Ben Roberts, CEO of the British Film Institute, on Hollywood’s passion for the UK; the power of in-person movie-going; and securing a Covid quarantine exemption for Tom Cruise


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In this episode of your city or mine?, Julio meets Ben Roberts, CEO of the British Film Institute – the government-backed body which champions the art, business and future of movies in the UK. Ben has been at the BFI since 2012, but he only took over as CEO in early 2020, just as Covid hit. Here, Ben talks about leading the BFI through the pandemic and discusses his vision for a thriving and diverse film culture in the UK. In this episode, Julio also talks to Phil de Semlyen, Global film editor of Time Out, about October’s BFI London Film Festival and which exciting upcoming films to look out for.

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