CHRISTOPHER NOLAN AND TACITA DEAN TO TALK AT THIS YEAR'S LFF...10:40:00
After yesterday’s huge LFF news lovelies, I thought I would share with you all this brand new news from the festival lovelies, as it has partnered up with American Express to bring brand new talks and collaborations within the world of film and the other industries it influences including TV, music, art and much more lovelies!
And the first two icons to host talks at the event are Christopher Nolan, the incredible director of ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Interstellar’, ‘Inception’ and more lovelies, as well as Tacita Dean, whose art work has featured in a number of films. Both figures have influenced the film industry throughout their careers and are passionate about the way in which film influences so many filmmakers and artists.
Hosted by the BFI Creative Director Heather Stewart on the 9th October lovelies, the pair will explore how much of a cultural impact film is having on the world and the way in which we need to secure the future of film by making changes to the debates and arguments within it. As well lovelies, they will also be joined by Alexander Horwath, the Director of the Austrian Film Museum who will discuss with them about their thoughts and feelings.
Speaking about the event, Tacita Dean says, “As an artist who makes and exhibits film for reasons indexical to the medium, I have had no choice but to fight to get film re-appreciated for what it is: a beautiful, robust and entirely different way of making and showing images in the gallery and in the cinema. Film has characteristics integral to its chemistry and internal discipline that form my work and I cannot be asked to separate the work from the medium that I used to make it. We need to keep the medium distinct from the technology; we need to keep the choice of film available for artists, filmmakers and audiences.”
While, Clare Stewart, Festival Director, BFI London Film Festival, says: “This year we launch a new direction for the BFI London Film Festival’s industry engagement programme – building on the position of London as one of the world’s leading creative cities – with LFF Connects, a series of events designed to look at the future of film and its intersection with the wider creative industries. We could not hope to have a more dynamic, impactful launch than to bring together Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean, two of the greatest creators working in film and art to discuss the future of film as a medium.”