BBC is perhaps a name you are more accustomed too in making some of the best television shows around, contributing to this glorious golden age the idiot box is having (Doctor Who and Sherlock are particular favourites of ours). But BBC, very much like BAFTA and BFI also lend their talents and ideas to some phenomenal films, providing funding for talented film-makers and their creations. With that in mind, why not have a look at some impressive films that are coming out thanks to the BBC.
Also coming out in September is yet another funny folly What We Did On Our Holiday. With the roster boasting Celia Imrie, Billy Connolly, David Tennant and Rosamund Pike and developed by the creators Outnumbered. The film tells the story of a family of five and their chaotic visit to the grandparent’s in Scotland and is set to be a riotous film.
Toronto International Film Festival, starting this September will see several World Premières for BBC Films. My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz which sees Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and the perfect Maggie Smith (released in the UK on the 21st November) about an American man who inherits an unusual resident in his flat in Paris. Also screening thanks to BBC at the TIFF 2014 is X+Y starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins and The Face of an Angel
They have also announced that Alan Bennett will reunite with The History Boys team Nicholas Hytner who will direct. Kevin Loader, Damian Jones and Hytner will also produce. The Lady In the Van also starring Maggie Smith revolves around a vagrant who parked a dormobile in Bennett’s drive and stayed there for fifteen years.
So that’s it from BBC Films, what you are looking forward too?