The 58th BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival started on Wednesday running until 19th October. During this time, you can watch the world’s best films in London including a variety of fiction and documentaries. Watch an array of films in and around London from various venues or simply go to the BFI website and use the BFI Player to view from the comfort of your own sofa. If you’re lucky enough to attend a premiere or two, you’ll be sure to get noticed on the red carpet in a Norton & Townsend bespoke suit.
Recommendations from a few different sources for top 10 films of the festival are as follows:
1. The Imitation Game – Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in a team of code-breakers during World War II.
2. Fury – Another World War II setting staring Brad Pitt as Wardaddy. It will be closing this year’s festival.
3. Foxcatcher – Psychological thriller based on the true events of the murder of word champion freestyle wrestler, Dave Schultz by schizophrenic millionaire and athletic sponsor, John du Pont.
4. Whiplash – A young jazz drummer’s potential talent is foreseen by a music conductor at a top east coast music conservatory.
5. Mr Turner – The life of British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is explored, from his struggle with his father’s death to the fortune made by his painting.
6. Men, Women & Children – Starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner, the story focuses on the Internet’s influence on different generations relationships, communication and self-image.
7. A Little Chaos – A period drama with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman, where a pair of landscape gardeners design a fountain at Versailles for Louis XIV.
8. Wild – From the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Reese Witherspoon plays a woman on her journey of self-discovery following her divorce and years of self-destructive behaviour, on a 1,000 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
9. Winter Sleep – A drama about a former actor who runs a hotel in Anatolia with his wife and he sister, tension builds between them as the hotel become an inescapable shelter during the winter months.
10. Song of the Sea – A hand-drawn Irish fantasy animation about a selkie and her brother’s journey from the city to back to their home in a lighthouse by the sea.
You may not be a featuring in the next award winning movie or walking down the red carpet at the premier, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t dress your best. With Norton & Townsend, its easy and affordable to look your best every day with a bespoke tailored suit. To create your movie star inspired suit, just call us or visit our stores.
Norton & Townsend have regional offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Cardiff. This means our experienced bespoke tailors are able to cover the whole of the UK, visiting you in the comfort of your own home or office. Alternatively visit us by appointment at one of our small stores in London and Ilkley.