Its the time of the night we have a look back at the day before best highlightsfrom BFI ‘s vodcast from BFI 55th London Film Festival. Day 9 featured the Centrepiece Gala of Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, which saw Gorgeous George, George Clooney back again for another gala this time as a actor in the films European premier. This time he was joined by Shailene Woodley who plays his own screen daughter and the film’s producer Jim Burke.
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar®-winning SIDEWAYS, THE DESCENDANTS is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters – 10 year-old precocious Scottie (Amara Miller) and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) – while wrestling with a decision to sell his family’s land. Handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries, the Kings own some of the last priceless virgin parcels of tropical beach in the islands.
When Alexandra drops the bombshell that her mother was in the midst of a romantic fling at the time of the accident, Matt has to take a whole new look at his life, not to mention his legacy, during a week of momentous decisions. With his girls in tow, he embarks on a haphazard search for his wife’s lover. Along the way, in encounters alternately funny, troublesome and transcendent, he realizes he’s finally on course toward rebuilding his life and family.
as well as the Archive Gala of Miles Manders‘ The First Born at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Composer Alexandre Desplat also took part in a Masterclass, his back catalogue of delights includes The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech andHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Day One – 360
Day Two – 50/50, Like Crazy
Day Three –Shame, 50/50 Q&A
Day Four – Rampart, Pariah
Day Five – Coriolanus, Alps, Crazy Horse
Day Six – We Need To Talk About Kevin, Were Do We Go Now
Day Seven – The Artist, Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below
Day Eight – Ides Of March, Wild Bill, Terri