Thursday, 23 October 2008

BFI London Film Festival 2008

So the BFI London Film Festival ( started on the 15/10 showcasing a bevy of talented actors, screenwriters, directors and funnily enough, the films themselves. But of course it wasn't really as simple as logging on to the site on the 15/Oct, instead paying members received first pickings 5 days earlier. And although, there are multiple of screenings of most movies, this meant many of the films were booked out before the 15th even came around. However, these are just the words of a tight, rather unorganised individual who could have put in a lot more effort.

In any case, 30 mins before every screening new tickets are released and this my dear friend is salvation for those who share my enthusiasm but also lack the motivation to do anything about it, until it's ALMOST too late.

So there are many anticipated events and films on the bill this year, including;


British director Danny Boyle (pictured above), who is the man behind Sunshine and 28 Days Later, has this time taken a very different path. Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, played by Dev Patel (lanky, awkward dude from Skins, kinda looks like my brother..) leads the love story set in India. The Skinny of it is; Jamal Malik (Dev with Skins crew is the wide-eyed, doppy fella top left) is one question away from winning 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants to be a Millionaire when the police arrest him on on suspicion of cheating.

The story of his life unravels as the Slumdog attempts to prove his innocence, each episode is linked to each game-show question he was given.

This poignant tale plays on the closing night with all attending (and all who miss out) holding very VERY high expectations.
BFI 8:30pm
Speaks about his highly-lauded career and his experience acting and producing the film Che (Part 1 & Part 2).
The understated genius takes the stand and talks all things weird, warpde and wonderful. He's worked with Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry (Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind) and is the mastermind behing Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind & Being John Malcovich.

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