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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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Watch 50s classic The Last Pictureshow

April 1, 2011 |

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Last Pictureshow will return to cinema screens in Sony Pictures’ newly restored digital version of Peter Bogdanovich’s Director’s Cut. Based on acclaimed writer Larry McMurtry’s novel and featuring a talent-laden cast, led by … Read More

Watch Bertolucci’s Before the Revolution at the BFI

March 23, 2011 |

Bertolucci’s brilliantly assured Before the Revolution (Prima della rivoluzione) (1964) centres on the emotional and political conflicts within a young man, Fabrizio, who is contemplating joining the Communist Party. But his personal life is even more unresolved  as he … Read More

Win tickets to watch Truffaut’s Silken Skin at the BFI

February 1, 2011 |

Coolly and cruelly ironic, with deftly nuanced performances, Silken Skin is one of Francois Truffaut’s most richly rewarding films.  Through its portrayal of an extra-marital affair between a lecturer and an air-stewardess, Truffaut combines the compassion of Renoir with … Read More

This month at the BFI: Howard Hawks season

January 15, 2011 |

January at the BFI sees an in-depth study of one of Hollywood’s greatest directors with Howard Hawks Part One. We examine the earlier part of his career, from his silent features to his screwball comedies. He earned his stripes in the … Read More

During January: Audrey Hepburn retrospective at the BFI

January 10, 2011 |

During January the BFI will offer a retrospective of one of cinema’s most stylish and sophisticated actresses: Audrey Hepburn. This elfin beauty, and muse to Givenchy, has grown to be one of the most iconic actresses of the 50s … Read More

Win: DVD & book to accompany the BFI’s Boom Britain project

November 16, 2010 |

The BFI has just launched Boom Britain: documenting the nation’s life on film, a landmark project that will transform our understanding of British documentary cinema post-1945 and promises to be a revelation. New prints of many titles, newly restored by the BFI National Archive, will offer a fascinating view of British life which has been all but edited out of history – until now.

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