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The second episode in our coverage of the London Film Festival is a bumper one with Dario and Neil discussing a ton of new movies from all over the world. They are joined by regular visitor to the pod Savina Petkova, who Dario talked to at the festival itself as it wound down, who added discussions about new films by Joanna Hogg, Terence Davies and Julia Ducournau to the mix. Neil waxes lyrical about the Japanese masterpiece Drive My Car by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Hit The Road, the debut feature by Panah Panahi. Dario meanwhile loves Paolo Sorrentino’s The Hand of God unapologetically and reserves special, high praise for Joel Coen’s first solo outing, The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Other films discussed are:

Flee (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)

Compartment No. 6 (dir. Juho Kuosmanen)

Benedetta (dir. Paul Verhoeven)

Boiling Point (dir. Philip Barantini)

You can follow Savina on Twitter here where she posts links to all the wonderful pieces she writes across the year.

(Apologies for the constant banging under my audio. 6 years in and still making silly mistakes like that. NF)

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