British Directors at the 54th BFI LFF - Part 2

In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which includes brilliant performances from Tom Fisher, Riann Steele and Aidan Gillen (The Wire). Finally, Debs Gardner-Paterson, the Director of Africa United, introduces us to her uplifting story of a group of children who try to reach South Africa in time for the World Cup.


Elsewhere on BFI Live



  • Do the Right Thing
  • L'Atalante
  • Psycho
  • Separation