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    BFI London Film Fest Diary Day 4: 'All Is Lost,' 'Mistaken For Strangers,' 'Jodorowsky's Dune' & More

    You could speculate about the reasons for it, but few could deny that there's something in the air involving survival narratives. Last year saw "The Grey," "Life Of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki" premiere to acclaim, and right now, Sandra Bullock's battle against the void of space in "Gravity" has led to rave r...

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    LFF Women Directors: Meet Chika Anadu

    Chika Anadu's debut feature film, B For Boy, is in competition in the London Film Festival's first feature section. Having delivered two ambitious and acclaimed short films on a similar subject, Chika has delivered an incredibly bold, strong film about what it means to be a woman in modern day Niger...

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    Introduction to the London Film Festival

    Having opened in true Hollywood form on Wednesday night with a gala screening of Paul Greengrass's Captain Phillips, the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is well under way.

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    BFI London Film Festival Diary Day 3: 'Nebraska,' 'Starred Up,' 'A Touch Of Sin' & More

    The big gala on the first Friday of the BFI London Film Festival was for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" [D+], which heads up the LFF's Journey strand (last year's major innovation saw the festival split into multiple themed sections, mostly named after verbs for some reason—Laugh, Dare, Debate, Thrill...

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    BFI London Film Fest Diary Day 1: 'Captain Philips,' 'The Congress,' 'Bertolucci On Bertolucci' & More

    Even with the New York Film Festival still ongoing for a few more days, the international festival circuit isn't pausing for breath: Wednesday saw the kick off of the 57th BFI London Film Festival across the pond. After a fairly rocky start under new director Clare Stewart last year, the U.K.'s bigg...

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    Shomshuklla's 'Sandcastle' tackles women's search for individuality in India

    Multifaceted Indian artist Shomshuklla, who has achieved success in the theater scene with her play We Draupadis and Sitas, as well as with her music and poetry, has now turned her passion for storytelling into the cinematic landscape with her debut feature Sandcastle.

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    2013 BFI London Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup

    The programme for the 2013 BFI London Film Festival has been announced to great fanfare in Leicester Square. When it comes to women filmmakers, the news is as usual a bit scarce, but there are a few gems and intriguing inclusions.

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    BFI London Film Festival Announces Full Lineup; 'Under the Skin' and 'Tracks' Among Additions

    Set to run October 9 through 20, the BFI London Film Festival has just revealed the full roster of cinematic selections that will be playing at the event, which is now in its 57th year and will play host to some 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 world premieres. As previously announ...

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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' To Close NYFF & 'Saving Mr. Banks' To Cap London Film Festival

    We have more big festival announcements today for two movies expected to make waves in the coming months. And no, they don't involve the already stellar line up at TIFF, but instead, they find two more fests nabbing some pretty big titles for their closing slots.

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    Potential Oscar Heavyweight 'Saving Mr. Banks' Closing London Fest

    "Saving Mr. Banks" -- John Lee Hancock's detailing of how "Mary Poppins" was brought to the big screen -- is set to close the 57th BFI London Film Festival, it was announced today.

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