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For Those in Peril is the debut feature from Scottish filmmaker Paul Wright. The critically celebrated film won a slew of awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA this year (Wright won his first back in 2010 with short film Until the River Runs Red). Also nominated this year for a rising star BAFTA was George Mackay, who delivers an exceptional performance as tragic Aaron, whose life is catapulted in to despair when a disastrous fishing trip makes him a hate figure of his local community. We caught up with the director and star to talk about one of the best British films to come out of 2013.
So, you were both up for BAFTA’s at this year’s awards which is pretty exciting?
Paul Wright: Yeah I think it’s great in that it gets the word of the film out there. It premiered in Cannes and then played »
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London Lgbt film festival reveals full programme; Sundance/Berlin winner 52 Tuesdays booked as closing film; VoD plans.Scroll down for programme highlights
The long-running London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Llgff) is to be renamed BFI Flare: London Lgbt Film Festival in a bid to “reflect the increasing diversity of the programme”.
The British Film Institute (BFI) will also launch a BFI Flare collection on its VoD platform, BFI Player, as well as a monthly screening programme at its BFI Southbank base in London.
The announcements were made last night (Feb 19) at the launch of the 28th edition of the festival, where the full programme was also unveiled. This year’s festival runs March 20-30.
Speaking to ScreenDaily about the name change, BFI deputy head of festivals Tricia Tuttle said: “The festival had outgrown the name. Following an audience consultation last year, 70% came back saying it was time for a change.
“Options considered »
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Our pick of the best homegrown movies due to be released over the next 12 months
Tally ho and off to bally old Oxford where The Riot Club - a fictionalised version of the Boris 'n' Dave-endorsed Bullingdon Club - make sport of bullying and humiliation. Based on the play by Laura Wade, Lone Scherfig's version has Max Irons, Douglas Booth and Hunger Games star Sam Clafin among the toffs making trouble for the owners of a rural pub. Promises an evening's entertainment laced with drink, sex and violence. Chin up, chin up and play the game. 19 September
Based on a true story set in the midst of the Thatcher years. Tony award-winning theatre director Matthew Warchus's film follows a group of gay and lesbian activists who decide to raise money for the families of striking miners. Faced with a National Union of Mineworkers too embarrassed to take money from them, »
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