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London Film Festival 2011

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Sunday 21st October, 6.30pm – Rich Mix Maris is a difficult and demanding old lady who lives with her middle aged daughter and her husband, dominating and ruining their lives. The daughter Maritxu is willing to keep going, but her [read more]

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life – BFI London Film Festival Day Ten

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life – BFI London Film Festival Day Ten

Germany’s happiest filmmaker Werner Herzog has brought a second documentary to the big screen in the same year.  Bowled over by his sublime 3D epic Cave of Forgotten Dreams I have been anxiously awaiting Into the Abyss ever since. Into [read more]

Trishna – BFI London Film Festival Day Nine

Trishna – BFI London Film Festival Day Nine

Director Michael Winterbottom’s irrevocable admiration and love for Thomas Hardy’s novels is often forgotten when one studies his filmography. The director is famous for making graphic and unnerving features such as the wonderful The [read more]

Hors Satan – BFI London Film Festival Day Eight

Hors Satan – BFI London Film Festival Day Eight

SAT 22 OCTOBER – 5.45 PM VUE5 The last few art house pictures I have caught at this year’s festival have all had pacing issues. Running time is a dramatically important aspect of cinema-viewing and films which outstay their welcome [read more]

The Dish and the Spoon – BFI London Film Festival Day Seven

The Dish and the Spoon – BFI London Film Festival Day Seven

FRI 21 OCTOBER – 9 PM RITZY American writer and director Alison Bagnall was best know for Buffalo 66 (1998) up until now! This Independent artist stays close to her roots in her newest venture. Filming with a very small and intimate [read more]

Wuthering Heights – BFI London Film Festival Day Seven

Wuthering Heights – BFI London Film Festival Day Seven

SAT 22ND OCTOBER – 6 PM CURZON MAYFAIR TUE 25TH OCTOBER – 12 PM VUE LEICESTER SQUARE Screen adaptations of Emily Bronte’s doomed love story Wuthering Heightsfeel as old as the original text itself. The drama has filled our [read more]

How to Re-establish a Vodka Empire – BFI London Film Festival Day Seven

How to Re-establish a Vodka Empire – BFI London Film Festival Day Seven

FRI 21ST OCTOBER – 7 PM STUDIO SAT 22ND OCTOBER – 2.15 PM BFI SOUTHBANK NFT2 They say that nothing is more interesting than your own family history. Some subscribe to websites hoping to find a wealthy relative tucked away [read more]

Lotus Eaters – BFI London Film Festival Day Six

Lotus Eaters – BFI London Film Festival Day Six

THU 20 OCTOBER – 3 PM BFI SOUTHBANK NFT1 SAT 22 OCTOBER – 4.30 PM RITZY Included in this year’s New British Cinema section, Lotus Eaters follows a hedonistic group of 20-year-olds in west London living the bohemian dream. In [read more]

Michael – BFI London Film Festival 2011 Day Six

Michael – BFI London Film Festival 2011 Day Six

SUN 23RD OCTOBER – 4.15 PM CURZON MAYFAIR Tough dramas or features that present harrowing and distressing subject matters are a frequent cog in the film festival cycle, maliciously turning and diverting press and industry in their [read more]

I’m Carolyn Parker – BFI London Film Festival 2011 Day Six

I’m Carolyn Parker – BFI London Film Festival 2011 Day Six

FRI 21ST OCTOBER – 4 PM CURZON MAYFAIR Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme is renowned for directed pictures such as The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Philadelphia (1994) so it is intriguing that he has tried his hand at creating a [read more]

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