And so the fun begins. The LFF opening night gala was Fantastic Mr Fox, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by quirky director Wes Anderson. Filmed in stop motion animation, but owing more to 70s childrens TV than modern Burtonesque features.

The movie is sweet and the filmmakers show dedication and detail. But it struggles to find its audience; not exciting enough for a Pixar generation of kids, not funny enough for adults, and probably not impressive enough for critics.