Category: Film Retrospectives

Duck Soup

I saw 1933’s Duck Soup for the first time at the Hampstead Everyman in the early Sixties, and not long afterwards briefly met one of its stars, Groucho Marx. I told him that the packed audience laughed so much that

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Krzysztof Kieślowski: The Decalogue 25th Anniversary Retrospective

The death of Krzysztof Kieślowski during open-heart surgery in 1996 at the early age of 54 deprived Poland and the world of a director of such exceptional powers that even the occasionally churlish Stanley Kubrick talked of his “dazzling skill”.

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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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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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East Side Stories

Few Japanese movies reach commercial screens in London, which is a good reason to note the Japanese Foundation’s often surprising week of Youth Films, mostly taken from the last decade and showing at the ICA from tonight. The most powerful

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Vivien Leigh Film Retrospective

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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