The 57th BFI London Film Festival is screening 234 features including 22 world premieres, although many films will have already debuted at other festivals. As previously announced, the fest kicks off with Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, and closes with another Tom Hanks-starrer, Saving Mr Banks. Galas include Venice hit Philomena; Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave; Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity (also a big hit on the Lido); the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, which bowed at Cannes; Jason Reitman’s Labor Day; and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, which reteams him with his English Patient co-star Kristin Scott Thomas. The festival is again spreading films out into different strands that include Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic, Family, Experimenta, Treasures and Shorts. It runs from October 9-20. Click over for the competition lineup:

Official Competition
Abuse Of Weakness, dir: Catherine Breillat
The Double, dir: Richard Ayoade
Ida, dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
Like Father, Like Son, dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
The Lunchbox, dir: Ritesh Batra
Of Good Report, dir: Jahmil X.T Qubeka
Parkland, dir: Peter Landesman
Rags & Tatters, dir: Ahmad Abdalla
The Selfish Giant, dir: Clio Barnard
Starred Up, dir: David Mackenzie
Tom At The Farm, dir: Xavier Dolan
Tracks, dir: John Curran
Under The Skin, dir: Jonathan Glazer

First Feature Competition
B For Boy, dir: Chika Anadu
Hide Your Smiling Faces, dir: Daniel Patrick Carbone
Ilo Ilo, dir: Anthony Chen
Kill Your Darlings, dir: John Krokidas
The Long Way Home, dir: Alphan Eseli
Luton, dir: Michalis Konstantatos
Salvo, dirs.: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
Sarah Prefers To Run, dir: Chloé Robichaud
Sixteen, dir: Rob Brown
Trap Street, dir: Vivian Qu
Wounded, dir: Fernando Franco
Youth, dir: Tom Shoval

Mike
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12 months
Gravity? 12 years a Slave? I guess this festival will now look like all the other festivals...

Documentary Competition
Aatsinki: The Story Of Artic Cowboys, dir: Jessica Oreck
The Armstrong Lie, dir: Alex Gibney
At Berkley, dir: Frederick Wiseman
Cutie And The Boxer, dir: Zachary Heinzerling
Here Be Dragons, dir: Mark Cousins
La Maison De La Radio, dir: Nicolas Philibert
Manhunt, dir: Greg Barker
The Missing Picture, dir: Rithy Panh
My Fathers, My Mother And Me, dir: Paul-Julien Robert
Pipeline, dir: Vitaly Mansky
Teenage, dir: Matt Wolf
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel, dir: Kitty Green