London Film Festival line-up announced

Men Who Stare At Goats, Micmacs and A Serious Man among films screening.

by Amber Wilkinson

The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, has been announced by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron.

This year's line up featured 191 feaatures and 113 shorts - including 15 world premieres.

Among the gala features to be screened are George Clooney and Ewan McGregor co-starrer Men Who Stare At Goats and Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen.

Other highlights will include Michael Haneke's Palm d'Or winning The White Ribbon and Jane Campion's hotly touted Bright Star - which will form the centrepiece gala.

Jason Reitman's Up In The Air - which has been making waves at the Telluride Film Festival in the States this week - will also screen, while fans of Amelie are in for a treat courtesy of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's latest, Micmacs.

Other big-name films on the bill, include the 3D version of Toy Story 2 and the Coen Brothers A Serious Man.

Among the UK gems on display, will be An Education - featuring the soon-to-be very famous Carey Mulligan, Bronson director Nicholas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising and award-winning short film director Tom Harper's feature debut The Scouting Book For Boys, starring Thomas Turgoose.

As already announced, the festival will open with Fantastic Mr Fox on October 14 and close with Nowhere Boy on October 29.

We'll be bringing you the full line up, shortly, see our coverage so far here

For more information about the festival, visit the official site

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