The full lineup for the 54th BFI London Film Festival has finally been revealed, and we’re more excited about it than ever.
The festival is due to take place from the 13th-28th October, and is set to showcase some of the best new films from around the world, right here in London.
Natalie Portman’s latest film, Black Swan, has been announced to screen at the festival, despite not being released in cinemas until next February. The BFI will also be hosting a talk with director, Darren Aronofsky, on Saturday 23rd.
There will also be a special screening of The King’s Speech, which stars Colin Firth as King George VI, alongside Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
The World Cinema category is set to screen Wang Xiaoshuai‘s Chongqing Blues. This film, from the director of Beijing Bicycle and Shanghai Dreams, tells the story of a father searching to find the truth about his son, who has been killed by police during a hostage siege.
Another ‘one to watch’ is Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kid’s Are Alright – a comedy about modern family life with Julianne Moore and Annette Benning.
Already confirmed films include Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, which will feature as the The Opening Night Gala, and stars Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield.
Closing the festival this year Danny Boyle’s much anticipated 127 Hours, starring James Franco – check out our article and the trailer here.
In total, the festival will be screening 11 world premières, 197 feature films and 112 shorts at this year’s event, and there’s bound to be a fair few hidden gems amongst them – exciting!