Programme Announced For BFI London Film Festival Programme Announced For BFI London Film Festival
The official line up for the 61st London Film Festival has been unveiled on the BFI website. The event kicks off with the Opening... Programme Announced For BFI London Film Festival

The official line up for the 61st London Film Festival has been unveiled on the BFI website.

The event kicks off with the Opening Night Gala on the evening of Wednesday 4th October, with the directorial debut of Andy Serkis – Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The programme will feature a total of 242 films. Including 14 restorations, 6 animations, 128 short films and 46 documentaries. With each evening during the festival hosting a Headline Gala presentation at the Odeon in Leicester Square.

The Gala Presentation films are as follows:-

OPENING NIGHT GALA (Wednesday 4th October)

Breathe – Dir. Andy Serkis

Source: Empire

 

CLOSING NIGHT GALA (Sunday 15th October)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Dir. Martin McDonagh

AMERICAN EXPRESS GALA

Battle Of The Sexes – Dirs.  Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

MAYOR OF LONDON GALA

Call Me By Your Name – Dir. Luca Guadagnino

Source: Sony Pictures

 

BFI PATRONS’ GALA

Downsizing – Dir Alexander Payne

HEADLINE GALAS

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer – Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

Journey’s End – Dir. Saul Dibb

Last Flag Flying – Dir. Richard Linklater

You Were Never Really Here – Dir. Lynne Ramsay

MAY FAIR HOTEL GALA

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool – Dir. Paul McGuigan

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA GALA

Mudbound – Dir. Dees Rees

FESTIVAL GALA

The Florida Project – Dir. Sean Baker

AMERICAN AIRLINES GALA

The Shape Of Water – Dir. Guillermo Del Toro

Source: Fox Searchlight

 

In addition to these, the Strand Galas will feature a number of films including Takashi Miike’s Blade Of The Immortal, Amant Double and the well-received latest from Noah Baumbach – The Meyerowitz Stories.

For the full programme and more information on screening venues and times, head over to the official BFI London Film Festival page here

Source: BFI

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