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LFF CONNECTS ARTISTS WORKING AT THE INTERSECTION OF FILM AND OTHER CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN INSPIRING TALKS SUN 8 15:45 SOHO LFF CONNECTS: IAN MCEWAN WATCH FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON EXCITING SCREEN TALKS & LFF CONNECTS FOLLOW OUR TWITTER FEED OR JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO FIND OUT MORE. @BFI BFI.ORG.UK/LFF 108 SCREEN TALKS LEADERS IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA GIVE IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Artist Julian Rosefeldt is renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving image artworks. Inspired equally by art, film, architecture and the history of popular culture, he creates complex multi-screen installations that carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms. Here he is joined by BFI Fellow Cate Blanchett to discuss their collaboration on the critically acclaimed, 13-channel video installation Manifesto, a deconstruction of art manifestos and a call for original thought, which has been adapted and reassembled as a 90-minute feature and receives its European Film Premiere at the LFF (p92). Manifesto captures Academy-Award winner Blanchett creating 13 distinct personas -including a factory worker, a dance teacher, a tattooed lush, a tense news reporter, and a haggard homeless man - which dissect a century’s worth of artistic movements. Nitin Sawhney is firmly established as a world-class multi-hyphenate artist – producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He has also composed for multiple forms, from film and videogames to dance and theatre. Highly prolific, his collaborations include some of the world’s leading orchestras and songwriters, including Paul McCartney, The London Symphony Orchestra, A R Rahman, Brian Eno, Sinéad O’Connor, Anoushka Shankar, Cirque Du Soleil and Akram Khan. Having composed the score for the LFF Opening Night Gala film Breathe (p9), he is currently collaborating with that film’s director Andy Serkis on the upcoming Jungle Book. We are delighted to welcome this musical polymath to the Festival to discuss his work. FRI 6 21:00 NFT1 SAT 7 14:45 VUE7 LFF CONNECTS: JULIAN ROSEFELDT & CATE BLANCHETT LFF CONNECTS: NITIN SAWHNEY One of the greatest modern British writers, Ian McEwan made a name for himself writing dark and gripping novels, often notorious for their extreme themes. His work has also explored the impact of unusual situations on ordinary people and examined how social and political issues determine personal lives. His skill in creating great characters and distinctive narratives has seen many films adapted from his work, including The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, The Comfort of Strangers and the Academy Award-winning Atonement. On Chesil Beach (p19), which he adapted from his own novella, screens as this year’s Love Gala. We’re delighted to have McEwan join us to discuss the different disciplines of writing for the page and the screen and explore why his fiction continues to have such enduring appeal for big screen storytellers. Support Film Forever bfi.org.uk/join Photo: Ursula Soltys


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