Preview: LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2015
- Katherine McLaughlin
- 20 January 2015
Love to laugh? We've picked out the must see films at the 2015 London Comedy Film Festival
LOCO has been cheering up London in the most miserable week of the year with films, parties, networking sessions and courses for three years now. The fourth edition not only tackles the theme of social class with UK premieres featuring the best comedies from the international festival circuit but also pays tribute to both Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins with special screenings. We've picked out some of the highlights for you:
1. Farewell to the Moon
A dark Dutch coming-of-age comedy which follows life at an apartment block over the hot summer of 1972. The year in which the final Apollo mission was launched marks the end of an era and sets the personal crises of a group of residents on a collision course.
2. The Infinite Man
This Australian time travel film and romantic comedy was deservedly a hit at SXSW. Hugh Sullivan has written and directed a bittersweet, cautionary tale about living in the past which sees a man attempt to recreate the most romantic moment of his life. A smart and well-observed brain teaser.
A very British and very funny superhero film set in Peckham that’s all about the importance of community spirit. When a documentary team are employed by the Ministry of Defence to illustrate Bob’s normal side to the public a sweet and awkward romantic yarn unravels.
4. Lost in Karastan
Oscar nominee Pawel Pawlikowski co-wrote this satirical comedy about the ethics of modern filmmaking with Ben Hopkins. It stars Matthew Macfayden as a director roped in to making a propaganda film for a dictator and features a fun turn from Noah Taylor as an arrogant actor.
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Last year we lost a great British actor, Bob Hoskins, and this year LOCO lovingly remember him with a screening of the part-animated noir and family favourite at the BFI IMAX.
LOCO runs from 22-25 Jan at various venues across London