I had the absolute pleasure of spending time with Network Releasing this week in the run up to the release of Chile’s first Oscar Nominated Film NO.
Gael Garcia Bernal, the star of the film and Eugenio Garcia on whom his character was partly based were also in London to promote the film – you may have seen them on Newsnight or Channel 4 News but they also found time to record a special Q&A with Amnesty International
OSCAR™ MEMBERS SAY YES TO GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL IN “NO” FOR ‘BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM’
Exclusive Opportunity to take part in the Theatrical Release for BFFS Members & Associates!
Following the news that Pablo Larraín’s compelling drama NO has been shortlisted at the 85th Academy Awards® for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, we are delighted to announce that working hand in hand with Network Releasing, BFFS is bringing you the chance to show NO to your audiences as part of the film’s 2013 UK national release.
The film was previewed at the BFFS National Conference last September and received an exceptionally high audience reaction of 80%
NO is being backed in the UK by a heavy-weight advertising and publicity campaign supported by Gael García Bernal himself, so booking it early will take advantage of members’ awareness of the film.
In addition, Network is supporting BFFS audience screenings of this gripping film with posters, social media support and a BFFS-Exclusive Director Introduction by Pablo Larraín to play before the feature.
The True Story of Chile’s “Mad Men” Who Fought A Dictator with Happiness.
****Little White Lies ****Empire **** Total Film
“A brilliant study of Pinochet era politics” Jason Solomons, The Observer
“The best film I have seen all year” Mike McCahill, Sunday Telegraph
Winner of the Art Cinema Prize in Cannes 2012 and now shortlisted at the 85th Academy Awards® for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, NO stars Gael García Bernal in the true story about one of the most unlikely outcomes in world history. How did a small group of media executives and people opposing Pinochet’s regime manage to remove Chile’s dictator with only 15 minutes of TV exposure in the early hours of the morning? NO is one of the most inspirational films you will see this year. Filled with intrigue and drama, NO opens in the UK on 8th February 2013 at cinemas.
Please get in touch NOW to book if you’d like to screen NO from Friday 22nd February 2013.
From Oscar fodder to surreal animations, these are the top 10 films we’re looking forward to arriving on the BFFS Booking Scheme in the coming months:
No – nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at this years Oscars we are thrilled to be able to offer BFFS Members and Associates the chance to be part of it’s theatrical release from the 22nd of February. Gael Garcia Bernal is astounding as the advertising mogul who helps to brings down the Pinochet regime with a simple message: happiness.
The Hunt – BAFTA nominated Danish film starring Mads Mikkelsen as a man accused of abusing a child in his care. He gives a stunning performance in this critically acclaimed film, available to screen from 25th February.
Chasing Ice – Years are turned into minutes in this stunning documentary from environmental photographer James Balog who deploys the latest time-lapse cameras to chart shocking changes to the worlds glaciers. Available in Spring.
Alois Nebel – Based on the comic book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš this beautiful rotoscope animation won the European Film Award for Best Animated Feature in 2012. Available from January.
The Women on the 6th Floor – Jean-Louis’ peaceful but boring Parisian life is turned upside down when a group of Spanish maids move into his building. This sweet French comedy is available from January.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro – Michel has been made redundant but still lives a happy life with with Marie-Claire. Their happiness is shaken when they are brutally robbed and Michel discovers it was carried out by a former collegue. Available from January.
Our Children – stunning performances from a steller cast that unites A Prophet duo Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup with an award winning performance from Emilie Dequenne makes this heartbreaking but absorbing drama a must see. Available in the Summer.
A Liar’s Autobiography – the anarchic animated movie of Graham Chapman’s life. Chapman was most famous for being part of the legendary Monty Python and this film sees the team reunite for the first time in 23 years. Available in the Summer.
The Comedian – a raw, honest and beautiful film about an aspiring comedian caught between beautiful housemate Elisa and Ed, a young artist he meets on a bus. Available in late 2013
Side By Side – Keanu Reeves’ exploration on the history and future of film-making sees him talking to legendary directors from Martin Scorsese to David Lynch. Available in the Summer.