The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express today announced the full programme of its reimagined and innovative new 2020 offering that will be delivered both virtually and via physical screenings.
As previously announced, the Festival opens with the European Premiere of Steve McQueen’s MANGROVE starring Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes and closes with Francis Lee’s AMMONITE starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Over the twelve days from 7 – 18th October, the Festival, the feature film programme is organised by strand to encourage discovery and to open up the Festival to new audiences. These are Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Cult, Journey, Create, Experimenta, Family and Treasures and will include Miranda July’s ‘Kajillionaire’, Josephine Decker’s psychodrama ‘Shirley’, Bassam Tariq’s visceral directorial debut, ‘Mogul Mowgli’ co-written with Riz Ahmed, Abel Ferrara’s ‘Siberia’, Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor’ and Pixar’s ‘Soul’.
Full details of all the films found in the strands, including late additions will be found on the Festival website – www.bfi.org.uk/lff.
With Q&As from filmmakers and programmers, the festival will present over 50 Virtual Premieres and a selection of highly-anticipated new feature film previews at BFI Southbank as well as in cinemas across the UK, offering audiences a unique chance to engage with the Festival in different ways.
The Festival also includes many ways audiences can engage with the Festival for free: LFF Opening screenings of Mangrove in cinemas across the UK; selected feature films on BFI Player; an international programme of short films featuring established and breakthrough film talents; Screen Talks with major filmmakers and actors, as well as all online salons and Q&As across the Festival which will give audiences an opportunity to delve more deeply into themes and talking points emerging from the programme.