The Cinema Show
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4 October 2017
Step onto the catwalk with some of film’s finest creations in this fashion special. We assess a new documentary profiling shoemaker extraordinaire Manolo Blahnik and touch down in Milan for the city’s Fashion Film Festival. Plus: a recap of the Helsinki International Film Festival.
4 October 2017
Contributing editor of ‘T: The New York Times Style Magazine’ Dana Thomas reviews ‘Manolo: The Boy who Made Shoes for Lizards’.
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Fashion Film Festival
We explore Milan’s most fashionable cinematic event.
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Helsinki International Film Festival
A recap of the Finnish capital’s 30th celebration of cinema.
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