BFI 56th London Film Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 2012

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Dates:
10th October 2012 until 21st October 2012
 
OPENING TIMES
Various times
 
PRICES
Films from £11.50 or £6.50 (Concs), £7 (Children) | Galas and Special Screenings £19-£25 | Screen Talks £17.50, Masterclasses £15, Weekday matinees at all venues £8
 

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BFI 56th London Film FestivalEvery October the BFI Southbank and selected cinemas across London host the BFI London Film Festival attracting Hollywood players and Indie film-makers from around the globe. In 2012, its 56th year, the festival gets a new director, Clare Stewart, previously in charge of the Sydney Film Festival, and a bit of a shake-up with a new competition element. As well as 225 films - including 14 world premieres - shown over 12 days, gala films and celebrity-studded ceremonies, there is a commendable amount of programme time given over to small independent films, foreign language cinema, documentary work, animation and BFI National Archive classics. An excellent film programme is enhanced by a number of correlating events, such as informal post-screening Q&As, guest appearances, workshops and masterclasses. This year's highlights include Dustin Hoffman's directing debut, Quartet, and Crossfire Hurricane, the first comprehensive film portrait of The Rolling Stones, from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen. Expect a red carpet appearance from the old rockers themselves at the film's premiere on 18th October at Odeon Leicester Square. The 2012 festival opens with the European Premiere of Disney's Frankenweenie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton and closes with Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes.

 

About BFI Southbank

Originally the National Film Theatre, the BFI Southbank is the perfect film buff's cinema, with three large screens and a smaller studio space showing up to 2000 films a year ranging from classics to independent movies as well as gala openings. It's also the heart of London's many film festivals, and the place to go to see obscure arts films, classics, and seasons of works by great directors. More about BFI Southbank

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BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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A Borrowed Life
event > Film Events
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BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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A Brighter Summer Day
event > Film Events
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A Man EscapedA Man Escaped3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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A Man Escaped
event > Film Events
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Bloody MorningBloody Morning3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Bloody Morning
event > Film Events
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Countess Alice + All For LoveCountess Alice + All For Love3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
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Countess Alice + All For Love
event > Film Events
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Flash GordonFlash Gordon3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Flash Gordon
event > Film Events
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Irma VepIrma VepSatirical essay on contemporary French cinema about a film director's struggle to realise his artistic visions.3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
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Irma Vep
event > Film Events
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Satirical essay on contemporary French cinema about a film director's struggle to realise his artistic visions.
MargaretMargaretLisa Cohen is a precocious and sexually active 17-year-old student in New York City, who lives and clashes with her single mother, Joan. At school, Lisa flirts inappropriately with her teacher Aaron and sparks arguments with her classmates about religious conflicts. However, Lisa's greatest battle looms when she faces legal action from bus operator3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Margaret
event > Film Events
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
Lisa Cohen is a precocious and sexually active 17-year-old student in New York City, who lives and clashes with her single mother, Joan. At school, Lisa flirts inappropriately with her teacher Aaron and sparks arguments with her classmates about religious conflicts. However, Lisa's greatest battle looms when she faces legal action from bus operator
Routes: Dancing To New OrleansRoutes: Dancing To New Orleans3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
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Routes: Dancing To New Orleans
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  BFI Southbank 
SoursweetSoursweet3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
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