THE 56th Annual BFI London Film Festival was has been a showcase for some of the world’s hottest young directors, as well as some more established personalities such as Tim Burton, whose Frankenweenie, reviewed above, opened the event.
The festival is bigger than ever this year, with new venues being added in locations including Shoreditch, Hackney, Bloomsbury and Islington.
The awards for this year’s best films will be announced on Sunday. Until then, check out our guide to the must-see movies on this weekend.
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The late Python Graham Chapman’s creative, saucy and much too silly life – told by most of the remaining actors – is a welcome vacation from the grimness of most festival films.
Tomorrow, 3pm, Vue Leicester Square
Pablo Trapero directs the story of Catholic priests in a Buenos Aires slums, surrounded by duelling dangers of druglords and police in a sharp documentary-style narrative.
Tomorrow, 6.30pm, Vue Leicester Square
I CARRIED YOU HOME
Sisters reunite to bury their mother in Padung Besa, forcing an opening of grievances of their broken relationship in director Tongpong Chantarangkul ’s debut.
Tomorrow, 6.35pm, Curzon Mayfair
19-year-old Alicia ventures through the Andes to reconnect with a long-lost uncle, promising to help him renovate a failing hostel, and sleepwalking along the way.
Tomorrow, 9pm, Curzon Mayfair
Hitchcock’s restored 1929 silent film, in which childhood friends fall into a tragic love triangle on the Isle of Man, is a gem of his early filmography.
Tomorrow, 8.30pm, Empire Leicester Square
IT WAS THE SON
When a young girl is wounded in the crossfire of Palermo gangs, her family, gets carried away with the promised government compensation.
Tomorrow, 12.30pm, Odeon West End