61st BFI London British Film Festival Line-up Announced

Get the latest on the films coming to this years festival

It’s that time of year again when the full London Film Festival line up is announced. So far we’ve heard that Andy Serkis’ Breathe will be the Opening Night Gala and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is set to close out the festival. Apart from that, the news has been few and far between with the only other film of note – Battle Of The Sexes starring Steve Carrell and Emma Stone – also being announced.

Among the films announced this morning include Alexander Paynes’ Downsizing, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool by Paul McGuigan, John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties, and Paddy Considine’s Journeyman.

Also on the schedule will be Yorgos Lanthimos’ beguiling, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying and Tangerine director Sean Baker’s The Florida Project. Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) – which received rave reviews at Cannes earlier in the year – is also in competition, alongside Leviathan director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up, Loveless.

Of course, these are just some of the more anticipated films, but there will be a whole host of other panels, debates and screenings taking place over the course of the 12 days. We’ll be covering the festival in full, so stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks.

The 61st London Film Festival starts from Wednesday 5 October through to Sunday 15 October 2017. To Find the full programme listing, head over to the BFI website.

Steven Sheehan

Updated: Aug 31, 2017

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