At LFF today (day three)

It’s all about High-Rise, Hiddleston and a brush with Star Wars as the BFI London Film Festival reaches day three.

Today’s big gala screening is the much-anticipated High-Rise from director Ben Wheatley. It’s already divided critics at the press screening but tonight the public will have the chance to decide for themselves.

It’s going to be a star-packed screening with almost the whole cast due to attend as well as Wheatley, the film’s producers and musicians from the soundtrack.

Watch out for Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy and Augustus Prew who are due on the red carpet from around 5.30pm.

Also today, Ralph Fiennes will attend the screening of his new film, A Bigger Splash, which also features Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Matthias Schoenarts.

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan will be at the LFF Connects strand at the BFI Southbank this afternoon.

And it’s not a glitzy red carpet event, but tonight is the first screening of Elstree 1976 – a new documentary that tells the story of the people who worked as extras on Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s a British film, made thanks to fans donating via Kickstarter. It screens again over the weekend and I’m hoping to get the chance to see it then.

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