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BFI London Film Festival 2019: Here is a full lineup of LFF



BFI London Film Festival 2019

The 2019 BFI London Film Festival (LFF) will host 29 world and 28 European debuts when it keeps running somewhere in the range of 3 and 13 October, it was reported today. There will be movies appearing from 78 different nations, with festival director Tricia Tuttle proclaiming the high number of African productions that have been chosen for the current year as well as “one of the strongest line-ups of British debut films we have seen in a long time”. Said British debuts include Rose Glass’ horror debut, Saint Maud, playing in the Official Competition.

The lineup for the BFI London Film Festival is at last here.

The biggest UK film festival uncovered its full lineup of movies today (August 29) for the BFI London Film Festival 2019.

It has previously been affirmed the Opening Gala presentation will be of The Death of Stalin director Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel The Personal History of David Copperfield, with an all-star cast led by Dev Patel.

The director of Star Wars The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, will likewise be delivering us a starry whodunnit led by any semblance of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis in Knives Out.

At last, the festival will close with the mammoth-long most recent Martin Scorsese gangster epic from Netflix, The Irishman.

Different additions in gala presentations incorporate Taika Waititi film JoJo Rabbit, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver romance Marriage Story, Netflix historical dramatization The King, and Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Amanda Nevill, CEO, BFI said “At this moment when the UK is adapting and reshaping our place in the world, the BFI London Film Festival really underlines the soft power of the art of film and showcases the dynamism of global exchange and partnership. All the BFI’s cultural programs, from BFI Southbank to BFI Player, have sought to be an active champion at the heart of the global cinema story and this year’s LFF does this so powerfully with its incredibly rich and diverse program and the international filmmaking community who love being here.’”

Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Fim Festival Director stated: “In its 63 years, BFI London Film Festival is one of the world’s great public film fests. And that greatness comes from the fact that we serve one of the most vibrant and international cities in the world and welcome voracious, adventurous and cineliterate audiences. While there are many talking points emerging from this year’s program, a few really leap out: the strong instinct from filmmakers to explore urgent social and political issues through narrative and often through the use of genre; the striking emergence of a a new generation of filmmakers exploding onto the international stage with startlingly bold, original and ambitious debuts; the continuing and welcome trend of increased gender balance in directing talent behind short film, first and second features. And while we’re so delighted to see work from 78 countries in the Festival, we also love welcoming a particularly exceptional new wave of UK based filmmakers with cracking first and second feature films in LFF.”

Tuttle additionally noted at the launch: “Female Filmmakers make up 40% of the Festival program, with 70 features and 68 short films directed or co-directed by women.”

Here is the full lineup of movies in the BFI London Film Festival 2019.

BFI London Film Festival 2019 full lineup

Gala Presentations

Opening Gala – The Personal History of David Copperfield (dir. Armando Iannucci)

American Express Gala – Knives Out (dir. Rian Johnson)

Headline Gala – Hope Gap (dir-scr. William Nicholson)

Headline Gala – Greed (dir. Michael Winterbottom)

Headline Gala – JoJo Rabbit (dir. Taika Waititi)

The Mayfair Hotel Gala – Marriage Story (dir. Noah Baumbach)

Mayor of London Gala – The Aeronauts (dir. Alexandra Byrne)

American Airlines Gala – The King (dir. David Michod)

BFI Patrons’ Gala – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (dir. Marielle Heller)

Family Gala – Abominable (dir. Jill Culton)

Thrill Gala – Bacurau (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles)

Laugh Gala – The Dude in Me (dir. Kang Hyo-jin)

Journey Gala – Two Popes (dir. Fernando Meirelles)

Dare Gala – Judy & Punch (dir. Mirrah Foulkes)

Love Gala in association with Visit Malta UK – The Peanut Butter Falcon

Cult Gala in association with Time Out London – The Lighthouse (dir. Robert Eggers)

Debate Gala – Official Secrets (dir. Gavin Hood)

Headline Gala – Le Man’s 66 (Ford Vs Ferrari) (dir. James Mangold)

Headline Gala – Ema (dir. Pablo Larrain)

Closing Gala – The Irishman (dir. Martin Scorsese)

Special Presentations

Special Presentation in association with Empire Magazine – Bad Education (dir. Cory Finlay)

BFI Flare Special Presentation – Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Celine Sciamma)

Archive Special Presentation – Love, Life and Laughter (dir. George Pearson)

Experimental Special Presentation – Krabi, 2562 (dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers)

Documentary Special Presentation – The Cave (dir. Feras Fayyad)

Blackbird (dir. Roger Michell)

Bombay Rose (dir. Gitanjali Rao)

First Love (dir. Takash Miike)

Gösta (dir. Lukas Moodysson)

Our Ladies (dir. Michael Caton-Jones)

Rocks (dir. Sarah Gavron)

Also showing

Wounds (dir. Babak Anvari)

Waiting for the Barbarians

A Hidden Life (dir. Terrence Malick)

Matthias and Maxime (dir. Xavier Dolan)

Rare Beasts (dir. Billie Piper)

Monsoon (dir. Hong Khaou)

In Competition

Anny Lye Deliver’d (United Kingdom-Germany, dir-scr. Thomas Clay)

Honey Boy (USA, dir. Alma Har’el)

La Llorona (Guatemala-France, dir. Jayro Bustamante)

Lingua Franca (USA, dir-scr. Isabel Sandoval)

Moffie (South Africa-United Kingdom, dir. Oliver Hermanus)

Monos (Colombia-Argentina-Netherlands-Germany-Sweden-Uruguay-USA, dir. Alejandro Landes)

The Other Lamb (Ireland-Belgium-USA, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska)

The Perfect Candidate (Germany-Saudi Arabia, dir. Haifaa Al Mansour)

Rose Plays Julie (Ireland-United Kingdom, dir-scr. Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor)

Saint Maud (United Kingdom, dir-scr. Rose Glass)

First Feature Competition for The Sutherland Award

Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)

Babyteeth (dir. Shannon Murphy)

Scales (dir. Shahad Ameen)

Calm with Horses (dir. Nick Rowland)

House of Hummingbird (dir. Bora Kim)

Instinct (dir. Halina Reijn)

The Last Black Man in San Fransisco (dir. Joe Talbot)

Make Up (dir. Claire Oakley)

Relativity (dir. Mariko Minoguchi)

Short Film Competition

If You Knew – Dir. Stroma Cairns

What do You Know About the Water and the Moon– Dir. Jian Luo

White Girl – Dir. Nadia Latif

Fault Line (Gosal) – Dir. Soheil Amirsharifi

GUO4 – Dir. Peter Strickland

In Vitro – Dir. Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind

Algo-Rhythm – Dir. Manu Luksch

Between (Entre) – Dir. Ana Carolina Marinho, Bárbara Santos

In Between (Ne Mes) –Dir. Samir Karahoda

Child – Dir. Talia Zucker

Watermelon Juice (Suc de Sindria) – Dir. Irene Moray

Queering Di Teknolojik – Dir. Timothy Smith

Documentary Competition

Cold Case Hammarskjold (dir. Mads Brügger)

Coup 53 (dir. Taghi Amirani)

Cunningham (dir. Alla Kovgan)

I Am (Not) a Monster (dir. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stepanian)

The Kingmaker (dir. Lauren Greenfield)

Mystify: Michael Hutchence (dir. Richard Lowenstein)

Overseas (dir. Sung-A Yoon)

A Pleasure, Comrades! (dir. Jose Filipe Costa)

White Riot (dir. Rubika Shah)

LFF Screen Talks

LFF Screen Talk: Rian Johnson

LFF Screen Talk: Kim Longinotto

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