Friday, 19 October 2012

56th BFI London Film Festival - Day Five

Day five of the 56th BFI London Film Festival saw Premiere Scene's William McLaughlan and Anthony Bueno head over to Odeon West End to speak to the actors from Rowan Athale's (A Good Life) breakthrough feature film Wasteland.  We were lucky enough to speak with star Luke Treadaway (St. George's Day, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding) who told us about his decision to take the part.  Vannesa Kirby (About time,The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman), Matthew Lewis (The Syndicate, Night of the Loving Dead) and Gerard Kearns (Shameless, Honeymooner) were on hand to discuss their role in the production.

The next film screening was Broken and we spoke to the even younger cast.  Eleven year old Skunk played by newcomer Eloise Laurence witnesses a violent crime - the film focuses on her loss of innocence.  We also managed to have a very brief word with busy British director Rufus Norris (Cutting Horse, Dalva) and actor Denis Lawson (New Tricks, In The Mix).

The late film this evening was Zaytoun, starring Stephen Dorff as Israeli fighter pilot Yoni.  Zaytoun is a film examining the conflict in 1982 Lebanon.  We spoke to producers Gareth Unwin (The King's Speech, Exam) and Frederick A. Ritzenberg (Confession, Callow Bandits) and also caught up with director Eran Riklis (Play Off, A Soldier and a Boy).

Day five of the 56th BFI London Film Festival was awash with new British talent.  Premiere Scene will be watching all the filmmakers' futures with anticipation and wishes all of them the greatest success.

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