London Film Festival 08 Picks
October 10, 2008
The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival
starts on 15 October 2008.
Writer Brock Norman Brock
's new feature film, Bronson
, will be screening on 17th and 24th October 2008. Tom Hardy stars as the man named as Britain's most violent prisoner, with Nicolas Winding Refn directing.
follows up the success of 37 Uses of a Dead Sheep
with his feature film The Market
. Set in Turkey, it tells the story of a trader who sees an opportunity to make his fortune when he is offered a mission to cross the Balkan border to purchase medicine and addresses the moral complexities of the black market.
's classic novel, My Talks with Dean Spanley
, will be appearing as a screen adaptation. Edited by Chris Plummer and directed by Toa Fraser, Dean Spanley
stars Peter O'Toole stars as antisocial misanthrope Horatio Fisk. Dean Spanley
will be screening on 17th and 19th October.
's Edinburgh-set New Town Killers
will be playing on 28th and 30th of the month. This dark tale stars Dougray Scott and tells the story of a young man who is offered cash to participate in a deadly night-long game of hide and seek.
Hunger, Enda Walsh
's critically acclaimed biopic of the last days of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, will be screening on 19th and 20th October. Hunger
stars Michael Fassbender and is directed by Turner Prize winning artist Steve McQueen. The film won of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the Sydney Film Prize and the Heartbeat Award at Dinard 2008.
short film Ralph
will be playing as part of the UK Film Council's selection Big Mouth Strikes Again. Ralph tells the story of a sixteen year old boy who travels to Marseilles on a romantic mission to find his best friend Claire and declare his love for her.