Times BFI Film Festival 2007

  • Lana Gorlitz


DARJEELING LIMITED at the TIMES BFI FILM FESTIVAL The Times BFI London Film Festival (17 October-1 November 2007) celebrated its 51st anniversary last year, hosting 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries. The LFF thrives as a "festival of festivals," choosing the best films available on the circuit. This creates an atmosphere which focuses primarily on audience participation and enjoyment rather than the typical emphasis on the industry and the acquisition of distribution rights. The principal concern for Sandra Hebron, Artistic Director of the LFF, was "to select films which showed another way of looking at the world." By all accounts, that was a mission accomplished. From the pursuit of a spiritual self in The Darjeeling Limited, and a lonely voyage to Alaska in Into The Wild, to a glimpse into the world of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, and a young girl's experience of...