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The London Film Festival returns for its 56th edition from October 10 to 21 with an exciting line-up of films and events. It includes some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, from the stunning fantasy of Beasts Of The Southern Wild to the challenging social commentary of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and the sinister, controversial true story Compliance. The festival will open with the European premiere of Frankenweenie and close with Mike Newell's spectacular new version of Great Expectations, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes.
Alongside the new films, there's a chance to see classics brought back to the big screen, with legendary rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford facing off in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and little-seen early Hitchcock gem The Manxman getting its moment in the limelight. Festival guests will include Salman Rushdie, there to talk about the adaptation of his celebrated novel Midnight's Children, and Alex Gibney, introducing his latest work Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God. As always, we'll be bringing you all the latest news, reviews and exclusive features here at Eye For Film.
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- Documentary Competition
- First Feature Competition
- Official Competition
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A young boy, a prince and a balloonist escort a young giraffe halfway across the world, having adventures on the way.
Gothic horror entwining the story in 1930s Catalonia of a group of children who cannot feel pain, with a man searching for his biological parents in the present day.
A sound recordist returns home to Ireland to record locations away from man-made sound, and in the process finds himself inexorably drawn into his own past.
A biopic of the Chilean folk singer, composer, ethnomusicologist and painter Violeta Parra.
A museum attendant shows a Canadian visitor the sights of Vienna and in the process falls in love with it all over again.
Two people trying to survive in difficult circumstances embark on a passionate affair
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.
A bereaved, agoraphobic single father is beseiged by hooded teenagers who may not be quite human.
Exploring the lives of 11 gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women over the age of 70.
Twin brothers - one a beekeeper with a criminal history, one a doctor - are drawn together into dangerous confrontations in the Argentinian swamplands.
London Film Festival Features
London Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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