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Full Programme announced for the 2009 London Film Festival

9 September 2009 3:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, has been announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron. The line-ip includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests. Opening Night film, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox, is one of the Festival's 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Helen McCrory.   Other films celebrating their world premieres include Sam Taylor-Wood's Closing Night Gala Nowhere Boy and the Festival's first ever Archive Gala, the BFI's new restoration of Anthony Asquith's Underground, with live music accompaniment by the Prima Vista Social Club, led by Neil Brand.  The Festival will also host 23 European premieres, including Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs, Scott Hicks' The Boys Are Back and Robert Connolly's Balibo, »

- Paul

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Apparently It Runs In The Family.  Lars Mikkelsen Stars In Headhunter

27 June 2009 7:01 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Well, well. It seems Mads isn’t the only acting Mikkelsen.  Though Lars Mikkelsen has yet to develop the same sort of international profile as has his brother Mads the word is that home in Denmark Lars has long been known as one of the nation’s finest character actors.  It’s just that those of us outside of Denmark haven’t had the chance to see him in action.  But now we can.  Mikkelsen takes a rare lead in Headhunter, a new thriller from director Rumle Hammerich.

A thriller set in the upper echelons of the business world. Martin Vinge, a former hardcore reporter, now a successful headhunter with a complicated personal life, lands a confidential assignment to locate a new heir to Denmark’s biggest shipping and oil empire. As Martin starts searching for potential candidates, he soon realises that he is becoming entangled in a far-reaching, impenetrable »

- Todd Brown

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