The BFI London Film Festival has presented its full list of titles, with a program made up of 164 feature films and 23 world premieres in cinema and television.
Eye-catching tickets to today’s launch include headline gala screenings of the latest from Alejandro González Iñárritu Bardot, false chronicle of a handful of truthsand Darren Aronofsky The whalestarring Brendan Fraser, both travel to London after making their debut at the Lido.
Other highly anticipated titles arriving from the fall festivals include empire of lightthe latest from Sam Mendes, which will be the festival’s American Express Gala, Park Chan-wook’s decision to leave, The wonder by Sebastian Lelio, and Noah Baumbach White noise.
All of those titles will screen at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Center when the festival returns to the nearly 3,000-seat venue for its main gala and special introductory screenings.
Special LFF performances, also on display at the Royal Festival Hall, include this year’s Palme d’Or winner sadness triangle as well as the European premiere of Michael Grandage’s Buzzy my policestarring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin and the latest feature film by Joanna Hogg the eternal daughter, starring Tilda Swinton. LFF will also host the international premiere of She saidstarring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan and based on the book by New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who uncovered Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women.
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As previously announced, the festival will feature two Netflix films with the world premiere of Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl directed by Matthew Warchus, and the European premiere of Rian Johnson’s film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The official competition, to be held at the BFI Southbank, was announced last week and features new roles from Alice Diop and Mark Jenkin.
63 countries are represented across the program with 41% of projects being made by female directors/creators or co-directors/creators and non-binary, with 34% being made by ethnically diverse female directors/creators.
Selected titles will also be shown in cinemas in 10 cities and towns across the UK. BFI Player will present a selected program of feature films and shorts available until October 23.
LFF runs from October 5-16.
Matilda the musical by Roald DahlDirector: Matthew Warchus
Glass Onion: A Knives Out MysteryDirector: Ryan Johnson
empire of lightDirector: Sam Mendes
The Banshees of InisherinDirector: Martin McDonagh
Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truthsDir: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
decision to leaveDirector: Park Chan-wook
To liveDirector: Oliver Hermanus
Pinocchio by Guillermo del ToroDirection: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
She saidDirection: Maria Schrader
The sonDirector: Florian Zeller
UntilDir: Chinonye Chukwu
The whaleDirector: Darren Aronofsky
White noiseDirector: Noah Baumbach
The wonderDir: Sebastian Lelio
Hallelujahdirector ricardo eyre
raised causewayDirector: Lila Neugebauer
Special Presentation Series – Englishdir-scr: Hugo Blick
the eternal daughterDirector: Joanna Hogg
holy spiderDirector: Ali Abbassi
my imaginary countryDirection: Patricio Guzman
my policeDirector: Michael Grandage
Baby sisterDirector: Nikyatu Jusu
nothing by mouthDirector: Gary Oldman
The swimmersDir: Sally El Hosaini
sadness triangleDirector: Ruben Ostlund
women talkingDirector: Sarah Polley
The inspectionDir: Elegance Bratton
piaffeDirector: Ann Oren