We watch the curtain fall on the London Film Festival 2012
London Film Festival 2012
The London Film Festival is the capital’s flagship film extravaganza, the crown jewels in the movie calendar. The fifty-sixth BFI London Film Festival arrived in the city on October 10, bringing the most-talked about films from Summer’s big international film festivals – many of them months ahead of their release dates – and a generous handful of swanky gala premieres. There were also short films, experimental works, restored classics and plenty of talks, workshops and Q&As with filmmakers and actors.
Though tragically plausible, the brothers’ transformation into ‘martyrs’ has an inevitability that robs it of tension. Yet the depictions of these characters’ bleak circumstances possess an authenticity that cannot be ignored.