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Michael Leader’s 20 LFF 2015 recommendations

04 Sep, 2015 Productions
by Michael Leader

Site Editor Michael Leader rounds out our team’s picks for this year’s London Film Festival…

This time last year, I picked a mixture of already-seen and the dying-to-see from the LFF’s 2014 line-up. This time around, I’ve seen far fewer festival favourites – but therein lies the excitement of perusing the LFF’s all-you-can-eat buffet of 2015’s buzziest films. I’ll be gorging on many more come October, but for now here are 20 that I wouldn’t dare miss.

 

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Beth Webb’s 12 London Film Festival 2015 recommendations

03 Sep, 2015 Posted in: Uncategorized

The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs 7th – 18th October – here are Film4 editorial assistant Beth Webb’s top 12 picks. 

We’ve been a bit spoiled at Film4 this year with six excellent films showing across the programme, some of which you’ll find nestled in here. Having burrowed through a thoroughly brilliant line-up of features, documentaries and some wonderful animations, I’ve settled on a few that I can’t miss, either because they promise breakthroughs for people that I …

Catherine Bray’s 20 London Film Festival 2015 recommendations

The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs 7th – 18th October – here are Film4 editorial director Catherine Bray’s 20 top picks.

Including fiction and documentary, there are 238 features playing at the 59th London Film Festival – and a quick leaf through the programme reveals what promises to be a bumper crop. Dig deeper and there are plenty of  treats and treasures lurking outside the boundaries of the feature film – from live action and animated shorts, to …

Six Film4-backed films selected for TIFF 2015

26 Aug, 2015 Productions Posted in: Toronto

Room, High-Rise, The Lobster, Youth, 45 Years and Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance have been selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 10-20…

“We are proud to be working with some of the industry’s most renowned and visionary filmmakers. Having six films invited to Toronto is a wonderful validation of Film4’s commitment to creative excellence on an international scale. Congratulations to all our filmmakers and partners,” said David Kosse, Director of Film4.

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World Exclusive: UK release poster for Life, starring Robert Pattinson

03 Aug, 2015 Productions Posted in: Uncategorized

Check out the exquisite poster for Anton Corbijn’s Film4-backed drama Life, starring Robert Pattinson & Dane DeHaan…

Inspired by the true story of a friendship that developed between photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and actor James Dean (DeHaan) when Stock was commissioned to photograph the actor for Life magazine in 1955, Corbijn’s film tells the story of the pair as they journey from a train station to Dean’s childhood home.

Life will be released in UK cinemas on 25th September 2015.

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