Month: June 2014

Winter Sleep

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey’s blue riband director, has come up with another totally assured film in Winter Sleep. The controversial point about it is that it’s three hours and 15 minutes long. It has a once famous actor, who now

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Goodbye to language

Jean-Luc Godard, whom some still think is one of the greatest film-makers of all time, has never won the Palme D’Or at Cannes. And it is highly doubtful that he will with Goodbye to Language, his latest offering. But one

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A Century of Chinese Cinema

BFI Southbank launches an ambitious five-month season of Chinese cinema covering almost a century of films, most rarely seen in the West, many gloriously restored. The classics on display include New Women (1935), with legendary Ruan Lingyu as a young

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