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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....

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....

BFI honours Burton and Bonham Carter

BFI honours Burton and Bonham Carter

The British Film Institute has used the London Film Festival to bestow Fellowships – its highest honour – on the London-based American director Tim Burton and his long-term partner, the British actress Helena Bonham Carter. Burton, whose new film Frankenweenie opened the 56th London Fil...

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....

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...

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea – Review

In the years after the Second World War, Hester (Rachel Weisz) is married to an influential London judge, William (Simon Russell Beale). He loves her - or at least the idea of her - and he willin...

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