Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Line Up Announced!

So the line-up of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival has been announced, and inevitably there's much to be excited about. With 15 world premieres, 146 UK premieres and a total of 191 features being screened over 2 weeks from the 14th - 29th October at a range of top central London venues, it's another glorious celluloid feast for the Autumn.

 Barely touching the surface, but surely ones to look out for include (in no particular order), Jean-Pierre Jeunet's MICMACS, Mike Judge's EXTRACT, Gaspar Noé's ENTER THE VOID, Michael Haneke's Cannes Palme d'Or winner THE WHITE RIBBON, John Hillcoat's THE ROAD, Jim Jarmusch's THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, The Coen Brother's A SERIOUS MAN, Nicholas Winding Refn's VALHALLA RISING, Claire Denis' WHITE MATERIAL and Bong Joon Ho's MOTHER. You can see the full list of features below...

 

FILM ON THE SQUARE

The most anticipated new titles from around the world, in the heart of the West End

44 INCH CHEST Malcolm Venville UK

ABOUT ELLY Asghar Farhadi IRAN

ADRIFT Heitor Dahlia BRAZIL

AIR DOLL Hirokazu Kore-eda JAPAN

ASTRO BOY David Bowers USA, HONG KONG, JAPAN

BALIBO Robert Connolly AUSTRALIA

BELLAMY Claude Chabrol FRANCE

BLUEBEARD Catherine Breillat FRANCE

BUNNY AND THE BULL Paul King UK

COLD SOULS Sophie Barthes USA

CRACKS Jordan Scott UK, IRELAND

LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA

BALLET Frederick Wiseman FRANCE, USA

ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLONDE HAIRED GIRL mManoel de Oliveira PORTUGAL, FRANCE, SPAIN

ENTER THE VOID Gaspar Noé

FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY

EXTRACT Mike Judge USA

FROM TIME TO TIME Julian Fellowes UK

GLORIOUS 39 Stephen Poliakoff UK

THE INFORMANT! Steven Soderbergh USA

LEBANON Samuel Maoz ISRAEL

LIFE DURING WARTIME Todd Solondz USA

THE LIMITS OF CONTROL Jim Jarmusch SPAIN, USA, JAPAN

THE MILK OF SORROW Claudia Llosa SPAIN, PERU

MOTHER Bong Joon-Ho SOUTH KOREA

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIANCATS Bahman Ghobadi IRAN

PAPER HEART Nicholas Jasenovec USA, CANADA, FRANCE

PRECIOUS Lee Daniels USA

SAMSON & DELILAH Warwick Thornton AUSTRALIA

A SINGLE MAN Tom Ford USA

SURPRISE FILM

TAKING WOODSTOCK Ang Lee USA

TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE Hanno Höfer, Cristian Mungiu, nConstantin Popescu, Ioanam Uricaru ROMANIA, FRANCE

TELL ME WHO YOU ARE Souleymane Cissé MALI

THE TIME TO REMAINS Elia Suleiman FRANCE, BELGIUM, ITALY

VINCERE Marco Bellocchio ITALY

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Ondi Timoner USA

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS Tom DiCillo USA

 

NEW BRITISH CINEMA

The best new films from around the UK

1 DAY Penny Woolcock UK

AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKSSTORY Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas UK

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICECREED Duane Hopkins UK

DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME David Morrissey UK

KICKS Lindy Heymann UK

LONDON RIVER Rachid Bouchareb ALGERIA, FRANCE, UK

MUGABE AND THE WHITEAFRICAN Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson UK

OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL Julien Temple UK

THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS Tom Harper UK

SHE, A CHINESE Xiaolu Guo UK, FRANCE, GERMANY

SHED YOUR TEARS AND WALK AWAY Jez Lewis UK

STARSUCKERS Chris Atkins UK

VALHALLA RISING Nicholas Winding Refn UK, DENMARK

 

FRENCH REVOLUTIONS

Fact and fiction: the best in new French cinema

AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN Jacques Rivette FRANCE, ITALY

THE FRENCH KISSERS Riad Sattouf FRANCE

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN André Téchiné FRANCE

HADEWIJCH Bruno Dumont FRANCE

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT'S

INFERNO Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra MedreaFRANCE

LEAVING Catherine Corsini FRANCE

MY GREATEST ESCAPE Fabienne Godet FRANCE

PERSECUTION Patrice Chéreau FRANCE

REGRETS Cédric Kahn FRANCE

THE THORN IN THE HEART Michel Gondry FRANCE

VILLA AMALIA Benoît Jacquot FRANCE

WHITE MATERIAL Claire Denis FRANCE

 

CINEMA EUROPA

A cinematic journey across a continent

THE APE Jesper Ganslandt SWEDEN

APPLAUSE Martin Pieter Zandvliet DENMARK

AS GOD COMMANDS Gabriele Salvatores ITALY

BIG DREAM, THE Michele Placido ITALY, FRANCE

BURROWING Henrik Hellström, Fredrik Wenzel SWEDEN

CALIMUCHO Eugenie Jansen NETHERLANDS

DOGTOOTH Yorgos Lanthimos GREECE

DOUBLE HOUR, THE Giuseppe Capotondi ITALY

GIULIA DOESN'T DATE AT NIGHT Giuseppe Piccioni ITALY

HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD,THE Radu Jude ROMANIA, NETHERLANDS

