Great festival films - In honour of the 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012
La Haine (1995)
Mathieu Kassovitz won best Director at Cannes in 1995 for one of the best use of black and white in a modern film. This film was released during the Brixton Riots of 1995 and perfectly set the tone and mood which made this film stand out even more for UK and in particular London cinema goers of the time. With a fantastic soundtrack and some brilliant early performances from the three leads; this is one of the true festival greats.