Chevalier Programme Note for GFT

Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2015) is screening at GFT from Friday 22nd July to Thursday 28th July. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.

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The Neon Demon Programme Note for GFT

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The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016) is screening at GFT from Friday 8th July to Thursday 14th July. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.

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Tale of Tales Programme Note for GFT

Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone, 2015), an adaptation of Giambattista Basile’s Pentameron from the director of Gomorrah (2008), is screening at GFT from Friday 17th June to Thursday 30th June. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.

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If you have any thoughts on Tale of Tales or my note, I’d love to hear them – post a comment here or on GFT’s blog (or you can even email me here).

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Mustang Programme Note for GFT

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The Oscar-nominated Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) is screening at GFT from Friday 13th May to Sunday 22nd May. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.

If you have any thoughts on Mustang or my note, I’d love to hear them – post a comment here or on GFT’s blog (or you can even email me here).

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Dheepan Programme Note for GFT

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Last year’s Palme d’Or winner Dheepan (Jacques Audiard, 2015) is screening at GFT from Friday 8th April to Thursday 21st April. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.

If you have any thoughts on Dheepan or my note, I’d love to hear them – post a comment here or on GFT’s blog (or you can even email me here).

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Shakespeare On Film Programme Note for GFT

The new, 4K restoration of Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) is screening at GFT from today, Friday 1st April, to Thursday 7th April. It’s part of GFT’s Shakespeare on Film season, for which they’ve also programmed screenings of Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957), West Side Story (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961) and one of Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995), which is followed by a live satellite discussion with Loncraine and screenwriter/star Sir Ian McKellen.

My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.

If you have any thoughts on GFT’s Shakespeare on Film season or my note, I’d love to hear them – post a comment here or on GFT’s blog (or you can even email me here).

Sean Welsh

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Randian Subtext

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I made this for everyone who enjoyed Henry Cavill’s recent press tour more than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I’m unjustifiably proud of having coming up with this*, so I guess that’s at least one emotion I have in common with Zack Snyder.

Sean Welsh

*with apologies to Christopher Guest

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