HEADHUNTER Rumle Hammerich DENMARK

HELP GONE MAD Boris Khlebnikov RUSSIA

HIS & HERS Ken Wardrop IRELAND

IVUL Andrew Kötting FRANCE, SWITZERLAND

JOURNEY TO THE MOON Kutlug Ataman TURKEY

LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK, THE Alex van Warmerdam NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM

LITTLE INDI Marc Recha SPAIN, FRANCE

LOURDES Jessica Hausner AUSTRIA, FRANCE,GERMANY

MAN WHO WILL COME, THE Giorgio Diritti ITALY

MAX EMBARRASSING Lotte Svendsen DENMARK

MEN ON THE BRIDGE Asli Özge GERMANY, TURKEY,NETHERLANDS

METROPIA Tarik Saleh SWEDEN, DENMARK,NORWAY

MORPHIA Alexei Balabanov RUSSIA

MY ONLY SUNSHINE Reha Erdem TURKEY, GREECE,BULGARIA

OSADNÉ Marko Škop SLOVAKIA, CZECHREPUBLIC

PROTEKTOR Marek Najbrt CZECH REPUBLIC

A ROOM AND A HALF Andrei Khrzhanovsky RUSSIAST

GEORGE SHOOTS THEDRAGONSrdjan Dragojevic SERBIA, BOSNIA &HERZEGOVINA, BULGARIA

STORM Hans-ChristianSchmid GERMANY, DENMARK,NETHERLANDS

SWEET RUSH Andrzej Wajda POLAND

THIS VERY INSTANT Manuel Huerga SPAIN

THREE DAYS WITH THE FAMILY Mar Coll SPAIN

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ME Valerio Jalongo ITALY

WHITE SPACE, THE Francesca Comencini ITALY

WHO'S AFRAID OF THE WOLF? Maria Procháková CZECH REPUBLIC

WOLFY Vassily Sigarev RUSSIA

WOMAN WITHOUT PIANO Javier Rebollo SPAIN

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN Shirin Neshat FRANCE, GERMANY,AUSTRIA

 

WORLD CINEMA

The best new films from around the globe

45365 Bill Ross, Turner Ross USA

ABSENCE, THE Mama Keïta FRANCE, SENEGAL

ADRIFT Bui Thac Chuyen VIETNAM

AJAMI Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani ISRAEL, GERMANY

ALEXANDER THE LAST Joe Swanberg USA

AT THE END OF DAYBREAK Ho Yuhang MALAYSIA, HONG KONG, SOUTH KOREA

BARE ESSENCE OF LIFE Satoko Yokohama JAPAN

BEESWAX Andrew Bujalski USA

BEHIND THE RAINBOW Jihan El-Tahri SOUTH AFRICA, FRANCE, EGYPT

BLANK CITY Celine Danhier USA

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH Lu Chuan CHINA, HONG KONG

DEAR LEMON LIMA Suzi Yoonessi USA

DEFAMATION Yoav Shamir ISRAEL, AUSTRIA, USA,DENMARK

EXPLODING GIRL, THE Bradley Rust Gray USA

EYES WIDE OPEN Haim Tabakman ISRAEL

FEAST OF VILLAINS Pan Jianlin CHINA

FIRE OF MANSARÉ Mansour Sora Wade SENEGAL

FORBIDDEN DOOR Joko Anwar INDONESIA

GIGANTE Adrián Biniez URUGUAY, GERMANY,ARGENTINA,NETHERLANDS

GULAAL Anurag Kashyap INDIA

HAVE YOU HEARD FROM

JOHANNESBURG: THE BOTTOMLINEConnie Field USA

KAMUI Yoichi Sai JAPAN

KARAOKE Chris Chong MALAYSIA

KINATAY Brilliante Mendoza PHILLIPPINES, FRANCE

LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL Hong Sang-Soo SOUTH KOREA

NYMPH Pen-ek Ratanaruang THAILAND

ONE-ZERO Kamala Abu Zaki EGYPT

PASSENGER SIDE Matt Bissonnette CANADA

PLAN B Marco Berger ARGENTINA

POLYTECHNIQUE Denis Villeneuve CANADA

POWER OF THE POOR Adama Drabo, Ladji Diakité MALI

RIDE THE WAVE JOHNNY Sudhir Mishra INDIA

SEARCH, THE Pema Tseden CHINA

SERGIO Greg Barker USA, UK

SHINE OF RAINBOWS, A Vic Sarin CANADA, IRELAND

SHIRLEY ADAMS Oliver Hermanus SOUTH AFRICA, USA, UK

SIGHTSEEING Ezequiel Acuna ARGENTINA

STILL BILL Damani Baker USA

THE STOLEN WELL Shyam Benegal INDIA

SWEETHEARTS OF THE PRISON

RODEO Bradley Beesley USA

TODAY'S SPECIAL David Kaplan USA

TRASH HUMPERS Harmony Korine USA

TRAVELLER, THE Ahmed Maher EGYPT

TRIMPIN': THE SOUND OF INVENTION Peter Esmonde USA

VISITORS Hong Sang-Soo, Naomi Kawase,Lav Diaz SOUTH KOREA

WAH DO DEM Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace USA

WELL, THE Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni INDIA

WIND JOURNEYS, THE Ciro Guerra COLUMBIA, GERMANY, ARGENTINA, NETHERLANDS

THE WINDOW Buddhadeb Dasgupta INDIA

 

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