57th BFI London Film Festival | Pick of the Day: Sunday 20th October – Exhibition


The 57th BFI London Film Festival reaches its climax with tonight’s Closing Night Gala, Saving Mr Banks, in which Tom Hanks’ Walt Disney attempts to woo Emma Thompson’s author PL Travers into supporting his adaptation of her classic children’s book Mary Poppins. But there are scores of other films playing across London on the festival’s final day and for our last pick we’ve chosen to light English director Joanna Hogg’s third feature, Exhibition.

Unlike Hogg’s previous films, Unrelated and Archipelago, which showed posh people at play in Tuscany and the Scilly Isles, Exhibition is set in London and follows artist couple D and H as they prepare to sell the modernist house that has been the focus of their personal and professional lives for almost two decades. Hogg’s talismanic actor Tom Hiddleston is here, of course, as an estate agent, but this time she’s chosen a couple of non actors to play her lead roles – Viv Albertine, former guitarist of punk group The Slits, and Turner prize nominated artist Liam Gillick.

Exhibition shows at the Renoir at 3.15pm today.

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