Official Secrets – BFI London Screening

I saw ‘Official Secrets‘ at the BFI London Film Festival last week and I absolutely loved it. I am genuinely not a big fan of Keira Knightly but she did a brilliant job in this movie. Official Secrets is a political drama about Katharine Gun, who worked at the GCHQ as a mandarin translator back in 2003. Have you hear about her? I am going to be honest here, I haven’t either before coming to this screening and I feel quite bad about this, actually. Check out below the director, Gavin Hood talking about Katharine’s story, and when he first … Continue reading Official Secrets – BFI London Screening

Rocks Screening at the BFI + Q&A

Rocks is a realistic, authentic portrait of growing up in London and navigating through high school every day life. It’s a female lead production, directed by Sarah Gavron, and written by Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson. For the first time in the London Film Festival History, the BFI Education Programme offered education screenings and events to young people across the UK and Rocks was one of this event. All the actors who appear in the film, are first time actors who were discovered through casting sessions at schools and who participated in months of workshops while preparing for their roles … Continue reading Rocks Screening at the BFI + Q&A

Ellen Burstyn & Emma Thompson Among Cast For Female-Fronted Multi-Generational Peter Pan Pic ‘The Lost Girls’ — Toronto

The Lost Girls will chronicle four generations of Darling women as they struggle in the aftermath of their adventures with Peter Pan in Neverland. The film will follow how Wendy (De Paolis) struggles to retain her creative spirit after her fantastical journeys with Pan. Read the full Article Deadline’s website Continue reading Ellen Burstyn & Emma Thompson Among Cast For Female-Fronted Multi-Generational Peter Pan Pic ‘The Lost Girls’ — Toronto

BFI London Film Festival – 2019

he 63rd BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express announces its full programme today, presenting 229 feature films from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers and emerging talent.  For 12 days from 2-13 October 2019 the LFF will celebrate the diverse landscape of international cinema, showcasing films set to entertain and inspire, provoke debate and tackle the urgent issues of our time.  Amanda Nevill, CEO, BFI said: “At this moment when the UK is adapting and reshaping our place in the world, the BFI London Film Festival really underlines the soft power of the art of film … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – 2019

For Sama

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice–whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which … Continue reading For Sama