49th London BFI London Film Festival

United Kingdom, October 18 - November 2 2006

The jury

Michel Ciment (France), Rachael Turk (), Marianne Gray ()

Awarded films

“The London Film Festival — under the expert guidance of Sandra Hebron — is probably the most brilliant example of a Festival taking place in a big town and providing its audiences with the crème de la crème from the major artistic events of the year (Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam, Locarno, San Sebastian) as well as some little seen gems”, writes Michel Ciment in his overview on the 50th edition of the event organized by the British Film Institute and sponsored by “The Times”.

Our jury saw an interesting selection of first and second features, among them Nick Broomfield’s Ghosts, Reprise by Joachim Trier and the prize-winning Lola (Lo que se de Lola), the Spanish director Javier Rebollo’s first feature about a loner who gets obsessed by a young woman in his neighborhood, and who follows her through her life without ever getting to know her.