Thursday, 17 September 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 280: Wed Oct 7

Black Girl (Sembene, 1966): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.20pm

59th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (7th-18th October 2015) DAY 1

Every day (from October 7 to October 18) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

Black Girl also screens on October 9th and tickets are available. Full details here. 

Chicago Reader review: 
The 1966 first feature of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene. A girl from a lower-class district in Dakar goes to work as a maid for a French couple and accompanies them on a vacation to France, where her newfound sense of freedom gradually turns into feelings of isolation and invisibility. Sembene keeps his metaphors under control, and the result is a message movie with an unusual depth of characterization.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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