissimulation, finds Philip Kemp.
Chuffed with this year’s harvest of films made by women, the London Film Festival is hosting a panel debate on why the movies aren’t always so even-handed. Sophie Mayer sizes up the festival’s female perspectives.
Some high-profile absences and attendant censorship worries were but the foam on a weltering sea of investigations of Korea. Anton Bitel reports on angry socio-political allegories, sex-assault dramas and more.
Ehsan Khoshbakht on how the rites of cinema have been reinvented in Iran under the sign of repression.
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