It only feels like it was yesterday that I was saying “goodness is it LFF time already?” and here I am saying it again as today saw the official press launch of the London Film Festival.
This year we’re pleased to have a mighty Soda haul (being a small distributor) of 5 films screening at the festival, Modern Life, Home, Wonderful Town, Better Things and Wendy & Lucy (if you want to read more about the films then I’ll be posting our official press release here shortly).
Other than preaching to you about how you should check out all the fantastic Soda films at the festival we thought it might be nice to let you know what other non-Soda films coming up at the festival had caught our eye…
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Alex Gibney’s documentary on the eccentric, self destructive but wildly fascinating inventor of Gonzo journalism.
Delta Kornél Mundruczó’s visually stunning film which has been drawing parallels with the films of Béla Tarr.
Achillies and the Tortoise The latest film from Takeshi Kitano which applies Zeno’s paradox to the story of a budding young artist.
Easy Virtue Stephan Elliott’s reworking (be it with a slight contemporary twist) of the Noel Coward play and Hitchcock film of the same name.
Hunger Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed directorial debut on the events surrounding the 1981 IRA hunger strikes.
If you’ve had a chance to catch the line up then please let us know what you’re looking forward to, or if you have any recommendations, and we’ll hopefully see you in October