It’s freebie day at the London Film Festival, and for the sixth year running Trafalgar Square hosts an evening of free screenings – great news for anyone who hasn’t yet managed to snap up tickets to the other films. The event, called London Moves Me, will showcase more than twenty short films depicting travel in the capital over the last one hundred years – casting a romantic light over everything from trains and buses to skateboards and airships. The earliest film, Westminster Bridge, dates back to 1896 and others – such as Scenes at Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner Underground Stations – promise to show the beauty of the Tube in the 1930s, something long forgotten these days. All the films will be set to a musical accompaniment by acclaimed pianist Neil Brand – pop down at 6.30pm for a very cultured evening of nostalgia. If celeb spotting is more up your street, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried will be gracing the red carpet in Leicester Square this evening, for compelling melodrama Chloe. We adored Amanda in Mamma Mia and Jennifer’s Body (out in a couple of weeks), but Chloe looks certain to put Amanda on the map as a serious actress. She plays an alluring young escort who is hired by Catherine (Julianne Moore) to test her husband, played by Liam Neeson. The plan goes awry when Catherine finds her teenage son, and herself, attracted to Chloe and drawn into a dangerous game of lies and accusations. Gripping stuff.
For film details go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/
- Holly Fraser