BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings

Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.”

BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition

Titles include Pixar’s new movie Soul, which would’ve been at Cannes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which is set to premiere in Venice, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which was part of this year’s Cannes Label, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which debuted at Sundance, Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, which was at Berlinale, and Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animation […]

BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition

Titles include Pixar’s new movie Soul, which would’ve been at Cannes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which is set to premiere in Venice, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which was part of this year’s Cannes Label, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which debuted at Sundance, Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, which was at Berlinale, and Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animation […]

London Film Festival announces line-up – with social justice ‘a strong theme’

Steve McQueen’s Mangrove – which tells the true story of the Mangrove 9, the group of black activists who clashed with police in London during a protest march in 1970 – will open the festival, while Ammonite, Francis Lee’s follow-up to God’s Own Country, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, will close.

London Film Festival: 10 questions for Clare Stewart

That’s a festival director’s best kept secret! A number of films are very fresh out of the edit suite and when that happens there’s still a lot of thinking going on about release strategy around the world. I was really thrilled to be able to secure our closing night film Saving Mr Banks, which is […]

Andrew Garfield Breathes in Oscar buzz as film opens London Film Festival

They invented a chair with a built-in respirator which freed Cavendish from the confinement of his bed. Determined that the same freedoms should be available to other polio victims, they went on to raise money to build even more chairs and campaign for greater awareness.

Tom Hanks and Daniel Radcliffe to attend London film festival

Thirteen films will compete in the official competition including Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson as a man-eating alien; Parkland, Peter Landesman’s film about events in Dallas, Texas on the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated; and Starred Up from British director David Mackenzie.

Toronto Film Festival Lineup:

World PremieresLooper (Rian Johnson)Cloud Atlas (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)Argo (Ben Affleck)Silver Linings Playbook (David O Russell)Love, Marilyn (Liz Garbus)Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance)Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta)Hyde Park On Hudson (Roger Michell)Great Expectations (Mike Newell)Inescapable (Rubba Nadda)Twice Born (Sergio Castellitto)English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde)The Perks Of Being […]

Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph

True, there were no A-list American movies at an event that has thrived on them of late, notably sparking an international controversy with last year’s winner, Joker. The big studio films weren’t here; neither were the Americans in general, for travel reasons. Asian visitors were also conspicuous by their scarcity. But overall, the absence of […]

Vanessa Kirby looks effortlessly chic in an all-black outfit and face mask as she steps out during the 77th Venice Film Festival

The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby opts for a chic black dress with a… London Film Festival moves most of its screenings ONLINE… Matt Dillon walks arm-in-arm with Italian actress girlfriend… Nathalie Emmanuel looks radiant in a white sheer top and…