Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski, France/Austria, 2013, 95 minutes, in French with subtitles Cast: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Oliver Gourmet Review by Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark Zlotowski’s Grand Central was released as a part of ‘original and different’ works, also known as Un Certain Regard, introduced in 1978 at the Cannes Film Festival. Winner of the François Chalais […]
Dir. Michael R. Roskam, US, 2014, 106 mins Cast: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Mattias Schoenaerts Review by Matthew Rodgers Too many reviews of late have been prefaced by noting that the film marks the final performance of a talent prematurely snatched from us, and The Drop is that very movie for the demonstrably […]
Q. How was working inside a tank all day? A. Tanks are not made for habitation. There are no steps in and out, you’re cramped, you bang your head and you can lose a finger just shutting the lid. You can’t get away from one another, so you get over the smells real fast. Our […]
The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards ceremony, at The Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Guests included Ben Miller, Ben Rivers, Christopher Hampton, Sir David Hare, Dexter Fletcher, Ian Hart, James Corden, James McAvoy, Jeremy Thomas, John Hurt, Lynda Myles, […]
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 […]
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 […]