Danish films at BFI London Film Festival
The 54th BFI London Film Festival has announced its official programme, which includes five Danish feature films and one short film.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival has announced its official programme, which includes five Danish feature films and one short film. The films are: " A Family" directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, "Submarino" directed by Thomas Vinterberg, "Super Brother" a family film directed by Birger Larsen, "Nothing's All Bad" directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals, "Armadillo" directed by Janus Metz and a short film "Whistleless" directed by Siri Melchior.
The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival was launched on September the 8th by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron. The Festival showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, many presented by cast members and filmmakers.
Opening the festival is Mark Romanek’s "Never Let Me Go", starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, whilst Danny Boyle’s" 127 Hours", starring James Franco will close the festival. In between are "The King's Speech", with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter; Darren Aronofsky’s "Black Swan", with Natalie Portman; Mike Leigh’s "Another Year"; NEDS, directed by Peter Mullan; "The Kids Are Alright" starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening; and Cannes Palme D’Or winner, "Uuncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives". Other highlights include "Conviction", starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell; Alejandro González Iñárritu’s "Biutiful" starring Javier Bardem; "West Is West", the follow up to East is East; Xavier Beauvois’ "Of Gods and Men"; and Julian Schnabel’s "Miral" with Freida Pinto. In "The First Grader" an 84 year old Kenyan finally starts school, and "Africa United" features a group of youngsters who trek across Africa to reach the World Cup. "The Great White Silence", a BFI Archive restoration, is this year’s Archive Gala, featuring a live performance of a new score by Simon Fisher Turner.
Following last year’s inaugural ceremony, the BFI London Film Festival Awards return for a second year to celebrate the finest films within the Festival and to recognise the achievements of filmmakers, both new and established. This year’s Awards will take place on 27 October at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, before a panel of judges composed of figures from across the international film community. The full Awards shortlists will be announced on 28 September.
54th BFI London Film Festival
13 – 28 October 2010
BFI Southbank, Waterloo, Programme details and ticket sales online
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For more information go to the BFI (British Film Institute) website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/
Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark / Expatica