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LFF 2014

Zero Motivation (2014)

Films about mopey, misanthropic teenagers attempting to flee the quotidian plod of their domestic lives are dime a dozen in contemporary cinema, but it's out of the frying pan and into the fire for Daffi (Nelly Tagar) and Zohar (Dana Ivgy),…

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…

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…

Camp X-Ray (2014)

Newly deployed to the eponymous Guantanamo base, Peter Sattler's debut follows Pvt. Amy Cole (Kristen Stewart) as she navigates the patriarchal milieu of a military prison, and finds an unlikely companion in Ali (Peyman Moaadi), a talkative…

The Creator of the Jungle (2014)

In considering biographical documentaries, it is always difficult to divorce the film from its subject, to view one without being influenced by the other or to consider each solely on its own terms of merit. Just how much is the film, as…

10,000km (2014)

Portraying long-distance relationships on-screen can be a tricky business but when they are told well, they can pack an emotional punch.  With that being said, the first full-length feature from Catalan director Carlos Marques-Marcet delves…

’71 (2014)

If you ask what ‘The Troubles’ refers to, it is likely that not many people would have heard of it or know what it relates to.  But the cinematic debut from Top Boy director Yann Demange highlights this historical conflict in Northern…

Excuse My French (2014)

The perils of childhood can easily make or break someone's life, especially as he or she venture into the scary world of full-time education.  The latest film by director Amr Salama was surprise success in the Egyptian box office and brings…

58th BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival hits the capital once again this October, highlighting the films hotly anticipated to do well in the forthcoming awards season.  The UK’s largest film festival, the 12-day event will showcase 248 films across 17…