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360 (Q&A) 2011

Enlightening interview in which City of God director Fernando Meirelles and Rush screenwriter Peter Morgan talk about their international drama, 360.

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Timbuktu (Q&A) 2014

The director of Academy Award-nominated Timbuktu talks about his personal connection to the true story of quite rebellion against religious extremism.

23 mins United Kingdom

View Al Burnett interview with Bernard Braden
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Al Burnett interview with Bernard Braden 1967

An interview with Al Burnett, the owner of several clubs in Soho and Picadilly conducted by the broadcaster Bernard Braden.

17 mins United Kingdom

View Alejandro González Iñárritu (Masterclass)
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Alejandro González Iñárritu (Masterclass) 2010

Director of Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Biutiful offers insight into his work, his approach and his technical excellence.

66 mins United Kingdom

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Alexander Payne (Screen Talk) 2011

In a revealing and occasionally barbed interview, Payne reviews his career, its unifying themes and his unique approach to crafting a story.

United Kingdom

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Alexandre Desplat (Masterclass) 2011

Over 30 years and 150 projects, the composer shares, with humour and passion, the intricacies of making film music.

United Kingdom

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Alice Cooper on Whatever Happened To Baby Jane 2014

One of cinema's more unlikely stories, Alice Cooper recalls living next door to a genuine legend, and using one of her films to kickstart his career.

United Kingdom

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The Angels' Share (Q&A) 2012

Brannigan and writer Paul Laverty to explain their Scottish crime caper.

United Kingdom

View Ann Hui discusses A Simple Life (Q&A)
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Ann Hui discusses A Simple Life (Q&A) 2014

Director Ann Hui discusses her film - A Simple Life - with Tony Rayns, and looks back on her career.

17 mins United Kingdom

View BAFTA and BFI Screenwriter Lecture: Richard Curtis
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BAFTA and BFI Screenwriter Lecture: Richard Curtis 2013

The writer-director discusses how he made Four Weddings and a Funeral (1993), Notting Hill (1999) and Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001).

35 mins United Kingdom

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BAFTA and BFI Screenwriter Lecture: Susannah Grant 2013

Screenwriter Susannah Grant talks about her Oscar-nominated script for Erin Brockovich, writing her first script as nine-year-old and her influences.

25 mins United Kingdom

View Screenwriters' Lectures: Charlie Kaufman
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Screenwriters' Lectures: Charlie Kaufman 2011

The art of failure championed by the writer of Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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View Screenwriters' Lectures: Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Screenwriters' Lectures: Frank Cottrell Boyce 2011

Disney, despair, suspense and persistence, all promoted by the writer of 24-Hour Party People and the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

United Kingdom

View Screenwriters' Lectures: Guillermo Arriaga
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Screenwriters' Lectures: Guillermo Arriaga 2011

Lyrical and convincing argument for authenticity over formula, from the writer of Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lectures: John Logan 2011

The man behind Russell Crowe’s line “At my signal, unleash hell” in Gladiator, John Logan, charts his career.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lectures: Moira Buffini 2011

Tamara Drewe and Jane Eyre screenwriter reflects on the ownership, inconsistency and rules of words on a page, with reference to her own career.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lectures: Paul Laverty 2011

With The Angels' Share, My Name is Joe and others, Paul Laverty established himself as a dedicated, versatile writer. He recalls his career to date.

United Kingdom

View Screenwriters' Lectures: William Nicholson
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Screenwriters' Lectures: William Nicholson 2011

Nicolson explains his approach to creating emotion and realism in films such as Les Misérables and Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lecture with Abi Morgan 2012

With reference to The Iron Lady and Shame, Abi Morgan describes the rewards and challenges of the writing process.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lecture with Brian Helgeland 2012

L.A. Confidential's screenwriter explains why he thinks writer's block is a myth, and reveals Clint Eastwood's unique powers of persuasion.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lecture: Peter Straughan 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's adapter reveals his quest for "the poem of the book" and the importance of simplicity: 'Drain the pond to find the fish'.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lecture with Scott Frank 2012

Minority Report and Out of Sight writer shows the importance of opening scenes, the challenges, and how, ultimately, "it’s all about the words".

