London Film Festival Unveils Lineup

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: (more…)

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