An assassin for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he is assigned to eliminate a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, an innocent blind girl who stands powerlessly by whilst over hearing her brother’s murder. What follows is an intense exchange, fuelled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and witness. […]
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced today that its 58th edition will run from 8-19 October 2014 at venues across the UK capital. Submissions for both Feature and Short Film also opened today. Under the stewardship of BFI’s Head of Cinemas and Festivals, Clare Stewart, the LFF continues to build […]
The BFI is pleased to announce that Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has become a year round official partner. The partnership includes headline sponsorship of the BFI’s Fundraising Gala LUMINOUS – returning in 2015 – and IWC Schaffhausen will also become the Official Time Partner of the BFI and the BFI London Film Festival […]
The story of Captain Matthew Webb – the first person to successfully swim the English Channel in 1875 – will be brought to life on the big screen in The Greatest Englishman, a Marathon Films production starring Warren Brown (Luther, Good Cop) as Captain Webb. The film is expected to hit cinema screens in late […]
At the festival awards night, Christopher Lee receives a treasured BFI Fellowship. Pawel Pawlikowski wins Best Film for Ida, Ilo Ilo directed by Anthony Chen is named Best First Feature, and Paul-Julien Robert’s My Fathers, My Mother and Me wins the Documentary Competition. Jonathan Asser is named Best British Newcomer for his screenplay for prison […]
Director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talk about acclaimed drama 12 Years A Slave. At BFI Southbank, Ralph Fiennes discusses the relationship between actor and director. Steven Knight’s Locke, set entirely within a car, receives its premiere. And there’s a screening of restored 1924 film The Epic of Everest.
Premiere for The Invisible Woman, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes discusses the intense affair between Charles Dickens and a young actress. Beat Generation drama Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe gets its premiere. And the LFF Surprise Film is unveiled: Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster.
Day 8 festival video highlights include red carpet coverage with Joseph Gordon-Levitt directorial debut, Don Jon. BFI also speaks to director Alex Gibney about his film The Armstrong Lie. And great coverage from American Express Gala for Stephen Frears’ Philomena. Real-life subjects Philomena Lee and journalist Martin Sixsmith were there on the red carpet with […]
Day 7 highlights from The 57th BFI London Film Festival featuring Carey Mulligan, the Coens, Oscar Isaac and John Goodman on the red carpet, and some on-stage chat with Catherine Breillat after a screening of her powerful drama Abuse of Weakness.
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin talk love and ambiguity at the gala screening of Jason Reitman’s hostage drama Labor Day. Gala screening of Jason Reitman’s hostage-drama love story Labor Day, including interviews with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Plus Clio Barnard’s British drama The Selfish Giant, and a discussion with the creative team of Blue […]