United Kingdom

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Lincoln Wallen Masterclass 2014

The DreamWorks technology chief presents a masterclass on innovative animation alongside How to Train Your Dragon director Dean DeBlois.

United Kingdom

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Battletruck (Q&A) 2012

Sci-fi curio reappraised with help from its director, Harvey Cokeliss, who shares the familiar litany of luck and courage that got it made.

United Kingdom

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (Q&A) 2012

Benh Zeitlin and Quvenzhané Wallis show an easy rapport as they recall the ups and downs of making legends in the Southern Delta.

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Beyond the Hills Introduction 2012

Director Cristian Mungiu discusses Beyond the Hills, an intensely affecting love story that cements his reputation as one of world cinema’s modern masters, with Sight & Sound editor Nick James.

13 mins United Kingdom

View BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival launch 2014
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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival launch 2014 2014

Clare Stewart discusses the 2014 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival programme, including opening and closing night films Lilting and 52 Tuesdays.

4 mins United Kingdom

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British Cinema Breaking with Convention 2010

Jonathan Romney and a panel of directors defend the unorthodox and original in modern British cinema.

29 mins United Kingdom

View Bronco Bullfrog (Q&A)
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Bronco Bullfrog (Q&A) 2014

Rediscovered and respected afresh, this 1970 drama of east end Suedeheads is remembered by its director, Barney Platts-Mills.

United Kingdom

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Bypass (Q)&A 2014

Duane Hopkins (Better Things, 2008) discusses his social-realist thriller about life on a council estate and avoiding the clichés of ‘broken Britain’.

13 mins United Kingdom

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The Falling (Q&A) 2014

The director and actor join fellow cast members Florence Pugh and Monica Dolan to discuss their film’s story, themes, production and score.

12 mins United Kingdom

View Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man
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Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man 2013

Compelling account of the struggle to recreate the Victorian legend, from the film's makeup creator - and David Lynch's saviour - Christopher Tucker.

United Kingdom

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Circumstance (Q&A) 2012

Director Maryam Keshavarz talks about the origins of her lesbian-themed film.

19 mins United Kingdom

View Claire Denis and Tindersticks in Conversation
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Claire Denis and Tindersticks in Conversation 2011

Claire Denis and Stuart Staples of alternative band Tindersticks discuss their fruitful and ongoing creative partnership.

14 mins United Kingdom

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Creating sound for Les Misérables 2013

A mixing and recording masterclass breaking down the soundtrack of Tom Hooper's acclaimed musical drama.

5 mins United Kingdom

View Dario Argento in Conversation
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Dario Argento in Conversation 2013

Shifting from critic to screenwriter to filmmaker, Argento covers his life, work and inspirations.

United Kingdom

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Darren Aronofsky (Screen Talk) 2010

Black Swan director talks with colour and candour about his work, life and relationships with actors. Hosted by Mike Goodridge.

58 mins United Kingdom

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Dearest (Q&A) 2014

The film’s director reflects on his film about a child abduction and the many victims of China’s one-child policy.

16 mins United Kingdom

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Deep End (Q&A) 2011

Relaxed and enjoyable reappraisal of a surreal story, remembered with humour by actors Jane Asher and John Moulder-Brown.

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View Then and Now: Richard Lester
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Then and Now: Richard Lester 1967

Beatles and Goons' collaborator reveals his worldview, from the Vietnam War to dissent and disenchantment in '60s society.

17 mins United Kingdom

View Director Ritesh Batra on The Lunchbox (Q&A)
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Director Ritesh Batra on The Lunchbox (Q&A) 2013

Ritesh Batra discusses the inspirations and collaborations behind his first feature, The Lunchbox.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Dreams of a Life (Q&A) 2011

Director turned detective Carol Morley (and actor Zawe Ashton) explain how an anonymous death changed both of their lives.

United Kingdom

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DreamWorks Animation event (Q&A) 2014

Producer Bonnie Arnold, author Cressida Cowell and director Dean DeBlois discuss the How to Train Your Dragon movies and 20 years of animated innovation.

