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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:

An original story of friendship, love and survival - and finding humour in the most unlikely places.

The debut feature from Dictynna Hood is a haunting tale of secrets and lies in the English countryside.

A clever, contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play of political power and intrigue, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes.

Dreams of A Life
The intriguing story of a young woman discovered in a London flat three years after her death.

Strawberry Fields
An inventive melodrama referencing Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire, a complex story of lust, rivalry and liberation in Kent countryside.

When your country starts treating you like you don't belong, then it's time to leave.

Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold's radical and beautifully filmed adaptation of this classic tale of obsessive love.

A star-studded British cast graces Roland Emmerich's exploration of the contested authorship of Shakespeare's works.

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

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! :-)


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

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