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LFF2011: Fiennes updates Shakespeares Rome in Coriolanus

LFF2011: Fiennes updates Shakespeares Rome in Coriolanus

Shakespeare is featuring big at this year's London Film Festival - with Vanessa Redgrave appearing in two films linked to the Bard. As well as starring as Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous, which questions the very authorship of the works linked to Shakespeare, she ...

The Brits dominate Toronto Film Festival

The Brits dominate Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto Film Festival has once again proved a sparkling showcase for British films, filmmakers and actors. The 11-day event, which features more than 600 movies ranging from a silent film to a 15-hour documentary, has become one of the most important platforms for new movies, and, although no si...

Cannes Puts Credit Crunch Behind It

Cannes Puts Credit Crunch Behind It

(Picture gallery) With his fifth film in a directing career that began thirty eight years ago, Terrence Malick has finally picked up one of the most prestigious awards in the world of cinema - the Palme d'Or at Cannes. ...

New BFI Fellow Danny Boyle ends another two week festival of film in London

New BFI Fellow Danny Boyle ends another two week festival of film in London

Jason Korsner reports 2 November 2010 The organisers of the London Film Festival say this year's event had an outstanding British presence - including the opening and closing night galas. The festival got off to a glittering start with Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go - adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro'...

Stars lament demise of Film Council

Stars lament demise of Film Council

John Hiscock, Toronto 20 September 2010 British films and filmmakers have grabbed the spotlight at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, sending a strong message to the Government about the questionable wisdom of its controversial decision to abolish the U.K. Film Council. The movies d...

Getting that film in the Cannes

Getting that film in the Cannes

Jason Korsner reports from the Cannes Film Festival 23 May 2010 The big prizes at Cannes have thrown up a surprise or two, with one of the most hotly tipped films - Mike Leigh's Anotther Year - coming away with nothing. Leigh has won the Palme d'Or in...

Met Film School launches Class of 2010

Met Film School launches Class of 2010

Jason Korsner reports 28 April 2010 Head of film school Jonny Persey (right) with Stewart Le Marechal, producer of...

A quiet night for the Brits at the Oscars

A quiet night for the Brits at the Oscars

Jason Korsner reports from LA  8 March 2010 Hollywood is returning to normal after a two-month long award season, which began with the Golden Globes back in January. The season has been building to its climax - the Oscars - and for the final week, a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard has been closed...

Oscar entranced by a fox, a frog, buttons, balloons and a boy monk

Oscar entranced by a fox, a frog, buttons, balloons and a boy monk

Jason Korsner reports from LA 6 March 2010 A surprise Irish nominee has been honoured alongside four high profile American contenders for one of the newest prizes to be handed out on Oscars night the Best Animated Feature. With his first full-length film, The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore was join...

Death, Drugs, Dough and Dark Humour as Oscar Honours Shorts

Death, Drugs, Dough and Dark Humour as Oscar Honours Shorts

Jason Korsner reports from LA The nominees in Live Action and Animated Short Film Oscars have been honoured with a screening at the Academy's Beverly Hills headquarters. The Academy's governor responsible for short films, Bill Kroyer, told a crowd of more than a thousand that many of the...

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