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LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S OPENER

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fernando Meirelles’s 360, starring Jude Law and Rachel Weisz, has been selected to open the 55th annual London Film Festival on October 12, the festival’s organizers announced today (Wednesday). It will be the last festival overseen by artistic director Sandra Hebron, who was named to the post in 2003 and has been part of the […]

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE TO TAKE OVER ROLE OF FILM COUNCIL

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The British Film Institute, known chiefly as the group that stages the London Film Festival each year, has been named by the British government to take over much of the work of the U.K. Film Council, which has been axed as a cost-cutting move. It will now be responsible for doling out funds to British […]

54TH LONDON FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The 54th annual London Film Festival opened Wednesday with the U.K. premiere of Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go. The celebrated cast, including Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield were on hand, signing autographs for fans on the red carpet and speaking to reporters despite 45-degree weather. The film, based on the critically acclaimed […]

HOLLYWOOD TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT LONDON FILM FEST

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Hollywood films have been given short shrift at several leading overseas film festivals in recent years, they dominate the lineup announced today (Wednesday) for this year’s London Film Festival. Of 197 feature films being screened at the festival, which runs from Oct. 13-28, 34 are from the U.S., plus several restored prints of U.S. […]