The Official Selection 2015

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“Still” review by We got this covered

By Robert Kojder   Still does not feel like a film created by a first-time director though, it’s the complete opposite. Director Simon Blake has filled this movie with multiple unique shots – scenes filmed from outside a halfway closed-door, dirty noir-inspired looks at urban North London, etc – framed around a story that, while […]

“Bypass” review by Screen

By Lee Marshall The sense that in today’s Britain certain places and whole generations are simply bypassed, painted out of the picture, presumably explains the title of Duane Hopkins’ follow-up to his well-received Cannes-screened debut Better Things. Set in a post-industrial corner of north-eastern England that comes across as a no-hope wasteland of broken families […]

“Breaking the bank” review by Screen

By Mark Adams, chief film critic. Kelsey Grammer puts aside his Stateside twangs in favour of a plummy English accent as he plays an engagingly dim-witted upper class toff who ineptly runs – and ruins – an old-fashioned and stately private bank in the freewheeling British comedy Breaking The Bank. The film, which had its […]

‘Floride’: Review by Screen

Allan Hunter’s speaking about us and the last movie of Jean Rochefort before he heads the 26th edition of the festival ! Philippe Le Guay has a talent for delicately handled explorations of human nature built around sensitively drawn performances from proven audience favourites. Bicycling With Moliere (2013) earned Cesar nominations for Le Guay’s writing […]

JEAN ROCHEFORT, will head the jury at the 26th British Film Festival !

  When looking at him, we get the strange impression that he has not changed one bit since his acting debut in the mid-1950s. His slender figure, his eternal moustache, his warm, comforting tone of voice are still unmistakable. And no doubt his shrill, sudden bursts of laughter will this year be heard all over […]

After Cannes, the artistic director is in London !

Hussam Hindi is at the London Film Market ! He met Vadim Jean, british director and producer, known for Les Contes du disque-monde, The Colour of Magic or Leon, the Pig Farmer.