No word on whether Naomi will be attending this festival – she’s not listed in the official press release.
The programme for the 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® launched today with BFI’s Head of Cinemas and Festivals, Clare Stewart returning for her second year with a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema.
The Festival will screen a total of 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 World Premieres, 16 International Premieres, 29 European Premieres and 20 Archive films. There will also be screenings of 134 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes and other special events. The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from 9-20 October 2013.
Taking place over 12 days, the Festival’s screenings are at venues across the capital, from the West End cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and a new addition this year the Cineworld Haymarket; central London venues – BFI Southbank; the ICA, Curzon Mayfair, and Ciné Lumière; and local cinemas – Ritzy Brixton, Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix. Additional screenings and events will take place at the Curzon Chelsea, BFI London IMAX and Village Underground.
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The Festival programme is again organised into focused categories that are clustered around the themes of Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic and Family – an approach designed to help Festival goers find the films that mean the most to them and to open up entry points for new audiences.
Indestructible or just plain destructive, LOVE in all its guises brings both hope and despair. The Love Gala is the UK Premiere of Abdellatif Kechiche’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR, starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, who were awarded the coveted prize jointly with their director.
Other titles in this section include: Anne Fontaine’s ADORE starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright based on the Doris Lessing novella and adapted by Christopher Hampton; James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley; Sebastián Lelio’s GLORIA for which Paulina Garcia won the Silver Bear Best Actress award at Berlin; Rebecca Zlotowski’s GRAND CENTRAL starring Léa Seydoux and Tahar Rahim; Asghar Farhadi’s THE PAST for which actress Bérénice Bejo won the Award for Best Actress at Cannes; and CHILD’S POSE for which C?lin Peter Netzer won the Golden Bear at Berlin.
- Read the full press release at The Hollywood News