Monday, September 24, 2018

London Film Festival

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

More than a third of films at this year's London Film Festival were directed by women, organizers said Thursday as they revealed the schedule for the October movie extravaganza.

The festival said 38 percent of all films and 30 percent of the 225 features in the lineup have female...

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

"The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October.

The festival said Tuesday that "They Shall Not Grow Old" will be screened in...

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Loveless," a piercing drama about a divorcing couple whose son disappears, won the best picture prize at the London Film Festival on Saturday.

The award was Zvyagintsev's second top trophy from the London festival. He received the best picture award...

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" won the best-picture prize Saturday at the London Film Festival, while "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen received a major career award.

A jury headed by Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari praised...

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with a movie about race, class and love — set in the 1940s but still entirely timely.

Amma Asante's "A United Kingdom" stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in the true story of an interracial romance between a Botswanan prince and a London office...

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari's comedy of manhood "Chevalier" was named best picture at the London Film Festival on Saturday, during a ceremony that honored Cate Blanchett with a major career award.

It was a fitting finale to a festival that...

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.

It's a fitting choice for a festival determined to...

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

The lineup for the 59th BFI London Film Festival--slated for Oct. 7-18--has been set with a total of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films including 5 Restoration...

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Brad Pitt was bringing the London Film Festival to a storming conclusion Sunday with "Fury," David Ayer's mud- and blood-splattered tale of a tank crew in the closing days of World War II.

The film offers a brutal depiction of combat, but Pitt says...

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