DCM’s resident Film Specialist, Tom Linay, tells Huffington Post readers what to expect at the BFI London Film Festival over the coming fortnight.
The 12 days of the BFI London Film Festival rivals the much more famous 12 days of Christmas as the best week and five days of the year. If you’re a London based film nerd, which I’m proud to say I am, it is cinema heaven.
This year is the 57th year of the festival. It’s also the second led by current festival director, Clare Stewart. If you went to any of last year’s events, you’ll know Clare has an extraordinary line in patterned dresses and has made some major changes to the format. This included categorising films under various headings (laugh, dare, thrill, cult etc) which made it easier for people encountering the festival for the first time. As a consequence, 2012 was the best attended London Film Festival.