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In many ways, Merzak Allouache, Variety’s Middle East Filmmaker of the Year, is the cinematic face of Algeria, the most recognizable son of that nation’s film industry and an establishment gadfly ever since his feature debut in 1976 with the justly acclaimed “Omar Gatlato.” So it’s fitting that he’s being honored in Abu Dhabi just one year after celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence, even though, or especially because, the helmer has always cast a critical light on his country’s institutions while revealing the humanity of its people.
It also helps that he’s had an exceptional run these past two years, with “The Repentant” preeming in Cannes in 2012 and “The Rooftops” in competition at Venice just a couple months ago. Throughout his career, whether making social dramas or comedies, Allouache has looked presciently at the problems facing a young nation defined, at least in the 20th century, »
- Jay Weissberg
With Venice underway and Toronto beginning this week, festival season is in full swing, and next month it's the turn of the UK capital for the 57th BFI London Film Festival. This morning the BFI's Clare Stewart announced the full line-up for the festival, which is set to include a total of 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 World Premieres, 16 International Premieres, 29 European Premieres and 20 Archive films. Here's the press release in full....
Opening & Closing Night Galas
The Festival opens with the European Premiere of Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips a high-stakes thriller based on true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates with Tom Hanks playing the eponymous lead role.
- Flickering Myth
Browse all the sections of the 57th London Film Festival (Oct 9-20) including the galas, competition titles and individual sections.
Alphabetical list of titles by section including feature premiere status
Wp = Wp
Ep = European Premiere
IP = International Premiere
UK = UK Premiere
Saving Mr Banks, John Lee Hancock (Us/UK) Ep
Philomena, Stephen Frears (UK) UK12 Years A Slave, Steve Mcqueen (UK) EPGravity, Alfonso Cuaron (Us) UKInside Llewyn Davis, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (Us) UKLabor Day, Jason Reitman (Us) EPThe Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes (UK), EPThe Epic Of Everest, John Noel (UK) WPBlue Is The Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche (France) UKNight Moves, Kelly Reichardt (Us) UKStranger By The Lake, Alain Guiraudie (France) UKDon Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Us) UKMystery Road, Ivan Sen (Australia) UKOnly Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch (Us) UKNebraska, Alexander Payne (Us) UKWe Are The Best!, Lukas Moodysson (Sweden) EPFoosball 3D, Juan Jose Campanella (Argentina »
The 57th BFI London Film Festival line-up has officially been revealed, and it is led by a slew of incredibly promising films, many of which have already been buzzing on the festival circuit, and a number of which will be making their debuts here in London.
As previously announced, Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips will open the festival next month, and John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks will close it, book-ending the festival with Tom Hanks leading two highly prominent, Oscar-primed movies.
And leading the line-up alongside them this year will be some of the most Oscar-buzzed movies of 2013, including Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (in 3D), Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Our own Sam Carey has been nestled in the Odeon Leicester Square for the last hour and a half where the full line-up for the 57th BFI London Film Festival has been revealed (you can see his live tweets over at the @thncom twitter feed). We can now provide you with the line up for this years festival in its entirety via the press release below.
Key films screening at the festival include Paul Greengrass helmed Captain Phillips, the George Clooney/ Sandra Bullock space epic Gravity, Tome Hanks starrer Saving Mr Banks, Stephen Frears’ Philomena, 12 Years A Slave from Steve McQueen, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Jason Reitman’s literary adaptation Labor Day starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes’ second directorial feature The Invisible Woman, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon, Alexander Payne’s road-trip Nebraska and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. »
- Paul Heath
5 items from 2013
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