It’s that time of year again. Yesterday was the line-up for the 56th BFI London Film Festival was announced. The festival runs from 10th – 21st October 2012 and we will be covering it more than you could possibly want. I will be trying to beat my personal record of 20 festival films and living off Starbucks and quiet cinema snacks for a week.
The full list of films can be seen on the BFI website but who needs that when below is my initial pick of films that might be worth a look along with a five word summary for each. It may not be comprehensive but this list is at least alphabetical:
The Body Corpse goes missing. Hitchcockian thriller
Celeste and Jesse Forever Can exes become best friends?
Frankenweenie Tim Burton animation – re-animated dog
Hyde Park on Hudson Bill Murray is Franklin Roosevelt
Kelly + Victor Passionate and transgressive love affair
Kiss of the Damned Estranged contemporary vampire sisters reunite
Love Story Documentary/fiction blur for love
My Amityville Horror Exploring the truth about Amityville
Paradise: Love Middle-aged sex tourism in Kenya
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Documentary essay on cinema’s ideologies
The Road: A Story of Life and Death Stories of London’s many immigrants
Robot and Frank Jewel thief and robot butler
Room 237 What does The Shining mean?
The Sessions Iron lung hires sex surrogate
Seven Psychopaths In Bruges in Los Angeles
Sightseers Perfect holiday: caravanning and murder
West of Memphis Documentary about teens killing kids