London film festival 2016

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Steve McQueen honoured with BFI fellowship at London film festival
The Oscar-winning film-maker and celebrated contemporary artist is the first black director or producer to receive the prestigious award

Vanessa Thorpe

15, Oct, 2016 @11:05 PM

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On the Milky Road review – booze, bears and illicit affairs in wartime Bosnia
Two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica directs and stars as a milkman who falls for Monica Bellucci’s beautiful fugitive, with typically delirious results

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2016 @11:17 AM

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The Woman Who Left review – haunting drama of guilt, God and gloomy revenge
Venice Golden Lion winner Lav Diaz adapts Tolstoy to the Philippines with an intense, four-hour morality tale of a wrongly imprisoned woman seeking revenge

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2016 @10:17 AM

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Mindhorn review – Mighty Boosh creator's funny, farcical nightmare
Julian Barratt plays with fanatical gusto a deluded, failed actor given an unlikely chance to redeem his career in this familiarly Partridgean comedy

Peter Bradshaw

10, Oct, 2016 @2:53 PM

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Mining for greatness: land grabs and lyricism in Ivan Sen’s Goldstone
The director’s latest ‘outback noir’ is a broodingly poetic tale that pits nature and spiritualism against corporate greed. It may be the year’s most important film

Rowan Righelato

10, Oct, 2016 @9:02 AM

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On the Road review – Michael Winterbottom's erotic music doc is a euphoric joy
The director adds a romantic relationship story to his documentary about alt-rockers Wolf Alice to create a difficult cinematic hybrid that’s his best film in years

Peter Bradshaw

10, Oct, 2016 @8:04 AM

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Ritzy cinema living wage strike disrupts BFI London film festival
Staff at Brixton cinema stage second walkout over pay this year, forcing cancellation of two BFI events

Sarah Butler and Damien Gayle

07, Oct, 2016 @5:03 PM

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Six in 10 British films have no named black characters – study
At BFI London film festival event, actor David Oyelowo says people of colour have been ‘expunged from Britain’s history’

Esther Addley

06, Oct, 2016 @6:34 PM

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A Moving Image: the film Spike Lee might have made about Brixton
It features an unforgettable cast railing against gentrification. Will Shola Amoo’s tribute help stop the exodus of locals – and the influx of gourmet jerk chicken shops?

Ashley Clark

06, Oct, 2016 @3:56 PM

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Amma Asante on A United Kingdom: 'People were comforted a woman of colour was telling this story'
British director and its star David Oyelowo talked about the importance of making the film in Botswana, multiculturalism and film’s continuing lack of diversity

Andrew Pulver

05, Oct, 2016 @5:53 PM

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