The 67th London Film Festival has unveiled its full line-up, which includes concerts and special screenings of films by contemporary masters.
As previously announced, the festival will open with “Saltburn” by Emerald Fennell, and “The Kitchen” by Kibuye Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya will close. James Hawes’ “One Life” is the American Express gala and Sam Phil’s “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget” is the Mayor of London’s gala.
In addition, festival headliners include Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”, David Fincher’s “The Killer”, Andrew Hay’s “All of us Strangers”, Jeff Nichols’ “The Bikeriders” and “The Book Of Clarence” by James Samuel, and “The Bikeriders” by David Fincher. “The Holdovers” by Alexander Payne, “Maestro” by Bradley Cooper,
“May December” by Todd Haynes, “NAIAD” by Elizabeth Chai Vasarheli and Jimmy Chin, and “Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Specials include “The Boy And The Heron” by Miyazaki Hayao, “Cobweb” by Kim Ji-won, “The End Where We Begin” by Mahalia Bello, “Fallen Leaves” by Aki Kaurismaki, “Foe” by Garth Davis, and “Grime Kids” by Abdo Sissi. “Hit Man” by Richard Linklater, “Housekeeping for Beginners” by Goran Stolievsky, “Les Indésirables” by Edge Lee, “Memory” by Michel Franco, “Occupied City” by Steve McQueen, “Priscilla” by Sofia Coppola, “Zone of Interest” by Jonathan Glazer.
The festival’s competition titles were announced earlier.
In all, the program features 252 titles, including short films, XR works and series from 92 countries, across 79 languages. Of these works, 99 are by female film directors and are non-binary – 39% of the programme. All feature films and series will be shown to UK audiences for the first time, including 29 world premieres (14 feature films, two series and 13 shorts), 7 international premieres (six feature films and one short) and 30 European premieres (22 feature films and series One and a mini-series). seven shorts). Among the countries represented, the United Kingdom has more than 80 titles, followed by the United States and France with more than 50 works each.
As in previous years, the feature film program is organized by branches Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Create, Experimenta, Family and Treasures and new series programming can be found in several branches.
“In preparing for the 2023 Festival, my colleagues and I have been endlessly supported by the arts, ideas, talented individuals and communities that have entered our orbit,” said Festival Director Christy Matheson.
Ben Roberts, Chief Executive, BFI, added: “Cinema has reclaimed its place as a cultural force, as an art form that can spark conversation around the world, which will reverberate loudly through the wide-ranging array of essential cinema that will screen the 67th edition of the BFI London Film Festival. I Particularly excited that the festival will be sharing the exhilarating experience of new works by international filmmakers along with many firsts from the UK this year.
The full festival program is here. The festival runs from 4 to 15 October.