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Day: 25 October 2011

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘Faust’

★★★★☆ Acclaimed Russian director Alexander Sokurov looks set to divide audiences at this year’s 55th BFI London Film Festival with his deeply profound, Venice Golden Lion-winning variation on Goethe’s tragedy Faust (2011) – a unique and […]

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘Footnote’

★★★☆☆ Following his Oscar-nominated, deeply moving anti-war film Beaufort (2007), director Joseph Cedar continues to raise his profile with Footnote (2011), a uniquely comedic exploration into issues of pride, sacrifice and jealousy through a fragile family […]

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘We Have a Pope’

★★★★★ Italian director Nanni Moretti has been making films since 1973 and is often labelled as the ‘Italian Woody Allen’ by lazy critics with a passion for tenuous comparisons. Yet Allen, even on his best day, […]