The best festival of the year is coming back to London. BFI London Festival is the greatest in showcasing homegrown upcoming favourites, massive overseas triumphs, and a shorts programme. We’re so excited for it we could spit.
Already announced are Andy Serkis’ debut feature Breathe for opening Gala and Frances McDormand’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. for closing. But for Headline Galas, there are films such as LGBT drama Call Me By Your Name, Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying. OH, and Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here!
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, the Gala screenings for each different strand goes as follows: Amant Double for Dare, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales for Family, Blade of the Immortal for Thrill, Foxtrot for Debate, The Meyerowitz Stories for Laugh, On Chesil Beach for Love, Redoubtable
AND THERE’S MORE: Dark River, Happy End, The Party, A Fantastic Woman, The Final Year, and Looking for Oum Kulthum as well as two episodes of David Fincher’s Mindhunters are also due to screen.
There will also be Q&As with David Fincher, Julian Rosefeldt and Cate Blanchett, and flippin’ Takashi Miike for good measure. Holy crap, how amazing?
We’re literally quaking from excitement at the line-up. And there is also amazing entries in competition! Check them out here.
What do you think about the line-up?