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Cumberbatch and Knightley to open London Film Festival with Turing biopic

Cumberbatch and Knightley to open London Film Festival with Turing biopic

The BFI has picked The Imitation Game, about the life of the wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, top open the 58th London Film Festival in October. The film’s stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are expected to attend its European premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, alongside the ...

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

The BFI has hailed the success of Clare Stewart’s second London Film Festival at the helm, with last year’s record audience attendance being broken, with the figure passing the 150,000 mark for the first time. Sandwiched between two Tom Hanks films, the piracy drama Captain Phillips at t...

Master and pupil honoured by LFF on the same night

Master and pupil honoured by LFF on the same night

A visiting tutor at the National Film and Television School in Buckinghamshire has won the top prize at the London Film Festival Awards and one of his pupils has collected the award for the Best First Film on the same night. Pawel Pawlikowski, the Polish director best known for the films My Summer o...

LFF brings pick of the festivals to London

LFF brings pick of the festivals to London

Coming late in the year, the London Film Festival is continuing its modest streak of bringing some of the best films of the year’s other festivals – including Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto – to Britain. Many festivals insist on screening the world premieres for their films, ...

Tom Hanks to bookend London Film Festival

Tom Hanks to bookend London Film Festival

The BFI has announced the 57th London Film Festival will close with Saving Mr Banks, the story of how Mary Poppins was brought to the big screen. Emma Thompson stars as the author PL Travers with Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney. The film is directed by The Blind Side’s John Lee Hancock and co-st...

British director Greengrass to open LFF 2013

British director Greengrass to open LFF 2013

The director best known for the Bourne Supremacy and the Bourne Ultimatum, Paul Greengrass, will be the first British director to open the London Film Festival since Andrew Macdonald had the honour with The Last King of Scotland in 2006. Greengrass’s Captain Phillips, about the first American ...

LFF2012: Record ticket sales for new look shorter festival

LFF2012: Record ticket sales for new look shorter festival

Bracketed by films and fellowships for one of the industry's most idiosyncratic couples, the new look London Film Festival is celebrating its best ever ticket sales....

Burton to open London Film Festival 2012

Burton to open London Film Festival 2012

The BFI has picked Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie to open the 2012 London Film Festival. The screening, at the Odeon Leicester Square on 10th October this year, will be the European premiere of the film – and in a first for the festival, it will be shown simultaneously on thirty other screen...

BFI expands London Film Festival

BFI expands London Film Festival

The BFI says this year's event will use more cinemas and host more screnings than in the past. Although, running from the 10th to the 21st of October, it will be slightly...

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

It might have been one of the wettest Cannes Film Festivals in living memory, but from from the point of view of the industry, it had to be good news - those spare moments that critics and buyers alike might have...

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