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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-10-11 12:00:00 KST

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And now it's time for our arts and culture segment with Michelle Kim. Today she has news on the British Film Institute's annual film festival that opened in London yesterday and an update on the world premiere of a film starring Salma Hayek and Kevin James.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So, what will you start us off with[Reporter : ] The BFI London Film Festival, the largest film event in the UK, kicked off yesterday with some of the best films from established and emerging filmmakers, including 6 from Korea, and enough red carpet glamour to keep the paparazzi happy. Take a look.

The 56th BFI London Film Festival opened yesterday as A-list stars from all over the world, including Tim Burton, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irvine, hit the red carpet for a bit of glitz and glamour before the opening film got started.
That film was Burton's "Frankenweenie," a 3-D black-and-white stop-motion film about a boy who loses his dog and uses science to resurrect him.
This year's festival offers 225 films, including 6 from Korea, throughout the 12-day run.
The gala screenings and awards that form the festival's core are accompanied by a full program of industry events, public forums and classes.
The festival's director, Clare Stewart, said that she was very pleased with this year's festival line-up, claiming that moviegoers can anticipate a wide range of films and events.

[Interview : Clare Stewart, Director
BFI London Film Festival] "We've got a great selection of gala events at the festival this year. Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut which stars Maggie Smith who'd be on the red carpet for 'Quartet' along with Billy Connolly. We have a great night with Ben Affleck for 'Argo' and we're thrilled that he's going to be here for what is his third directorial outing as well as him taking the lead role in a profoundly interesting thriller."

Of the 12 world premieres at this year's festival, the film receiving the most attention from the media is the new Rolling Stones documentary, "Crossfire Hurricane."
Other films showing at the festival include Roger Michell's "Hyde Park on Hudson," Graham Chapman's biopic "A Liar's Autobiography" and the newly adapted "Great Expectations," which closes this year's event.
The BFI London Film Festival runs from October 10th to the 21st at venues around London.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
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