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’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

The drama ’71, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has picked up the most nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, including nods for Best British Independent Film, Best Director for Yann Demange and Best Actor for Jack O’Connell. Pride, about a group o...

Mr Turner – Review

Mr Turner – Review

Director: Mike Leigh - Starring: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Amy Dawson, Karl Johnson, James Fleet, David Horovitch, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Richard Bremmer...

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI staff posing in “Pits and Perverts” T-shirts to promote Pride, closing the Directors Fortnight at Cannes 2014 On Monday over lunch, the head of the BFI Film Find, Ben Roberts, proudly boasted to a group of British reviewers about the work the organisation has been doing over the past...

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Two British directors will be up against each other for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both Cannes veterans – indeed Palme d’Or winners – this will be Ken Loach’s eighteenth time screening a film at the festival. Indeed, despite it...

Italian jail-set docu-drama wins Berlins Golden Bear

Italian jail-set docu-drama wins Berlins Golden Bear

The octogenarian Italian film-making brothers, Vittorio and Paolo Taviani, have won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival for their docu-drama, Caesar Must Die. The film follows a group of real-life convicts who are rehearsing for a performance of...

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...

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