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London Critics hail 12 Years a Slave

London Critics hail 12 Years a Slave

The British-led US slave drama 12 Years a Slave has come away from the annual London Film Critics Circle awards as the big winner, being chosen as the Best Film, as well as picking the Best Actor award for Chiwetel Ejiofor and the prize for the Best Supporting Actress, for Lupita Nyong’o. Cate...

Jane Campion to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Jane Campion to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

New Zealander filmmaker Jane Campion is to lead the 2014 Cannes Film Festival competition jury, which will be tasked in handing out the prestigious Palm D’or and other top prizes to the approximately 20 competing films. Campion was thrilled to receive this honour, she said in a statement posted on...

Metro Manila tops a big budget night for low budget films

Metro Manila tops a big budget night for low budget films

A Philippine-set thriller, in the little-known language of Tagalog, has won the most awards – including the top awards – at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. The BIFA for Best British Independent Film went to Metro Manila and the Best Director prize went the man behind i...

How Cannes helps the underdogs

How Cannes helps the underdogs

With Cannes 2013 over, the festival award winners are slowly receding into the memories of those who were fortunate enough to see them, some of them possibly unlikely to see the light of day again. Anyone eager to see the second-prize Grand Prix winner, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davies ...

Three hour lesbian film wins top honours at Cannes

Three hour lesbian film wins top honours at Cannes

A three-hour-long film about the love between two young women has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The Palme d’Or was awarded to French-language Blue is the Warmest Colour, directed by the Tunisian film-maker, Abdellatif Kechiche. The runner-up Grand Prix went to one of the most ...

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