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  • ‘In Nigeria, feminism is a dirty word’ – Chika Anadu on B for Boy

    Chika Anadu discusses her award-winning debut feature B for Boy, screening at BFI Southbank as part of a weekend celebration of new Nigerian cinema.


    Wednesday 17 September 2014

    Interviews

  • World premiere of Kung Fu Jungle added to the BFI London Film Festival

    Director Teddy Chen, iconic action super star Donnie Yen and actress Michelle Bai will attend the world premiere of Kung Fu Jungle.


    Tuesday 16 September 2014

    Announcements

  • Five to see at the LFF ... LGBT cinema

    A handful of gems for queer cinema fans to look out for at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival, including the latest, mind-bending film from Peter Strickland.

    Alex Davidson
    Tuesday 16 September 2014

    Features

  • Night Will Fall: the story of file number F3080

    In 1945, Allied forces filmed the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, but the shocking footage of what they found was subsequently shelved after the withdrawal of government support for the project. Nearly 70 years later, a new documentary tells the story of a vital memorial film that is finally seeing the light of day.

    David Parkinson
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Features

  • Three to see at the LFF if you like ... documentaries

    Programme advisor Christine Bardsley gives her personal recommendations for great documentaries at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, selecting a new film by an established talent, a debut, and a wild card.

    Christine Bardsley
    Monday 15 September 2014

    Features

  • Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa coming to BFI Southbank

    The godfather of hip-hop culture, Afrika Bambaataa will appear in conversation with Don Letts at BFI Southbank in December, as part of our season Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder and its focus on Afro-futurism.


    Monday 15 September 2014

    Announcements

  • Three talking points for Debate at the LFF

    The LFF’s Debate strand presents films that rush headfirst and unafraid into some of the stormiest issues of the day. This year, three themes emerge in the programme that are sure to help stoke the post-movie discussion.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Features

  • Why ‘cool’ doesn’t do Jim Jarmusch justice

    With hipster indie classic Down by Law back in cinemas, it’s a moment to reflect on Jim Jarmusch’s 30-year reign as the king of cinematic cool. But what does that even mean?

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 12 September 2014

    Features

  • 10 great prison break films

    Escapist entertainment par excellence – with the return to cinemas of Jim Jarmusch’s off-kilter jailbird classic Down by Law, here are 10 of the best prison breakout movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 11 September 2014

    Lists

  • Pride and joy: gay activism and British film

    Pride, a heart-warming new film about gay activists who stand up for striking miners in 1984, launches in cinemas this weekend. But what queer activism had come before them, and how was it shown on film?

    Alex Davidson
    Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Features

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