bfi london film festival 2017

The BFI London Film Festival is back for its 61st year in October and the line-up is looking seriously good. With 242 features screened across the capital over twelve days, there’s so much to see that we’re seriously considering taking time off work and camping out in Leicester Square to catch as many as possible. Amongst the many highlights are a great selection of new films from UK directors, including Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe, which is being shown as the Opening Night Gala; Martin McDonagh’s latest, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool from director Paul McGuigan.

Of course, this being London, the festival is about much more than British talent, with 67 nationalities represented across the programme. We’re particularly excited about a crop of new thrillers from Asia, including Blade of the Immortal (Japan), Bad Genius (Thailand), Memoir of a Murder (South Korea) and Wrath of Silence (China). Films will be screened across 15 different venues in London including the 820 seat Embankment Gardens Cinema, which is being purpose built for the occasion again following a successful inaugural year in 2016. Tickets go on sale to BFI members on Thursday 7th September and the general public on the 14th so get those dates in your diaries.

Weds 4th – Sun 15th October 2017
Various locations
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