Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 94: Thu Oct 15

 Gold For Dogs (Cambet, 2020): BFI Player, 8.30pm

64th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (7th - 18th October 2020) DAY 9

Every day (from October 7th to October 18th) I will be selecting the best London Film Festival each day that you can catch on the BFI Player service. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need.

Review: Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) has spent her summer engaged in an intensely sexual affair with a visiting beach lothario (Corentin Fila), and follows him to Paris in the hope of sustained romance. Instead, she finds herself alone and lost in the city at night. Up to this point, Gold For Dogs seems to be exploring – boldly and with considerable stylistic brilliance – some fairly familiar terrain in French cinema, previously mapped out by Catherine Breillat among others. But when Esther finds an unlikely refuge, we realise that Cambet is presenting something truly original. This witty, mischievous comedy-drama takes the female coming-of-age narrative in a new direction – with Cassavetti’s daring, exuberantly individual lead announcing the arrival of a magnetically watchable new presence. Jonathan Romney

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