LIFF 2011: Day 12 Video Highlights From BFI 55Th London Film Film Festival

The daily BFI video package for 12th day of the festival has arrived showcasing the best moments from the festival yesterday. On Day 12 of the BFI London Film festival, Madonna’s W.E. made its UK Premier  featured as part of the  Film on the Square Gala.

W.E. is a rich, elegantly structured exploration of the connection between two women, decades apart, both confronting the consequences of desire. Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) gave up a promising Manhattan career to marry successful psychoanalyst William (Richard Coyle), but finds herself trapped in loveless marriage. She’s obsessed with Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), the intelligent and stylish divorcée who captured the heart of King Edward VIII (James D’Arcy). After Edward abdicated the throne he and Wallis married, but as Duke and Duchess of Windsor they spent the rest of their lives effectively exiled from the UK. Frustrated by her husband’s indifference and inspired by Wallis’ pursuit of love in the face of social disapproval, when Wally meets an intriguing new man (Oscar Isaac), she finds herself drawn to him. Madonna, who directs and co-wrote the screenplay (with Alek Keshishian), strikes a delicate balance between the romantic aspirations of the women and their strength and resilience.

 

Michael Winterbottom also gave the final Screen Talk, presented in partnership with American Express, and Sandra Hebron introduced her last Surprise Film, which was Damsel’s In Distress 

Previous Videos:
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 
Day Nine – The Descendants, First Born 
Day Ten – The Kid With A Bike, Take Shelter, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Day Eleven – Trishana, Wuthering Heights