From tomorrow…

56th BFI London Film Festival
10 – 21 October 2012
We hope you’re as thrilled as we are about the start of the 56th BFI London Film Festival. From tomorrow, we’ll be showing over 200 features and a plethora of shorts, packed into a 12 day programme.If you want to find out more about the Festival, check out our Twitter Q&A with Festival Director Clare Stewart from 1-2pm. It’s your chance to ask how many films she watches before programming or exactly how you plan an outfit when you’re sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones.
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Doomsday Book
The Cult strand
Programmer Michael Blyth takes you through highlights from the Cult strand in this year’s Festival.
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Sight & Sound
Beyond the Hills
30 recommendations
Sight & Sound’s hand-picked selection of highlights in this year’s programme.
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Maja Miloš’ bold debut set in Belgrade is a heart-breaking, though never hopeless, portrait of the mores of modern youth.
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The Secret Disco Revolution
The Secret Disco Revolution
Documentary challenging the perception of disco, celebrating it as the soundtrack for social change.
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 The Stoning of Saint Stephen
The Stoning of Saint Stephen
A brutal study of a father’s conflict with his only daughter, with a memorable performance by Lou Castel.
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Violeta Went to Heaven
Violeta Went to Heaven
Andrés Wood’s bold and beautiful treatment of the Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra boasts a terrific central performance by Francisca Gavilán.
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Red carpet
Cult
Black Rock
Black Rock
Three young women fight for their lives when their camping holiday is invaded by three maniacal ex-soldiers.
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Girls Against Boys
Girls Against Boys
After being sexually assaulted, a young cocktail waitress goes on a rampage of vengeance in which no man is safe.
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Education events

A series of events and screening for young and old alike. Read more

Creating Frankenweenie
Creating Frankenweenie
Find out how the amazing story of Victor and his dog Sparky came to the big screen.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
In a new American fairytale, a small girl in the Louisiana bayou explores nature, people and fantastic possibilities.
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Ernest and Celestine
Ernest and Celestine
Bears and mice never mix. It’s always been that way until Ernest and Celestine become great friends.
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EVERYDAY
EVERYDAY
Michael Winterbottom’s delicate new film tells the story of four young children growing up with their mother while their father is in prison.
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Competition
How would you represent Love or Debate in a single photo? Our favourite entry wins tickets to the Closing Night Gala screening of Great Expectations.
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Great Expectations
Join the conversation Twitter
@BFI @BFI Legendary producer@HarveyWeinstein to deliver industry keynote at the London Film Festival:http://bit.ly/VF6vaP #lff
@Phil_on_Film @Phil_on_Film My review of Michael Haneke’s magnificent and deeply moving Amour - http://bit.ly/QsQj6b #LFF
@DIYFilms @DIYFilms Emilie Dequenne gives one of the performances of the year in Our Children, making the harrowing drama unmissable.#LFF
@mant_a_tangi @mant_a_tangi Xavier Dolan isn’t the only wunderkind showing a film at this year’s#LFF Jeremy Teicher was 23 when he directed TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE.
@ICALondon @ICALondon The 56th @BFI London Film Festival starts this week and we’re again a partner venue! Find out what’s on here –>http://ow.ly/eip8n #LFF
@Beautyanthedirt @Beautyanthedirt Love the look of this new film, Ginger & Rosa http://ow.ly/eiOzc playing at #LFF & out this month
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Green & Blacks
Green & Blacks Proud supporter of the BFI London Film Festival, Green & Blacks introduces its new addition to the G&B’s family, Sea Salt and Spiced Chilli.
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Valentino: Master of Couture
Valentino A major new exhibition at Somerset House, which showcases over 130 exquisite haute couture designs by Valentino.
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Sight & Sound
Sight & Sound New issue on sale now, with Festival recommendations and articles on Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa and Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone.
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