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Film Festival shortlist announced

Published 29/09/2010 | 15:04

Danny Boyle's film 127 Hours has been nominated for the Best Film gong at the London Film Festival
Danny Boyle's film 127 Hours has been nominated for the Best Film gong at the London Film Festival

Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, Mike Leigh's Another Year and The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, have all been shortlisted for the Best Film Award at this year's BFI London Film Festival.

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Black Swan, the thriller starring Natalie Portman, and Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan, are also up for the prize.

Other gongs in the festival include Best British Newcomer, which celebrates the achievements of a new writer, producer, director or actor, and the The Sutherland Award, for the most original and imaginative debut in the festival.

Danny's film is called "gripping, adventurous film-making and headline grabbing drama" by the festival, while Another Year is praised as "a virtuoso, London-set exploration of family and friendship".

Other films in the 11-strong shortlist include Archipelago, How I Ended This Summer, Meek's Cutoff, The Sleeping Beauty, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, and Of Gods And Men.

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