The 52nd New York Film Festival kicked off on Friday 26th with a programme that surprised critics by offering up more high profile films than in years past. Opening the festival with David Fincher’s Gone Girl (read our five-star review here), the standard was set.
If you’re hooked to NYFF news but couldn’t get yourself across the Atlantic in time, you’ll be pleased to hear that a lot of the films playing in the festival will be screening in London in the next few weeks. Here are a few to look out for:
#1. Pasolini (Abel Ferrara) London Film Festival, Oct 10
Willem Dafoe stars as Pier Pasolini, the prolific Italian filmmaker, poet, writer and intellectual, whose communist views and openness about his homosexuality made him a controversial figure in the 60s and 70s.
#2. Stray Dog (Debra Granik) London Film Festival – Oct 13
Documenting the life of biker and Vietnam veteran Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, by the director of Winter’s Bone.
#3. Eden (Mia Hansen-Love) London Film Festival – Oct 14
This french film follows the rise and fall of Paul, a DJ who pioneered a kind of electronic music, popular in the 90s.
#4. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso) London Film Festival – Oct 17
Viggo Mortensen stars as a Danish military man searching for his fugitive daughter.
#5. The Blue Room (Mathieu Amalric) London Film Festival, Oct 15
Adapting Georges Simenon’s mystery novel about an adulterous affair that leads to murder.