Thursday, 26 September 2013

BFI LFF PREVIEW: NIGHT MOVES


One of the most high-profile films that I'll be catching at the BFI London Film Festival is Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves. Reichardt has picked up a lot of respect on the American indie scene with recent hits like Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy and Meek's Cutoff, and she's one of the foremost female directors working in America today. The film received great reviews at Venice, and also won the Grand Prize at Deauville. Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard play environmentalists as they plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam, and as they deal with the consequences of their actions. No US release date (nor UK) has yet been set; Cinedigm will be handling the American distribution, and signs are that they may opt for a multi-platform release, potentially in the new year, which would put it out of this year's Oscar race. Should they decide otherwise, it might stand a decent shot at picking up a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.