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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

14–29 October, 2009

What it’s about

The Times BFI London Film Festival is Europe’s largest public film event and runs for two weeks every autumn, showcasing the best in contemporary cinema from around the world at venues across London.

Established in 1933, this film festivals is one of the many activities of the British Film Institute (BFI), which promotes an understanding and appreciation of Britain’s rich film and television heritage and culture.

Watch out for!

1.Free Events: In Focus With Time Out
This panel provides a platform for discussion and debate among film professionals, social and political commentators and audiences. Topics for discussion:
• Environmental Filmmaking: Can cinema ever be truly green?
• Film Credit Crunch: Can the economic crisis actually be good for cinema?
2. Screen Talk With Julianne Moore

Special Screening

This year’s World Cinema category has five Indian directors showcasing their films. Master filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta returns to the Festival with The Window; Anurag Kashyap’s Gulaal; Shyam Benegal, whose Welcome To Sajjanpur was showcased last year, returns with Well Done Abba; Umesh Kulkarni’s The Well; and Sudhir Mishra’s feature on Mumbai slums, Ride The Wave Johnny – all belonging to different genres, will be showcased at the fest.

Treasures from the archives

This category will showcase recently restored and re-discovered classics from archives around the world. Screenings include: J’accuse, Laila, Too Many Husbands, Vitaphone Varieties and Leave Her to Heaven.




































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