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Asta Nielsen, the silent film star who taught Garbo everything
The Danish actor was a cinema pioneer and wildly popular all over the world. She is largely forgotten – discover her in a BFI season dedicated to her extraordinary talent

Pamela Hutchinson

27, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Letter: Anthony Smith obituary
Clyde Jeavons writes: Tony was shrewd, pragmatic and fun to work with. He never pretended to be busy when he wasn’t

Clyde Jeavons

16, Jan, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Anthony Smith obituary
TV current affairs producer and campaigner whose ideas on broadcasting paved the way for the founding of Channel 4

Maggie Brown

24, Dec, 2021 @12:35 PM

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Watchdog stopped ministers breaching neutrality code in top BBC and BFI hires
Exclusive: Regulator asked interview panellists to be replaced as they were ‘not sufficiently independent’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Iranian family road trip movie wins top prize at London film festival
Panah Panahi’s Hit the Road wins award for ‘distinctive film-making that captures essence of cinema’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Barney Platts-Mills obituary
British film director whose overlooked classic Bronco Bullfrog was part of a lifelong effort to make his industry more accessible

Ryan Gilbey

15, Oct, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Warnings distinctly British children’s TV could vanish if subsidy ends
Government weighing whether to continue fund that covers costs of kids’ shows for public service broadcasters

Jim Waterson Media editor

09, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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My summer cultural highlight? An old film where I got lost in Bette Davis’s eyes | Rachel Cooke
A 1943 melodrama offers one of the best portraits of a single woman Hollywood ever drew

Rachel Cooke

04, Sep, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Hobbled by hype: why are lauded British directors only making one movie?
First films by promising new British talent are often overpraised, when what they really need is our lasting support

Caspar Salmon

25, Aug, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Idris Elba western The Harder They Fall to open London film festival
The film will receive its world premiere at the 65th festival which is expected to mix in-person events with virtual programmes

Andrew Pulver

04, Aug, 2021 @1:22 PM

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‘A woman wanting to make films was a joke’: Márta Mészáros, pioneering Hungarian director
The Golden Bear winner is 90 this year. As a showcase of her films plays in London, she reflects on her career, from documentaries to dramas, and the impact of censorship

Ryan Gilbey

13, Jul, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Alan Lovell obituary
Other lives: Academic who was one of the pioneers of film studies in the 1960s and 70s

Neil Carter

04, Jul, 2021 @9:18 AM

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