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London Film Festival prizes

London Film Festival prizes
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The London Film Festival attracted a galaxy of stars, and a good selection of films this year.

We Need to Talk about Kevin won the Best Film award. The director, Lynne Ramsay, said: “It was a struggle to make my movie – it was a very low budget, it was a very tight shoot and you know if it [winning this prize] just helps the movie to get out there and people see it, that’s always wonderful.”

X-Files star Gillian Anderson was a jury member at the Film Festival in London. She said “There were a small handful of films that I think were definitely the finest films I have seen all year.”

A BFI Fellowship went to director David Cronenberg, for A Dangerous Method, film about about Freud. He said, “Freud was considered quite dangerous because he was subversive. He shook up the official version of reality that people wanted, and said well there’s things going on underneath the surface that we need to acknowledge.”

Ralph Feinnes also won a BFI Fellowship for Coriolanus. He said “Directing is a diffrent energy, I find it very exhilarating – you are responsible for conveying ideas and inspiration to a lot of people.”