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62nd BFI London Film Festival

62nd BFI London Film Festival 2018

62nd BFI London Film Festival October 10th-21st, 2018 Various London Venues by Joanna Orland and Richard Hamer The 2018 BFI London Film Festival brought world famous movie stars, European and world premieres, and cinematic highlights from Cannes, Venice, TIFF and Sundance to the UK capital. Alongside showcasing a handful of the best from other fests, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie Directed by Jon S. Baird Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson and Danny Huston Screening at LFF October 21st 2018 by Richard Hamer It’s 1953, and the world-famous comedy double act Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) have entered into the final phase of […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers Directed by Jacques Audiard Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed Screening at LFF October 19th, 20th and 21st 2018 by Joanna Orland With ‘The Western’ being an enduring staple of cinema, you’d think it’d be hard to do a refreshing take on the genre. But The Sisters […]

BFI London Film Festival: Burning

Burning

Burning Directed by Lee Chang-dong Starring Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo and Steven Yeun Screening at LFF October 19th and 20th 2018 by Richard Hamer From master director Lee Chang-dong, Burning is a richly layered, beguiling relationship drama-cum-thriller that defies easy explanation, and inspires complicated feelings. Things begin pleasantly enough. Unemployed writer Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) is […]

BFI London Film Festival: Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo Directed by John Butler Starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño Screening at LFF October 12th, 13th and 20th by Joanna Orland Matt Bomer stars in this tragicomedy about a TV weatherman in the midst of an emotional breakdown after the end of his relationship with an older Latino man. While on gardening leave […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Guilty

The Guilty

The Guilty Directed by Gustav Möller Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Johan Olsen Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 19th 2018 by Richard Hamer Police despatch officer Asgar Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is manning the phones on his regular shift when he receives an unusual call: A young woman, obviously in distress, but strangely […]

BFI London Film Festival: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Directed by Marielle Heller Starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin and Ben Falcone Screening at LFF October 19th, 20th and 21st 2018 by Joanna Orland Yes, Can You Ever Forgive Me? may be yet another biopic, but based on the bizarre life of author Lee Israel, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Simon Amstell

Simon Amstell

LFF Connects: Simon Amstell October 20th, 2018 by Richard Hamer On Saturday 20th October, award-winning comedian and now filmmaker Simon Amstell sat down at the BFI to discuss his career, as part of the LFF Connects series of interviews with creatives who are shaping the future of film. What’s immediately impressive is just how varied […]

BFI London Film Festival: Shadow (Ying)

Shadow (Ying)

Shadow (Ying) Directed by Zhang Yimou Starring Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong and Leo Wu Screening at LFF October 19th and 20th 2018 by Joanna Orland Based on historical Chinese lore, Shadow tells the tale of neighbouring kingdoms Pei and Jing, who have a history of […]

BFI London Film Festival: Outlaw King Premiere

BFI London Film Festival: Outlaw King star Chris Pine

Outlaw King Directed by David Mackenzie Starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Tony Curran, James Cosmo and Stephen Dillane Screening at LFF October 17th, 18th and 19th 2018 by Joanna Orland Outlaw King is a historical film about Scottish hero Robert the Bruce. Directed by David Mackenzie and starring Chris Pine, the […]