Gala & Special Screenings - London Film Festival 2007
The pride & joy of the film festival, Gala & Special Screenings are a carefully selected group of films that give an overall feel to the festival. They are brave and fresh, immaculate and pressing boundaries, and they provide the solid, well-funded backbone to the festival's other not-so-popular experiments.
Here are the films:
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
This year's Palme d'Or winner depicts one tense night in Communist Romania.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Brad Pitt is the legendary 'gentleman outlaw' Jesse James.
Barry the bee is devastated when he discovers that humans love honey.
The Darjeeling Limited
Three brothers set off on a surreal journey through India.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
A paralysed man develops an alphabet of blinking to tell his life story.
Murder, deceit and retribution among London's Russian gangsters.
I'm Not There
Bob Dylan's many faces: an intriguing portrait of an enigmatic artist.
Into the Wild
Sean Penn directs this story of a young man's journey of self-discovery.
Bad luck: teenage Juno gets pregnant and faces tough choices.
Lions for Lambs
Three lives are unexpectedly linked by memories and the war in Afghanistan.
Passion, lust and politics: a dazzling portrait of China in the 40s.
Michael Moore's shocking exposť of the American health care system.
Contemplating broken rules, moral dilemmas and the Mexican night sky.
Things We Lost in the Fire
Outstanding performaces from Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro.