Monday, 15 October 2012

56th BFI LFF - Day Two

Premiere Scene's Nicola Johnston, Mike Jonas and William McLaughlan braved the rain to attend day two of the 56th BFI London Film Festival.  We spoke to the actors and filmmakers behind four big movies being featured here at the BFI's London FIlm Festival.

Upandcoming British director Nick Murphy (The Awakening) spoke to us about his new film Blood.  The thriller charts the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham), smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father (Brian Cox), must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.  Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham and Zoe Tapper were on hand at the Odeon West End premiere to tell us all about their film.

Producer John Lesher arrived to the premiere of his intense cop flick End of Watch, directed by David Ayer (Street Kings, Harsh Times).  Lesher and star MIchael Peña (Shooter, Crash) told us the two young officers (Peña's partner's played by Jake Gyllenhaal) are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop.

We spoke to Bollywood writer/director/producer Prakash Jah who's film Chakravyuh received a Gala Premiere launch at the Leicester Square Empire.  Despite the miserable weather fans were out in droves to see the two superstar leads Arjun Rampal (Inkaar, Ajab Gazabb Love) and Abhay Deol (Shanghai, Zindagi Ne Milegi Dobara).  There is a war raging in India. A war whose end can't be seen.  A war that isn't being waged by outsiders.  The enemy is our own!  The youth of the country are rebelling.  Against injustice, against tyranny, against exploitation.  Inequality will not be tolerated forever.  There is anger, and there is deep social unrest. 

Rushing back over to Odeon West End Nicola Johnston caught up with star Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon, The Box) and the producers of kids' movie Robot & Frank.  Set in the near future, an ex-jewel theif recieves a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him.  The two companions try their luck as a heist team.  

Premiere Scene had a blast at day two of the 56th BFI London Film Festival indulging in a galimaufry of stunning films from a range of exciting new talent.

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