28 mins United Kingdom

View Edwyn Collins on The Possibilities Are Endless (Q&A)
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Edwyn Collins on The Possibilities Are Endless (Q&A) 2014

“It’s terribly arty!” Musician Edwyn Collins appraises the visually striking documentary about his recovery from a devastating stroke.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Exhibition (Q&A) 2013

Director Joanna Hogg and ex-Slits guitarist Viv Albertine discuss their experiences filming Exhibition

14 mins United Kingdom

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Feng Xiaogang in Conversation 2014

Feng Xiaogang, the director of some of the all-time biggest films at the Chinese box office, discusses his career with Clare Stewart, BFI Head of Festivals and Cinemas.

76 mins United Kingdom

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The Final Programme (Q&A) 2010

Michael Moorcock answers questions pertaining to the making of the film The Final Programme as part of The Flipside event series.

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From the Sea to the Land Beyond (Q&A) 2012

Archive footage meets modern soundtrack in Penny Woolcock's project, debated in front of a London audience.

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View Gabriel Yared on composing for film
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Gabriel Yared on composing for film 2013

Composer of The Lives of Others, The English Patient and Betty Blue on intimacy and experimentation.

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View G.B.F. Cast and Crew (Q&A)
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G.B.F. Cast and Crew (Q&A) 2014

Director Darren Stein, producer Stephen Israel and actor Michael J. Willet talk about G.B.F.

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George Romero in Conversation 2013

Grindhouse god Romero recounts his career, experiences and love of romantic comedies...

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Ginger & Rosa (Q&A) 2012

Director Sally Potter discusses Official LFF Competition entry Ginger and Rosa, alongside the film’s stars Elle Fanning and Alice Englert.

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Great Expectations (Introduction) 2012

Charles Dickens' classic tale, reinvented and introduced by director Mike Newell, who brings with him a small army of cast members.

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The Great White Silence Gala 2010

The introduction to the 54th BFI London Film Festival's Archive Gala presentation of The Great White Silence.

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Great White Silence (Panel Discussion) 2011

A panel of experts discuss the remarkable restoration of Herbert Ponting’s extraordinary record of Captain Scott’s ill-fated race to the South Pole.

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Then and Now: Hayley Mills 1967

At 21, Mills' private life was of wider interest than her career as a former child star, as this timely and telling interview discovers.

30 mins United Kingdom

View How I Ended This Summer (Q&A)
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How I Ended This Summer (Q&A) 2010

For a director gripped by darkness, Alexei Popogrebsky is an unlikely entertainer, moving from the Arctic Circle to Twitter with wit and insight.

United Kingdom

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Ian Neil (Masterclass) 2012

Neil selected soundtracks for 127 Hours, Shame, Kick Ass, Control and many more. He discusses the job and its complexities, referencing his own work.

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Interview with Jim Anderson

Working with Terence Davies on Of Time And The City, Anderson addresses the importance of archive footage and his wider role as an archive producer.

United Kingdom

View Jackie Chan on Stunts, Hollywood and Bruce Lee (Q&A)
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Jackie Chan on Stunts, Hollywood and Bruce Lee (Q&A) 2014

In an extensive 30-minute interview with longtime admirer Jonathan Ross, Jackie Chan discusses the changing nature of Chinese cinema over the course of his long career.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Jack O'Connell (Interview) 2014

The star of This is England and Skins joins the director to discuss how they crafted this thrilling chase film set in bomb-torn Belfast.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: James Fox 1968

Happy and relaxed dialogue with the then 28-year-old actor, covering his rise to fame and plans for the future.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Jia Zhangke on A Touch of Sin 2014

Director Jia Zhangke joins film critic Tony Rayns to talk about violence in A Touch of Sin, the themes of his previous work and his love of John Woo.

42 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: John Boulting 1967

Lively interview with veteran filmmaker on the state of the British film industry, and his work with his regular star, Peter Sellers. Filmed in 1967.

21 mins United Kingdom

View Jonathan Glazer and James Wilson on Under the Skin (Q&A)
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Jonathan Glazer and James Wilson on Under the Skin (Q&A) 2014

Director Jonathan Glazer, producer James Wilson and musician Mica Levi talk about the making of dazzling science fiction drama Under the Skin.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Jon Stewart Debate Talk 2014

“In the absence of reason, they weaponise idiocy.” The director and writer elaborate on the absurdities of torture and oppression.

