Festivals

Every female director at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

Films made by women make up a quarter of this year’s bumper programme.

The Devil and Father Amorth – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

William Friedkin revisits his Exorcist franchise with a bizarre doc grounded more in melodrama than cold hard fact.

Downsizing – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Alexander Payne’s gentle satire has a point to make about the state of the union – and the future of planet Earth.

The 2017 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Little White Lies

Luca Guadagnino’s Call My by Your Name and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water are among the highlights of the 61st LFF.

The European film festival leading the fight for gender equality

By Tara Karajica

This year’s Sarajevo Film Festival presented over 50 films made by women.

Exploring Brazilian cinema’s experimental side at the 70th Locarno Film Festival

By Matt Turner

Good Manners and Once it Was Brasilia were among the highlights of this year’s festival.

Why Jacques Tourneur is a filmmaker for our troubled modern times

By Justine Smith

The French master’s work mirrors today’s climate of social anxiety, as revealed in a recent retrospective.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to close the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

The latest from In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh will cap off the 61st LFF.

Lucky – first look review

By Luke Walkley

Harry Dean Stanton delivers arguably the greatest performance of his long career in John Carroll Lynch’s contemplative debut feature.

Findings from a rare screening of Jacques Rivette’s masterpiece, L’Amour Fou

By Matt Thrift

The director’s astonishing 1969 film was shown from the only known 35mm print in existence.

Jungle – first look review

By James Douglas

Daniel Radcliffe goes off-grid and gets more than he bargained for in this muddled Amazonian adventure.

How feminist programming is forging a progressive future for women in cinema

By Christina Newland

At Bristol’s Cinema Rediscovered, female-driven stories came to the fore in thrilling fashion.

Five things to see at Cinema Rediscovered 2017

By Christina Newland

Jean-Luc Godard’s radical ’60s comedy La Chinoise is among the highlights of this year’s festival.

What to see at New Horizons Film Festival 2017

By Matt Thrift

Poland’s biggest arthouse extravaganza returns with a special tribute to Jacques Rivette.

Imagined Futures shorts at Shubbak film festival 2017

By Matt Turner

London’s annual celebration of Arab culture once again offers a window into an unseen world.

Why rep cinema is about more than just reliving the past

By Pamela Hutchinson

At the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna, digital restoration brings vintage film to new audiences.

Breathe to open the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

Andy Serkis’ period drama has been chosen to kick off this year’s festival.

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