BFI London Film Festival


#1

Programme is out:

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=films&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

What do you want to see?


#2

I’ve not had a chance to look through it properly yet, but they’re showing Blade Of The Immortal, and that looks incredible:


#3

In years gone by when I was a member i’d draw up a long list of what I wanted to see, then add times to Google calendar, then try and get tickets on the day of release. I just can’t be arsed anymore. I usually get a printed version of the guide then see what’s on when I have a free evening, and usually end up catching something interesting. Usually something mildly trashy from the THRILL section.

Scanning that, I think 1%, Small Town Crime, Memoir of a Murderer and A Prayer Before Dawn might fit the bill,


#4

Defo seeing 120 Beats per Minute as its not out until April here and is meant to be incredible. Otherwise will take a proper look this weekend.


#5

This is what I’m doing, I quite like the faffy bit. Will make a list then find a weekday when a few of them are showing and book it off work. It quickly gets pretty unaffordable otherwise as tickets with membership can be £16 on the weekend and it all racks up. Probably see a couple of others on a whim too.

Definitely enjoy seeing films on the pulpier side rather than dramas.


#6

I wanna see Person to Person

and
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

and
My Friend Dahmer


#7

Weekday ones are better for me what with weekend parenting obligations.

The headline ones I’m usually happy to wait and see when they get a general release. There are some from last year that I’m still waiting on!

I actually took two days off last year for LFF and ended up seeing two films that weren’t even part of the festival.


#8

Think I’m gonna go for a double helping of European dread on Friday 13th and see the new Lanthimos Killing of a Sacred Deer straight in to the Haneke’s Happy End


#9

Missed this on the line up. Definitely want to see that (at some point, hopefully at LFF).


#10

Booked!

Monday 9th - Person to Person
Wednesday 11th - Good Manners
Friday 13th - Killing of a Sacred Deer
Friday 13th - Happy End
Sunday 15 - You Were Never Really Here

Very very happy with that selection. Also the website was a bit sluggish but worked fine, didn’t crash at all for me.


#11

Booked Lean on Pete, 120 BPM, Florida Project, Surprise film (my first!) and You Were Never Really Here. Everything else can wait till payday.


#12

I’m away for most of the first week, which restricts which films we can get to.

We’ve gone for:

Sat 7th - Columbus
Sat 7th - Ingrid Goes West
Sun 8th - Our Time WIll Come
Mon 9th - Thoroughbred
Tues 10th - Professor Marston…
Fri 13th - Bad Genius


#13

Booked today (thanks to being an AMEX wanker):

The Wound
Reinventing Marvin
Sweet Country
A Ciambra
Quality Time
London Calling (selection of shorts)
Five Fingers For Marseilles
Bad Genius
Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits


#14

Saw a few of these at the NZ Film Festival last month.

Can strongly recommend:
Call Me By Your Name
Loveless

Didn’t see, but got good reviews:
Killing of a Sacred Deer
Blade of the Immortal
Beach Rats

Don’t recommend:
Happy End (general consensus among myself and film-geek friends was negative, sadly).


#15

When the heck is it getting a general release?


#16

1 Dec 2017


#17

Ffffuuuuu


#18

I only booked for Person to Person and The Final Year


#19

Eurgh…last year it was just films from the cult section so tried to broaden things a bit this year…

-Ghost Stories
-Rift
-Spoor
-Hagazussa - A Heathen’s Curse
-Grain
-Lucky
-The Ballad of Shirley Collins
-Dead the Ends

There were a couple more I was interested in but couldn’t get times to work. Like Killing of a Sacred Deer is on at 11:30 am one day so can’t even do a half day at work and see it.


#20

It’s released in November anyway