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  • Berlinale 2014: Soldiers and saints

    At midway, the Berlinale’s hits worth writing home about include the Northern Ireland Troubles thriller ’71 and note-perfect German teen martyr melodrama The Stations of the Cross. Nick James rounds them up.

    Nick James
    Tuesday 11 February 2014

    Festivals

  • Berlinale 2014: Zen time – Tsai Ming-liang’s Journey to the West

    The Taiwanese master’s latest / last film offers a refined limit-case of slow cinema – and a meditation on the uses of slowness itself, says Jonathan Romney.

    Jonathan Romney
    Tuesday 11 February 2014

    Festivals

  • Berlinale 2014: Sticks to beat them with

    In Anja Marquardt’s She’s Lost Control and Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac, women’s sexual autonomy is still up for judgement, finds Carmen Gray.

    Carmen Gray
    Monday 10 February 2014

    Festivals

  • Berlinale 2014: Soft landing – suicide comedy A Long Way Down

    Nick Hornby adaptations have fallen, reports Demetrios Matheou.


    Monday 10 February 2014

    Festivals

  • From the Magazine

    Donald Richie, 1924-2013

    Donald Richie did more than anyone to introduce Western audiences to the wonders of Japanese cinema and culture, writes Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Oshima Nagisa, 1932-2013

    The director’s militant refusal to fit in was reflected in his films, which sought to shock his audiences into seeing themselves more clearly.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Jesús ‘Jess’ Franco, 1930-2013

    An extraordinary 180-film career took the Spanish director from assisting Orson Welles to churning out horror and pornography, writes Stephen Thrower.

    Stephen Thrower
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Elías Querejeta, 1934-2013

    The Basque producer helped transform an impoverished film industry in Spain, creating some of its most controversial movies, writes Tom Whittaker.

    Tom Whittaker
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Juan José Bigas Luna, 1946-2013

    The Spanish director pushed boundaries and helped launch the careers of Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, writes Paul Julian Smith.

    Paul Julian Smith
    Friday 7 February 2014

    Obituaries

  • Berlinale 2014 preview: Buzzing unknowns

    Day one, and “arresting indeterminacy” defines the prospects in the festival programme as much as it does Josephine Decker’s Butter on the Latch, reports Nick James.

    Nick James
    Thursday 6 February 2014

    Festivals

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