LFF2017 Tag Archive

Sean Robert Dunn Presents a Raw Depiction of a Tragically Dysfunctional Family in ‘British by the Grace of God’

Film Festival, Live Action

17th October, 2017

Sean Robert Dunn discusses balancing an unnerving vision of populism and racial hatred with chimes of comedy in his raw, dysfunctional family drama short.

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An Excited First-Timer’s Take on the 61st BFI London Film Festival

Film Festival

16th October, 2017

Following his London Film Festival debut, DN's James Maitre offers his thoughts on some of the highlights from this years' shenanigans.

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Annemarie Jacir Explores Issues of Identity & the Duty of Tradition in Paternal Feature ‘Wajib’

Film Festival, Live Action

13th October, 2017

The unbreakable and equally complex parent-child relationship is intimately explored through the wakes of separation in Annemarie Jacir’s, ‘Wajib’.

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A Man Suffers an Isolating Crisis of Communication in Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton’s ‘Wave’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2017

Co-directors Benjamin Cleary & TJ O'Grady Peyton discuss their funny and moving short about a man isolated by the barrier of an unintelligible language.

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A Down’s Syndrome Boxer Must Withstand a Battle of Wills Before the Bout in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s ‘Fighter’

Film Festival, Live Action

10th October, 2017

Ten minutes before a match, a Down’s Syndrome boxer fights for his right to get in the ring in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s visceral short.

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An Iranian Wife Embraces an Opportunistic Route of Escape in Kaveh Mazaheri’s Award Winning Short ‘Retouch’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2017

Kaveh Mazaheri discusses working within Iran's censorship system and staging a convincing accidental death for his multi-award winning short 'Retouch'.

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Racism Destroys a Freewheeling Venice Beach Community in Kate Hickey’s Feature Doc Debut ‘Roller Dreams’

Documentary, Film Festival

5th October, 2017

Kate Hickey’s doc celebrates the rise of the iconic Venice Beach rollerskate dancing scene and exposes the prejudices which fuelled its destruction.

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BFI London Film Festival 2017: Looking Ahead

Film Festival

2nd October, 2017

DN looks ahead at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, anticipating what to see from this years' eclectic lineup of diverse and exciting cinema.

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