Marion Cotillard in Annette, a musical directed by Leos Carax Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival
Among the highlights of the event, that will run from August 18 to 25, are Leos Carax's musical Annette, starring Marion Cotillard, which premiered in Cannes earlier this month, French director Quentin Dupieux's creature feature Mandibles and a special preview screening of stage show adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which features Richard E Grant and Sharon Horgan alongside newcomer Max Harwood. There's also the world premieres of Hebridean drama The Road Dance, set on the brink of the First World War and documentary The Prince Of Muck, charting a farmer's fight to preserve his island home for the next generation.
Also joining the line-up is Kaouther Ben Hania’s Oscar-nominated The Man Who Sold His Skin, about a man who allows himself to be commodified, and the UK premiere of Haider Rashid’s Europa, about a young Iraqi refugee.
Documentaries include festival favourite Radiograph Of A Family and Walk With Angels, which considers South Africa's legacy of Apartheid and child trafficking.
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Retrospective screenings include Joseph Losey's The Servant - which will be released by Studiocanal on restored blu-ray in September and Federico Fellini's classic La Strada.
The short film programme will be divided into seven strands by theme, including fiction, animation and documentary. All short films will be available to watch digitally on Filmhouse at Home.
There will also be a series of Reel Talks panel discussions, The Power of Connection focuses on our fragile relationship with nature, inspired by the documentary Fathom and featuring one of the film’s subject, Dr Ellen Garland, while The Whole Picture draws on the themes highlighted in Rebel Dykes, a documentary about the relatively unknown London lesbian scene in the 80s and includes the film’s director, Harri Shanahan. Jennifer Ngo, a journalist and Human Rights Press Award recipient joins a panel discussing issues raised in her documentary Faceless which focuses on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Filmmakers Judy Kibinge, Wanjeri Gakuru and Marie-Clémentine Dusabejambo form the panel Daughters of East Africa to discuss how their filmmaking offers radically different images of themselves and their coming of age experiences. This panel discussion and accompanying shorts programme are part of Film Feels Hopeful, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the BFI Film Audience Network using funds from the National Lottery.
Tickets go on sale at 12noon today for Filmhouse Members, and then on general sale at noon tomorrow.