38 mins United Kingdom

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Joss Whedon on Vampires 2013

The Avengers' director pays his debt to a novelist and ponders how the Buffy series could have gone further.

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Kelly + Victor (Q&A) 2012

The cast and crew of Kelly + Victor, along with the author of the original novel, discuss the genesis of the provocative love story.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Ken Loach Keynote 2010

With typical vigour, Ken Loach asserts his love for and support of the British Film Industry, and explains how you can help defend it.

65 mins United Kingdom

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The Kid with a Bike (Q&A) 2011

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne share the genesis, growth, casting and scoring of their acclaimed drama of a boy's quest to track down his father.

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King's Speech, The (Q&A) 2011

Director Tom Hooper admits very personal motivations connect him with the multiple award-winning drama.

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Then and Now: Olivia Hussey 1967

Teenage actors discuss their work with Franco Zeffirelli on Romeo and Juliet.

17 mins United Kingdom

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Lilting (Q&A) 2014

Director Hong Khaou and actors Ben Whishaw, Peter Bowles, Morven Christie, Naomi Christie and Andrew Leung discuss their film Lilting.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Lisa Cholodenko (Masterclass) 2010

Lisa Cholodenko talks with pride and passion about her brilliant feature, The Kids Are All Right, and her wider career as editor, writer and director.

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Lois Burwell on movie makeup 2013

Lincoln, Braveheart and Magnolia make-up artist Lois Burwell explains how she created some of her most iconic looks, as part of a BAFTA Masterclass.

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Love Me Till Monday Director and Cast: Q&A 2013

The cast and crew of Love Me till Monday discuss how they mounted the semi-improvised British comedy.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Marion Cotillard (Screen Talk) 2012

The star of La Vie en Rose and Inception discusses Rust & Bone, together with her life and her craft.

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View Mark Cousins & Mohammad Ali-Talebi in Conversation
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Mark Cousins & Mohammad Ali-Talebi in Conversation 2014

Mohammad-Ali Talebi talks to Mark Cousins about his series of classic childhood films, including Willow and Wind, The Boot and Bag of Rice.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Mark Romanek (Screen Talk) 2010

Insight, humility and Johnny Cash: Mark Romanek discusses music videos, movies and motivations.

50 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Maureen Lipman 1968

Charming interview with the 21-year-old Lipman, who had just completed her first film role, as she ponders what to do next.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Mea Maxima Culpa Q&A 2012

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney charts an appalling story of institutional child abuse and talks of 'how raising one's voice can change things'.

United Kingdom

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Michael Winterbottom (Screen Talk) 2011

More than just Coogan's muse, Michael Winterbottom answers questions about a brilliant career, from Thomas Hardy to 24-Hour Party People.

50 mins United Kingdom

View Mike Hodges on sci-fi and Flash Gordon (Q&A)
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Mike Hodges on sci-fi and Flash Gordon (Q&A) 2014

Director Mike Hodges looks back on the production and cult success of Flash Gordon and his other sci-fi films.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Miranda July (Masterclass) 2011

When asked for a job title, July claims she's "an artist, not a film maker." Talking about her work, she focuses on her second feature, The Future.

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Mr. Turner (Q&A) 2014

Q&A for the Cannes award-winning biopic of British painter J.M.W. Turner, with director Mike Leigh, producer Georgina Lowe and star Timothy Spall.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Music and Sound Design of Les Miserables 2013

Creative team dissects the techniques behind the BAFTA and Oscar-winning sound mix for Les Misérables.

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Neil Innes Night 2011

The man dubbed the 'Seventh Python' talks about comedy and music career, including Rutland Weekend Television and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

United Kingdom

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The Nine Muses (Q&A) 2010

John Akomfrah discusses ethics, aesthetics and myths in his imaginative work, which uses Homer's The Odyssey to explore mass migration to Britain.

United Kingdom

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Olivier Assayas (Masterclass) 2010

Irma Vep writer/director Assayas moved from film journalism to filmmaking – a fascinating journey told with disarming honesty to Jonathan Romney.

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Jeremy Thomas in conversation 2014

Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas discusses 40 years of filmmaking with Geoff Andrew.

