One of our film addicts will be in jolly ol’ England to take in the 59th annual BFI London Film Festival. The cinematic event commences today, October 7th and runs through to the 18th. In the 12 day span 240 films from 72 countries will play in theatres across the city.
Like with any festival, the celebrities in attendance are as important as the films themselves. This year fans can keep eyes out for acting legend Meryl Streep, uber hottie Michael Fassbender, quick-witted writer Aaron Sorkin, stunner Sienna Miller, and funnyman Chris O’Dowd, to name just a few of the stars to be seen.
Some title highlights include star powered large productions like Suffragette, Black Mass, and Steve Jobs (the closing night gala) a well as smaller scale ones like Land of Mine, He Named Me Malala, and Censored Voices. Not sure what to watch? Search by categories and see what speaks to your mood and include Dare, Thrill, Laugh, Love, Journey, Debate. Stay tuned for film reviews.
Off the screen and into real life, find your way to one of the talk series including LFF Connects – which will feature Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar) discussing the future of film and Canada’s own Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World) who will comment on his latest project, which is sure to be brilliant and bizarre – and Screen talks – which gives an audience an opportunity to hear from talented genius Geena Davis as well as Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan (who stars in Brooklyn, screening at the festival).
To find out more information about the festival or to purchase tickets visit BFI.org.uk.