Here you'll find a round up of all the added extras we like to give you to support our year-round programme of great films and events. You can click to read interviews and articles ahead of upcoming events at GFT, programme notes written by local film journalists, academics and post-graduates which support our screenings and seasons and see video and photo coverage of our events. We'll also have staff recommendations and reviews.
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- 13 NovTangerine Programme NoteExemplifying the popular proverb that necessity is the mother of invention, director Sean Baker used the scantest of resources to deliver the most original film of 2015. Read this blog post →
- 6 NovDuncan Marquiss: Margaret Tait Award updateWinner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award, Duncan Marquiss updates us on his progress.Read this blog post →
- 29 OctTaxi Tehran Programme NoteJafar Panahi is a director whose ingenuity and commitment to filmmaking sees him risk prosecution in order to produce his work. Read this blog post →
- 29 OctBlack Souls Programme NoteBased on the 2008 novel of the same name by Gioacchino Criaco, Black Souls (Anime nere) is the latest critically acclaimed, award-winning film by Francesco Munzi (The Rest of the Night, 2008), and a welcome, if sombre, addition to the Italian Mafia genre.Read this blog post →
- 9 OctSuffragette Programme NoteDeeds not Words. Suffragette tells the story of the British suffrage movement of the early 20th Century at its pivotal shift from peaceful protest to active civil disobedience.Read this blog post →
- 2 OctMacbeth Programme NoteMacbeth is by no means the only Shakespeare play to have lived a full and varied life on screen.Read this blog post →
- 18 SepProgramme Note: TangerinesTangerines, Estonia's entry for best foreign language feature at this year's Oscars begins by briefly providing contextual information. Read this blog post →
- 11 SepIrrational Man Programme NoteChris Buckle suggests that Woody Allen's films are best understood in relation to each other...Read this blog post →
- 11 SepPasolini Programme NoteAs deliberate and poised as Pasolini’s films are, it’s difficult to imagine a less staid or complacent filmmaker, argues Sean Welsh. And yet his films have accrued a canonical arthouse respectability that often belies how provocative they first were and Read this blog post →
- 27 Aug45 Years Programme Note‘I always hoped that it would feel like some kind of strange existential horror movie except in a mundane, ordinary setting.’Read this blog post →