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Phillip Bergson


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Film Critic, UK,Invited Member  of  The UK Critics' Circle

FIPRESCI abd the European Film Academy.

Visiting Lecturer, Prague Film School.

 

Winner of the  "Student Journalist of the Year" competition in the UK weekly New Statesman, as a Classics Scholar Phillip Bergson then founded the Oxford Film Festival and, on graduating, was selected by "The Sunday Times" as a 'New Critic' and in the same week began broadcasting on film for many BBC Radio programmes. A contributor to the "Times Literary Supplement", "TES",The Spectator,film critic on "The Sunday Standard", "Screen International",Variety, "Film Bulletin", "Film a Doba" inter alia, and on the FilmFestJOURNAL in Berlin and Screen Dailies at Cannes,he also worked for the "European Script Fund", has scripted shorts and features (that have been produced and released) and, fluent in eight-and-a-half languages, currently programmes and advises several international film festivals and is.Casting Consultant on several international features. At the National  Museum of Photography, Film and Television, in his native Yorkshire, he created the "Eurovisions" project, to promote classic and contemporary European cinema,which was inaugurated at the Cine Lumiere in London by His Excellency the President of Iceland.

Presenter and Programmer,London Turkish Film Week, December 2018

Co=programmer, 2nd London Turkish Film Week, April 2019

Artistic Director, 3rd London Turkish Film Week, planned for 1-7 June 2020.

As a FIPRESCI Jury Member

and a member of  International Juries at

Thessaloniki, Europa Cinema (Rimini), Munich Documentary, Manaki Brothers,Cine Jove (Valencia),Chicago, TIFF-ODA


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Viva Italia! at Ciné Lumiere in London

With a sold-out curtain-raising preview of LORO, Paolo Sorrentino's latest Felliniesque politico-social vaudeville the latest Cinema Made in Italy launched its sunniest showcase of new Italian features in the Cine Lumiere, the French-owned  art deco art-house in the heart of London's South Kensington arrondissement (running 26 February to 3 March  2019).

It was a day full of optimismo, after Signora May announced for the first time a potential  delay to Brexit, and the whole of Albion basked in weather more usual in May than at the end of the UK's deeply discontented winter. Indeed, a record temperature of +20 deg Centigrade was recorded in not-too-distant Kew Gardens. Se non e vero e ben trovato. 

A very fitting backdrop to the sardonic Sardinia-set satire of the rise and fall (and tumescence perhaps rather than further rise) of Silvio Berlusconi and his attendant follies and carnival of corruption and deceptions.

PROGRAMME

Loro + Q&A

LORO + Q&A

Tue 26 Feb

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Euphoria + Q&A

EUPHORIA + Q&A

Wed 27 Feb

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Lucia’s Grace + Q&A

LUCIA’S GRACE + Q&A

Thu 28 Feb

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Ricordi? + Q&A

RICORDI? + Q&A

Thu 28 Feb

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Guest + Q&A

THE GUEST + Q&A

Fri 1 Mar

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Man Who Bought the Moon + Q&A

THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE MOON + Q&A

Fri 1 Mar

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Notti Magiche

NOTTI MAGICHE

Sat 2 Mar

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Wherever You Are + Q&A

WHEREVER YOU ARE + Q&A

Sat 2 Mar

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Conformist

THE CONFORMIST

Sun 3 Mar

Cinema Made in Italy 2019European Classics

Classics, Festivals & Series

We’ll Be Young and Beautiful + Q&A

WE’LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL + Q&A

Sun 3 Mar

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Phillip Bergson                                     www.institut-francais.org.uk

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