August 6, 2015 at 4:12 am #191087
The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs from Wednesday 7th – Sunday 18th October 2015.
Suffragette will open the festival this year on the 7th, as the festival hosts it’s European Premiere.
The closing film for this year has just been revealed as Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle.
The full programme for the festival will be released on Tuesday 1st September 2015.August 27, 2015 at 6:36 am #191089
Cate Blanchett will receive the BFI Fellowship during this year’s festival – the highest honour the organisation bestows.
She will receive the award on Saturday 17th October 2015, the same day as her film, Truth, receives its UK premiere at the festival.
BFI Chairman, Greg Dyke, said ‘Cate Blanchett is a compelling and brave actress whose mesmerising screen presence has captivated audiences since her earliest roles. We are absolutely delighted to honour her extraordinary talents with a BFI Fellowship at this year’s LFF awards.’
Previous recent honourees include Stephen Frears in 2014, the late Sir Christopher Lee in 2013, Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter in 2012, and Ralph Fiennes in 2011.August 27, 2015 at 11:20 am #191090
Cinderella was commercial hit, Carol is gonna be big this awards season, early word on Truth is very promising, she’ll be awarded by MOMA, and now BFI. Looks like it might be best year of Blanchett’s career – and that is saying something!September 1, 2015 at 2:53 am #191091
The line up for the 2015 BFI London Film Festival has been announced this morning.
Competing for the Best Film Award are:
Beasts of No Nation
Cemetery of Splendour
Son of Saul
Very Big ShotSeptember 1, 2015 at 2:55 am #191092
And competing for First Feature are:
The Here After
The Wedding Doll
The WitchSeptember 1, 2015 at 2:58 am #191093
Also playing at the festival are:
Lady In The Van
A Bigger Splash
He Named Me MalalaSeptember 14, 2015 at 10:09 am #191094
Excited by some of the films playing at the festival? Love a montage? If you answered ‘HELL TO THE YES, AMG’ to either one, both or neither of those questions, then you’ll LOVE this montage of some of the films screening, just released by the BFI! http://theb.fi/1EYdDaXOctober 17, 2015 at 9:36 am #191095
Tonight, the festival holds its annual awards. Previous Best Film winners include Rust & Bone, We Need To Talk About Levin, Ida and Leviathan.
In contention this year, among others, are Room, Son of Saul and Beasts of No Nation.
Cate Blanchett will also receive the BFI Fellowship tonight.October 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm #191096
The Best Film winner is Chevalier. Special mentions were given to Tangerine and Son of Saul.
The Witch wins Best First Feature.October 18, 2015 at 5:40 am #191097
Really excited to see Steve Jobs tonight!