LFF draws to a close with Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express closed with a star studded finale with the European Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth at new Festival venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall with director Joel Coen and key cast, including Frances McDormand, in attendance. Over the 12 days of the Festival, the new Headline Gala … Read more

Cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay SASC on capturing Mothering Sunday

Adapted by screenwriter Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession), British drama Mothering Sunday is based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novella by Graham Swift, and directed by Eva Husson (Hanna, Girls of the Sun). Set in post-World War I England, the story follows Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), a maid in the Niven household who is given the day off on … Read more

BFI and DCMS support UK sales companies at Cannes in first awards from UK Global Screen Fund

The BFI has kicked off the UK Global Screen Fund with two early awards to support UK features in the Official Selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The first tranche of money from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funded £7m pot is being allocated through the fund’s international distribution strand, designed to … Read more

Applications are open for BAFTA Breakthrough UK and USA 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced applications opening across the UK and USA for BAFTA Breakthrough 2021, BAFTA’s flagship talent support initiative in partnership with Netflix. The initiative, previously known as Breakthrough Brits, has been running in the UK since 2013 and in the US and India since the global … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite

Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

DP Michael Snyman delivers a cinematic treatment to The Night Manager

A huge domestic and international hit, the BBC and AMC six-part drama The Night Manager was adapted from John le Carré’s espionage novel by David Farr and guided to the screen by producer Rob Bullock, director Susanne Bier, and cinematographer Michael Snyman. “When I read the initial scripts, I was immediately drawn to the huge … Read more

Thimios Bakatakis / The Lobster

Animal Magic Thimios Bakatakis  / The Lobster Animal Magic Thimios Bakatakis  / The Lobster How the world will be – and look – in the future has been a recurring subject since the earliest days of cinema. Over the years many filmmakers have taken on the tricky task of how to portray life in a … Read more

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