May 30, 2015 0

Watch a film with a view on the rooftops of London

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When? Through the whole summer, until the end of September

How much? £13 per ticket

Fancy catching a film without having to sit in a stuffy cinema? Until the end of September, Rooftop Film Club is offering a season of classic, cult and recent releases on top of two of London’s finest rooftops: the Queen of Hoxton bar, club and art collective in Shoreditch and former Victorian factory the Bussey Building in Peckham.

On Peckham Common, cineastes can sample delicious food, sup cold drinks and watch fabulous movies as the stars come out to shine – all augmented by a huge screen, high-quality wireless headphones and comfy seats. Last summer saw more than 200 sold-out screenings, so book soon!

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May 15, 2015 0

Who will take home the Golden Palm at Cannes 2015?

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“The Festival de Cannes is a celebration of cinematographic art. We exist to showcase the new writing, new genres and new visual innovations of our time. Every year in May, Cannes gives a sort of snapshot, both ephemeral and lasting, when one adds up the years,of what constitutes the art of cinema.”

Thierry Frémaux

Festival Director

cannes3Cannes 2015 opens its doors one more time to welcome the best productions of the year. From the 13th to the 28th of May, keep an eye out there to find out who will take the big price this year.

As a non-public event for guests only, press coverage will be providing the events secrets for us, only mortals. We will have to resign ourselves to only watch them be… but we love that the most, don’t we?

Considered as the most prestigious film festival in the world, The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.



The first edition of the Festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumière. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally took place, on 20 September 1946. It was subsequently held every September – except in 1948 and 1950 – and then every May from 1952 onwards.

Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.

The Official Selection serves to highlight the diversity of cinematic creation through its different sections. Films that are representative of “auteur cinema with a wide audience appeal” are presented in Competition, and Un Certain Regard focuses on works that have an original aim.

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April 27, 2015 0

The Unexpected Life of Jorge Torregrossa

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Paloma Fraile interviews Jorge Torregrossa, director of The Unexpected Life (La Vida Inesperada), during his movie screening at the London Spanish Film Festival.



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April 18, 2015 0

Alice Henley and The Heart of Adrian Lovett

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Alice Henley tells Great Expectations Films all about her new role at the theatre and much more. We prefer not to reveal anything.. you better watch it!

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April 12, 2015 0

Some time with… Julia Guillen Creagh: “The film industry is changing as it happens to our society.”

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The film industry as we know it is suffering internal changes. The way movies are produced nowadays is very different from the greatest classics we all know. Not only visually, but also internally. A single producer seems not to be enough anymore to make a film happen, therefore we see more and more co-productions between countries to put together a decent movie worth for the audience to visit the theatres. Julia Guillen Creagh knows this reality very well. As a film director, she founded her production company, Atraco Perfecto, producing successful films such as Hotel Amenities, preselected for the prestigious Spanish Goya awards; and Shadows in Wind, award-winning short film.


Q Film industry is getting tougher and tougher everyday. Did you have this clear when you decided start your career as a filmmaker?

A To be honest I have to confess that I had an image a bit naive about the situation. I was so determinate to get a foot into the film industry that now, looking at it from a different perspective, I think I was more in love with the idea of filmmaking. I knew it would be difficult, but not this hard. I could not imagine, not until I saw the way things are from the inside, that it was going to get so complicated to make your way through a filmmaking career. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 3, 2015 0

Your favourite movies under the stars at The Luna Cinema

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You’ll be delighted to hear The Luna Cinema spent the winter months compiling the greatest season of cinema under the stars ever seen in the UK, with over 120 screenings taking place at the nation’s finest venues. Not only is it the largest open air cinema season ever staged in this country, but their big screen will be travelling further afield than ever before, with screenings in Edinburgh, Cardiff and on the Isle of Wight, alongside all their usual incredible venues.

They’ve carefully selected the best films to grace their giant screen, from Hollywood classics through to this year’s Oscar winners. It promises to be the greatest summer of cinema imaginable – make sure you come and join the crowd!

On the morning of Thursday 9th April, tickets for the season will go live. But just to reward you, loyal supporters and past audiences are offering you an exclusive 24 hour pre-sale booking period, from the morning of Wednesday 8th April, just so you can get the tickets of your choice before the general public are invited to the party!

This year their Premium Tickets not only offer you the chance to watch the film from the luxury of a Luna / DoubleTree by Hilton chair (in prime position in the arena) but also you’ll receive a drink at the bar, and a goody bag.

They’ve also introduced a fast track bar for premium ticket holders so they can avoid the queue and replenish those glasses without missing a frame of their favourite film.

As ever, all tickets must be booked in advance as there are limited capacities so make sure you book early to avoid missing out!


Source: The Luna Cinema newsletter

For information about tickets, venues and program please visit

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March 27, 2015 0

Wild Tales. Black comedy taken one step further.

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Director\Screenwriter: Damián Szifrón                Duration: 122 mins                     

Producers: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Esther García, Matías Mosteirín, Hugo Sigman

Cast: Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín, Nancy Dupláa

UK distribution: Artificial Eye                               Genre: Comedy/Thriller                   Country: Argentina-Spain 2014

Bringing together six hilarious short stories about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, combined to form a macabre and outrageous comedy about the trials of modern life.

