Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 276: Fri Oct 7

Medusa Deluxe (Hardiman, 2022): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 9pm

66th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (5th - 16th October 2022) DAY 3

Every day (from October 5th to October 16th) 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.

Get in line for this film, which Jonathan Romney states 'It’s moot whether this MUBI pickup will reach beyond hip cinephile circles after its Locarno debut, given its wilfully esoteric approach ...' -- the other screenings at LFF are at the Prince Charles on October 8th and Curzon Soho on October 15th. You can find the full details here.

BFI review:
Thomas Hardiman’s debut feature – shot in bravura long takes by acclaimed cinematographer Robbie Ryan – immerses us in the bizarre and highly strung world of high-fashion hair design, in which a cast of volatile models, designers, hairdressers and security guards bicker, clash and accuse one another of murder. As this narratively and chronologically complex story deliciously unfolds, Ryan’s restless, uncannily stable camera drifts from scene to scene, through a maze of backstage rooms, waiting areas, theatre spaces and car parks. Taking in the hilarious histrionics from Hardiman’s strikingly game cast of actors, as well as the splendour, colour and excess of the extravagant hairstyles in competition, Medusa Deluxe is a unique and audacious trip quite unlike anything you’ll experience at the Festival.
Paul Ridd

Here (and above) is an interview with the director.

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