3 must-see movies
Every October for two weeks The London Film Festival comes to town.
Anyone can book tickets to see the selected movies - some will go on to become big blockbusters - other smaller independent films will have quieter releases.
Every year there’s a great mix on offer and i make it my mission to study the festival programme and book to see at least 3 films.
For around £16 you can expect to see a film plus the bonus of a Q&A with the director afterwards - sometimes the leading stars will be there too.
So this year we saw a complete mix of movies - a selection of short animations from around the world (with the kids), a horror documentary (with my husband) and a New York set rom-com (just me). All were fantastic and well worth a watch:
This wonderful, funny, (sort of disturbing but gets away with it) cute animation centres around a girl called Catherine. To put it mildly she’s clumsy with her pets and keeps accidentally killing them off. It sounds dark but our two were not remotely bothered by the content and were wide-eyed and captivated by the brilliant animation. It’s only 5-10 minutes long but well worth a watch when it’s released. This was part of the Animated Shorts for a Younger Audience screening and is a lovely way to soak up the festival atmosphere as a family.