57th London Film Festival Lineup Announced

The wait is over the BFI London Film Festival director Clare Stewart and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill announced from London’s ODEON Leicester Square this morning this year’s Line-Up for the 57th London Film Festival including

The London Film Festival will take place from October 9th through till October 20th and will feature a variety of motion picture masterpieces including Labor Day, Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt which will premiere at the festival and will also be making an appearance at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

The centerpiece of this year’s London Film Festival is Inside Llewyn Davis written by Joel and Ethan Coen starring Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac which focuses on a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. The film was also a winner of the Grand Prize of the Jury Award earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival the film is set for release in the UK in late January of the coming year.

Earlier on stage at the London Film Festival Launch BFI CEO Amanda Nevill commented on the art of film saying “Film is the pinnacle of all the arts it is more complicated, more risky, more complex.”

The Opening and Closing night galas of the festival both surprisingly feature Tom Hanks of which he plays the lead role in the Opening Night Gala film which will feature the premiere of the seemingly thrilling tale Captain Phillips along with the Closing Night Gala Saving Mr. Banks where Tom Hanks plays the magical Walt Disney alongside Emma Thompson who plays the seemingly deeply emotional and stubborn role of Mary Poppins creator P.L. Travers.

This years nominees for the Best Film award at the London Film Festival Awards include Under the Skin, The Double, Ida, Of Good Report, The Selfish Giant, Like Father Like Son, Tracks, The Lunchbox, Tom at the Farm, Abuse of Weakness, Rags & Tatters and the american landmark historical feature Parkland.

Alexander Payne’s Nebraska his first film since The Descendants and best known for his film Sideways will also be making an appearance at the festival as this year’s Journey Gala.

Last year the festival played host to a gigantic selection of premieres including the Academy Award winner Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Monty Pythons A Liar’s Autobiography and the centerpiece of the festival Hyde Park On Hudson.

To view the complete line up and to purchurse tickets from mid-Sepetmeber for the London Film Festival visit the BFI LFF site at http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff.


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