54th London Film Festival Preview opinion

The BFI last week unveiled the programme for the 54th annual London Film Festival, taking place from 13th to 28th October. The hugely varied selection of films from around the world provides an exciting opportunity to take a sneak peak at some of the upcoming big releases, including inevitable Oscar and BAFTA nominees, as well as many that won’t even see the light of day on DVD, let alone win a general cinema release. Very much based on personal taste, here are Talking Animal’s picks:

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan is the hot ticket from where I’m standing, premiere or not. Other interest-piquers include Mammuth, from the directors of 2008 festival highlight Louise-Michel, Womb, featuring Eva Green and Matt Smith, and Little White Lies, directed by Tell No One’s Guillaume Canet. Other films of intrigue are Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Uncle Boonmee (Palme D’Or winner), and Submarine (British comedy from Richard Ayoade). More risky but potentially more fun, The Mosquito Net, End of Animal, October, and Sawako Decides are amongst those that jump out.

If previous years are anything to go by, however, the real highlights will glimmer from totally unexpected places.

13th Sep 2010