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01 May, 2015 Posted in: Film4 Channel, Uncategorized

Vote for your favourite Studio Ghibli fantasy, and we’ll show it on Film4…

Over the Easter Holidays, we celebrated the world of Japanese animation legends Studio Ghibli with our most complete season of their work to date, screening 22 films in just over a fortnight. Now, we want to bring a bit of that unmistakable Ghibli magic to the May Bank Holiday weekend, but this time we’re asking for your help…

On Sunday 24th May, we’ve set aside a slot in the Film4 …

Mike Leigh announces new film, Peterloo

17 Apr, 2015 Productions Posted in:

Mike Leigh’s next project will look at Peterloo – the infamous 1819 massacre by government forces at a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, when 700 working people were injured, and 18 killed.

Mike Leigh

The film, which will shoot in 2017, will reunite the writer-director with his regular team of collaborators from Thin Man Films, headed by producer Georgina Lowe and cinematographer Dick Pope, recent BAFTA and Oscar nominee for Leigh’s Mr. Turner.

‘There has never been a …

Four Film4-backed films selected In Competition at Cannes 2015

16 Apr, 2015 Productions Posted in: Cannes, Cannes

Four Film4-backed films – Todd Haynes’ Carol, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth – have been invited into official selection at this year’s Cannes film festival.

All four films will have their World Premieres In Competition, a record number for Film4-backed films in Cannes.

David Kosse, Director of Film4, says: “It’s a very special year for us with four extraordinary films premiering In Competition at this year’s festival. Cannes is the perfect stage for such visionary work …

Release date announced for Suffragette

15 Apr, 2015 Productions Posted in:

Film4-backed historical drama Suffragette will open in UK cinemas on 30th October 2015.

Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote.

With the UK General Election taking place on 7th May, the film could not be more relevant. After more than 9 million women failed to vote in the 2010 election, there is a major …

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2015

31 Mar, 2015 Posted in: Film4 Summer Screen

Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House from 6th to 19th August 2015

Over 14 nights this summer, Film4 Summer Screen stages London’s best-loved outdoor cinema experiences under the stars with a typically eclectic programme of movies for all tastes, from cult classics to new releases and red-carpet premieres. Set within the stately surroundings of Somerset House’s neo-classical courtyard, movie-goers can enjoy a sun-down drink and picnic with early evening live DJ sets and special-guest introductions to selected films.

Amongst the titles planned …