What an amazing selection! Have you seen the feature films nominated and which are your favourites? A hard choice, I agree. Each film stands out from the other whether that regards genre, story, theme, cast… This category absolutely showcases Outstanding British Film at its best and what a great year it has been for British Cinema, ay! To see the full list of nominees, go to http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/nominations-list-film-awards-in-2017-plain-text
Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van Hoy
Premise: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Mick Jackson, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, David Hare
Premise: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
David Yates, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram
Premise: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
I, DANIEL BLAKE
Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
Premise: A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
NOTES ON BLINDNESS
Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison
Premise: In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the work as ‘the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece.’ With exclusive access to these original recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.
UNDER THE SHADOW
Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh
Premise: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tahran of the 1980’s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.