London film festival 2021

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Iranian family road trip movie wins top prize at London film festival
Panah Panahi’s Hit the Road wins award for ‘distinctive film-making that captures essence of cinema’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Bull review – a gangland revenge shocker with Neil Maskell on vicious form
You don’t expect soft from Maskell and you don’t get it, in Paul Andrew Williams’s queasy criminal underworld

Peter Bradshaw

16, Oct, 2021 @9:20 PM

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‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who directed the acclaimed drama, reveals the struggle to portray his community ‘with dignity and compassion’

Hibaq Farah

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘You are the dog in space’: inside Asif Kapadia’s new VR short, Laika
With his new animation, the Oscar-winning documentary maker – and former VR cynic – is exploring how the technology might revolutionise the way we experience cinema

Paul MacInnes

15, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Belfast review – Kenneth Branagh’s euphoric eulogy to his home city
Nightmarishness meets nostalgia as Jamie Dornan and Judi Dench star in a scintillating Troubles-era coming-of-age tale

Peter Bradshaw

12, Oct, 2021 @11:19 AM

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I made a film that’s designed to be lost – and that’s not so different from Netflix | Charlie Shackleton
The Afterlight is a collage of fragments with a single 35mm print – but it has more in common with digital media than the illusion of instant access suggests

Charlie Shackleton

07, Oct, 2021 @9:56 AM

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The Harder They Fall review – Idris Elba rides into trouble in garishly violent western
Jeymes Samuel’s gonzo revenge western, with a cast including Elba, Regina King, and Zazie Beetz is enjoyable, if face-splatteringly brutal

Peter Bradshaw

06, Oct, 2021 @8:32 PM

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‘People of colour were less than human’: how The Harder They Fall redefines the western
Directed by London-born Jeymes Samuel, the movie with an all-black cast and strong female characters was always going to be unique, but the experience was also shaped by Covid

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @4:23 PM

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London film festival 2021: Peter Bradshaw’s top 10 picks
Tilda Swinton in Memoria, Kenneth Branagh’s memorial to Belfast and Edgar Wright’s 60s horror: the Guardian’s chief film critic chooses his must-sees at this year’s festival

Peter Bradshaw

05, Oct, 2021 @2:29 PM

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Streaming: at home with the 2021 London film festival
For those who still can’t be there in person, this year’s LFF is putting some of its best titles online, from a riotous Iranian family road trip to Stephen Graham as a chef on the edge

Guy Lodge

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Rediscovered 1931 film Europa to get world premiere in London
Festival to show anti-fascist masterpiece by surrealists Stefan and Franciszka Themerson

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @3:39 PM

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