BFI London Film Festival, Here I Come… Probably

After what felt like an eternity of impatiently awaiting an email marked LFF, or something similar, to land in my increasingly dull Mail inbox, I finally received my BFI London Film Festival press accreditation approval the other day, and it was met with both joyous relief (it’s perhaps my biggest opportunity yet) and sudden anxiety (the logistics are proving to be an absolute nightmare in the short amount of time I have left to prepare). Continue reading “BFI London Film Festival, Here I Come… Probably”

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56th BFI London Film Festival Lineup Announced

The official programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival was announced earlier today by Festival Director Clare Stewart.

Featuring a massive two hundred and twenty five features, including fourteen World Premieres, fifteen International Premieres and thirty four European Premieres, this year’s instalment will open with the previously confirmed Continue reading “56th BFI London Film Festival Lineup Announced”

Xavier Dolan To Adapt Michel Marc Bouchard’s Tom À La Ferme

Xavier Dolan, the multi-faceted Québécois filmmaker behind critical successes I Killed My Mother and Heartbeats, has announced details of his fourth directorial effort, Twitch has reported.

Dolan will co-write and direct an adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard’s famous play Tom À La Ferme. Apparently, he saw a version of the play in Montreal last year and instantly fell in love, to the point where he approached Bouchard about Continue reading “Xavier Dolan To Adapt Michel Marc Bouchard’s Tom À La Ferme”

EIFF 2012: My Ten Picks

Last year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival was, for all intents and purposes, a complete shambles. Festival director James Mullighan was roped in at the last minute when the search to replace Hannah McGill went sour and the festival had a distinct lack of energy compared to previous years. Whether that was down to the poorly run press department, absurd choice of venues or Mullighan himself is anyone’s guess.

This year, however, things seem to be looking up for the world’s oldest continually running film festival. Not to sound too optimistic or anything but, Continue reading “EIFF 2012: My Ten Picks”