Posts tagged "BFI"

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. […]

60th BFI London Film Festival: Photo Gallery

The 59th BFI London Film Festival

by Joanna Orland The BFI London Film Festival has come to a close for another year.  The 59th edition had quite an impressive selection of 240 films in its lineup including opening gala Suffragette, closing gala Steve Jobs and other memorable movies such as The Lobster, Youth, Room, Beasts of No Nation, Son of Saul, […]

59th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

    The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival has officially been unveiled.  The Festival will screen a total of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films including 5 Restoration World Premieres.  There will also be screenings of 182 live action […]

Steve Jobs to close the 59th BFI London Film Festival

The 59th BFI London Film Festival has announced that this year’s closing night film will be Steve Jobs. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs is the story of the man behind Apple.  Michael Fassbender stars in the title role, alongside Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and Katherine […]

BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2015

19-29 March 2015 by Joanna Orland BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival celebrated its 29th edition in 2015.  With over fifty feature films, one hundred shorts, and industry events, the BFI Flare is the UK’s longest running and most popular LGBT film festival.  This year marked a new initiative for BFI Flare – fiveFilms4freedom is […]

BFI Flare: Do I Sound Gay?

Directed by David Thorpe Screening at BFI Flare on March 26th & 28th, 2015 by Joanna Orland Single and unconfident David Thorpe decides his voice sounds unmasculine and gay.  Determined to break the cultural stereotype of a ‘gay-sounding’ gay man, the director begins a journey to change his voice, and along the way explores the […]

BFI Flare: Dressed as a Girl

Directed by Colin Rothbart Starring Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher Screening at BFI Flare on March 25th, 2015 by Joanna Orland The East London drag scene is notorious for its fabulosity.  The modern day stars of the scene including head honcho Jonny Woo, gloriously twisted performance artist Scottee, tranny […]

The 58th BFI London Film Festival

by Joanna Orland The annual BFI London Film Festival returned for its 58th year with a host of stars descending upon the city to celebrate cinema. A large selection of diverse films were on offer at this year’s festival, with many prevalent themes running through the programme October 8th-19th, 2014 . Festival director Clare Stewart […]

The Imitation Game

Directed by Morten Tyldrum Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Allen Leech In UK cinemas November 14th, 2014 by Amanda Farley Alan Turing’s story is a difficult one to tell. Writer Graham Moore uses three different periods in Turing’s life to explore the history of this pioneering British scientist and mathematician. Alan Turing […]