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BFI #LFF 2015: THE PROGRAM Review

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Stephen Frears directs THE PROGRAM, a biographical drama about infamous pro cyclist Lance Armstrong

Two years after MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT (2013), director Stephen Frears returns to the world of sport with his latest film, THE PROGRAM, a biographical drama about infamous pro cyclist Lance Armstrong who came back from testicular cancer to win the Tour de France seven times before finally confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs.

The film kicks off in early 1990s with young cyclis...

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BFI #LFF 2015: WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? Review

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WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? is a funny, enjoyable family film with an intriguing twist

In a summer short of live action family movies, Tim Clague and Danny Stack come to the rescue with WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?, a new family adventure film which makes its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on 10 October as part of the Family strand.

WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? tells the story of four misfit kids who while on their annual summer holiday to Nelson’s Retreat, suspect that the holiday park...

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BFI #LFF 2015: Director Luca Guadagnino talks A BIGGER SPLASH and SUSPIRIA

Director Luca Guadagnino attends the screening of A Bigger Splash, during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 9, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Director Luca Guadagnino attends the screening of A Bigger Splash, during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Six years after his sprawling and florid 2009 melodrama I AM LOVE, Italian Director Luca Guadagnino returns to the big screen with A BIGGER SPLASH, a starry remake of the French detective film LA PISCINE. 

A BIGGER SPLASH tells the story of a high profile couple whose vacation is disr...

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BFI #LFF 2015: HIGH-RISE Review

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Modern, edgy and deliciously dark, Ben Wheatley meets JG Ballard head-on in this savage and utterly brilliant adaption

As a fan of JG Ballard’s classic novel, I had high expectations for Ben Wheatley’s highly-anticipated adaptation of HIGH-RISE. Ballard’s cautionary tale of dystopia and societal collapse has taken nearly 40 years to make it to big screen. Thankfully, it was worth the wait.

Set in 1975, HIGH-RISE tells the story of Dr...

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BFI #LFF 2015: INGRID BERGMAN – IN HER OWN WORDS Film Review

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Stig Björkman directs fascinating documentary feature about one of cinema’s brightest stars

Seven time Academy Award nominee and three time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman was one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Cinema with performances in films such as CASABLANCA (1942), GASLIGHT (1944) and AUTUMN SONATA (1978)...

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BFI #LFF 2015: TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Film Review

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Dark, ambitious and utterly compelling, Matt Sobel makes an impressive feature debut with TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Matt Sobel makes an impressive feature debut with TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, a haunting and menacing drama about a family reunion gone wrong.

En route to a family celebration in Nebraska, LA teen Ryder (Logan Miller) is asked by his mother (Robin Weigert) to keep his homosexuality secret from their conservative family...

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David Bowie Documentary To Make UK Premiere at BFI London Film Festival

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Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under to premiere at BFI Southbank on 10th October as part of Sound Mirrors

With 182 live action and animated shorts at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, it takes a special kind of documentary to stand out from the crowd. One film hoping to do just that is LET’S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER, an intimate behind-the-scenes documentary about the landmark LET’S DANCE music video.

Featuring never-before-seen archive footage with Bowie himself, plus exclusive interviews wi...

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Headline Galas at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival

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From CAROL to HIGH-RISE, we take a look at seven of the most anticipated headline galas at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival

This year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival certainly looks the business. Alongside the European premiere of SUFFRAGETTE and the closing premiere STEVE JOBS directed by the fabulous Danny Boyle, a number of films will also make their headline galas at the iconic film festival. We take a look at seven of the most anticipated films below…

American Express Gala – CAROL

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#LFF15: Suffragette To Open 59th BFI London Film Festival

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Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep star in extraordinary drama about the fight for equality

Opening the 59th BFI London Film Festival is the European Premiere of SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep.

Set during the early feminist movement, SUFFRAGETTE tells the story of the ordinary British women in 1912 and their fight for the right to vote...

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2015 BFI London Film Festival Line-Up Announced

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THE 59TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2015 PROGRAMME

The full line-up for the 59th BFI London Film Festival has finally been announced and boy does it look good!

The BFI London Film Festival is one of the world’s oldest film festivals and this year’s programme is stronger than ever 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 World Premieres.

The 201...

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