53 mins United Kingdom

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Hit So Hard (Q&A) 2012

Patty Schemel, drummer of the rock band Hole, discusses Hit So Hard, a documentary about her life.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Peggy Cummins on Night of the Demon 2013

Colourful and wonderful stories from the making of Jacques Tourneur's suspenseful favourite.

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Then and Now: Peter Cook 1967

Pith and politics from the brilliant, unpredictable comedian who declares proudly, "I find myself unable to learn anything."

30 mins United Kingdom

View Peter Greenaway on Goltzius & the Pelican Company (Q&A)
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Peter Greenaway on Goltzius & the Pelican Company (Q&A) 2014

The British director discusses his latest film, the evolution of cinema and why his next project focuses on 16th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch.

19 mins United Kingdom

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Peter Mullan (Masterclass) 2010

Scottish actor-director on the roots of his drama, Neds, set in 1970s Glasgow.

61 mins United Kingdom

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Marina Djurkovic Masterclass 2014

The acclaimed production designer talks about her work on Billy Elliot (2000), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and The Imitation game (2014).

35 mins United Kingdom

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Queen and Country (Q&A) 2014

The veteran director John Boorman sheds light on his coming-of-age story about army life in the run up to the Korean war.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Duke of Burgundy (Q&A) 2014

“I kind of steal from everything.” Director Peter Strickland discusses his intoxicating drama The Duke of Burgundy.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Le quattro volte (Q&A) 2011

Calabria, cattle and mocking your translator: a casual masterclass from the director of Le quattro volte.

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Ralph Fiennes on The Invisible Woman 2013

Actor/director Ralph Fiennes discusses The Invisible Woman, his intimate period romance about the affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan.

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Remembering Derek Jarman 2014

Derek Jarman season curator Will Fowler interviews longtime Jarman associates James Mackay and Richard Heslop.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Restoring Underground 2009

A behind-the-scenes look at the BFI's restoration of Anthony Asquith's masterpiece.

United Kingdom

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Richard Lester, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night (Q&A) 2014

Director Richard Lester discusses filming A Hard Day’s Night (1964) during the peak of Beatlemania, at a screening for the film's 50th anniversary.

24 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Robert Hartford-Davis 1968

Famed for managing small budgets and delivering a profit, Robert Hartford-Davis talks about his career as a producer/director in this 1960s interview.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Robinson in Ruins (Q&A) 2010

Ownership and displacement is chronicled in Patrick Keiller's fourth feature, which he explains here alongside an expert panel.

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Roger Corman in Conversation 2013

Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Francis Coppola and making movies in five days – prepare yourself for Corman wisdom.

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Ron Peck on Will You Dance With Me? 2014

Producer Ron Peck recalls the making of Derek Jarman's Will You Dance With Me?

9 mins United Kingdom

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Scoring The Epic of Everest 2013

Composer Simon Fisher Turner discusses his acclaimed soundscapes for the glorious The Epic of Everest

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Then and Now: Sean Connery 1967

Remarkable meeting with the Scot, promoting the only film he's ever directed, and illustrating how it awakened his political consciousness.

29 mins United Kingdom

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The Sessions (Q&A) 2012

Candid and lively chat with Helen Hunt and John Hawkes exploring a disabled man's decision to seek a sex surrogate

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Shame (Q&A) 2011

Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan, Michael Fassbender and producer Iain Canning answer questions from Sandra Hebron following the UK premiere of Shame.

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Shell (Q&A) 2012

Director-screenwriter and actor talk about Scott Graham’s debut feature set in a remote Highland petrol station.

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Shirley 1968

An unedited interview with striptese artiste 'Shirley', conducted by broadcaster Bernard Braden

6 mins United Kingdom

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Sightseers (Q&A) 2012

Ben Wheatley and actor-screenwriters Alice Lowe and Steve Oram discuss Sightseers, a black comedy featuring the Midlands’ answer to Bonnie and Clyde.

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Then and Now: Spike Milligan 1967

Wide-ranging, honest and revelatory conversation with the former Goon, who was about to begin a new phase of his career.

40 mins United Kingdom

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Stephen La Rivière on Filmed in Supermarionation 2014

Thunderbirds puppeteers and voice actors join director Stephen La Riviѐre to discuss his documentary, Filmed in Supermarionation (2014).

