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A Roundup of the BFI London Film Festival 2019

Article, Film Festival

14th October, 2019

DN gives the scoop on the BFI London Film Festival 2019, offering our highlights of features and shorts from the programme's broad selection.

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A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2019

Rosie Westhoff discusses working with teenagers, the importance of a good producer and pushing beyond expectations on her new short 'Our Sister’.

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Gregg Houston Reignites Our Love of Tilt Shift Photography with ‘A Small Film About A Concert’

Documentary, Music

10th October, 2019

Gregg Houston reignites our love of tilt shift photography with his lost diminutive Two Door Cinema Club documentary short 'A Small Film About A Concert'.

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Alice Seabright Balances Good Humour with a Strong Heart in Crowdfunded Endometriosis Short ‘End-O’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2019

DN talks with Alice Seabright about the crowdfunding process, making art about taboo topics and recognising humour in dark times for comedy drama 'End-O'.

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Fatty Soprano & Shutterr Reveal How the Therapeutic Power of Dance Saved a Man from Depression in ‘Krump Antidote’

Art & Fashion, Documentary

8th October, 2019

Fatty Soprano & Shutterr introduce us to Marcus, a man whose discovery of Krump helped save him from the dark grip of depression in doc 'Krump Antidote'.

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A Woman Gives Birth to a Jellyfish in Jian Luo’s ‘What Do You Know About the Water and the...

Film Festival, Live Action

7th October, 2019

We speak to Jian Luo about her moving, surreal story of a young woman who gives birth to a live jellyfish 'What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon'.

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Don Broco: Action

Asides, Music

7th October, 2019

Director Benjamin Roberds launches a hot new Don Broco action figure range with face-meltingly tragic consequences in 'Action'.

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The Fraternal Bond of Two Young Orphans Is Threatened in Amartei Armar’s Ghanaian Coming of Age Short ‘Vagabonds’

Live Action, Premiere

4th October, 2019

Writer/Director Amartei Armar tells DN why he wants to reframe audience responses to African narratives with his Ghanaian coming of age drama 'Vagabonds'.

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Steven Briand Captures the All Encompassing Emotion of a First Kiss Between Lovers in Aerial Dance Short ‘Plume’

Art & Fashion, Asides

4th October, 2019

Paris-based writer/director/producer Steven Briand taps into the all-encompassing emotion of the first kiss between lovers in aerial dance short 'Plume'.

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Learn How Neels Castillon Delivered a Vibrant Confluence of Colour and Motion in Dance Short ‘Parce Que’

Art & Fashion, Music

3rd October, 2019

"Mixing dancing and painting could easily become an arty ‘cliché’." Neels Castillon takes us behind the scenes of vibrant dance short 'Parce Que'.

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Matt Moroz Reveals the Hidden Beauty of Myanmar in Dance Music Video ‘Walking in a Boundless Dream’

Music

3rd October, 2019

Matt Moro reveals how he combined traditional & modern dance with 16mm film and a handmade aesthetic for dance music video 'Walking in a Boundless Dream'.

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Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen Recounts a Determined Journey of Perseverance in Migrant Period Drama ‘Part of Society’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd October, 2019

Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen tells DN how he collaborated with Mino Denmark to raise awareness of Denmark's ethnic migrants in period drama 'Part of Society'.

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