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It will soon be that time again. 15 cinemas involved. Spread over 12 days. 243 films in all.

Taking place from Wednesday 4th October until Sunday 15th October, today has seen the unveiling of this year’s BFI London Film Festival line-up and it is nothing short of stellar.

Building upon the initial announcements of Andy Serkis’ Breathe opening the festival starring Andrew Garfield and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri headlined by Frances McDormand, the headline galas will involve new films from the likes of Richard Linklater (Last Flag Flying), Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water) and Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here).

Other notable mentions are LFF Connects talks with director David Fincher as he showcases the first two episodes of Netflix mystery Mindhunter and Cate Blanchett, who stars in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto. Whilst fellow Brits Andrew Haigh, Clio Barnard and Paddy Considine serve up their latest directorial efforts Lean On Pete, Dark River and Journeyman.

HEADLINE GALAS:

Breathe (Andy Serkis)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

Battle Of The Sexes (Valerie Faris/Jonathan Dayton)

Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)

Downsizing (Alexander Payne)

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (Paul McGuigan)

Journey’s End (Saul Dibb)

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)

Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater)

Mudbound (Dee Rees)

The Shape Of Water (Guillermo Del Toro)

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

Dark River (Clio Barnard)

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Leilo)

The Final Year (Greg Barker)

Happy End (Michael Haneke)

Looking For Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat)

Mindhunter (David Fincher)

The Party (Sally Potter)

Zama (Lucrecia Martel)

The remainder of the London Film Festival programme can be found HERE