BFI London Film Festival is just around the corner! Get ready for the world’s best new films in cinemas across London from the 5th -16th October…
Taking place in 14 venues across the city, BFI have a number of films in the programme showcasing diversity in cinema, and features some of the best black talent in film. Catch Gala premieres of Nate Parker’s monumental The Birth of a Nation, Queen of Katwe based on the inspirational true story of young Ugandan chess champion starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, and the gentrification of London’s Brixton is examined in A Moving Image.
Other films recommended films are:
76: A terse political drama from Nigeria deals with the ramifications for a group linked to the assassination in 1976 of General Murtala Mohammed.
Chi-Raq: Spike Lee reimagines Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata as a dazzling modern-day hip-hop musical set in Chicago.
Fonko: A pulsating journey through the electronic urban musical underground of Africa that looks at how the new sounds are defining a generation, from the team behind Black Power Mixtape (LFF2011).
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun (Darrat) returns to the theme of the personal and societal responsibility with this searing documentary about ex-Chadian President Hissein Habré.
The Wedding Ring: A female-directed and rare film from Niger, about a privileged young woman who comes back home, in the sultanate of Zinder, after studying in Paris to discover the truth of the relationships between women and men in her society.
White Colour Black: A young mixed heritage man confronts the psychological complexities of his identity in this essential, truly cinematic discovery for anyone interested in Black British cinema.