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Keith Iddins, Head of Entertainment at the May Fair Hotel, reveals his top five films at the 58th BFI London Film Festival


24 September 2014

As the 58th BFI London Film Festival kicks off on the 8th October Keith Iddins, Head of Entertainment at The May Fair Hotel, has his finger on the pulse when it comes to which films industry insiders say are the ones to watch.

Using his own expert film knowledge and industry know-how Keith has picked the top five must see films from the festival this year. 

1. The Imitation Game

From the moment I first saw the trailer I was hooked. The Imitation Game has everything you want from a British Blockbuster; top UK talent, in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, plus it’s a true story based on the British legend Alan Turing.

2. Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher is based on the true story of Olympic wrestler his relationship with his brother and his sponsor John du Pont. An excellent thriller with brilliant performances from Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum. Foxcatcher delves into the inner workings of the Du Pont family and for this reason it’s a must see.

3. Wild

Wild is this year’s London Film Festival May Fair Hotel Gala screening. The film sees Reese Witherspoon in a grittier role than the characters we’re used to seeing her play and the story is an emotional rollercoaster that is already tipped to win big at next year’s Oscars.

4. Serena

Serena has been beautifully shot and the chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence is electric (again). It will be interesting to see if Serena is as successful as the duos previous collaboration Silver Lining Playbook and American Hustle.

5. Men, Woman & Children

Reitman can do no wrong in my eyes. In fact, Juno and Up in the Air are two of my favourite films. This film follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet is changing their lives. Reitman movies are real, poignant and always carry a surprise. This one looks to be no different.

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