We’re very excited today. Not because of the arrival of a new pair of It winter boots, or because we’re a day closer to the weekend (even though that’s always cause for celebration). Nope, it’s because the BFI London Film Festival kicks off today, meaning the capital will be overrun with great new films, some of which won’t be in cinemas for months, and A-list sightings galore.
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the likes of Meryl Streep, Cindy Crawford, the gorgeous Dominic Cooper, next year’s girl crush Carey Mulligan, perennially stylish Eva Green, and of course (drum roll please) George Clooney. And, as if that’s not enough, Tom Ford, Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Juno Temple, Romola Garai, Jane Birkin and Sam Taylor-Wood will also be gracing our pavements.
But it’s not just the celebs (and their outfits, obv) we’re excited about, it’s seeing the host of great new films before anyone else, then feeling just a little bit smug about it. We’ll be checking out three Clooney films – Fantastic Mr Fox, The Men Who Stare at Goats and hot Oscar contender Up In The Air – plus Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man, the gorgeous 1960s drama An Education and loads of others. But if you can’t get your hands on tickets to the screenings, don’t despair! Next Thursday (22 Oct) Trafalgar Square will play host to the free London Moves Me event – with over 20 short films celebrating travel in London through the ages screened to a backdrop of live music. So there’s no excuse not to get involved.
We’ll be seeing all the best films and squeezing our way into all the best parties, too, so check in with us every day for all the latest LFF action.
Tonight we’re at the premiere and after party of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox – along with Meryl Streep, Bill Murray and Mr Clooney himself. So expect all the gossip in the morning (did we mention we’re excited?)
Check out the website for more information: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/
- Holly Fraser