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Strong British, European line-up for London

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Strong British, European line-up for London

The 54th BFI London Film Festival (October 13-28) will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres.

As previously announced, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go and Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours will bookend the festival. European galas this year include Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech, featuring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, Andy DeEmmony’s West is West, his follow-up to East is East and Xavier BeauvoisOf Gods and Men [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
.

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From Europe, the Film On The Square strand features Anton Corbijn’s The American, Olivier Assayas’s Carlos [+see also:
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]
, Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialisme [+see also:
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, Michelangelo Frammartino’s The Four Times [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
film profile
]
, Ferzan Ozpetek’s Loose Cannons [+see also:
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film profile
]
and Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports [+see also:
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interview: Jalmari Helander
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]
with UK being represented by Ken Loach (Route Irish [+see also:
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), Joanna Hogg (Archipelago), Richard Ayoade (SUBMARINE) and Lucy Walker (Waste Land).

The New British Cinema strand features Clio Barnard’s In The Arbor, Hannah Rothschild’s Mandelson: The Real PM?, Stevan Riley’s Fire In Babylon, Kim Longinotto’s Pink Saris and Gillian Wearing’s Self Made, amongst others.

The Cinema Europa strand showcases Raúl Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon, Sergei Loznitsa’s My Joy [+see also:
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film profile
]
, Veiko Õunpuu’s The Temptation of St. Tony [+see also:
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, Benedek Fliegauf’s Womb [+see also:
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]
, Aleksei Fedorchenko’s Silent Souls, Icíar Bollaín’s Even the Rain [+see also:
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interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]
, Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family [+see also:
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]
, and Sabina Guzzanti’s Draquila – Italy Trembles [+see also:
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Interview Sabina Guzzanti [IT]
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]
, just a few among a host of other selections.

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