Parricide, human rights and Isis get big-screen treatment at London Film Festival - News Summed Up

Parricide, human rights and Isis get big-screen treatment at London Film Festival


The BFI London Film Festival is upon us. Running from yesterday to October 21, it will showcase films from 75 countries, reflecting the important and most talked about issues of the day. Films with a legal theme are well represented and I have had a sneak preview of the feast on offer to film-goers during the 62nd festival. Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny as the notorious Lizzie Borden who — in August 1892 — was alleged to have hacked her father and stepmother to death in their own home, is not to be missed. Alleged, because some people seem to forget that she was found not guilty at her trial, principally on the ground that well brought-up people such as Lizzie would never take a hatchet to their…


Source: The Times October 10, 2018 22:52 UTC



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