Spank's LFF Diary, Thursday 27/10/2011
Simian Substitute Site For November 2011: Powder Monkey Fireworks

MOSTLY FILM: London Film Festival 2011 - The Afterparty

Yes, yes, I know you're sick to death of the London Film Festival by now. We're nearly done, promise. But were you aware that in addition to the coverage you've been following here over the last couple of weeks, there have also been daily reports from the folks at Mostly Film, Europe's Best Website?

(Well, I say daily. That doesn't include Saturdays and Sundays, when apparently they can't be bothered posting anything on the internet, unlike me. Lazy, lazy Mostly Film.)

Anyway, today their finest contributors (plus me) are there to tell you about the best and worst things they've seen at the LFF this year, in a piece called The Afterparty. Regular readers will know that I've been concluding my annual LFF reports with something called The Wrap Party since, ooh, 2000: but after fifteen days of three movies a day, I'm too tired to sue. (This year's Wrap Party should be appearing towards the end of this week, by the way. My contribution to Mostly Film's wrapup takes a slight step sideways from the requested brief, so rest assured there's going to be only a little duplication between the two.)

As for the bonus content you've come to expect from these Mostly Film hype pieces? Well, it seems a little unseemly to do that this time round, given that I'm only responsible for a small part of the article in question. So let's do this instead: a handy list of all the LFF reviews that Mostly Film published this year, which you can explore at your leisure. Feel free to compare and contrast against mine, as necessary.

Day 1 - Introduction (Indy Datta)
Day 2 - The Giants (Indy Datta), 17 Girls (Ash Verjee), 360 (Ron Swanson, Susan Patterson), 50/50 (Indy Datta)
Days 3-5 -  I Wish (Yasmeen Khan), Alps (Indy Datta), The Loneliest Planet (Adam Howard), Shame (Ron Swanson), Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Susan Patterson), Rampart (Yasmeen Khan)
Day 6 - Where Do We Go Now? (Indy Datta), Like Crazy (Ron Swanson), Louise Wimmer (Susan Patterson), The Day He Arrives (Adam Howard)
Day 7 - Weekend (Adam Howard), Dreams Of A Life (Ron Swanson), Snowtown (Indy Datta), Wonderful London (Sarah Slade), Shin-Heike Monogatari (Veena Muthuraman)
Day 8 - Oslo, August 31st (Ron Swanson), International Animation Panorama (Spank The Monkey), Carnage (Ron Swanson), Headhunters (Indy Datta)
Day 9 - Lotus Eaters (Indy Datta), The Ides Of March (Ron Swanson), Sleeping Sickness (Indy Datta), Dreileben (Ron Swanson)
Days 10-12 - Wild Bill (Indy Datta), Without (Ron Swanson), Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Sarah Slade, Charlie Slade), Miss Bala (Adam Howard), Wuthering Heights (Ron Swanson), Take Shelter (Indy Datta)
Day 13 - Damsels In Distress (Indy Datta), A Dangerous Method (Ron Swanson), Martha Marcy May Marlene (Adam Howard), Junkhearts (Indy Datta)
Day 14 - The Kid With A Bike (Indy Datta), The Jewel (Susan Patterson), Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale Of Life (Adam Howard), Anonymous (Ron Swanson)
Day 15 - Target (Indy Datta), This Must Be The Place (Ron Swanson), The House (Indy Datta)
Day 16 - The Deep Blue Sea (Ron Swanson)
The Afterparty - contributions from Indy Datta, Philip Concannon, Spank The Monkey, Ron Swanson, Adam Howard, Matthew Turner, Susan Patterson, plus the Mostly Film Audience Awards



I knew I should have called it something else! The Debrief? The Rubdown? The Creeping Sense of Post-Festival Ennui?

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