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55th London Film Festival Programme

7 September 2011 12:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The programme for the 55th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, celebrates the imagination and excellence of international filmmaking from both established and emerging talent.  Over 16 days the Festival will screen a total of 204 fiction and documentary features, including 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres and 22 European Premieres . There will also be screenings of 110 live action and animated shorts. Many of the films will be presented by their directors, cast members and crew, some of whom will also take part in career interviews, masterclasses, and other special events. The 55th BFI London Film Festival will run from 12-27 October.

Special Screenings

Opening the festival is Fernando Meirelles’ 360, written by Peter Morgan, and starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz. Weisz is also the star of Terence Davies’ closing night film, The Deep Blue Sea, alongside a cast which includes Simon Russell Beale and Tom Hiddleston. »

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55th BFI London Film Festival Programme Announced

7 September 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

From the 12th to the 27th of October the 55th BFI London Film Festival brings its annual box of delights to the capital. Earlier today the full programme was announced, and it look like being another fine year.

We already know that Fernando Meirelles’ latest 360 will open proceedings on the 12th and fifteen days later Terence DaviesThe Deep Blue Sea will bring the festival to a close but there are many more great films to come and see in London this October.

There was a familiar feeling creeping across the audience this morning that a lot of the films had, like last year, already played elsewhere but this is only a small consideration when you consider the scope of the festival’s remit. To bring a vital, fresh and horizon-expanding series of features, shorts and documentaries is no easy task, and while the more well known films have played »

- Jon Lyus

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Full Line-Up For The 55th BFI London Film Festival Revealed

7 September 2011 4:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I have just literally walked out of a special launch event for the 55th BFI London Film Festival, held this morning at the massive Odeon cinemas in London’s Leicester Square. This year’s festival runs from 12th October until the 27th October and we’re especially excited because this is the very first year that The Hollywood News will have properly covered the whole event, despite the many years that we have been online.

This morning’s launch event was introduced by BFI Chief Executve Amanda Nevill and Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, who actually bows out of the role after this year. Following the introductions the capacity auditorium, made up of fellow journalists, actors, actresses, filmmakers and other industry folk, we were treated to a 30 minute reel showcasing 36 of the 300 films and short films playing at the festival, which is once again sponsored primarily by American Express. We already »

- Paul Heath

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BFI London Film Festival Full Line-Up Announced

7 September 2011 3:43 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Artistic director Sandra Hebron has announced the line-up for the 55th BFI London Film Festival this morning where they will screen “a total of 204 fiction and documentary features, including 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres and 22 European Premieres” plus “110 live action and animated shorts”.

We are already knew Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s erotic drama play 360 written by Peter Morgan and starring Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz would open the festival and that The Deep Blue Sea, which incidentally is another adaptation of a play (Terence Rattigan’s) and also stars Rachel Weisz, will close it. Of Time and City’s Terrence Davies directed that movie which also stars Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale.

Now we know the in-between stuff from the Gala & Special Screenings and there’s a wide selection of extremely interesting films;

George Clooney is bringing his political thriller The Ides of March that »

- Matt Holmes

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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Kinology

13 May 2011 6:45 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In addition to the pair of films that were accepted into the Cannes film festival (The Prodigies and Days of Grace), they have Sylvie Testud, Juan Solanas, Quentin Dupieux items in the works. French sales outfit Kinology have got a solid 2012 ahead of them. Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg - Pre-Production His Mother's Eyes (Les Yeux De Sa Mere) by Thierry Klifa - Completed The Prodigies (La Nuit Des Enfants Rois) by Antoine Charreyron - Completed At Gino's (Chez Gino) by Samuel Benchetrit - Completed Days Of Grace (Dias De Gracia) by Everardo Gout - Completed De Force by Frank Henry - Post-Production Dubai Flamingos by Delphine Kreuter - Completed Emergo by Carles Torrens - Post-Production Mon Pere Est Femme De Menage by Saphia Azzeddine - Completed Rebellion (L'ordre Et La Morale) by Mathieu Kassovitz - Completed Small World (Je N'ai Rien OUBLIÉ) by Bruno Chiche - Completed The Art Of Love »

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Norman Jewison Retrospective Presented By Film Society of Lincoln Center

30 March 2011 2:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Society Of Lincoln Center announces Relentless Renegade: The Films Of Norman Jewison May 25-30

Jewison to appear in-person along with Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Lee Grant

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the details today for the upcoming film series, Relentless Renegade: The Films of Norman Jewison which will screen at the Walter Reade Theater May 25-30. The series will mark the first major retrospective of the director.s work in New York featuring appearances by Jewison, along with Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Lee Grant and others participating in Q&As and discussing several of the classic films helmed by the great director.

Special guest appearances include:

Olympia Dukakis  - who will join Jewison to discuss the film Moonstruck (Saturday, May 28 at 5:45Pm)

Lee Grant  - who will attend screenings of In The Heat Of The Night (Friday, May 27 at 6:00Pm) and The Landlord (Monday, »

- Melissa Howland

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