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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- 16 JunProgramme Note: Tale of TalesMatteo Garrone’s eighth film seems, at first glance, to be a significant departure for the director. Read this blog post →
- 31 MayProgramme Note: Everybody Wants Some!!It’s difficult to conceive of a more comprehensively examined cultural more in cinema than the American high school experience.Read this blog post →
- 27 MayProgramme Note: Love & FriendshipFor almost as long as cinema has been around, people have been adapting Jane Austen novels for film and TV... Read this blog post →
- 24 MayProgramme note: Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting TimeScreening from pristine new digital prints, the Russian auteur's seven features will be showing at GFT every Sunday evening from 22 May to 3 July.Read this blog post →
- 12 MayMustang‘I wanted to portray these girls like a five-headed monster. They were like supernatural, otherworldly creatures for me with their long hair, which was reminiscent of a horse’s mane.’Read this blog post →
- 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 →