Year: 2013

Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso is a charming classic about the childhood of a successful Italian film-maker. Cinema Paradiso 25th Anniversary remastered reissue is in selected London Picturehouse Cinemas from today. >> Read more

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I’m old enough to remember when double bills were common. These days such riches are a rarity, possibly because movies are so long now that you can’t often fit two of them into one programme. But one place where they …

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A stream of six terrific Romanian movies are featured at this festival, including Călin Peter Netzer’s Child Pose and Cristian Mungiu’s abortion drama, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days. >> The 10th Romanian Film Festival in London, Thu 28 Nov. …

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This BFI Southbank retrospective will feature Gone With the Wind, Anna Karenina and A Streetcar Named Desire to boast the talent of cast-iron international star Vivien Leigh. >> Vivien Leigh retrospective is at the BFI Southbank until 29th December 2013 >> …

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Barbican Cinema will screen two masterpieces by Ingmar Bergman, Persona and Cries & Whispers. >> Read more

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The 21st French Film Festival opened yesterday while the 8th South Korean Film Festival began earlier this week. See restored versions of French classics, including Jacques Demy’s Lola, or brilliantly made eastern movies, such as box-office smash, Flu. >> Read …

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Now 17 years old and thriving more than ever, the UK Jewish Film Festival includes 81 films from 21 countries and boasts more than 50 UK premieres. >> Read more >> 17th UK Jewish Film Festival (30 October – 17 November)

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Dozens of horrors are on the way for Gothic Season at BFI over the next few months. It’s not for the faint-hearted. >> Read more >> Gothic season at BFI Southbank

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Films to see apart from the obvious well-heralded selections. A star denotes my specials: Stranger by the Lake (France) We are the Best (Sweden) Abuse of Weakness (France) Ida (Poland, Denmark) Like Father, Like Son (Japan)* The Lunchbox (India)* The …

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