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Strong British, European presence at LFF

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Strong British, European presence at LFF

The main programme for the upcoming Times BFI London Film Festival (LFF) boasts of a strong British and European presence amongst 189 features and 108 shorts.

Apart from closing night film Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
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interview: Danny Boyle
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, the British contingent is well represented with the Nick Moran’s Telstar, Eran Creevy’s Shifty and Gerald McMorrow’s Franklyn enjoying their world premieres at the festival.

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Other British films include Michael Winterbottom’s Genova [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
, Richard Eyre’s The Other Man [+see also:
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film profile
]
, Justin Kerrigan’s I Know You Know, Pat Holden’s Awaydays, Steve McQueen’s Hunger [+see also:
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interview: Laura Hastings-Smith Robi…
interview: Steve McQueen
film profile
]
, Terence Davies’ Of Time and the City [+see also:
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]
and Sallie Aprahamian’s Broken Lines [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
.

A panel event, British Film Boom, will look at the new generation of British film talent.

European cinema is equally well represented with Laurent Cantet’s Cannes winner The Class [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
, the Dardenne brothers’ The Silence of Lorna [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
interview: Olivier Bronckart
film profile
]
, Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale [+see also:
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trailer
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]
, Christophe Honoré’s La Belle personne [+see also:
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]
, Agnes Varda’s The Beaches of Agnes [+see also:
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]
, Philippe Grandrieux’s A Lake, Uli Edel’s The Baader Meinhof Complex and Antonello Grimaldi’s Quiet Chaos [+see also:
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interview: Antonello Grimaldi
interview: Domenico Procacci
film profile
]
all making the cut.

A further 29 European films can be seen in the Cinema Europa strand, which features films like Ole Christian Madsen’s Flame & Citron [+see also:
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]
, Sandro Aguilar’s Delta [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
interview: Orsi Tóth
film profile
]
, Uprise and Ruben Östlund’s Involuntary [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Erik Hemmendorff
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
.

LFF Artistic Director Sandra Hebron said, “We are delighted to be able to present such a diverse and high quality programme of films and events, with an unprecedented number of world, international and European premieres. We are excited that London in October will play host to world renowned directors, writers and actors, as well as to some of the most important new voices in international cinema.”

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