While the actual festival doesn’t begin for another fortnight or so, the press side of things at this years London Film Festival began this week. Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second will be in residence at the festival as of tomorrow, taking in the likes of intriguing Michael Shannon drama Take Shelter, Paolo Sorrentino’s English-language debut This Must Be The Place and curling comedy, King Curling over the next couple days. We’ve not yet decided just how we’re going to be publishing the work from the festival, be it on the day that we see the film, or waiting until they screen for the public, but it should all be in order by the end of the week. Regardless of when items will be published, they will all be collated here, on our LFF2011 mini-site, which is already looking pretty healthy thanks to our mammoth four-part preview of the festival.
It’s not all LFF here at Hope Lies though. We’re also going to be at the Raindance Film Festival over the next fortnight too, essentially moonlighting there on an evening after LFF press screenings have finished. Raindance is the biggest event on the British independent film festival circuit, and we’re excited to be going along for the first time. This weekend brings with it Melancholia, and, as huge fans of Lars Von Trier we are very much looking forward to it. Expect a review up on Friday, and look out for next weeks episode of Film Clash, which is dedicated to the film. Elsewhere, we’ll be at a special screening of Paddy Considine’s highly lauded Tyrannosaur on Sunday, which is followed by a Q&A from the director himself. In the wake of the fantastic Submarine and the inventive Kill List British cinema is suddenly exciting, and Tyrannosaur looks set to very much follow in the footsteps of those two films.
So, exciting things lie ahead, we hope that you enjoy being a part of it.