London Film Festival Preview

London Film Festival Preview

If previous years are anything to go by, next month’s 53rd BFI London Film Festival, with its rich mix of films from all over the world, will be a high-point of the UK’s film calendar.

The more obvious high-profile American movies aside (previously predicted with stunning accuracy), of the 200-odd features, those that piqued this talking animal’s interest are Metropia, 44 Inch Chest, Air Doll, The Last Days of Emma Blank, Forbidden Door, Gigante, and Castro. Above all, though, awaited with bated breath and considerable excitement, is Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs.

The various collections of short films are also very enticing but given that last year’s special “Screen Talk” and “Masterclass” events were a little hit and miss (thanks to some overbearing hosts rather than uninteresting guests) I’ll be sticking to the silver screen this time around.

The LFF is a great chance not only to see films early but a chance to see films that quite possibly won’t get any kind of general cinema release. The line-up is intriguing, as ever, and is sure to be hiding some pleasant surprises.

28th Sep 2009