Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 275: Wed Oct 2

Finis Terrae (Epstein, 1929): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm

63rd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (2nd-13th October 2019) DAY 1
Every day (from October 2nd to October 13th) 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.

This silent classic from Jean Epstein also screens on October 3rd at BFI Southbank in NFT2 at 8.40pm. You can find the full details here.

London Film Festival introduction:
On a tiny island off Brittany two young men eke out a living by harvesting seaweed to burn for prized soda. When one of them cuts his thumb and an infection sets in, it challenges the boundaries of their relationship and galvanises the neighbouring community. Jean Epstein’s timeless narrative about survival in extremis is underpinned by avant-garde techniques and deeply resonant images, such as the recurrent lighthouse or the sight of women sheltering by rocks like giant black birds. Even without sound you can almost hear the ocean. This is a film about the possibilities of cinema and anyone thinking of picking up a camera should watch and be inspired.
Robin Baker

Here (and above) is the trailer produced when this film was screened by the 'Nobody Ordered Wolves' film club.

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