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Brad Pitt war film Fury to close London Film Festival

Brad Pitt war film Fury to close London Film Festival

Returning to the Second World War for the first time since Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Brad Pitt will close the London Film Festival with Fury, in which he stars as a sergeant, leading a tank crew behind enemy lines in April 1945. Fury is directed by David Ayer, whose End of Watc...

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...

BFI Fellowship for Sir Christopher Lee

BFI Fellowship for Sir Christopher Lee

The BFI has announced that the veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee will be awarded a Fellowship of the British Film Institute at the awards ceremony towards the end of this year’s London Film Festival. The BFI’s Chief Executive Amanda Nevill said its Fellowship was awarded to those at the ...

LFF2012: Hoffman finally gets around to directing

LFF2012: Hoffman finally gets around to directing

At the UK premiere of his directorial debut Quartet, at the London Film Festival, Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman jokes that he always wanted to direct - it just took him 40 years to get around to it....

Audiard makes it 2 out of 4 at the LFF Awards

Audiard makes it 2 out of 4 at the LFF Awards

Jacques Audiard wins Best Film at the London Film Festival Awards for the second time in the award's four year history, as Tim Burton and partner Helena Bonham Carter are given BFI Fellowships....

London Film Festival announces new look line-up

London Film Festival announces new look line-up

The BFI has announced the full line-up of the 56th London Film Festival, kicking off with Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie on 10th October, ending with Mike Newell’s Great Expectations on 21st October and with more than two hundred and twenty more features and over a hundred shorts in between....

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...

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 ...

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'...

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