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55th BFI London Film Festival
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


I promised to tell you what films I will be seeing at the BFI London Film Festival. Belatedly, I got onto booking my tickets this morning. These are the eight films that I have booked to see (I may catch some more but I will get cheap seats at the last minute if there are any going) with the relevant links so that you can see what they are about:

50/50
An original story of friendship, love and survival - and finding humour in the most unlikely places.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1612

Wreckers
The debut feature from Dictynna Hood is a haunting tale of secrets and lies in the English countryside.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1850

Coriolanus
A clever, contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play of political power and intrigue, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1654

Dreams of A Life
The intriguing story of a young woman discovered in a London flat three years after her death.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1671

Strawberry Fields
An inventive melodrama referencing Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire, a complex story of lust, rivalry and liberation in Kent countryside.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1812

Goodbye
When your country starts treating you like you don't belong, then it's time to leave.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1698

Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold's radical and beautifully filmed adaptation of this classic tale of obsessive love.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1851

Anonymous
A star-studded British cast graces Roland Emmerich's exploration of the contested authorship of Shakespeare's works.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/1626

I will write a short review of those films that inspire me. I will obviously cover Wreckers (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes) because not to review either of those would be failing in my duty as a fan trying to promote those actors and their work to as wide an audience as possible! Ralph Fiennes now has his own tag - I should have given him this honour the first time I mentioned him - sorry Ralph!

The films that I could not get into because they were either on a ticket ballot or sold out were:

The Deep Blue Sea
A Dangerous Method
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Carnage

I will have to wait for these to go on general release.

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There are a few on that list that I will certainly be interested to hear about! Am intrigued by the new Wuthering Heights. Don't know whether I'd like it – but then frankly I've never seen a fully satisfying version of that amazing novel. Anyway, lots there to enjoy next month – a veritable feast of films to be viewed! :-)

Exactly!

I am now going to go home and read your review of TTSS in peace!

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