Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 280: Tue Oct 11

Enys Men (Jenkin, 2022): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.10pm

66th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (5th - 16th October 2022) DAY 7

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.

This film also screens at BFI Southbank on Wednesday October 12th. Details here.

BFI review:
On a remote island off the Cornish coast, a volunteer environmentalist records daily observations about a rare flower growing near the cliff edge. Going about her tasks with meticulous care, the nameless ecologist lives a life of isolation and repetition, her routine only occasionally interrupted by a local man who comes to deliver petrol for her antique power generator. But as changes suddenly appear on the plant she is studying, the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to blur, plunging the volunteer into a nightmarish, metaphysical dreamscape. Triumphantly delivering on the promise of his extraordinary debut, Jenkin’s sophomore feature is a fascinatingly abstract, almost dialogue-free throwback to the British folk horror films of the 1970s – steeped in cine-literacy yet bracingly singular in its own right.
Michael Blyth

Here (and above) is director Mark Jenkin talking about his new film.

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