From the 7th to the 18th October, London will be the host of UK’s largest public film event, the 59th BFI London Film Festival. With screening more than 200 features, documentaries and short-films from many countries, this event is one not to be missed. If you are interested in film, buy one of the few tickets left on here 59th BFI London Film Festival Tickets. Every October, the British Film Institute showcases and honors the most talented filmmakers and actors during the festival. Beginning tomorrow, the world will look at the creative masterminds, who shape the international movie world. Established and emerging artists are both welcome here and therefore really combine different spectra of this industry. It is all about the art of film, where red carpet galas are glamorous, but not more important than the rest of the packed program. Public forums, talks, lectures and Q&As with experienced people from the industry, truly give a good insight on what is happening in today’s movie world.
240 films from 72 countries will be shown in 16 movie theatres across London in just 12 days. Have a look at the full calendar here: 59th BFI London Film Festival Schedule
All kinds of movies will be shown during the Festival, ranging from „Love“ and „Laugh“ to „Journey“ and „Experimenta“. A special something are the „Treasures“; revived and restored films, which greatness can be enjoyed once more.
The galas this year are held for the following movies: SUFRAGETTE with Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Samuel West, writer Abi Morgan and actors Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep, Sarah Gavron; STEVE JOBS with Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, writer Aaron Sorkin and actors Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Danny Boyle; CAROL with writer Phyllis Nagy and actors Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Todd Haynes; TRUMBO with John Goodman and actors Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren; BLACK MASS with actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Scott Cooper, BROOKLYN with actors Saoirse Ronan, John Crowley, Nick Hornby, Colm Toíbín; THE LADY IN THE VAN with actors Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Nicholas Hytner, Alan Bennett; HIGH-RISE with actors Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando, Sienna Guillory, Enzo Cilenti, Augustus Prew, Stacy Martin, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Wheatley; A BIGGER SPLASH with Luca Guadagnino; THE LOBSTER with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Yorgos Lanthimos; THE PROGRAM with Chris O’Dowd, Ben Foster, Stephen Frears; BRAND A SECOND COMING with Ondi Timoner; BEEBA BOYS with Gulshan Grover, Randeep Hooda, Deepa Mehta; BONE TOMAHAWK with S. Craig Zahler; THE IDOL with Mohammed Assaf, Hany Abu-Assad; THE FORBIDDEN ROOM with Guy Maddin; HE NAMED ME MALALA with Davis Guggenheim and TRUTH with Cate Blanchett and James Vanderbilt.
Different awards and competitions are held during the London Film Festival as well, including the Official Competition for Best Film with the films: 11 MINUTES, BEASTS OF NO NATION, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (RAK TI KHON KAEN), CHEVALIER, THE DAUGHTER, DESIERTO, EVOLUTION, OFFICE, ROOM, SON OF SAUL (SAUL FIA), SUNSET SONG, TANGERINE and VERY BIG SHOT. Filmmakers and actors supporting their work in First Feature Competition for the Sutherland Award with 3000 NIGHTS, BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY) – (BANG GANG (UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR MODERNE), THE HERE AFTER (EFTERSKALV), KRISHA, LAMB, LIGHT YEARS, PARTISAN, PAULA, TANNA, THE WAIT, WEDDING DOLL and THE WITCH. Nominees for the Documentary Competition for the Grierson Award include: (BE)LONGING (VOLTA À TERRA), CENSORED VOICES, THE FEAR OF 13, FRAME BY FRAME , JIA ZHANGKE, A GUY FROM FENYANG (JIA ZHANGKE, UM HOMEM DE FENYANG), MR. GAGA , THE PEARL BUTTON, PUBLIC HOUSE, SHERPA and SOMETHING BETTER TO COME. The Short Film Award nominees include EDMOND, LILI, MOTHER(S), OPERATOR, OVER and RED MOON RISING.