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  • BFI London Film Festival 2013: 
30 recommendations

    With vampires and folkies, stories from Mexico, the Philippines and Yorkshire, the BFI LFF 2013 is as multifarious as ever. Here are our favourite films so far.

    Sight & Sound Editors
    Friday 13 September 2013

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  • Fantasia 2013: Montreal’s monster convocation

    From Vietnamese martial arts / sex melodrama / musicals to Richard Stanley’s forays around Cathar country, mumblegore entryists and the exploits of horror’s knight-errant Andrzej Zulawski, fantasy cinema once again consumed Canada’s second city this summer, reports Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Thursday 12 September 2013

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  • Venice 2013: come in, come out of the sun

    More waterlogged poise from Taiwan’s Tsai Ming-Liang, castration fun from Kim Ki-Duk and winning portraits of directors Sam Fuller, James Benning and Richard Linklater stood out on a slow Lido, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 12 September 2013

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  • Venice 2013: truth, lies and admin – American documentaries on the Lido

    The University of Berkeley hosts Fred Wiseman’s entreaty for open communication – while Errol Morris and Alex Gibney hit the big American stone walls of Donald Rumsfeld and Lance Armstrong, finds Ashley Clark.

    Ashley Clark
    Monday 9 September 2013

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  • Venice 2013: week one high-water marks

    Nick James on grim Greek tragedy Miss Violence, Tokyo prostitution fable The Shape of Night and Kelly Reichardt’s Night Movies at a Biennale otherwise overshadowed by its own past glories.

    Nick James
    Tuesday 3 September 2013

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  • Blowing their own alphorn: Swiss musical documentaries

    A sidebar at this year’s New Horizons film festival in Wrocław showcased another Swiss specialism: putting on film the world’s music and sounds, at home and abroad. Agnieszka Gratza reports.

    Agnieszka Gratza
    Friday 23 August 2013

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  • Docs go wild: FID Marseille 2013

    Subjectivity, strangeness, cine-puzzles and disruptive gestures flock together at this most progressive of documentary festivals, reports Isabel Stevens.

    Isabel Stevens
    Tuesday 30 July 2013

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  • The weight of history: Yerevan 2013

    Armenian cinema still bears the nation’s many crosses, to judge by the entries at this year’s Golden Apricot festival, finds Nick James.

    Nick James
    Tuesday 30 July 2013

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  • Further adventures: Karlovy Vary 2013

    Stories from forgotten lands and lost generations came together in this melting pot of Eastern European cinema, found Verena von Stackelberg.

    Verena von Stackelberg
    Tuesday 23 July 2013

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  • More bests of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013

    Sophie Brown, Ashley Clark and Simran Hans pick six more highlights of this year’s festival.

    Sophie Brown, Ashley Clark, Simran Hans
    Wednesday 10 July 2013

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