29 MEDIA-funded films at this year's BFI London Film Festival

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Hyde Park on Hudson, by Roger Michell. © BFI

Following our news that Mike Newell’s MEDIA-funded adaptation of Great Expectations will be closing the 56th BFI London Film Festival (LFF), we can now confirm that the total number of MEDIA-supported titles screening at LFF in October is 29.

The 29 films originate from all areas of Europe, and most are co-productions. The list includes the hotly-anticipated newest offerings from Thomas Vinterberg, Jacques Audiard and the Taviani brothers, and award-winning titles such as Michael Haneke’s Amour (Love) and Ursula Meier’s L’enfant d’en haut (Sister). The films benefitted from various MEDIA funding schemes, including those for development, distribution and access to finance.

The 56th BFI LFF will run from 10 to 21 October 2012 in venues across London. Tickets are available on the BFI website - public booking opened on 24 September.

The full list of MEDIA-funded titles screening at this year’s festival is as follows. Titles in bold indicate UK production involvement:

  • Á perdre la raison (Our Children), by Joachim Lafosse (Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland)
  • Amour (Love), by Michael Haneke (Austria/France/Germany)
  • Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die), by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Italy)
  • De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone), by Jacques Audiard (France/Belgium)
  • Djeca (Children of Sarajevo), by Aida Begic (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Germany/France/Turkey)
  • Dupa dealuri (Beyond the Hills), by Cristian Mungiu (Romania/France/Belgium)
  • Elefante blanco (White Elephant), by Pablo Trapero (Argentina/Spain)
  • Ernest et Célestine (Ernest & Celestine), by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner (France)
  • Great Expectations, by Mike Newell (UK/USA)
  • Hetjur Valhallar – Þór (Legends of Valhalla – Thor), by Toby Genkel, Óskar Jónasson and Gunnar Karlsson (Iceland/Germany/Ireland)
  • Hyde Park on Hudson, by Roger Michell (UK)
  • I, Anna, by Barnaby Southcombe (UK/Germany/France)
  • Insensibles (Painless), by Juan Carlos Medina (Spain/France)
  • Jagten (The Hunt), by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
  • L’enfant d’en haut (Sister), by Ursula Meier (France/Switzerland)
  • Linhas de Wellington (Lines of Wellington), by Valeria Sarmiento (France/Portugal)
  • Lore, by Cate Shortland (Germany/Australia/UK)
  • Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love), by Ulrich Seidl (Austria/Germany/France)
  • Quelques heures de printemps (A Few Hours of Spring), by Stéphane Brizé (France)
  • Säilöttyjä unelmia (Canned Dreams), by Katja Gauriloff (Ireland/Norway/Portugal/France/Finland)
  • Silence, by Pat Collins (Ireland/Germany)
  • Snabba Cash (Easy Money), by Daniel Espinosa (Sweden)
  • Sueño y silencio (The Dream and the Silence), by Jame Rosales (Spain/France)
  • Tango Libre, by Frédéric Fonteyne (France/Belgium/Luxembourg)
  • Teddy Bear, by Mads Matthiesen (Denmark)
  • The Patience Stone, by Atiq Rahimi (France)
  • V tumane (In the Fog), by Sergei Loznitsa (Germany/Netherlands/Belarus/Russia/Latvia)
  • Village at the End of the World, by Sarah Gavron (Denmark/UK/Greenland)
  • Yek Khanévadéh-e Mohtaram (A Respectable Family), by Massoud Bakhshi (France/Iran).


Publication date: 25 Sep 2012

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