London Film Festival 2020 articles

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Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami

The writer and co-director behind Pixar’s Soul and the screenplay for One Night in Miami, Kemp Powers, joined the BFI London Film Festival to give his perspective on why we need more Black stories on screen. Kofi Oteng, one of the critics on this year’s LFF Critics Mentorship Scheme, was there to report.

By Kofi Oteng

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami
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Why Pixar’s Soul is a watershed moment for Black animation

By Whelan Barzey

Why Pixar’s Soul is a watershed moment for Black animation
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What to watch at LFF: Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg’s dazzling and brutal sci-fi

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg’s dazzling and brutal sci-fi
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The woman who fell to earth: Tilda Swinton, Peter Wollen and Friendship’s Death

By Henry K Miller

The woman who fell to earth: Tilda Swinton, Peter Wollen and Friendship’s Death
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What to watch at LFF: Siberia, Abel Ferrara’s dazzling trip into existential angst

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: Siberia, Abel Ferrara’s dazzling trip into existential angst
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What to watch at LFF: Shorts to see – the programmers’ picks

By Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson and others

What to watch at LFF: Shorts to see – the programmers’ picks
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What to watch at LFF: Joining the dots between David Byrne, Delia Derbyshire and a dive bar in Las Vegas

By Sophie Brown

What to watch at LFF: Joining the dots between David Byrne, Delia Derbyshire and a dive bar in Las Vegas
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What to watch at LFF: Why this is the year to try our Experimenta programme

By Helen DeWitt

What to watch at LFF: Why this is the year to try our Experimenta programme
Where to begin

Where to begin with Miranda July

By Katie Goh

Where to begin with Miranda July
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What to watch at LFF: Stray, The Reason I Jump and the new era of immersive documentaries

By Lynn Nwokorie

What to watch at LFF: Stray, The Reason I Jump and the new era of immersive documentaries
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A beginner’s guide to virtual reality

By Neelam Tailor

A beginner’s guide to virtual reality
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What to watch at LFF: Almodóvar and the best of Spanish-language cinema

By Maria Delgado

What to watch at LFF: Almodóvar and the best of Spanish-language cinema
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What to watch at LFF: The Disciple, an alluring puzzle about the quest for musical excellence

By Jonathan Romney

What to watch at LFF: The Disciple, an alluring puzzle about the quest for musical excellence
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What to watch at LFF: 4 experimental tales of youth gone wild

By Sarah Perks

What to watch at LFF: 4 experimental tales of youth gone wild
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What to watch at LFF: Notturno, a vast Middle Eastern canvas from one of the world’s great documentary-makers

By Adrian Wootton

What to watch at LFF: Notturno, a vast Middle Eastern canvas from one of the world’s great documentary-makers
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What to watch at LFF: Mads Mikkelsen drinks and dances in Another Round

By Sarah Lutton

What to watch at LFF: Mads Mikkelsen drinks and dances in Another Round
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What to watch at LFF: New extreme cinema

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: New extreme cinema
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What to watch at LFF: How 3 pioneering Australian sisters made a silent gem

By Bryony Dixon

What to watch at LFF: How 3 pioneering Australian sisters made a silent gem
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What to watch at LFF: How Shadow Country sounds a warning from history

By Peter Hames

What to watch at LFF: How Shadow Country sounds a warning from history
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What to watch at LFF: Never Gonna Snow Again, Malgorzata Szumowska’s enigmatic social satire

By Geoff Andrew

What to watch at LFF: Never Gonna Snow Again, Malgorzata Szumowska’s enigmatic social satire