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A quick round-up of new titles and BFFS National Conference news

We’re all hands on deck getting prepared for the BFFS National Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards which unfortunately means I’ve been neglecting the blog a little, so in light of that, here’s a rundown of the new titles on the scheme, and a look at the films you’ll be able to preview at the National Conference. Continue reading

Looking ahead – what to look forward to in 2013

Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt
Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.

The full BFFS Booking Scheme catalogue can be found on the BFFS website