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An Elephant Sitting Still
Drama2018234 minsDirector: Hu Bo
Over the course of a single, suspenseful day, the troubled lives of four desperate people unfold in this resonant film about the human condition — director Hu Bo’s first and, tragically, final feature.
Postcards from London
Drama201789 minsDirector: Steve McLean
A stylish, sexy film about a young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work.
Documentary201896 minsDirector: Steve Loveridge
Fascinating delve into the career, personality and politics of award-winning musician M.I.A.
The Wild Pear Tree
Drama2018189 minsDirector: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep is a persuasive portrait of a young writer at odds with his hometown and family.
Drama2017100 minsDirector: Tupaq Felber
Four thirtysomethings find some much-needed time to reconnect in this beautifully observed and subtly insightful debut.
Drama2017101 minsDirector: Dominic Savage
A remarkable central performance from Gemma Arterton shines through this perceptive, deeply compassionate portrait of a woman on the road to becoming herself.
Sight & Sound's Best Films
Unmissable films from an essential source: the world’s wisest film magazine, whose annual list sets the standard.
Celebrating side-splitting cinema, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.
France, the country where cinema was born, has given us some of the masters of cinema.
The Kreutzer Sonata
Drama200896 minsDirector: Bernard Rose
Bernard Rose updates Tolstoy's tale about the corrupting power of sex and jealousy, with Danny Huston as the wealthy husband of a beautiful, famous pianist (Elisabeth Röhm).
Comedy2008237 minsDirector: Sion Sono
Japanese cinema's enfant terrible, Sion Sono, unleashes this demented, whirlwind tale of cults, love, violence and perversion.
Drama1963138 minsDirector: Federico Fellini
Fellini triumphantly conjured himself out of writer's block with this magnum opus about a film director experiencing his own creative crisis.
Comedy192679 minsSilentDirector: Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton's masterpiece is widely and rightly regarded as one of the greatest comedies ever made.
A Gentle Creature
Drama2017143 minsDirector: Sergei Loznitsa
A quietly determined woman undertakes a quest of Kafkaesque proportions as she tries to uncover the fate of her imprisoned husband, in this riveting, blackly comic masterpiece from Sergei Loznitsa (In the Fog).
Horror1977101 minsDirector: Dario Argento
Dario Argento’s phantasmagoric gothic nightmare blends operatic violence, disorienting dream logic and hyper-real visuals to create a horror classic.
Celebrating a world of side-splitting cinema, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.
Sight & Sound Poll
It is the most respected of guides: a census of cinema’s best, as voted for by the most respected names in the business. Here's a selection.
Incorporating fantasy, horror and science fiction, the French fantastique genre offers many weird and wonderful delights.
Irrepressible sister act Tilly and Sally throw a party - of sorts - in this chaotic comedy caper.
Christmas Around the World
Animation & Artists Moving Image19785 mins Location: South Shields
Chomping alligators, a boomerang throwing kangaroo, a turkey in Turkey, and an angry lion, all mollified by a world touring, bumbling Santa.
Our Advice This Festive Season!
A quirky festive message courtesy of a pair of courting camels.
News19741 minsSilent Location: Belfast
Are you ready for your close-up? It’s down the hatch as pints are pulled, glugged, and delicately sipped for an unknown news story.
News19671 mins Location: Frithelstock
News19737 mins Location: Willenhall
Braving the noise, fumes and danger: a trip into the heart of darkness of a West Midlands forge shop.
It's time to join the ghosts of Christmases past as we celebrate a century of festive film.
13 new short films from new and emerging animators, commissioned through a prestigious initiative by the BFI, BBC Four, and BBC Arts.
Celebrating side-splitting film and TV, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.