Month: February 2014

Pan-Asia Film Festival

Seven UK premieres grace this year’s Pan-Asia Film Festival, which features only one British film on the programme, Shan Khan’s Honour, and a ravishing-looking Chinese version of Dangerous Liaisons. The Pan-Asia Film Festival runs until March 9 at Asia House,

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Deep Desires & Broken Dreams

In its fifth year, the Hammersmith cinema’s popular annual gay week, includes on its programme Mike Skiff’s Folsom Forever, drama-documentary Codebreaker and Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm. Deep Desires & Broken Dreams is at Riverside Studios, until Feb 26. >> Read

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Al Pacino Retrospective

Some of Pacino’s great roles can now be seen on the big screen again in BFI Southbank’s latest retrospective. This weekend alone you can see Sidney Lumet’s grippingly metaphorical Dog Day Afternoon, Brian De Palma’s flailingly melodramatic Scarface and Hugh

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Berlin Film Festival 2014: The contenders

Films in the running for awards at this year’s Berlin Film Festival include Yann Demange’s ’71, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Alain Resnais’s third adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Life of Riley. >> Read more

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Jennifer Connelly shines in Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa’s bleak family tale. >> Read the film review

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In Order of Disappearance

Hans Petter Moland’s Norwegian thriller entertains with the kind of edge that makes it stand out from the crowd. >> Read the film review

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The Two Faces of January Hossein Amini, who wrote the screenplay for Drive, directs this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s dark thriller which leaves you guessing until the end. >> Read the film review

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The Monuments Men

George Clooney’s fifth effort as a director is a lightweight adaptation of a true story about art historians who went behind enemy lines to save dozens works of art from Nazi troops. >> Read the film review

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Danish provocateur Lars von Trier premieres long version of Nymphomaniac at the Berlin Film Festival. He has done both better and worse than this account of one woman’s sexual odyssey, but remains a film-maker you can’t ignore. >> Read the film review

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Derek Jarman films at BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank is showing a two-month celebration of the work of influential writer, director and diarist Derek Jarman — the most complete ever mounted. Queer Pagan Punk: Derek Jarman is at the BFI Southbank, until April 7. >> Read more

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