FOEC went to the 60th BFI London Film Festival in October and came away with a bumper-episode's-worth of films to talk about! Sandy and Jeremy are joined in this episode by the very wonderful Liz, a veteran attendee of LFF with a nose for the outstanding films in the festival's massive programme. As this episode will show, the strength of LFF's line up this year puts to bed any mutterings that 2016 is a sub par year for cinema. Though we could not get to reviews of every film that we saw at the fest, you can read Sandy's reviews from his first few days at the festival here.
FOEC will take a brief hiatus before Christmas, due to Sandy's unexpected trip to Kazakhstan in November. However, Sandy, James, Jeremy and (if you're really good boys and girls) Liz will return in December with more reviews of new releases and a look back over the cinematic year that was 2016. In the meanwhile, this extra-long episode features plenty of recommendations for films new and old. Enjoy...
IMAGES AND DETAILS OF THE FILMS REVIEWED IN THIS EPISODE ARE LISTED BELOW IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE.
MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE:
THEME SONG: 'Film! Film! Film!' by Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk and Sokol, from Film! Film! Film! (Фильм, фильм, фильм, 1968)
Excerpt from Joseph Haydn's 'Die Schöpfung' ('The Creation') performed by the Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Adam Fischer.