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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.
Amazingly, these 10 classics were all made by directors aged 25 or under.
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.
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Sight & Sound magazine
Six caged Mowglis raised by the movies manage to come good in this buoyant snapshot of postmodern quarantine, says Michael Atkinson.
Not everything they teach at film school should be practical. How about a little Edmund Burke or nude figure drawing instead, proposes Mark Cousins.
The first Saudi teen rebel girl's bike movie has its eyes on the prize, says Hannah McGill.
The most celebrated of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami expanded the frame of documentary and narrative fiction forms in human dramas that resonated with international audiences, writes Ehsan Koshbakht.
Lies pile on lies in Asghar Farhadi’s devastating dissection of Tehrani upper-middle-class dissimulation, finds Philip Kemp.
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