63rd BFI London Film Festival Line-up Announced
It's that time of year again when the UK prepares for it's largest film festival with the BFI announcing details of the full line up appearing at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.
Yesterday the BFI revealed the ten films competing for the Best Film Award at his year's festival, with likes of Alma Har’el's Honey Boy, Thomas Clay's Maxine Peake-led Fanny Lye Deliver'd, Haifaa Al Mansour's The Perfect Candidate and Alejandro Landes' Monos all hoping to claim the main prize.
We already know that Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield will opening the festival, with Martin Scorsese's The Irishman set to close it. Rian Johnson's star-studded Knives Out was also confirmed last week as being part of the schedule.
Also confirmed this year is Tom Harper's Aeronauts, starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, as well as the Tom Hanks led A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. Michael Winterbottom's new film, Greed, makes an appearance, as does Hope Gap, starring the dynamite duo of Annette Bening and Bill Nighy. We also get to see Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star together in Two Popes.
Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit is confirmed as part of the schedule, while David Michôd's The King will also be there, following on from the trailer release a couple of days ago. Other films included as part of the Gala selection also include Le Mans '66 and the Noah Baumbach directed Marriage Story.
Other notable films to keep an eye on include the likes of Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, Takashi Miike's First Love, Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Mati Diop's Atlantics, Joe Talbot's The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Wang Xiaoshuai's So Long, My Son, Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life, Julius Onah's Luce, Scott Z Burns' The Report, Jessica Hausner's Little Joe, Abe Forsythe's Little Monsters and Veronika Franz's The Lodge.
As always there will be a wide selection of panels, debates and short films to choose from and we'll be providing wide coverage of the festival from start to finish.
The 63rd London Film Festival runs from Wednesday 2 October to Sunday 13 October 2019