The 59th BFI London Film Festival 2015
Below are links to news stories, reviews, interviews and articles relating to the 2015 BFI London Film Festival. The articles are listed in reverse date order, with the most recent at the top. Click on the title or picture to access.

Francofonia
Russian master Alexandr Sokurov returns to the museum with Francofonia. Jerry Whyte is gripped by this erudite guided tour of European art and history but disappointed that a film built largely of archive footage fails to make a case for cinema.
18 October 2015 | Slarek
Trumbo
While providing as an essential corrective to myths about the Hollywood blacklist, Jay Roach’s Trumbo trumpets its own virtue and wallows in sentimentality. Will that be enough, Jerry Whyte wonders, for it to receive Hollywood’s blessing?
14 October 2015 | Slarek
Suffragette
What Sarah Gavron’s neatly packaged, deeply moving Suffragette lacks in subtlety it compensates for in guts. Jerry Whyte warms to this long-overdue tribute to the indefatigable women whose hard-fought, heroic struggle enhanced our liberties.
11 October 2015 | Slarek
Hand Gestures
The ancient process of lost wax casting has been used for the creation of bronze statues for centuries, and is the subject of first-time director Francesco Clerici's fascinating minimalist documentary. Former art student Slarek is both enthralled and educated.
10 October 2015 | Slarek
Der Nachtmahr
When a heavily partying and anxiety-ridden teenage girl begins seeing a strange creature, her friends and family take this as a sign of mental instability. Slarek reviews the intriguing the debut feature from visual artist AKIZ, which had its first LFF screening today.
8 October 2015 | Slarek
Parabellum
A group of ordinary Argentineans head off to a forest retreat to undertake survival training for an impending apocalypse in director Lukas Valenta Rinner's narratively stripped-down slice of metaphoric social commentary. Slarek is oddly captivated.
6 October 2015 | Slarek
Very Big Shot
In the first of our reviews of films screening at this year's London Film Festival, Slarek enjoys Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya's dual-genre debut feature, a tale of small-time drug peddlers whom circumstance transform into budding filmmakers.
5 October 2015 | Slarek
Screen Talks & LFF Connects events at the 2015 London Film Festival
The BFI have confirmed the full programme of Screen Talks and LFF Connects events available to the general public for this year's London Film Festival, which for those counting the days is only a week away.
30 September 2015 | Slarek
LFF juries announced for First Feature, documentary and Short Film Awards
The 59th London Film Festival (and our coverage of it) gets under way soon, and today the juries were announced for the First Feature competition, the Documentary competition and the Short Film Award.
23 September 2015 | Slarek