The Wednesday Debate – The London Film Festival 2011
This weeks Wednesday debate is simple really. Following the announcement of the programme for this years London Film Festival earlier today, what are you most looking forward to?
The organisers of the London Film Festival through a bit of a curveball with their announcements that two, somewhat under the radar, Rachel Weisz films would be opening and closing this years festival. Fernando Meirelles’ 360, an ensemble take on the same source material as Max Ophuls’ La Ronde and places Weisz alongside the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law and Eminem came out of nowhere to take the spot many had predicted would go to new films by Scorsese, Cronenberg or Polanski. Almost as surprising was the announcement of Terrence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea as the closing night film, although the precedent set by that particular filmmakers presence at the festival in the past somewhat makes that a more predictable choice for closing film.
“Two” does indeed seem to be the magic number this year, with a pair of Clooney’s, a couple of Fassbender’s and even a double helping of John C. Reilly joining the one-two hit of Rachel Weisz.
The entire programme is up on the LFF’s website right now, so head on over, have a browse and head back here to let us know your favourites in the comment section below.
So, what are you most looking forward to? Anything you feel is unduly missing? Fire away in the comments below.