New Cronenberg and Rodriguez for 51st Times BFI London Film Festival
14th Sep 07
At Eatmybrains we just can’t get enough of film festivals right now. Hot on the heels of FrightFest and the Toronto International Film Festival we have the 51st Times BFI London Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 17th October to Thursday 1st November.
It’s a star studded line up this year with some major special guests, including Wes Anderson, Steve Buscemi, Robert Rodriguez and David Cronenberg. There’s even going to be an oppiortunity to attend an evening on transcendental meditation with David Lynch and 60s folk troubadour Donovan!
The festival opens with David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises; a powerful London set thriller reuniting the Canadian maestro with A History of Violence leading man Viggo Mortensen. It’s already had fantastic reviews and was briefly covered by Soulmining in his Toronto report (see news item here). We’ll be bringing you a full review of that as well as all the other major genre releases throughout the fest.
Other big news is that Robert Rodriguez’ extended Planet Terror will be screened separate from it’s Grindhouse double-header with Death Proof and there’s the exciting first UK screening of Michael Haneke's US version of his own Funny Games.
Other films showing include UK premieres of Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution, the Todd Haynes Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, and Brad Pitt in the eagerly awaited Assassination of Jesse James.
The festival closes with the UK premiere of Wes Andersons new film The Darjeeling Limited, starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman.