Yesterday, we attended the 61st BFI London Film Festival launch at the ODEON Leicester Square. The 12-day London film festival is a celebration of both established and emerging talent, illustrating the richness of international filmmaking.
Over the next 12-days there will be 28 World Premieres, 9 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. The 242 programmes screening at the festival include: 46 documentaries, 6 animations, 14 archive restorations and 16 artists’ moving image features.
Each evening will see a headline Gale presentation at the Odeon, just around the corner from our base in Covent Garden.
The Festival takes over screens at 15 venues across the capital, from the West End to Haymarket to Chelsea to much more.
Breath is the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, on Wednesday 4th October. A live cinecast bring all the excitement to life in Leicester Square.
An inspiring, heart-warming true love story about Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple, who refuse to give up in the face of disease.
Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name marks Luca Guadagnino’s return to London Film Festival with an adaption of André Aciman’s coming-of-age novel.
An American-Italian is enamoured by an American student who comes to study and live with his family. Together they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.
The Florida Project
The Festival Gala, in association with Time Out, will feature Sean Baker’s magical and magnificent madcap follow up to Tangerine, which screened at London Film Festival in 2015.
Set all in one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman returns to the BFI LFF following the success of last year’s inaugural event. A brilliant Sebastián Lelio drama about a transwoman navigating the death of her lover.
To encourage discovery and open the festival up to new audiences the programme is organised in sections:
On Chesil Beach
The Love Gala section of LFF marks the European Premiere of Dominic Cooke’s quietly heart-breaking film debut On Chesil Beach.
A drama set in the early 1960s and centred around a young couple their honeymoon.
This years debate gala features Samuel Maoz’s Foxtrot, a film that will encourage and inspire riveting conversation. Maoz uses his experience as a soldier in the Israeli army for inspirations to the story.
It’s Israeli military like you have never seen it before.