BFI London Film Festival 2019 Launch

This morning saw the launch of the BFI London Film Festival 2019. In its 63rd year, the festival is screening 229 feature films, including 28 world premieres. Here are some highlights from the festival programme… Headline Galas The opening and closing films for the BFI London Film Festival 2019 had already been announced. The festival opens with the European premiere […]

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Film Review: Wadjda

An excellent debut by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Wadjda is warm, illuminating and engaging. Ten-year-old Wadjda lives with her mother in a suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Wadjda is fun-loving and entrepreneurial, and when she sees the bike her friend Abdullah is riding, she wants one for herself. But in her conservative environment, her plan is met with disapproval… The first feature-length […]

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