Documentary

The Velvet Underground – first-look review

By Michael Leader

Todd Haynes’ first documentary takes a thrilling, cautiously ambivalent look at the NY art-rock demigods.

WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc

By Josh Slater-Williams

A charming and insightful docu-journey to rediscover one of the great pioneers of the ‘Zamrock’ movement.

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Mayor

By Matt Turner

This striking portrait of the mayor or Ramallah digs into the details of governance, diplomacy and dignity.

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Documentaries to discover at the BFI London Film Festival 2020

By Matt Turner

Eight non-fiction features that are well worth seeking out at this year’s LFF.

Weapon of Choice

By Romy Somerset

The story of Gaston Glock is woven into this intriguing survey of modern firearms culture.

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Is this the definitive film on the conflict between North and South Korea?

By David Jenkins

Kim Dong-won’s rare 2003 film Repatriation plays at the 2018 London Korean Film Festival.

What does it mean to come of age in the modern world?

By Matt Turner

Three outstanding new films at this year’s CPH:DOX presented illuminating responses to this question.

Erase and Forget

By David Jenkins

Rambo’s real-life American counterpart is the subject of this fractured, fascinating documentary portrait.

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In praise of The Beaches of Agnès

By Mallory Andrews

Journey into the mind of the great Agnès Varda as part of our 35mm season with MUBI and ICA.

In praise of Orson Welles’ F For Fake

By Phil Concannon

Come and see the maestro's final big trick on a 35mm print at the ICA cinema with MUBI and Little White Lies.

I Called Him Morgan

By David Jenkins

The sad story of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan is revealed in Kasper Collin’s exceptional documentary.

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Kedi

By Manuela Lazic

Istanbul’s feline residents take centre stage in this affectionate and charming documentary.

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What’s the relationship between documentary and democracy?

By Katy Vans

Now more than ever, filmmakers are fighting to give a voice to the disaffected, the poor and the oppressed.

Destination Unknown

By Juliette Cottu

This powerful new documentary gleans new testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust.

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A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey

By Juliette Cottu

This decent documentary captures the thrills and dangers of front-line war photography.

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A gorgeous new film celebrates life in London

By David Jenkins

London Symphony is a collage of scenes capturing the richness and poetry of life in the British capital.

Bunch of Kunst

By Eve Watling

This doc about bile-spilling anarcho-rockers Sleaford Mods is also an encapsulation of working class malaise.

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