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55th BFI London Film Festival opens

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World’s best new films come to the Capital. The 55th BFI London Film Festival is now underway and will showcase 204 feature films and 110…

World’s best new films come to the Capital.

The 55th BFI London Film Festival is now underway and will showcase 204 feature films and 110 shorts from around the world over 16 days.

Showing in venues across London, this year’s line-up includes Fernando Meirelles’ 360, Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea, George Clooney’s The Ides of March, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method. 

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UK premieres

The Film on the Square strand includes highly anticipated new titles such as Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Antolia and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights. While New British Cinema will premier cinematic voices from across the UK including Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut Wild Bill and Andrew Haigh’s award-winning second feature Weekend.

Win tickets to the closing night

To celebrate the Festival, the BFI is offering two lucky winners the chance to attend the Festival’s star-studded Closing Night gala and to have a champagne experience on the London Eye. Just email filmcompetitions@bfi.org.uk with ‘Closing Night’ in the subject line for the chance to win. Terms and conditions apply.

The BFI has also revamped the festival app to help festival-goers around the world navigate through the programme and access news and information.

Further information

  • Full programme and additions to the programme
  • Book tickets
  • Festival app