Saturday, 23 September 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 283: Fri Oct 13

Faces, Places (Varda, 2017): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 3.20pm

61st LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (4th-15th October 2017) DAY 9

Every day (from October 4th to October 15th) 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.

'Faces Places' also screens at Curzon Mayfair on October 12th. Details here.

London Film Festival preview:
Arriving in town in a van that doubles up as a giant camera, Agn├Ęs Varda and JR make quite an impression. For all the initial odd-couple thrills of seeing the revered French filmmaker rolling her eyes at the younger artist’s exuberance, a deep connection is quickly forged between two creative souls, who are fuelled by the desire to see their imaginations realised on a grand scale. Photographing people at home or work and pasting the huge images in public spaces, the pair use this art practice as a pretext to listen to working class French people reflect upon their lives. Deceptively simple in structure, the film’s socialist feminist politics are expertly folded into a moving humanism, exemplified in a moment where JR recreates the world as viewed through Varda’s blurring vision. And the film’s final act? A pilgrimage to visit old friend and notorious recluse – Jean-Luc Godard.

Kate Taylor

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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