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London Film Festival
Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021
Movies from 77 countries will screen at the 2021 London Film Festival, as Britain’s leading cinema showcase welcomes mass audiences back to movie theaters after a pandemic-disrupted year.
The festival program, announced Tuesday, includes 158 features, down from 225 during its last pre-...
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
Scorsese Says Streaming Platforms Represent "An Even Bigger Revolution Than Sound Brought To Cinema"
Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival .
The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even bigger...
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...