The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) has relaunched its support for new film releases and is excited to announce the next four films to receive FAN support.
Check out the slate and what’s on offer below.
Dir. Erik Poppe | Cert TBC | 1h 32min | Norway
Released 26 October by Modern Films
On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we follow Kaja (18) as she tries to survive – minute by minute.
“A gut-wrenching ordeal … a brutal single-take drama from the victims’ perspective…like a YA post-apocalyptic dystopia, with Kaja a real-life Katniss Everdeen … an absorbing and moving tribute to the courage of the young victims of Utøya.” – 4 Stars, The Guardian
Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda | Cert TBC | 2hr 1min | Japan
Released 23 November 2018 by Thunderbird
“Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, the latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda — winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes — follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.” – Toronto International Film Festival
Dir. Lee Chang-dong | Cert TBC | 2hr 28min | South Korea
Released 1 February 2019 by Thunderbird
In this thrilling adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong returns with a gripping psychological thriller about obsessive love set in modern consumerist Korea.
Dir. Alice Rohrwacher | Cert TBC | 2hr 5min | Italy
Released 15 March 2019 by Modern Films
Sweet-natured Lazzaro lives in a village in the beautiful Italian countryside, set apart from the world by a bridge that no one can be bothered to fix. Life unfolds much like it did a century ago, save for the odd Walkman and 1990s-era dance music, until things take a strange and supernatural turn as Lazzaro strikes up a friendship with a rebellious young nobleman.
“Rohrwacher concocts a trippy brew of Italian class struggle, folk tales, biblical allegory, pop culture references and a rich vein in cinema history.” – BFI London Film Festival
FAN support for new releases aims to better connect the worlds of exhibition and distribution, and ensure that the best new independent releases find a place in cinemas and connect with audiences across the UK.
If you have a question or would like to find out more, please get in touch at email@example.com.
A one-day event giving you the cinematic inspiration and practical skills needed to share the magic of archive film in your venue
Cinema Curator at Watershed, Mark Cosgrove, reports back on the highs and lows of films screened in the last week