Thursday, 20 October 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 297: Wednesday Oct 26

This Must Be The Place (Sorrentino, 2011): Vue, Leicester Square, 8.30pm
This film is also at Vue on Thursday 27th at 12.15pm. Details here.

This Must Be The Place is screening as part of the London Film Festival. Here is my general introduction to the festival. Over the length of the festival I will pick a film a day. I am as confident as I can be that this is the pick of the movies within the parameters I have set - the movies you are likely to get a ticket for and the ones you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to the festival.

BFI introduction:

'Sean Penn is simply astonishing here, playing Cheyenne, a retired , reclusive and oddball rock star (think of Robert Smith from The Cure, crossed with Michael Jackson, replete with the perfectly rendered, high- pitched voice) living just outside Dublin. His father's serious illness forces Cheyenne reluctantly back to America, and onwards to an unusual, offbeat cross-country road trip, in search of someone and something of purpose in his stalled life. This Must Be the Place has a picaresque feel, studded with idiosyncratic encounters, powerful vignettes and wonderful cameos (including one from David Byrne, who also co-wrote the wonderful eclectic roots-and-rock soundtrack). Pleasantly echoing movies like Paris, Texas and True Stories, This Must Be the Place also benefits from a sharp, confident script full of warmth, smart dialogue and, occasionally, laugh-out-loud humour. After a series of impressive Italian films, including the critically lauded Il Divo, director Paolo Sorrentino expands his global horizons to impressive effect with this, his first English-language film, stylishly shot in Ireland and the USA.'
Adrian Wootton

Here is the trailer

Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if the film is sold out as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is the information you need to get those standby tickets.

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