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Al Pacino on film, life and his BFI Fellowship

Talking at a dinner held in his honour, the Oscar-winning actor receives his BFI Fellowship and reflects on his life in film.

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Film of the week: Ida

Pawel Pawlikowski condenses European (and cinematic) history into a "sad, small", ineffably potent road movie of the soul, writes Catherine Wheatley.
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