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Harry Dean Stanton got the perfect last role in Lucky, an affecting portrait of an ageing man facing the end in a desert town. Actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch shares some memories from the shoot.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
BFI curator Steve Foxon talks to director Chris Martin and photographer Paul Conroy about the new documentary Under the Wire, an immersive account of Conroy’s time with the late war correspondent Marie Colvin in the besieged city of Homs.
Friday 7 September 2018
With a restored version of his debut feature back in cinemas, the great British director Terence Davies talks nostalgia, Brexit and things that make his heart sink.
Monday 3 September 2018
Thursday 30 August 2018
The story of one man’s uphill struggle to pursue his creative dreams, A Northern Soul also gives the city of Hull a rare moment in the cinematic spotlight. Director Sean McAllister tells Brogan Morris why the system is stacked against modern Britain’s strivers.
Tuesday 21 August 2018
From North by Northwest to Lolita, James Mason is the brooding, dashing star of countless classic films, in Britain and Hollywood alike. Here, Sarah Thomas, the author of a new study, tells us why there’s more to Mason than his magnetic on-screen presence.
Friday 10 August 2018
The story of a twentysomething director and his controversial vision of an alternative history in which Hitler successfully invaded Britain.
Monday 30 July 2018
Paul Schrader’s new film is both fiercely current and a grand summation of the themes he’s tackled for decades. We spoke to the great director about how he pulled off First Reformed – and look back at his Harold Pinter collaboration The Comfort of Strangers.
Monday 9 July 2018
After making history with the first film by a female Saudi director, Haifaa al-Mansour returns with a period biopic of another trailblazing woman artist. What does she bring to the story of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley?
Tuesday 3 July 2018
A contemporary of Pasolini and Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio’s career has spanned half a century of Italian cinema, tackling themes including Catholicism, politics and the family. With a season of his work screening at BFI Southbank, he spoke to us about the changes he’s seen in Italy.
Wednesday 27 June 2018
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