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LFF: Interview with Orion Lee

Asian actor Orion Lee took a gamble when he left the world of finance to become an actor.  Now, a graduate for LAMDA, he counts a supporting role in Bond film Skyfall in his filmography, as well as roles in two films at this year’s London Film Festival: X + Y and closing […]

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LFF 2014 Short Film Roundup No.3

Our third roundup of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival is a bit of a mixed bag. We have 5 films that veer in subject between sweet family animation and extreme experimental art, which is great, though they veer also in quality between highly polished and pretty […]

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LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.2

For our second round-up of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival we have two from England, one from Finland and one from Germany; an action-comedy, a documentary, a family drama and an experimental film-essay about…I’m not really sure. The two British films were produced and part-funded by […]

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LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.1

As usual this year, the London Film Festival has provided an immense programme of big films, big name directors and the usual cavalcade of stars attending its premiers and gala screenings. However, while all of this is going on, there is an oft overlooked element to the festival, and that […]

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Luna: An Interview with Dave Mckean

As a multi – award winning comic book artist, author, filmmaker, illustrator and photographer it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to an individual like Dave Mckean. From hugely influential artistic collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Mirrormask) to the sublime illustrations of Grant Morrison’s hugely popular […]

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The Cut Interview Part 1 – Fatih Akin

The Armenian Genocide that started in 1915 remains a hugely controversial issue today. Nearly 100 years on, Turkey, and many other countries, do not officially recognise it as genocide. With very few films made about this event, The Cut, selected to compete in the main competition at the 71st Venice […]

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The Cut Interview Part 2 – Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim only came to widespread notice five years ago when he landed the lead role in Jacques Audiard’s brilliant prison drama A Prophet. Since then, he’s continued to build an impressive CV, working with some of the best filmmakers currently active. The latest to secure his talents is Fatih […]

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Flowers of Taipei: An Interview with Chinlin Hsieh

One of the main delights on offer at festivals is the opportunity to stumble across films that might otherwise never receive the exposure they deserve. This is particularly true of documentaries that are increasingly relegated to Netflix’s eccentric collection. It’s a shame because there are real gems out there. Flowers […]