Highlights of the 2011 London Film Festival

Foreign Students's picture

The BFI London Film Festival is one of the most anticipated dates in the cultural calendar each year, and this year is no different. Over two weeks there will be 204 films shown including 13 world premieres, as well as dozens of special events involving directors, actors and crews. Running from the 12-27th October, the Festival is now in full swing, and below you can find some of the highlights that you should try and check out.

  • English Language Film: Some of the most exciting premieres at the Festival are from British and US filmmakers. The legendary director David Cronenberg is introducing A Dangerous Method, which tells the story of the psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, and features Keira Knightley. Equally, Ralph Fiennes is making his directorial debut and playing the lead role in his version of the Shakespeare play Coriolanus.
  • World Cinema: This year foreign-language film is playing a huge part at the Festival. There is a series of films all being put under the banner of French Revolutions, including a brilliant and beautiful animation called Tales of the Night. Another interesting highlight will be the 1920's based action-comedy Let the Bullets Fly, which is already China's highest grossing film ever. On top of this, the Cannes Grand Prix Winner, The Kid with a Bike from Belgian directors the Dardenne brothers, is also being shown.
  • Events: There are numerous FREE events throughout the two weeks of the festival. Highlights include filmmakers and journalists choosing the 100 best cult films ever next Saturday, and a special discussion amongst writers and directors about transferring a play from the stage to cinema on tomorrow. Click here for more information about the events.

To find out more information about the London Film Festival, including times and a full programme visit their website here.

If you are interested in film, then make sure you check out the World Cinema section on our site for reviews, Top 10 lists and to watch short films.


Share with friends