Simon Philip

London Film Festival: Well Crafted Cinema

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The London Film Festival showcased many films that will delight radicals, says Simon Philip.

Films offering a social and political critique were much in evidence at this year's London Film Festival. The tone was set by the sharp eyed opener of the festival, The Last King of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald. The film takes a wry and then damning view of Ugandan President Idi Amin - one of many dictators who rose to power with the backing of British imperialism - and his reign of terror.

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