13 mins United Kingdom

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Steve McQueen on Shame (Interview) 2012

The theme of sex addiction, the nature of collaboration and representations of violence in film are addressed by Shame's director, Steve McQueen.

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Stuart McCabe Interview 1968

An interview with Soho striptease club owner Stuart MaCabe conducted by broadcaster Bernard Braden.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Sylvia Syms 1967

Interview with the straight-talking star of films such as Victim and Ice Cold In Alex, shot in 1967.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Tamara Drewe (Q&A) 2010

Creative team led by Stephen Frears reveal how bucolic comedy Tamara Drewe was made. Gemma Arterton, Tamsin Greig and Roger Allam also feature.

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Tariq Ali Introduces Wittgenstein 2014

Producer Tariq Ali talks about the making of Wittgenstein, Derek Jarman’s portrait of the renowned philosopher.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Testament of Youth (Press conference) 2014

The young stars of this ambitious adaptation of Vera Brittain’s elegiac novel discuss the film, alongside its director and producer.

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Scoring The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands 2014

BFI's curator of silent film Bryony Dixon, composer Simon Dobson and Lieutenant Colonel Nick Grace OBE from the Royal Marine Band Service discuss the challenges of scoring the restored Great War film.

7 mins United Kingdom

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The Body Beneath (Q&A) 2012

The very British, very camp vampire romp remembered with fun and fondness.

United Kingdom

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The Games (Q&A) 2012

With commendable indiscretion, Michael Winner relates the stories behind his Olympic Games drama.

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The Jokers (Q&A) 2011

Undervalued comic crime film is the focus of its director's interview, ranging from studio indifference to a personality clash within the cast.

United Kingdom

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The music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

Actor Oscar Isaac and executive music producer T-Bone Burnett discuss the music of Inside Llewyn Davis, The Coen brothers’ melancholic elegy to early 1960s folk music.

24 mins United Kingdom

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The Shining (2012 panel debate) 2014

Ben Wheatley and Kim Newman join a panel to evaluate why Kubrick's film continues to shock and awe.

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Tom Hiddleston on Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

Actor Tom Hiddleston discusses Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of two centuries-old vampires reuniting after a spell of time apart.

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Then and Now: Tony Richardson 1968

Caustic and very personal ravaging of film criticism, from the director of Tom Jones, A Taste of Honey and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

20 mins United Kingdom

View Toyah Willcox on acting in Derek Jarman's Jubilee
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Toyah Willcox on acting in Derek Jarman's Jubilee 2014

“I wanted to be a tidal wave.” Actor Toyah Willcox discusses her role as pyromaniac punk Mad in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee (1978).

7 mins United Kingdom

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Toyah Willcox on The Tempest 2014

Toyah Wilcox discusses working with Derek Jarman on The Tempest, in which she plays Miranda, and considers the director’s legacy.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Tracy O'Riordan on The Selfish Giant 2013

Producer Tracy O’Riordan discusses the casting of the young leads in The Selfish Giant, Clio Barnard’s poetic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale.

United Kingdom

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Trishna (Q&A) 2011

Thomas Hardy's Tess shifts to Rajasthan as Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto shows the relevance of modern India as a backdrop.

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Two Years at Sea (Q&A) 2011

Director Ben Rivers discusses his latest work Two Years at Sea, showing how minor details enlightened his narrative and its subject, Jake Williams.

United Kingdom

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Q&A) 2010

Cannes prizewinner, about an ailing man revisiting his past, is a measured, lyrical evocation of mysterious beauty and quiet humanity.

United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Vanessa Redgrave 1968

Political beliefs and public profile is the core of Redgrave's interview, conducted at a time of immense upheaval in British life.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Viggo Mortensen (Screen Talk) 2012

Extended interview covering Tolkien, Cronenberg and much more, including Mortensen's formidable, intensive preparation for new roles.

United Kingdom

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (Q&A) 2011

Director Lynne Ramsay joins Ezra Miller and Rory Stewart Kinnear chart the evolution of a killer from page to screen

6 mins United Kingdom

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Woody Harrelson Interview 2011

Relaxed and in raconteur mode, Woody Harrelson talks to Francine Stock about Rampart, Cheers and his wider career.

United Kingdom

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