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BFI London Film Festival Line-Up Announced

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“Although it’s been born out of crisis, this year’s edition of the LFF will be our most accessible yet.”-Ben Roberts (BFI Chief Executive)

The 64th BFI London Film Festival has announced it’s programme today. 50+ films will be available digitally with a few being screened in cinemas across the UK. Directors from 40 countries including Francis Lee, Tsai Ming-Liang, Chloé Zhao, Spike Lee and Miranda July. In August the BFI announced that Mangrove from Steve McQueen would be opening the festival. Closing the festival will be Francis Lee’s Ammonite on October 17th.

The Festival has adapted into hybrid operation that will include virtual premieres. Only audiences in the UK can book tickets and watch the digital selection. There will be a mixed approach to the screenings with some streaming live, and others will be available for 72 hours. As mentioned a few films will be playing in select cinemas they include Pixar’s Soul, Francis Lee’s Ammonite, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland and Steve McQueen’s Mangrove. Some of the cinemas showing these films will be BFI Southbank (London), Chapter (Cardiff), Home (Manchester) and Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast).

Here is the full selection for BFI London Film Festival 2020:

180° RULE (Farnoosh Samadi)

200 METERS (Ameen Nayfeh)

A COMMON CRIME (Francisco Márquez)

A DAY-OFF OF KASUMI ARIMURA (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

AFRICAN APOCALYPSE (Rob Lemkin)

AFTER LOVE (Aleem Khan)

AMMONITE (Francis Lee)

ANOTHER ROUND (Thomas Vinterberg)

BAD TALES (Fabio D’Innocenzo & Damiano D’Innocenzo)

BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKET (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross)

THE CHEATERS (Paulette McDonagh)

THE CHESS GAME OF THE WIND (Mohammad Reza Aslani)

CICADA (Matt Fifer & Kieran Mulcare)

DAYS (Tsai Ming-Liang)

DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA (Spike Lee)

DELIA DERBYSHIRE: THE MYTHS AND LEGENDARY TAPES (Caroline Catz)

THE DISCIPLE (Chaitanya Tamhane)

FAREWELL AMOR (Ekwa Msangi)

FRIENDSHIP’S DEATH (Peter Wollen)

GENUS PAN (Lav Diaz)

GOLD FOR DOGS (Anna Cazenave Cambet)

HERSELF (Phyllida Lloyd)

HONEYMOOD (Talya Lavie)

I AM SAMUEL (Pete Murimi)

IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Fernanda Valadez)

IF IT WERE LOVE (Patric Chiha)

INDUSTRY (Lena Dunham, Tinge Krishnan, Ed Lilly)

THE INTRUDER (Natalia Meta)

KAJILLIONAIRE (Miranda July)

LIMBO (Ben Sharrock)

MANGROVE (Steve McQueen)

MOGUL MOWGLI (Bassam Tariq)

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN (Małgorzata Szumowska & Michał Englert)

NEW ORDER (Michel Franco)

NOMADLAND (Chloé Zhao)

NOTTURNO (Gianfranco Rosi)

ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES (Yemi Bamiro)

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (Benjamin Ree)

POSSESSOR (Brandon Cronenberg)

THE REASON I JUMP (Jerry Rothwell)

RELIC (Natalie Erika James)

ROSE (Jennifer Sheridan)

THE SALT IN OUR WATERS (Rezwan Shahriar Sumit)

SHADOW COUNTRY (Bohdan Sláma)

SHIRLEY (Josephine Decker)

SIBERIA (Abel Ferrara)

SOUL (Pete Docter & Kemp Powers)

SOUND FOR THE FUTURE (Matt Hulse)

STRAY (Elizabeth Lo)

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Wei Shujun)

SUPERNOVA (Harry Macqueen)

THIS IS MY DESIRE (EYIMOFE) (Arie Esiri & Chuko Esiri)

TIME (Garrett Bradley)

ULTRAVIOLENCE (Ken Fero)

UNDINE (Christian Petzold)

WILDFIRE (Cathy Brady)

WOLFWALKERS (Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart)

ZANKA CONTACT (Ismaël El Iraki)

Click over to the BFI London Film Festival site for more information.

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