The brilliance of the film (produced by Pedro Almodóvar) lies in its combination of excess and ordinariness. There is a lot of violence here, often staged in a manner so extreme and so comical that it verges on the cartoonish.

The stories are quite different from one another but are linked by common themes. As Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has written, they are about “catharsis, vengeance and destruction… and the undeniable pleasure of losing control”.

Road-rage drivers, loan sharks, shady lawyers, critics, corrupt politicians, cheating husbands, traffic wardens – all the pressure points of 21st-century life get a roasting in this delirious black comedy from Argentina.

Where to watch it in the UK? Check this link from to find out.

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March 23, 2015 0

Time for reunion. Pretty Woman is 25 years old this year and the cast celebrates the big day.

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PW Reunion

1990. Pretty Woman hits the theatres all over the world. Who would have thought that a movie about a hooker ‘saved’ off the streets by a businessman would have been so successful. Here it is celebrating a quarter of a century, still one of the favourite romantic comedies of all times. The secret? Perhaps the charm of crazy-rich Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), or the captivating personality of Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts).

NUP_167866_0521.jpgRoberts, along with others from the cast, including Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall, sat down with Matt Lauer in Today to celebrate the romantic comedy’s 25th anniversary.

During a teaser broadcasted last week, we saw a Julia Roberts absolutely delighted when Lauer surprised her with a good-old Walkman.

“How did you even find one of these?” the actress asked the Today co-host after he presented her with the exact same one used during the famous bathtub scene in Pretty Woman. “I didn’t know they existed anymore!”

But an even bigger surprise when Roberts hit play and Prince’s hit “Kiss” came on.

juliaRoberts“That’s amazing,” she told Lauer before giving Richard Gere a listen to the song she belted out in the film.

“That is so funny. I can’t believe it – I’m going to play this for my kids.”

The entire interview will air in two parts, on Tuesday and Wednesday, on Today.

“It was wild,” Lauer told his Today co-hosts on Wednesday, March 18. “And we did the whole thing, just to keep in the mood of the movie, in a bathtub, with the bubbles. It was fantastic.”

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March 6, 2015 0

Richard Gere at The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Initial release: March 6, 2015 (USA)                                                                                                  Director: John Madden

Running time: 122 minutes                                                                                                                Screenplay: Ol Parker

Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere.

Music composed by: Thomas Newman

Synopsis: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina.

GereFor those who enjoyed the The Best Marigold Hotel back in 2011. For those who laughed out loud at the witticism of Maggie Smith or the inventiveness of Dev Patel. For those who cried when Tom Wilkingson found what he was looking for. And for those who got excited when Bill Nighy came back for Judy Dench.

All of you have a date at the movie theatre to discover that, this time, Celia Imrie perhaps will trap a forever sexy, white haired Richard Gere in this new feel-good feature film that will take you one more time all the way to India and its particularities, its colours and its flavours.

Some critics have made clear that this sequel brings nothing new to the story. I say that if you enjoyed the first movie… then you were left wanting more, and here it is for your own delight.

Welcome to the Second Best Marigold Hotel. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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February 22, 2015 0

22 facts you didn’t know about American Oscars, British BAFTAs and Spanish Goya Ceremony Awards

By in GEFilms The Oscars is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony, first held on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.

2. The cost of guest tickets for that night’s ceremony was $5 ($69 as of 2015), and ran for 15 minutes. Fifteen statuettes were awarded that night.

3. British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) was founded in 1947.

4. The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as Los Premios Goya, are Spain’s main national annual film awards and were established in 1987.

5. The Oscars awards ceremony was first televised in 1953, it is now seen live in more than 200 countries.

6. The Oscars Academy uses a sealed envelope to reveal the name of the winners since Los Angeles Times announced the winners just before the ceremony began in 1940.

7. The Oscar statuette is made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in (34 cm) tall, weighs 8.5 lb (3.85 kg). It takes between three to four weeks to manufacture each Oscar statue.

8. The reel of film with five spokes where the Oscar stands represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.

9. The BAFTA awards famous mask was designed by US sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe and it weighs 3.7kg.

10. The Goya award itself is a small bronze bust of painter Francisco de Goya created by the sculptor José Luis Fernández.

11. In support of the American effort in World War II, the Oscar statuettes were made of plaster and were traded in for gold ones after the war had ended.

12. Since 1950, the Oscar statuettes have been protected by the requirement that they can’t be sold without first offering to sell them back to the Academy for US$1. If a winner refuses to agree to this stipulation, then the Academy keeps the statuette.

13. Harold Russell sold his 1946 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Best Years of Our Lives in 1992 to a private collector for $60,500 to pay for his wife’s medical expenses.

14. Orson Welles sold his 1941 Oscar for Citizen Kane (Best Original Screenplay) in an online auction for US$861,542 in 2011 after winning a court decision contending he never signed any agreement to return the statue to the Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

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