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As programme director of the National Film Theatre and organiser of the London Film Festival for more than 15 years, the American Ken Wlaschin became a highly influential figure in British cinema.

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French prison thriller A Prophet was hailed a "masterpiece" as it scooped the London Film Festival's inaugural best film prize.

Glorious 39, London Film Festival

An unhappy and inglorious time

Gay Nazi movie triumphs at Rome Film Festival

A Danish movie about a gay love affair between two members of a neo-Nazi group won top honours at the Rome Film Festival, while Helen Mirren won the best actress award.

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