LFF EVENTS 2017

A film selection from the British Film Institute’s (BFI) London Film Festival 5-15 October 2017 by Black Europe Resources

 

5 October 2017

THE THRILL OF THE CHASE

“The chase is a staple of action cinema. These films break tense scenarios down to bitesize chunks, giving an adrenaline shot to put us on the edge of our seats.”Includes the film 1745. Total running time 104min

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5 & 6 October 2017

AZMAISH: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SUBCONTINENT

“A rare and incisive female-centric documentary about the political and cultural landscape of contemporary Pakistan and India, 70 years after they divided.”

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5, 6 & 7 October 2017

MUDBOUND

“Director Dee Rees (Pariah) delivers a searing racial drama about two families – one white, one black – set in the Deep South in the 1940s.”

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6 & 7 October 2017

THE SONG OF SCORPIONS

“Golshifteh Farahani and Irrfan Khan star in this revenge fantasy about a camel driver falling in love with a strong-minded young woman who can heal scorpion bites.”

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6 & 7 October 2017

A SEASON IN FRANCE – UNE SAISON EN FRANCE

“Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s compassionate and sincere film observes a troubled soul struggling to survive in an apathetic world.”

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6 & 8 October 2017

KING OF PEKING – JING CHENG ZHI WANG

“Genial comedy about a Chinese film projectionist who starts a bootleg DVD operation with his movie-obsessed son.”

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7 October 2017

OM DAR-B-DAR

“An underground Indian classic reaches the UK screen almost 30 years after it was made.”

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7 & 9 October 2017

LIYANA (family movie)

“Vividly beautiful animation brings to life a story created by group of orphans in Swaziland, in this documentary hybrid executive produced by Thandie Newton.”

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7 & 12 October 2017

DISTILLED IDENTITIES

“Tales from a fearful world seem to circulate constantly as we face an ever-changing climate of war and terror. As the map of the world’s population continues to evolve, we question identity, scrutinise belonging, compromise culture and defend our homes. Yet there is hope when fear evaporates and unity prevails.”

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8 October 2017

THE FINAL YEAR

“Greg Barker’s excellent observational documentary examines, with great intimacy, the final year in Obama’s foreign policy administration as an election looms.”

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8 & 9 October 2017

FÉLICITÉ

“This Berlin Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winner weaves a story around a resilient Kinshasa singer who has to fight for her child’s survival.”

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8 & 9 October 2017

BEFORE SUMMER ENDS – AVANT LA FIN DE L’ÉTÉ

“Three young Iranian men hit the South of France in Maryam Goormaghtigh’s intimate road movie, mixing documentary and improvised fiction to enjoyable, unpredictable effect.”

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8 & 9 October 2017

CHAUKA, PLEASE TELL US THE TIME

“An urgent and compelling account of life inside a detention centre for asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.”

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8, 10 & 13 October 2017

LA VIE DE CHÂTEAU

“Bustling with African hair salons, this is a sprightly-paced drama set in the working-class area of Paris around the Château d’Eau metro station”

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8 & 11 October 2017

LE FORT DES FOUS

“A powerful meditation on colonial power and its legacy, from Algerian filmmaker Narimane Mari.”

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10 & 11 October 2017

ISRAFIL

“Sensitive Iranian drama of thwarted romance and familial responsibility.”

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10 & 12 October 2017

MAKALA

“Documentary filmmaker Emmanuel Gras’ gloriously cinematic portrait of a coal producer in rural Congo, which deservedly won the Grand Prize in Cannes’ Critics Week.”

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11 October 2017

EX LIBRIS – THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

“An immersive journey into the New York Public Library with great documentarian Frederick Wiseman.”

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12 October 2017

OH, SUN! – SOLEIL Ô

“This beautifully restored, prize-winning film offers a scathing attack on colonialism and a shocking exposé of racism.”

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13 & 14 October 2017

BEYOND THE CLOUDS

“Acclaimed Iranian auteur Majid Majidi relocates to Mumbai to tell a fast-paced coming-of-age story about a teenager who sets out to save his sister.”

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14 & 15 October 2017

G FUNK

“The story of G Funk, the funky, melodic form of hip hop that conquered the world. The rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble…”

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14 & 15 October 2017

ZAMA

“A political western-cum-existentialist epic from the one of Latin America’s boldest filmmakers, Zama offers an incisive and visually arresting examination of the abuses of colonialism.”

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