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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Programme Notes blog posts:
- 11 JunMuch Ado About NothingWhen you have just made the biggest and best superhero blockbuster ever – Avengers Assemble – what do you do for an encore?Read this blog post →
- 6 JunThe Guns of NavaroneFilmed on location in Rhodes and distinguished by Oscar-winning special effects, this thrilling Second World War adventure was a major box-office hit in 1961.Read this blog post →
- 5 JunThérèse DesqueyrouxThe last project of the great French director Claude Miller before his death in April 2012 was his adaptation of François Mauriac's 1927 novel Thérèse Desqueyroux.Read this blog post →
- 3 JunProgramme Note: Populaire1958 – a year when skyscrapers were popping up along Western city skylines, men were dabbling in cooking and even decent girls were no longer ‘waiting’ for marriage...Read this blog post →
- 21 MayProgramme Note: Something in the AirThe French title of Olivier Assayas’ latest film, Après mai, translates as ‘After May’, referring to the famous uprisings in the country during May of 1968...Read this blog post →
- 6 MayProgramme Note: A HijackingWhen asked why he had chosen to use the non-specific article ‘A’ rather than ‘The’ in his title, writer/director Tobias Lindholm explained, ‘the title distances the film from the action genre.Read this blog post →
- 29 AprProgramme Note: I'm So Excited!Pedro Almodóvar returns to his crazy comedy roots with the gloriously camp I’m So Excited! Read this blog post →
- 12 AprProgramme Note: The Place Beyond the PinesDerek Cianfrance’s ambitious third feature is a triptych, concerned with personal responsibility, family and, above all, legacy. Read this blog post →
- 8 AprProgramme Note: Neighbouring SoundsWith the powerhouse BRICS economies continuing to make headlines, in stark contrast with European doom and gloom, and with Rio de Janeiro’s imminent hosting of the World Cup...Read this blog post →
- 5 AprProgramme Note: A Late QuartetA Late Quartet’s opening sequence immediately establishes the character dynamics that will have formed by the film’s end...Read this blog post →