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John Malkovich

John Malkovich to receive Zurich honour

By Michael Rosser

John Malkovich will head to Zurich later this week to present his latest film and receive the festival’s Golden Eye award.

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen to receive EFA honour

By Michael Rosser

The 12 Years a Slave director will be honoured with the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

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The Theory of Everything

The Theory Of Everything, first trailer Video

Focus Features has unleashed the first trailer for Working Title’s upcoming awards hopeful The Theory Of Everything.

AWARDS FEATURES

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders

American Hustle

American Hustle: the American way

The hustling started a year and a half before David O Russell’s American Hustle hit cinemas. Jeremy Kay speaks to the director and producers about the film’s high-speed, high-stakes production.

12 Years

12 Years A Slave: Freedom fighters

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is a box-office hit in the US and has been attracting major awards attention, including 10 Bafta nominations. Andreas Wiseman speaks to the film-maker, star Chiwetel Ejiofor and other key members of the team about creating an unflinching film about slavery.

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips: High seas adventure

Jeremy Kay talks to the team behind Captain Phillips about the challenges and rewards of recreating a real-life drama for the big screen.

Saving Mr Banks behind the scenes

Saving Mr Banks: There's something about Mary

Saving Mr Banks tells the inside story of how Walt Disney persuaded reluctant author PL Travers to let him film Mary Poppins. Sarah Cooper speaks to the film-makers about a project which, like the story, spanned Australia, the UK and Hollywood.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

In service of The Butler

Pulling together the financing for an epic about the civil-rights movement was not easy, but Lee Daniels’ box-office hit The Butler has challenged conventional wisdom about audiences for African-American and political stories. John Hazelton reports.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

For The Desolation of Smaug, the second part of his Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson had the tricky task of bringing the story’s raging, intelligent dragon to life. He tells John Hazelton about how the second film brings certain freedoms.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard, Rush

Ron Howard talks about the challenges and rewards of returning to independent film-making with Formula 1 character study Rush. He also tells Wendy Mitchell about the adventure of his new film Heart Of The Sea.