The 56th BFI London Film Festival opens tonight with Frankenweenie

Written by Suchandrika Chakrabarti on . Posted in Festivals

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The 56th BFI London Film Festival will open tonight with Frankenweenie, a stop-motion take on the Frankenstein story, directed by Tim Burton. It will close on 21st October with Great Expectations, starring Burton's partner, Helena Bonham Carter.

The Festival has a new director, Clare Stewart, who's shaken things up a bit. Here's what she has to say about the next 11 days:

What do you think of Stewart's LFF revamp? I'm a fan of the revamped programme sections: love, adrenaline, challenge, debate, cult, journeys and laughter. 

Here's my Top Ten for the LFF 2012:




Argo, dir. Ben Affleck

Hyde Park on Hudson, dir. Roger Mitchell

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, dir. Mira Nair

Everyday, dir. Michael Winterbottom

Ginger and Rosa, dir. Sally Potter 

Midnight's Children, dir. Deepa Mehta

My Brother the Devil, dir. Sally El Hosaini

Wadjda, dir. Haifaa Al Mansour

Underground, dir. Robert Connolly

Zaytoun, dir Eran Riklis




For more information, please see the BFI London Film Festival site

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