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Mulligan and Knightley provide glamour galore, while everyone's favourite Swedish vampire movie is eclipsed

What a very British start to the 54th London film festival it was: a classy, starry film with elegant actors – Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan – and a shy, floppy-haired future Spiderman – Andrew Garfield – politely and sedately progressing along a red carpet, signing autographs and modestly deflecting all the acclaim on to a book. All that was missing was the rain.

Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go duly took centre stage, in an entirely British film festival sort of a way, where literature prevails over the movies. Where are we, I kept thinking, Hay-on-Wye or Leicester Square? Wasn't the Booker the night before? Not for the first time on film's big night, I thought of Larkin and wished books would get stuffed.

Let's talk about movies instead. Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go is pretty good, »

- Jason Solomons

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