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  • From the Magazine

    Cannes 2014 preview: stiff competition

    Jonathan Romney on what to look out for in this year’s festival – from the usual auteur heavyweights to the roster of UK talent.

    Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 13 May 2014

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  • Reality and the red carpet: Hot Docs 2014

    At North America’s biggest documentary festival, nonfiction generously extends to more or less thorny matters of fame, media frenzies, pantomimes and hoopla, finds Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Monday 12 May 2014

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  • Bridges in time: Istanbul 2014

    On the anniversary of the city’s Gezi Park protests, and the centenary of the first-ever Turkish film, old and new made strange bedfellows at this year’s Istanbul Film Festival, reports Kaya Genç.

    Kaya Genç
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

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  • Shelter from the storm: the Orphan Film Symposium 2014

    This year’s convention of ‘archivists, artists and scholars’ dusted off curios including a Polish typewriter camera, a bonfire of valve radios, Josephine Baker in clogs and the eye-popping Gasparcolor system. Ian Francis reports.

    Ian Francis
    Saturday 26 April 2014

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  • Tribeca 2014: basketball and the city

    Nick James reports on the best of Manhattan’s budding movie showcase, starring the New York Knicks, Nas, Raf Simons, gorillas, New Orleans millennials, listless Mexican drifters and the Edward Snowdens of the 1970s.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 23 April 2014

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  • DIY punk: Flatpack 2014

    Broadening the playing field (and resisting the bland): Simran Hans reports on Birmingham’s film festival of anything and everything.

    Simran Hans
    Tuesday 15 April 2014

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  • Ugly ducklings? Fluxus docs at True/False 2014

    Nick Pinkerton takes stock of the new documentaries at US cinema’s foremost neither/nor zone.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Saturday 22 March 2014

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  • The art of decolonising: postcolonial cinema at AV Festival 2014

    Michael Pattison encounters a range of attitudes to the sins of the past underlying a melee of artistic approaches.

    Michael Pattison
    Wednesday 19 March 2014

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  • Dimensions of dialogue: Black Movie 2014

    Conversations between filmmakers, festivals and nations characterised Geneva’s adventurously programmed festival of the best of developing-world cinema, reports Andrew Simpson.

    Andrew Simpson
    Thursday 27 February 2014

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  • Berlinale 2014: Cinema, art of light and shadow

    From Japan to Germany and America, ideas in movie lighting have long travelled on the wind. Daniel Fairfax reports on a Berlin/New York retrospective that follows their course.

    Daniel Fairfax
    Wednesday 26 February 2014

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