Raindance Film Festival 2010: Preview

Amidst the backdrop of torrential rain, tube strikes and road warfare, yesterday saw the press launch of the 2010 Raindance Film Festival, at a top class May Fair hotel. First up on my personal “Must-See List” is opening film Jackboots on Whitehall (2010), Edward and Rory McHenry’s animated satirical comedy which tells the story of a Nazi-occupied, alternate reality England.

Featuring the vocal talents of Ewan McGregor, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant and the delectable Rosamund Pike, early screenings have been lauded to the rafters and I personally cannot wait to catch it at this year’s Raindance. Other films in show which should tickle your fancy include Ben Miller’s Huge (2010), a tale of feuds and betrayal within the murky underworld that is stand-up comedy, Oliver Babinet’s French drama Robert Mitchum Is Dead (2010) and timely Great Depression documentary When the World Breaks (2010). The organisers of Raindance have certainly displayed an eclectic taste in past years, and if you’re a cinephile who fancies something exotic and out of the ordinary, I recommend you check out Raindance’s 2010 film programme and get yourselves down to a screening or two.

The 18th Raindance Film Festival runs from 29 September-10 October, 2010.
Lee Cassanell