Friday, 10 September 2010

[382] 10 films to look out for at Raindance

This week has been a heavy one for launches. Yesterday was the launch of the London Film Festival, and the day before was the press event for the Raindance Film Festival - the LFF's hipper, rougher cousin. I covered both for Den of Geek, and decided to approach it in suitably bloggy style, picking out ten or so films to check out. I will be doing a similar piece for the LFF, probably next week, but I bet it will be longer.

Interestingly, it seems I am the first Den of Geek writer to bring to our readers' attentions A Serbian Film. I'm not sure I like having that honour, but it inspired some healthy discussion in the article's comments. As with any controversy-attracting film, it's a shame that the other films in the list didn't garner as much attention.

Coming up at the end of the month is the Raindance Film Festival, London's showcase for the world's most promising independent and low-budget cinema. Now in its 18th year, Raindance is boasting a line-up of 77 would-be breakout flicks, most of which are receiving their UK premieres.

With strands dedicated to documentaries, Japanese cinema, and homegrown British films, as well as awards given for the best debut, microbudget, UK and international features (to be judged by, amongst others, Charles Saatchi, Julian Barratt, Dave McKean and Lemmy), there's certainly a lot on offer for the discerning cinephile. Luckily for you, we've combed the programme and come up with 10 films that have impressed us with bold concepts, or baffled us with their barminess.

Read the full article here.

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