The Stage to Screen Blogathon

The Stage to Screen Blogathon has come to an end, and I must say Rachel and I are so impressed with all of the wonderful posts and very grateful to all of you who took part! Here are the entries from over the three days…

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BFI London Film Festival: Robot Overlords (2014)

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Jon Wright ambitiously set out to make a family-friendly British sci-fi film with the technical quality of Transformers, yet with more heart and a low budget, and after bringing together an impressive cast including acting veterans Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, the project fell into place perfectly to create Robot Overlords.

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BFI London Film Festival: Margarita, with a Straw (2014)

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Inspired by her personal understanding of cerebral palsy, the disability that her own sister had suffered from, director Shonali Bose brought to life a beautiful and consistently heartfelt story of the confusion, joys and wonders of growing up, conflicting with the desire to fit in with her feature film directorial debut, Margarita, with a Straw.

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BFI London Film Festival Review: My Old Lady (2014)

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At the age of 75, critically acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz decided to translate one of his plays into a film, his only aspiration to make “the most beautiful film [he] possibly could”. With no film experience behind him, he took the chance in assembling an all-star cast and an incredibly talented crew, and it was not long before his directorial debut film, My Old Lady, came to fruition.

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BFI London Film Festival Review: Villa Touma (2014)

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Villa Touma marks the directorial debut of Suha Arraf, and she brings to the screen an entertaining and somewhat surprising story of love, loss, regret and forgiveness set in Ramallah.
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