April 5 @7:10pm British Film Institute Preview of The Sense of an Ending + Q&A with director Ritesh Batra and writer Julian Barnes
“In this adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel, reclusive Tony Webster (Broadbent) is forced to confront old memories, long-buried secrets from his youth and his first love, Veronica (Rampling). Tony’s quiet life is thrown into flux by the unearthing of a mysterious legacy. A dark, challenging drama that explores the long-lasting consequences of youthful decisions.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2.00 less) on sale to BFI Champions from Mon 20 Mar 11:30, to BFI Members from Mon 20 Mar 12:30 and to the public from Tue 21 Mar 11:30.”
In the 1960s, pioneering French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard introduced the world to a new cinematic lexicon, generated from his innovative, auteurist style. Between 1960 and 1967 alone, he made fifteen features (beginning with his groundbreaking début, Breathless)—and it’s this period that regular Criterion Collection contributor :: kogonada explores in a new video essay highlighting the iconic director’s signature themes and devices. Watch the piece above, and if you’re in London, check out the British Film Institute’s comprehensive Godard retrospective running now through March 16.
You can view more of :: kogonada’s works for the Criterion Collection here and at kogonada.com.
SO honoured to be featured in The Time Is Now magazine alongside some of the world’s top female bosses making change fighting for women’s rights. SUCH a beautiful publication produced in association with the British Film Institute and FOX, it’s available in cinemas across the UK and it’s gonna be a weekend insert in the The Guardian in a couple of weeks too, so pick up a copy and be inspired by all these amazing girls doing amazing things. SO PROUD TO BE A FEMINIST!!!!
Haven’t got a copy of the magazine yet, but here’s a lil snap of my feature and my babes Hannah Hill’s and Ceedling’s features (who I met and talked with on the radical self care panel at Polyester Magazine’s birthday bash a few weeks back and who are both SO amazing) will post a better pictures so you can read the article as soon as I get my hands on a copy!
Persona is a 1966 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann.
Persona is considered one of the major works of the 20th century by essayists and critics such as Susan Sontag who referred to it as Bergman’s masterpiece. Other critics have described it as “one of this century’s great works of art”. In the British Film Institute’s 2012 Sight & Sound’s poll, Persona was ranked the 17th greatest film ever made in the critics’ poll.
Il vangelo secondo Matteo AKA: The Gospel According to Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964)
“Non-believer Pasolini set out to film Matthew’s gospel exactly as written, adding nothing – except, of course, a group of brilliantly chosen non-professional actors and extras, a wonderfully eclectic score and locations in southern Italy chosen when he found that the reality of Palestine in the 1960s offered few traces of the historic Holy Land.” - British Film Institute website