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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- 29 AprSon of Saul Programme NoteJust as debate has raged amongst historians as to the causes and lessons of the Holocaust, the depiction of the latter in film has also been a point of contention.Read this blog post →
- 22 AprArabian Nights Programme NotesEach volume of director Miguel Gomes’ sui generis epic comes pre-loaded with notes and commentary, and collectively these help to steer the viewer through its labyrinthine assortment of tales.Read this blog post →
- 7 AprDheepan Programme NoteJacques Audiard’s Dheepan (2015) is a curious film. On one hand, it’s a story of immigration, of Sri Lankan refugees seeking escape to the west, told in an almost documentary-style form. On the other, it’s a slow-burning descent into bloody violence.Read this blog post →
- 1 AprShakespeare on Film Programme NoteThe earliest known screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s work is a five-minute long French rendition of Hamlet’s fencing scene, starring Sarah Bernhardt, a proto-talkie dating from 1900. Read this blog post →
- 18 MarMarguerite Programme NoteA self-taught opera singer lives in a world of privilege and deluded self-importance, convinced of her musical abilities despite being utterly incapable of carrying a tune. Read this blog post →
- 7 MarCinema ItaliaThe Italian Film Festival takes place at GFT 11-16 MarchRead this blog post →
- 4 MarA Bigger Splash Programme NoteAnother take on the story of the 1969 film La Piscine.Read this blog post →
- 3 MarHitchcock Truffaut Programme NoteEveryone knows that Hitch’s place in the canon is assured, but his position in the pantheon was assured thanks to the work of François Truffaut and his colleagues at the critical journal Cahiers du Cinéma.Read this blog post →
- 3 MarHail, Caesar! Programme NoteHow to unpack a film that seems to draw equally from real life, the films of classic Hollywood and the Coen brothers’ own films, while itself blurring the formal lines between cinematic ‘reality’ and movie magic?Read this blog post →
- 4 FebProgramme Note: RamsSince Rams is deeply concerned with themes of heritage and history, let’s begin with some context. Read this blog post →