London Film Festival Tag Archive

DN355: A Prima Ballerina Fights for Relevance & Perfection in Birgitte Stærmose’s Psycho Thriller ‘Darling’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

9th November, 2017

Denmark's Birgitte Stærmose discusses 'Darling', her intense story of pain and perfection which unfolds in the demanding world of professional ballet.

Read more

Experience Groundhog Day Inside a Food Commercial in Robin Comisar’s Anarchic Short ‘Great Choice’

Live Action

8th November, 2017

Robin Comisar tells DN how he turned his favourite food commercial into a twisted and hilarious psychological nightmare.

Read more

Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson Transmute Their Hit Spectral Scare From Stage to Screen in ‘Ghost Stories’

Film Festival, Live Action

31st October, 2017

Andy Nyman explains how he & Jeremy Dyson traversed the tricky road of adapting their hit London stage play 'Ghost Stories' into a frightening feature.

Read more

Director Jimmy Dean Discusses Shooting Intimate Aspect Ratios for Kitchen Sink Vampire Short ‘V’

Film Festival, Live Action

30th October, 2017

Director Jimmy Dean joins us to discuss his Film London short 'V' - an intimate Vampire story exploring themes of adolescence and isolation.

Read more

Intersecting Class Politics in 30 Minutes and One-Take in Marta Prus’ ‘Hot and Cold’

Film Festival, Live Action

27th October, 2017

Marta Prus explains how she portrayed the beauty & brutality of our complex reality in her impressive 30 minute, one-take social drama 'Hot and Cold'.

Read more

DN354: An English Boxer Fights to Survive a Brutal Thai Prison in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

26th October, 2017

How director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire brought the brutal reality of an English boxer's life in one Thailand's most notorious prisons to screen.

Read more

A Young Gay Man Flees His Painful Past in Anne Fontaine’s Coming Out, Coming of Age Feature ‘Reinventing Marvin’

Film Festival, Live Action

25th October, 2017

Anne Fontaine discusses her latest feature and tells DN why women's cinema defined by filmmaker gender is a undesirable road towards segregation.

Read more

Runyararo Mapfumo Creates a Hilarious Celebration of Brotherhood with Short Comedy ‘Masterpiece’

Film Festival, Live Action

23rd October, 2017

Runyararo Mapfumo joins us to discuss using comedy to challenge socio-political themes and the nuances of the everyday experiences lived by black people.

Read more

DN353: Rob Curry & Tim Plester Herald the Rebirth of a Folk Legend in ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’

Documentary, Film Festival, Music, Podcasts

19th October, 2017

Rob Curry & Tim Plester craft a lyrical response to the life, work & tragic loss of the High Queene of English Folk music, Shirley Collins.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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’.

Read more