Director Danny Boyle ( Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later ) took a swipe at British filmgoers as his latest film, Slumdog Millionaire , closed the London Film Festival Thursday night and attracted glowing reviews. ""My opinion about the film industry is we get the film industry we deserve really. ... "We don't go to the cinema like other countries I'm afraid. You notice it in India the obsession with cinema is phenomenal. Everybody knows everything about it and everyone has seen everything. I think the figures are we go twice a year and that will be to the [Harry] Potter and the [James] Bond [movies] mostly." Meanwhile, the London Independent called Slumdog Millionaire "an exhilarating ride." The Times described it as a "festival finale that puts a spring in your step and brings a tear to the eye." Similarly the Telegraph predicted that it would "send audiences happily skipping out into the cold London night. ... A terrific festival climax."

31/10/2008