Never Let Me Go and 127 HoursYesterday, the programme for the 2010 edition of the London Film Festival (runs October 13-28) was announced, accompanied by a hefty 104-page programme that will strike even the most well-informed film fan as daunting. If you've already logged onto the festival website (check it out here) and are puzzling out what to book for, this might make it easier:

Opening and closing nights are always a hot ticket, with many of the seats reserved for invitees and a limited number on sale to the public through a ballot. But if you want to chance your luck, opening night is Mark Romanek's adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's disturbing novel Never Let Me Go, starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield (new Spider-Man!) and Keira Knightley. I've seen it, I'm embargoed from writing about it, but just go.

Closing night is 127 Hours, from the director (Danny Boyle) and writer (Simon Beaufoy) of Slumdog Millionaire. James Franco stars as a thrill junkie on a solo climbing expedition whose right arm becomes pinned under a half-tonne boulder for the titular duration. I've not seen it, but the clips they showed looked mighty impressive.

Find out what else is playing at LFF 2010 after the jump...
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