London fest adds awards, goes heavy on Clooney

Posted by · 7:41 am · September 9th, 2009

While still ensconced in Venice, I must admit that the thought of diving into another festival makes me slightly dizzy — but the London Film Festival doesn’t care about that. LFF artistic director Sandra Hebron unveiled a strong lineup this morning, but the real news is that they have added a bevy of awards to […]

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‘Slumdog’ to close London fest

Posted by · 4:57 pm · September 3rd, 2008

The full lineup for October’s London Film Festival will be revealed in a week’s time, but we do now know what its bookends will be. “Frost/Nixon” was confirmed months ago as the festival opener. Now comes the announcement that Danny Boyle’s surprise package “Slumdog Millionaire,” coming off sensational buzz at Telluride, will have its European […]

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‘Frost/Nixon’ to bow at London fest

Posted by · 12:42 am · June 26th, 2008

Good news for me and my fellow Brits: for once, we’re going to get something first. Although Ron Howard’s baity “Frost/Nixon” hasn’t been kept that tightly under wraps, confirmation has arrived that the film will have its world premiere at the 52nd London Film Festival, where it will open proceedings on October 15. It’s an […]

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