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#LFF2017: A Palestinean Road Movie, New French Noir, Spanish Horror…

The London Film Festival is now in full gear and this edition is being particularly good to discover the work of up-and-coming or under the radar filmmakers from all over the world, offering very personal visions. Among them a Mexican documentary about drug-related violence; an irreverent revision of French Noir; a Palestinean road movie; a Spanish “social” horror; a look at the Belgium Justice system; an experimental doc about illegal immigration through the Sonora desert and a harrowing Polish drama set against the backdrop of the Rwandan genocide. All of them very worthy of your time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Films To Discover From The #LFF2017 Programme

The London Film Festival began and with it the levels of excitement in any London cinephile have reached their annual peak. Too many great films and too little time make us often remain in our comfort zones, missing out on the many chances for discovering new talent from all over the world. And yes, we can’t wait to see the new Guillermo del Toro, Venice winner fantasy melodrama ‘The Shape of Water,’ or Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’, or the closing gala and Toronto Audience winner “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’, to name just three of the galas. And we will definitely try to catch up the latest work from favourites such as Michael Haneke, Lynne Ramsay, Richard Linklater, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alexander Payne, Todd Haynes, Lucrecia Martel o Sebastian Lelio.

But going beyond the season’s big titles, the different strands and the excellent Experimenta section offer lesser-known treats for all tastes. Here’s a few recommendations for those in search of the new and ground-breaking. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Sounds Of #LFF2017: Create and Beyond

The Programme for this year’s BFI London Film Festival has been announced and, as usual, its vast selection of over 240 films becomes a treasure trove for cinephiles of all kinds and persuasions. As we did the last two years, our blog will be covering the festival, which runs from the 4th to the 15th of October, bringing you all the excitement, tips, news and reviews that we can pack in.

As it is our custom, we begin this year’s coverage taking a look at what the festival has to offer to music aficionados. On this edition, there isn’t a Sonic strand anymore. Music titles are now part of the brand new Create strand instead, dedicated to the interaction between film and other artistic disciplines. Good news is that, despite not having an specific area any longer, the festival features so many interesting music-related works that we may not have time to miss it. To help you sample the sounds of most of those artists, check the Youtube and Spotify playlists we’ve also made featuring the LFF’s 2017 sonic highlights. Hope you enjoy it! Read the rest of this entry »

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