My Brother Tom
Story of two teenage outsiders. The Surprise Movie Could it be Harry Potter? Or perhaps
Trinity's Daily diary
At 6.59pm, two packed auditoria at the UGC cinema waited in
anticipation for the screening of the Surprise Movie. Lizzie Francke stepped
up onto the stage - and didn't launch into the normal introduction. Instead
she welcomed to the stage Tim Roth, who proceeded to tease the audience,
without revelaing the name of the film. And so, the lights went down, the
Fox fanfare rolled and the booming score and starry visuals revealed...
Now this was a surprise choice, given it opens in cinemas tomorrow
but, with the Surprise Film, anything's possible. I wonder if
this was a "backup" film which had to be drafted in at the last
minute. Still the audience seemed to be reasonably satisfied,
with most coming to the consensus that the film was certainly
spectacular (although I'm still not sure about the "surprise"
Sadly I didn't get to speak to Tim Roth afterwards, but keep reading this
site for more film gossip from the festival.