Danny Boyle's latest film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has been chosen to close this years London Film Festival. The story concerns an orphan boy who was accused of cheating on the Indian version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' and his subsequent interrogation by police. Boyle shot the film on location in Mumbai, and will introduce the screening as well as give an interview in the LFF's 'Screen Talks' series.
The festival opens 15th October, and I'll be selecting promising titles from the programme soon after it's announced. Unfortunately, it looks extremely unlikely we'll be able to attend any of the screenings, but hope the festival is a success.