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  • A Century of Chinese Cinema: an introduction

    We introduce the five sections that make up our huge, four-month celebration of 100 years of filmmaking in China.

    Noah Cowan
    Wednesday 28 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: a roundup

    So did the prizes go to the right films? The BFI’s Senior Film Programmer, Geoff Andrew, gives his personal lowdown on the best that Cannes had to offer in 2014.

    Geoff Andrew
    Tuesday 27 May 2014

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  • Cannes 2014: the winners

    And the Palme d’Or goes to… Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s meditative Anatolian drama Winter Sleep.


    Saturday 24 May 2014

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  • Behind the scenes: the Indiana Jones films

    It’s 30 years since the release of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – a good opportunity to enjoy these fantastic behind-the-scenes photos of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and the cast at work on all four Indiana Jones films.


    Friday 23 May 2014

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  • See London in bloom in 1924

    To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, we present a rare opportunity to see 1920s London in bloom, from gardens to florists’ shops and the great market at Covent Garden.


    Thursday 22 May 2014

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  • Vintage film posters from the days before the censor

    Evocative film posters from the ‘anything goes’ days in early 1930s Hollywood, before the Hays Code clamped down on depictions of sex, alcohol and depictions of a life of crime.


    Tuesday 20 May 2014

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  • Godfather cinematographer Gordon Willis dies aged 82

    With his work on films such as Klute, The Godfather and Manhattan, the late Gordon Willis helped define the look of 1970s American cinema. 

    Samuel Wigley
    Monday 19 May 2014

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  • Gordon Willis: a career in 12 pictures

    A dozen beautiful stills from the work of the late cinematographer Gordon Willis, a groundbreaking visual artist famed for his treatment of shadow and darkness on the Godfather trilogy and some of Woody Allen’s best films.


    Monday 19 May 2014

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  • Shooting the message #16: White Boat TV

    A look at the NHS-wide impact of Barbara’s Story, a powerful cycle of films made for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital by White Boat TV about an elderly patient experiencing the disorientation of dementia.

    Patrick Russell
    Monday 19 May 2014

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  • An Autumn Afternoon: a fond farewell

    Exquisitely moving and truthful, An Autumn Afternoon is a fitting end to the great career of Yasujiro Ozu.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 16 May 2014

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