Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 357: Tuesday Dec 27

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Alfredson, 2011): BFI Southbank, Studio, 8.30pm
This film is on an extended run at the cinema until January 8

Time Out review:

'Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (‘Let the Right One In’) blows a fresh air of continental style into Le CarrĂ©’s story without harming the 1970s British period feel of his source material. Naturally, some episodes from the book and TV series don’t make it into the film, but it’s remarkable how much remains, often secured by a sly glance here or quick image there. This spy story is all about the journey – the process – and the byways of the route, not the grand finale. This film’s superb cast, script and direction threaten to make that journey equally as thrilling as Le CarrĂ©’s book.' Dave Calhoun

Here is the trailer

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