Posts tagged "BFI London Film Festival"

61st BFI London Film Festival Closing Gala Announced

61st BFI London Film Festival Closing Gala

The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The film will receive its UK premiere on Sunday October 15th at the Odeon Leicester Square, with director McDonagh expected to attend along with Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and other filmmakers and […]

61st BFI London Film Festival American Express® Gala Announced

  BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® has announced Battle of the Sexes as it’s Gala for the 61st annual festival. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, the film will receive its European Premiere on Saturday October 7th at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie […]

European premiere of Breathe to open 61st BFI London Film Festival

61st BFI London Film Festival: Breathe

The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut, Breathe. Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish, Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. […]

The 60th BFI London Film Festival

60th BFI London Film Festival October 5th-16th, 2016 Various London Venues by Joanna Orland The 60th BFI London Film Festival played like a ‘Best Of’ the 2016 international film festivals.  Opening with Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom and closing with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, the festival showcased some of the year’s most buzzed about films.  […]

BFI London Film Festival: Free Fire

Free Fire Directed by Ben Wheatley Starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley and Michael Smiley Watch on iTunes or Buy on or by Joanna Orland There’s not much to Ben Wheatley’s 90 minute shootout film Free Fire – what you see is […]

Justin Kelly

Director Justin Kelly discusses his films I Am Michael and King Cobra by Joanna Orland Screenwriter and director Justin Kelly first garnered industry attention when his debut feature I Am Michael premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.  His second film King Cobra continues the tradition set by I Am Michael, by being based on […]

BFI London Film Festival: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea Directed by Kenneth Lonergan Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges Watch now on iTunes or by Richard Hamer ‘Real life doesn’t know what genre it’s in’ – that’s what I have jotted down at the end of our screening of Kenneth Lonergan’s homecoming drama. It’s not often […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders Directed by Peter Foott Starring Alex Murphy, Chris Walley and Hilary Rose by Amanda Farley Peter Foott’s debut feature is a welcome addition to the Irish film landscape. Set in Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders was shot on an impressively small budget and yet more than stands its ground against bigger […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Worthy

The Worthy Directed by Ali F. Mostafa Starring Mahmoud Atrash, Samer Almasri and Maisa Abd Elhadi by Amanda Farley Set in a dystopian future, Ali F. Mostafa’s latest feature The Worthy sees an interesting departure from his earlier work. This post-apocalyptic thriller focuses on a mismatched group of survivors led by Shauib (Samer Al Masry). […]

BFI London Film Festival: Christine

Christine Directed by Antonio Campos Starring Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall and Tracy Letts by Joanna Orland Christine is a character study of the real life news anchor Christine Chubbuck, famed for committing suicide during a live broadcast in the 1970’s.  Rebecca Hall gives a brilliant performance in this tragic and bleak story, showing much […]