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Discover the world’s best new films: 2-13 October 2019


Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival

It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen. We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in his early life. With a father who left the family when Owen was three...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 11

Highlights from yesterday include; Footage from the Wallace & Gromit's 20th Anniversary featuring interview with Nick Park. Interview with Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story at the Filmmakers Afternoon Tea. David Morrissey interview at the premiere of his film “Don’t Worry About Me” also featuring interviews with Helen Elizabeth & James Brough A Prophet premiere featuring interviews with the director Jacques Audiard and writer Abdel Raouf Dafri ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 10

Highlights from Friday include; Footage from the Archive Gala featuring an intro with Robin Baker the Head Curator at BFI National Archive Bunny And The Bull Premiere featuring interviews with Paul King, Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Noel Fielding & Julian Barratt Interview with Gabourey Sidibe, star of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 10 - kewego Catch up with the events from Day 10 of The Times BFI 53rd London Fil...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 9

Highlights from yesterday include: Footage of the gala screening of CHLOE, featuring interview from the director Atom Egoyan, Amanda Seyfried & Juliana Moore KICKS premiere featuring interview with director Lindy Heymann, Kerrie Hayes, Nichola Burley& Jamie Doyle Interview with the directors of Mugabe and the White African, Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson at the Film makers afternoon tea, Footage from the "London Moves Me" Outdoor Screening at Trafalgar Square Official London Fi...

George Clooney hits a hat trick in London Festival

George Clooney has three films showing in London Film Festival. He takes his red carpet duty very seriously, and, despite  his girlfriend presence, seems to indulge himself pleasing all the ladies around with smiles and autographs.    ...

Men who stare at Goats - The London Film Festival

Well, what can you say when you've got  George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey in one film.  Add to that a comedy based on life being stranger than fiction. The movie is inspired by UK journalist, Jon Ronsons non-fiction best seller, exploring the bizarre activities of a secret, elite division of the US military trained in psychic powers and psychological warfare' techniques.  It is a roller coaster ride through a quirky, crazy, absurd, nostalgic adventure that amuse...

Power to the Pixel: The Brave New World of Cross Media: Like it or not, there's no going back

The Brave New World of Cross Media:  Like it or not, there's no going back - Power to the Pixel in conjunction with the London Film Festival Anyone in the Entertainment industry who does not already use cross-media/ mixed media/ new media or any of several terms used; owes it to themselves to attend a conference like the Power to the Pixel, held in London last week in conjunction with the London Film Festival. The massive paradigm change that is going on is clearly the equivalent to the m...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 8

The Boys Are Back Gala premiere, featuring interview with Clive Owen, Geroge Mackay and director Scott Hicks Footage from the “Snipping Away at the Celluloid Ceiling” event - A panel of brilliant filmmaking talent discuss the notion of a female aesthetic in their work and explore the reality of how women operate in today's film world. Interview with Michael Haneke director of White Ribbon The Scouting Book For Boys premiere, featuring interviews with the director Tom Harper & Thomas Turg...

Day 7 of the London Film Festival Official Vodcast

Highlights from yesterday include: The MasterCard premiere of An Education featuring interviews with the director Lone Scherfig, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan and writer Nick Hornby. Hans-Christian Schmid & Kerry Fox Interview for Storm Jez Lewis interview, director of Shed Your Tears and Walk Away The Filmmakers afternoon tea, featuring interviews with the director of Balibo, Robert Connolly and actor Anthony LaPaglia, Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 7 - kewego Catch...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 6

Highlights from last night include; Sarah Turner Q&A, the director of Perestroika The premiere of "The Informant" featuring interview with the director, Steven Soderbergh Interview with Jane Campion, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox & Antonia Campbell-Hughes and The Centrepiece Gala Of "Bright Star" presented by the Mayor of London.     Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 6 - kewego Catch up with the events from...

We catch up in London with Cristian Mungiu, the director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

Cristian Mungiu returns to the Festival with Tales from the Golden Age, a comic creation from a collective of Romanian directors which takes a darkly ironic look at Romania under the Ceaucescu regime and the idiocies of daily life in a dictatorship.   What was the idea behind the making of this film? People answer these questions very easily, but actually what happened was that I was travelling a lot in festivals with my first film, and I was seeing lots of people my ag...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 5

Highlights from last night include The second filmmakers afternoon tea, with interviews with Cristian Mungiu director of Tales from The Golden Age, Peter Esmonde director of Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, Rumle Hammerich director of Headhunter Emily Watson interview, at the premiere of Cold Souls From Time To Time premiere with interview with Juliana Fellowes Jean-Pierre Jeunet interview, director of MICMACS   Official London Fil...

Festival thoughts from Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of Dogtooth.

Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos stirred up controversy and stunned audiences at Cannes this year with Dogtooth, ultimately walking away with the Un Certain Regard prize. UK audiences can now discover this truly unique film for themselves as it makes its LFF debut on Friday. My time will be spent… watching films, walking the streets of London. You really should see my film because… you saw images of it or you read about it and found it interesting. The first thing that s...

Interview with Martin Pieter Zandvliet the director of Applause.

Image: Martin Pieter Zandvliet (right) with his leading lady Paprika Steen Applause, the impressive debut feature from Danish director Martin Pieter Zandvliet, tells the story of Thea, an acclaimed actress attempting to reconnect with her two young sons whilst recovering from alcoholism. Atmospherically shot and admirably economical in its storytelling, the film is anchored by a stunning lead performance from veteran actress Paprika Steen (Festen, Open Hearts, The Idiots). We caught up ...

Day 4 of the London Film Festival Vodcast.

Highlights from last night include • John Hurt and director Malcolm Venville interview at the 44 Inch Chest premiere & Q&A • The French Gala screening of “Father of My Children” with an interview with Louis-Do de Lencquesaing.   Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 4 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 4 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival.   ...

London Fest Day 3 video ambiance

Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 3 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 3 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. ...

London Festival Day 2 Video ambiance

Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 2 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 2 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. ...

Trafalgar Square hosts free film screening for London Film Fest

  Moving around London has never been this fun: Trafalgar Square hosts free film screening for all while a new Archive Gala shows London in a whole new light! For the sixth consecutive year, Trafalgar Square will play host to an evening of free screenings on Thursday 22 October. The LONDON MOVES ME event, presented in association with Film London, is a celebration of transport in London as captured on film, and will be set to a live music accompaniment. Screening on Thursday 22 w...

London Film Festival Opening - Red Carpet video ambiance

Sandra Hebronn Festival Artistic Director at the Festival opening.   Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 1 - kewego We talk to the people behind the festival and the cast and crew at the Opening Night Gala of Fantastic Mr Fox. Keywords: bfi lff london film festival Video from moviebeat ...

Interview with Marc Fitoussi

Following an actor, writer and would-be chanteuse on their solitary quests for fame and glory, Marc Fitoussi’s La Vie d’artiste bristles with sharp observations and unpalatable truths about creative pursuit, artistic compromise and personal disappointment. La Vie d’artiste concerns a singer, an actress and a writer in pursuit of recognition. Are there any parallels with your experiences as a filmmaker? How did you come up with this story? I wrote it when I was not re...

Interview with Donald Mugisha

Donald Mugisha is a founding member of Ugandan film-making collective Yes! That’s Us. Their debut feature Divizionz is a refreshingly authentic portrait of African inner city slum life, centred around a group of young friends striving to make it in the city as musicians. Donald Mugisha Could you start by talking a bit about your film-making collective Yes! That's Us - how you formed, how you work together, and how you came to make this feature? We're a guerrilla filmmak...

Interview with the makers of Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms

Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms is an enormously fun new animated film from Denmark, about an earthworm who harbours a desire to escape his dull existence and form the world's greatest disco band! We caught up with the film's director Thomas Borch Nielson, along with co-directors Tonni Zinck and Daniel Silwerfeldt. Thomas Borch Nielson Could you start by talking about the animation process used for the film? Were there any unexpected challenges? Tonni Zinck: I was i...

Interview with Giles Borg

Equally at home filming Death in Vegas on stage or Tom Jones for a commercial, there isn’t much musically that Giles Borg hasn’t captured on film. He’s won acclaim worldwide for his short films, showing at major festivals around the globe, and now you can catch his charming feature debut. 1 2 3 4 follows bespectacled cardigan-wearer Stevie as he learns rock 'n' roll doesn't always come with the sex and drugs attached…  How has the London Film Festival been going for y...

LFF - Incendiary

Saturday evening saw two premiers, Sandra’s new boots (shiny, heeled, might have been a buckle) and Incendiary, Sharon Maguire’s take on Chris Cleave’s novel. The film stars Michelle Williams (with an uncanny London accent) as the Young Mother, Ewan McGregor as ambitious journalist Jasper Black and Matthew Macfadyen as chief of anti-terrorism and caravan fan, Terrance. The movie deals with the aftermath of a massive terrorist attack in London in which Williams’ husband and son are kill...

LFF - American Teen

American Teen is Nanette Burstein’s look at American teens (obviously) through the eyes of the senior year at a high school in Warsaw, Indiana. Or possibly a mockumentary homage to John Hughes, if you belief the IMDB posts! What Burstein has either discovered, or cleverly edited to discover, is that those clichés you have seen in every teen movie since The Breakfast Club, are actually true. We have the Megan the popular bitch (with hidden darkness of her own), Colin the local basketball sta...

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