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Now in its 50th year, the London Film Festival aims to bring the very best from festivals around the world and make it directly accessible to the British public. Regularly attended by those who make and star in the films, it also gives the public the chance to ask questions and find out more about the film industry. This year the LFF features a special programme of films about what it means to grow up British. For those seeking something more unusual, it also has a strong strand of cutting edge experimental cinema.
This year's London Film Festival features the gala premiere of The Last King of Scotland, about a Scottish doctor working in Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. Also featured will be Bobby, Emilio Estevez's film about the assassination of Robert F Kennedy, Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan and the new 3D version of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read who won what.
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London Latest Reviews
Ugandan dictator's rise to power as seen through the eyes of a young doctor.
Sexual awakening of a teenager who tries to engage with the object of his affections by posing as a woman on the phone.
The long and quiet life of a Chinese Go Master in Japan.
A lawyer rejects his bourgeois past and moves to the inner city in an attempt to engage with ordinary life.
An investigation into where supermarket food comes from.
Migrants in Malaysia dream of sleep, recovery, and each other.
A man, dogged by guilt, goes on the run after poisoning his lover.
A masseur in the Phillippines tries to come to terms with his father's death.
A nightclub singer falls in love with a much younger woman.
Classic adaptation of Dickens' novel about a orphan who finds a mystery inheritance propels him into high society.
London Film Festival Features
Portrait of a lady and a city Fabien Constant on Sarah Jessica Parker and the team behind Blue Night
Style and grace Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André
On the road again Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane
Putting island in doc Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
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