Tag Archives: BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival: Robot Overlords (2014)

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival Review: Villa Touma (2014)

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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BFI London Film Festival Review: The Falling (2014)

In her first prominent feature-length film, director and screenwriter Carol Morley brings to the screen a thought-provoking mystery drama with The Falling, an expertly crafted piece on the strange spectacle of mass psychogenic illness in countryside England.

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