LFF: LANGUAGE LESSONS

In addition to seeing big releases much earlier than their wide release, the best element to film festivals is the opportunity to take a chance on unexpected screenings and find new favourites. At this year’s London Film Festival, that film is Language Lessons. Language Lessons has a simply premise: Adam receives a gift of one […]

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LFF: THE FRENCH DISPATCH

After a year of delays Wes Anderson’s tenth feature film is finally getting a worldwide release at the end of the month – and fivethreeninety has an early review courtesy of London Film Festival. Anderson directs a huge ensemble cast of many Hollywood’s finest in a film centred around the final issue of a magazine […]

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LFF: MASS

The number one film I was hopeful for at this year’s London Film Festival was Mass, and though I originally thought I wasn’t going to be able to get tickets I secured a seat at BFI Southbank for the UK premiere on Monday evening. Mass is the debut film from Fran Kranz as both writer […]

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LFF: LA MIF

My final online screening of London Film Festival as we head into it’s final week come courtesy of Fred Bailiff. La Mif (which translates to ‘The Fam’) is about a residential home for teenagers who need to be placed under social care creating an unchosen ‘family’ with each other and their care workers under one […]

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LFF: LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

There’s few greater champions of British cinema than Edgar Wright, and after a pandemic where his love of the big screen became a voice of hope in the wake of fear for cinema’s future; it’s fitting for his long delayed film to show now at London Film Festival. Last Night in Soho follows a young […]

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LFF: SPENCER

One of the most anticipated films of this year’s London Film Festival is Spencer. And even before seeing it, you can sense how special it is. Spencer is a fictionalised look at Princess Diana’s Christmas holidays with the royal family, where she decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles. Pablo Larraín directs Kristen Stewart […]

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LFF: THE SOUVENIR: PART II

Film number five of fivethreeninety’s coverage this year’s London Film Festival is what is perhaps the only sequel of this year’s festival: The Souvenir: Part II. This follow up to Joanna Hogg’s critically acclaimed film of 2019 sees Julie in the immediate aftermath of the first film’s final events, and follows her in the transitional […]

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LFF: THE FEAST [GWLEDD]

Welcome to day three of London Film Festival, where I’m sacrificing a regular sleeping schedule to provide coverage for thirteen of this year’s films here at fivethreeninety. And, as I’m in Wales currently, it seems fitting to be welcoming my first Welsh language film of LFF. Gwledd (The Feast) is a Welsh language horror written […]

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LFF: MEMORY BOX

It’s London Film Festival, and next on fivethreeninety’s coverage of a whole range of upcoming films is Memory Box. Memory Box is both written and directed by pair Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, starring Rim Turki, Manal Issa and Paloma Vauthier. The Canadian-Lebanese-French film follows three women whose lives are connected by the sudden arrival […]

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