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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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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
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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