The film festival has got off to a glamorous start with Killer Joe opening.
I think it is fair to describe this as a brutally funny black comedy brought to us by the same Director who made the Exorcist.
It was a great choice to open the festival with but was not one for the squeamish.
Matthew Macconnachie was brilliant in this. That is a sentence I never thought I would utter let alone the but this was not the marshmallow rom com he normally features in.
He played the ruthless policeman, moonlighting as a hit man, with wit and menace very well. Sort of like a smoother Vinnie Jones.
Another highlight so far has been 7 Day in Havana. Seven different dramas set Over seven days. A great sound track and some touching story telling. A great scene was after the drunken Serb film director insists his driver takes him to a club the driver turns out to be a great trumpet player.
There is a beautifully shot of them wading into the sea in the dark and all you can see is their silhouettes against the lights of Havana. The trumpeters was big guy and he is waving his trumpet about. It looked terrific.
The festivals boasts Jim Broadbent as the chair of one of the awards juries and Elliot Gould as a juror. How cool is that!
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