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  • Remembering Richard Attenborough

    A tribute to the life and career of the great actor and director Richard Attenborough, who was Chairman of the BFI from 1981 to 1992.

    David Robinson
    Monday 1 September 2014

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  • Six film teenagers we wanted to be

    Teens on screen hold up a mirror to ourselves – they’re the cool/witty/rebellious/good-looking kids we want(ed) to be. We asked six young bloggers to tell us which movie teenager they most relate to.


    Wednesday 27 August 2014

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  • British films at Venice 2014

    A cluster of unique new films from emerging talents heads up the UK selection at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 27 August 2014

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  • Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

    The great British actor, Oscar-winning director and former BFI Chairman, Richard Attenborough, has died aged 90.

    Samuel Wigley
    Sunday 24 August 2014

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  • Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer picks his favourite Werner Herzog films

    Acclaimed director Joshua Oppenheimer, whose The Act of Killing was voted the best film of 2013 by Sight & Sound, tells us what inspires him about the work of his film’s executive producer: Werner Herzog.

    Joshua Oppenheimer
    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • Nicolas Roeg’s Flash Gordon: the Flash that never was

    Spectacular designs that reveal what the film of Flash Gordon would have looked like in the hands of its original director – the man behind Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

    Claire Smith
    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • Herzog’s ark

    From the beasts of the jungle to the rats, cats and bats of Nosferatu, the films of Werner Herzog are full of the wonders of the animal kingdom. With our 18-film Herzog collection now available on Blu-ray/DVD, here’s our guide to the legendary director’s movie menagerie.


    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • On location with Werner Herzog

    Rare images of Werner Herzog in production on some of his greatest films, courtesy of the Werner Herzog Collection held by Deutsche Kinemathek.


    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • Werner Herzog, globetrotter – the map

    Is Werner Herzog cinema’s most travelled director? Explore our map of the great German filmmaker’s most far-flung locations.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 22 August 2014

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  • Charulata: the pinnacle of Satyajit Ray’s art

    The great Bengali director Satyajit Ray established a reputation as a realist with his classic debut Pather Panchali, but by the time of his 1964 masterpiece Charulata was pushing in a new, exquisite direction.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 20 August 2014

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