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Suffragettes in film

How the battle for women’s suffrage in the early years of the 20th century was captured on film.

Identity of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison revealed in BFI film footage for the first time

Emily Davison, the suffrage campaigner who famously died beneath King George V’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby, spotted in footage from the BFI Player’s Suffragettes on Film collection.

European premiere of Suffragette to open 59th BFI London Film Festival

The opening night of the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® will be attended by the filmmakers and stellar cast, including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.

Born on this day in 1857: watch Emmeline Pankhurst’s arrest at Buckingham Palace

'Arrested at the gates of the Palace. Tell the King!' 157 years after her birth, watch the historic moment when pioneer suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested at Buckingham Palace.

Centenary of suffragette Emily Davison’s death

Watch the historic moment 100 years ago at the 1913 Derby when suffragette Emily Davison was trampled by King George V's horse.

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Sight & Sound magazine

Different strengths: women to the fore (and aft) at London 2015

Women were in the spotlight at this year's London Film Festival, from Suffragette's opening-gala platform to the Geena Davis Institute's campaign on gender representation. But did the emphasis on symbols overshadow subjects and sensibilities, asks Simran Hans?

Howards End archive review: a troubling Forster film for our grey times

Merchant-Ivory's third E.M. Forster adaptation was first released during a time of economic depression in the UK. As it returns to cinemas we republish the original Sight & Sound review, in which Lizzie Francke hails its “rigorous inquest into a bygone era”.

Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

Guillermo del Toro's gothic Crimson Peak, Andrei Tarkovsky's path-forging screen poetry and Yorgos Lanthimos's starry social satire The Lobster. Plus Carey Mulligan and Suffragette, Sicario's US-Mexico borderlands and British TV documentaries from the 1950s and 60s.

‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

With women on film centre-stage at this year's London Film Festival, Mar Diestro-Dópido rounds up ten films with a female flavour from Latin America, Spain, France and Italy.

BFI London Film Festival 2015: 30 recommendations

Our hot takes on 30 hot tickets at this year's festival.

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