British Film Institute Competition

    British Film Institute Competition

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    The Time Machine, 27 September – 15 October As the BFI reaches its 75th birthday, BFI Southbank presents a two-month season featuring films which in one way or another are primarily concerned with time in terms of form and/or content. It includes films set in the past or the present or the future, films about time-travel and about memory, change and history. The fantastic, eclectic range of films featured in the season ranges from Citizen Kane (1941) to Michel Gondry’s sublimely surreal Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson for a full listing/details on the season.

    A Matter of Life and Death showing until 15 October – BFI Release, Extended Run Set in 1945, A Matter of Life and Death opens with RAF pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) plunging to a certain death over the English Channel in his crippled Lancaster bomber. All his crew are dead and Carter is talking on the wireless to a young American radio operator called June (Kim Hunter), and tells her he loves her. Against all odds, Carter survives the fall and finds himself washed up on an English beach. Inventive and extravagant, A Matter of Life and Death demonstrates Powell and Pressburger’s superlative visual imagination. combined with Alfred Junge’s set designs, Jack Cardiff’s exquisite cinematography and the sheer humanity of the characters make A Matter of Life and Death a truly touching and inspiring film.

    This competition is now closed. The winners are as follow:
    Ann Smith, Caldicot NP26
    Andy Craig, Merseyside, L37
    Chuck Foster, Essex, IG10
    Denise Webb, London E12
    Nikki Day, Essex SS5
    Andy Deeley, London, W7