BFI London Film Festival 2019

The UK’s most prestigious film festival with a more tailored programme to suit its shorter run in the heart of the British capital, running from 2 to 13 October…

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    The Perfect Candidate

    Haifaa al-Mansour returns to Wadjda territory with an engaging story of an accidental local election contender…

    3.5 stars
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    So Long, My Son

    A sweeping narrative of a family across thirty years of Chinese history…

    4.5 stars
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    Wet Season

    A sensitive slow-burn of a film has its heat extinguished by a damp squib of an ending…

    2.5 stars
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    To Live To Sing

    Johnny Ma’s (Old Stone) flawed but entertaining tribute to Sichuan opera…

    3 stars
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    First Love

    Young love blossoms as heads roll – literally – in Takashi Miike’s rambling but entertaining action extravaganza…

    3 stars
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    Heart

    Actor-director-writer Jeong Ga-young goes super-meta playing a director playing an actor… or not…

    3.5 stars
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    Family Romance, LLC

    A provocative drama from Werner Herzog exploring a real-life company hiring out actors as family members…

    4 stars
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    Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

    A captivating fish out of water tale, as an unmotivated teacher falls for life in the highlands of Bhutan…

    3.5 stars
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    Jallikattu

    Lijo Jose Pellissery’s strikingly visceral descent into primal madness…

    3.5 stars
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    Lucky Grandma

    Tsai Chin leads this dark comedy as a grandma whose ‘luck’ puts her on the wrong side of Chinatown gangs…

    4 stars
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    House of Hummingbird

    While a little over-long, it’s hard not to be moved by Kim Bo-ra’s directorial debut…

    4 stars
  • News

    BFI London Film Festival 2019: A closer look at the Asian film...

    easternKicks brings you highlights from the UK’s most prestigious film festival…

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    Maggie

    An X-ray of a couple having sex in a hospital causes mass confusion and weirdness in Yi Ok-seop’s feature debut…

    1.5 stars