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Meet Suraj. He's a coalminer. His next shift could be his last. Oh, and he's 11. Fireflies in the Abyss looks at his other workers' everyday lives. Watch it online, as part of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival.

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This absorbing documentary follows Suraj a 11-year-old boy who works in the 'rat-hole' mines in the Jaintia Hills of North East India. There are narrow strips of coal requirin...
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Online next week: Peter Hall's wonderful Akenfield #BFIPlayer
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Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and many other Chinese landmarks feature in this rich archive compilation, exploring 50 years of history and now showing on #BFIPlayer.
Take a trip back to China in the first half of the 20th century with this programme of extraordinary, rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies, screened with ...
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Rejected and vilified, a teenage boy resolves to fight for his dream, and live as a woman. Director B. S. Lingadevaru's film shocks and uplifts, and has a very strong central performance from Sanchari Vijay. It joins #BFIPlayer as part of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival.
Madesha is a fearless young boy from rural Karnataka who cherishes his female persona and gorgeous saris. After his father throws him out, Madesha sets out on a journey that w...
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Past and present alike haunted these five wilfully unmouldable finds at France’s festival of documentary anything-goes.
When I tweeted a few months ago that FIDMarseille was the best film festival in the South of France, one Cannes devotee said I was being wilfully obscure. That’s a risk, I countered, that anyone hoping to challenge a status quo, or expand critical discourse, should be willing to take.
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With #TheBFG now in cinemas, this week we'd like to know...
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The late, great actor was #bornonthisday in 1967.
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman explains why great people are more complicated than we know.
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As the BBC show their new version of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, here's Hitchcock's take on the same story: Sabotage.

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In Alfred Hitchcock’s playful thriller, Verloc, a London cinema owner, works with a group of terrorists to wreck havoc in the capital. His wife (American actor Sylvia Sidney) ...
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Marking 50 years since his death, we take a closer look at the life of the iconic film star.
Iconic studio portrait shots of one of Hollywood's most striking, but troubled leading men.
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As written by fanboy Simon Pegg and directed (a little too fast and furiously) by Justin Lin, this transitory episode of the intergalactic franchise breaks little new ground, but has plenty of strengths to play to.
This third iteration of a rebooted franchise, following J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness (2013), has to acknowledge the passing of series veteran Leonard Nimoy – as news reaches this Spock (Zachary Quinto) that his parallel universe doppelganger (sole survivor of the ‘original’ Star Trek timeline) has died – and also tweak the end credits in the light of the death of comparatively recent regular Anton Yelchin.
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3 films, 6 wives: watch the original Star Wars trilogy at Hampton Court Palace: http://bit.ly/2a5OKPv
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Help shape the future of Film, TV and the moving image in the UK #MyFilmFuture. If you're a filmmaker, or want to enjoy or learn about a wider range of film, television and the moving image, we want to hear from you.
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