Saturday, 23 October 2010

LFF11: A chill in the air

It was Black Swan night on the London Film Festival red carpet yesterday, as producer Scott Franklin, costars Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis and director Darren Aronofsky lined up for the cameras. The evening was pretty chilly, although Aronofsky's scarf might be a slight overstatement. As we head into the festival's final weekend, there's definitely a sense that things are winding down - only five days to go. And the journalists are beginning to look like the walking dead after 10 days of sleep deprivation and too many movies. Here are two film highlights from this weekend...

The Kids Are All Right
dir Lisa Cholodenko; with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore 10/US *****
Five of this year's best screen characters appear in this comedy-drama about a relatively ordinary family facing some unusual challenges. And while the premise seems extremely offbeat, it's actually beside the point... MORE >

dir Joanna Hogg; with Tom Hiddleston, Lydia Leonard 10/UK ****
A gruelling exploration of middle class angst, this observant film tells its story in a minimalistic, abstract way that may be frustrating for some filmgoers. But it'll chill most audiences to the bone... MORE >

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