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13/06/2005

London UK Film Focus to showcase top British features

London is rolling out the red carpet for the second London UK Film Focus, where over 40 of the best new British films, including 12 world premieres, from major film sales companies will be screened for the world’s top film acquisitions executives.
The 43 highly anticipated titles which will screen over the three day industry showcase include Nick Love’s (The Football Factory) new feature The Business, starring Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan; John Henderson’s (Two Men Went to War) Mee-Shee: The Water Giant, a live action CGI starring Bruce Greenwood and Phyllida Law; Stephen Frears’s (Dirty Pretty Things) Mrs. Henderson Presents the much anticipated London period drama starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins and Paul Tickell’s (Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry) Tempesta a Venetian thriller starring Scot Williams, Malcolm McDowell and Rutger Hauer.
The London UK Film Focus running from 27 June to 30 June will screen a selection of high quality British feature films to international film buyers and distributors from every major territory.
The event takes place at the bfi’s National Film Theatre (NFT) on London’s South Bank and due to massive demand to screen films a second screening venue has been secured at One Aldwych.
A dozen titles will receive their world premiere at the second London UK Film Focus: Neil Jordan's 'Breakfast on Pluto'; 'Casanova’s Love Letters – The Movie'; 'Mee-Shee: The Water Giant'; Stephen Frears' 'Mrs Henderson Presents'; 'Niagara Motel'; 'Puritan'; 'Shut Up and Shoot Me'; 'Silence Become You'; 'Rollin’ with the Nines'; 'Tempesta'; 'The Business'; and 'The Descent'.
Industry events hosted at the London UK Film Focus will include a reception sponsored by London UK Film Focus and the BFI on June 27. Other events include a business networking reception at one of London’s most celebrated architectural landmarks Sir Norman Foster’s 30 St Mary Axe and as a celebration of UK film talent, Film London will host a cocktail party at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London’s Aldwych followed by dinner.
The London UK Film Focus is a partnership between the UK film industry and both national and local government. A unique commitment to promoting British talent it is funded and supported by Film London, the UK Film Council, Film Export UK, the London Development Agency, the British Film Institute, UK Media Desk, UK Trade & Investment and The Waldolf Hilton.
For more details visit www.filmlondon.org.uk.
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